Facts About the Gorgeous Oriental Shorthair Cat

Orientals originated from Thailand's ancient Siamese cats. They were imported to America and Europe in the late 1800s.

Ancient Breed Origins

Orientals have a slender but muscular build, large ears, slanted eyes, and a long, tubular body for their medium size. 

Elegant Appearance  

Intelligent, active, and vocal, Orientals thrive when involved in family activities and receive lots of attention.

Extroverted Personality

Orientals are extremely energetic and agile. Plan on providing them with ample playtime and interaction.

High Energy

Orientals come in many colors like red, cream, chocolate, blue, lilac, cinnamon, fawn, and silver-white.

Multiple Coat Colors  

Their short, fine coat requires just weekly brushing and rare bathing to keep looking sleek.

Minimal Grooming  

Orientals form deep bonds and actively engage their families. But their need for attention can be exhausting!

Loyal but Demanding

Kitten Care Guide Birth to 1 Year