In the East Oriental cats in high esteem since ancient times. Europe has adopted and fell in love with this breed immediately, but only in the 70-ies of XX century, after the conquest it America. Now Orientals are permanent participants of exhibitions and competitions, where they enjoyed the scrutiny.
How to look Oriental cats
This cat is easy to recognize among the variety of domestic breeds. As a result of breeding work, new species, differing in the length of hair and color, but the Oriental has not lost its original appearance. A new breed with long hair formed a separate species and received the name Javan (avant).
Specimens of Oriental as follows:
- Thin but muscular, your torso is elongated.
- Females are sleek, weigh 3-4 kg.
- Long, thin legs. The hindquarters are long, which are bent in knee joints.
- The tail is thin, long, sharp at the end.
- The head is small, wedge-shaped, long neck, wide.
- The ears are disproportionately large. Kittens Oriental breed similar to Cheburashka, because the auricle to 6 months seemed to be the size of the ears of an adult male.
- Long straight nose.
- The eyes are large, emerald-green, almond-shaped. Oriental white eye color blue.
- The coat is short, without undercoat, smooth, glossy, various colors.
Of all the Orientals, the black cat stands out for its gracefulness and similarities with the Panther Bagheera cartoon about Mowgli. With regard to the nature of Oriental cats, they are friendly, smart, agile, always ready to frolic and show love to the owner. They are persistent in achieving goals, do not recognize prohibitions and succeed. Persistently and loudly meowing, like “talking” with the host responding to him in cat language.
Oriental cat loves company, but get along with other Pets it will not be because she prefers to be the only object of adoration beloved master. But if the kitten has been raised with other animals, whether cat or dog, as an adult, he will be a loyal friend.
Features of Oriental breed
According to the world organization for the breeding of cats (FIFe) breed Pets are divided into 4 groups, one of which — Siamo-Oriental.
This includes the types of cats that have the same standard, but there may be some differences in color and coat length:
- Seychellois longhair and Shorthair;
According to the world Association of clubs of fans of cats (WCF) stands category Siamese-Osh Oriental Shorthair, which includes the following breeds:
- Oriental Shorthair;
- Mekong Bobtail.
Standard breeds Oriental cat
The Siamese is the most popular of Siamo-Oriental group. Some cat lovers take the Siamese and Oriental breeds for one. But it is not: although they have similar body structure, there are differences in color: the Oriental cats rich palette of colors, for what they called positive, and a Siamese cat is obligatory on the legs, tail, muzzle and ears, black markings (points).
Interesting appearance and habits of the exotic Oriental beauty — Mekong Bobtail. These breeds have unique tails, sometimes they are hidden in the fur. Habits Bobtail dog: they like to wear in the teeth of small items, walk on a leash, run the command “Aport!”, accompany the owner.
Siamo-Oriental Peterbald breed Petersburg Sphinx, or brought in Russia. It is a hairless animal obtained by crossing a male Sphynx and a female Oriental.
Care for a pet
Purebred animals require special care. But the Oriental breed of cats don’t need it.
They are hardy, undemanding, and care for them is as follows:
- Once a week, at most, comb your fur from domestic cats. That coat looked gorgeous, her after brushing, stroking suede cloth. Animals don’t bathe because they don’t like water. They keep clean, they have no unpleasant smell.
- 1-2 times a week clean the ears gently with cotton swabs moistened with vaseline or oil.
- Regularly brush their teeth. This is a necessary procedure because the gums cats are prone to inflammation.
- Once a month cut the nails.
Oriental Shorthair beauty contains in a warm room because it is cold, with no underfur (or fur, as the Peterbald) . The room should be draught-free.
The Oriental breed has a strong immunity, but disease prevention is needed. In the first place are diseases of the liver and kidneys. Therefore, animals require proper nutrition: it is contraindicated raw fish and pork. Oriental Shorthair cats are prone to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Signs of this disease can not occur, therefore, requires regular inspection of the pet veterinarian. That pet was not sick, he promptly vaccinated. Before vaccination and 1 times a quarter of a deworming.
It is important to provide cats with a balanced but low calorie meal, because Oriental cats gain weight quickly due to excesses in food. It is better to use dry food of high quality.
If you are using natural products, diet should include the following:
- poultry meat;
- low-fat sea fish;
All products are boiled, add some salt. There is yogurt, cottage cheese (it is mixed with a raw egg) and other dairy products. Milk offered during the break between meals without considering it as the main food. A new food is introduced gradually, in small doses. You can add dry food, which should be high.
Interesting facts about cats
Oriental cat should eat more than the female. Adult animal gives per day 150-200 g of food (per 1 kg of body weight 30 g food), dividing it into 2 to 3 doses. Neutered cats should eat less, otherwise they will be fat In emergency nutritional need of pregnant and nursing cats. Kitten has a small stomach, so babies fed 5-6 times and give food to his full satisfaction. Diet enriched with proteins. Do not feed cats Siamo-Oriental breed group meals, which feed on the hosts.
With proper feeding and care of cats live 13-15 years, remaining cheerful and resilient.