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Oriental

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Breed Information
Popularity (2014) #13
Name Oriental
Other names Foreign Type
Origin United States
Size Medium
Coat ShortFineGlossy
Lap Cat Yes
Life span 12-14 years
Temperament EnergeticAffectionateIntelligentSocialPlayfulCurious
Weight Male: 7 - 10 poundsFemale: 5 - 8 pounds
Colors WhiteBlackBlueChestnutCreamFawnCinnamonLavender
Kitten Price Average $400 - $500 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Affection Level 5 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood With Others: It is usually good with adults, children (6+), and seniors and can be very affectionate towards them.
Dog Friendly 5 stars
Energy Level 5 stars
Grooming 1 starsLow Maintenance: Occasional grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. Though we see cats regularly lick their coats to clean themselves, some regular grooming can be good; it removes hair, prevents matting, and stimulates circulation.
Health Issues 3 starsHealth Problems: Unfortunately, it is known to have a myriad count of illnesses and conditions. Owners with these cat breeds should prepare for some long-term medical costs or hedge their risks with pet insurance.Hypoallergenic: Yes
Intelligence 5 stars
Shedding 5 starsConstant Shedding: Shedding will occur often for this cat breed. It is suggested to brush and comb its coat regularly to reduce the risk of it developing hairballs. Be prepared also to vacuum often.
Social Needs 5 stars
Stranger Friendly 3 stars
Vocalization 5 starsFrequent Vocalization: It is known to be very vocal. Owners might be concerned for excessive and undesirable crying or meowing, especially at night.
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Kitten Names
Rank Male Female
01 Cassidy Molly
02 Blade Angel
03 Ace Pepsi
04 Coco Maisy
05 Tommy Ayla
06 Lucky Lexi
07 Loki Athena
08 Aaron Maya
09 Blaze Sushi
10 Turbo Sassy
Overview

The Oriental is a svelte cat with long tapering lines, very lithe but muscular. Long and svelte, a distinctive combination of fine bones and firm muscles; shoulders and hips continue same sleek lines of tubular body. Long tapering wedge; no break at whiskers; skull flat; muzzle fine and wedge-shaped; chin and jaw medium size; nose long and straight, no break. Shorthair: short, fine-textured, glossy or satinlike; lying close to body. Longhair: medium length, fine, silky, without downy undercoat; lying close to body; hair is longest on tail. Orientals come in solid, smoke, shaded, bicolor, particolor, and tabby color classes, making possible over 300 possible colors and patterns.

Orientals are passionate about the people in their lives. They become extremely attached to their humans, so be prepared for a lifetime commitment. It can be very difficult for these cats to adjust to the loss of their family or favorite person. When you are not available to entertain him, an Oriental will divert himself by jumping on top of the refrigerator, opening drawers, seeking out new hideaways to frustrate anyone who might be searching for him, and watching television with clear interest. He can learn to walk on leash, plays fetch with enthusiasm and is usually amenable to living with children, dogs and other cats. In fact, he may even prefer it. The more action the better for this cat. Just make sure that children treat him with the gentle respect he deserves. Entertain him with puzzle toys, teach him tricks, even train him for feline agility.

Children & Other Pets
The active and social Oriental is a perfect choice for families with children and cat-friendly dogs. He will play fetch as well as any retriever, learns tricks easily and loves the attention he receives from children who treat him politely and with respect. He gets along with cats and dogs who respect his authority. Always introduce pets slowly and in controlled circumstances to ensure that they learn to get along together.
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