Ocicat cat<<<< Back to cat breeds
- Country: US
- Origin: cross
- Scientific name: Felis catus
- Weight: 3 - 6 kg
- Colors: 12 colors see text
- Coat: Short, smooth, dense
- Temperament: sociable, playful, intelligent
- Health: Slightly susceptible to periodontal disease
- Litter size: 2 - 3 puppies
- Lifespan: 10 - 15 years
- Other names: Ocicat cat
- Price: 500-650 $
Ocicat is a cat native to the US It stands out by having spots just like wild cats, but is totally domestic.
The breed was obtained by crossing cats Siamese , Abissiniana and American Shorthair . It was named after a small feline ocelot in South America.
Superb result which came out after crossing is happy accident that happens rarely in cats crossing. The breed appeared in 1964 and was officially recognized in 1987.
A year later the first Ocicat arrive in the UK. Here it is more popular than in the US
Aspect Ocicat cat
Ocicat comes in 12 shades of color. Some of these colors are brown, silver, blue, chocolate, cinnamon, to He first spotted domestic cat. Stains can be seen throughout the cat's coat. The eyes are large and the ears and tail are relatively long. It is a medium to large sized cat that can reach maturity weight of 3-6 kg. Females are smaller than males. Like any feline body is athletic, muscular and well proportioned, short hair, thick and pleasant to the touch.
Behavior Ocicat cat
Ocicat is a very active cat. It needs a much larger space than an apartment with two rooms for exercise. It is a must to be given space to run and objects to climb to consume energy. It is sociable. We can say about this breed of cat it is best friend the dog. It is even recommended to you still an animal, whether dog or cat, not bored. It is curious, nosy and likes water. Do not be surprised if I want to take a shower with you.
Features Ocicat cat
It requires no special care. Even if you wash only needs a weekly brushing to remove dead hair. It is hypoallergenic, so you must be careful if you have allergies to cats or cat dander. Cat is a fussy so will accept almost any type of cat food. Being a very active cat is no question of obesity. It is recommended for families with children and those who have time to play with the cat. As intelligence can be trained to respond to name or walk on a leash.
Diseases Ocicat cat
Ocicat breed cats are generally healthy. That any cat may be some disease in old age and the loss of vision or heart problems. A condition that has been reported most often is the periodontal.