Oriental Short Haired Cute and Elegant Cats
Lifespan: 10 to 15 years
Activity Level: Medium
Coat: Long, Full or Short, Full
Temperament: Playful, Intelligent
Information / Facts: The Oriental Shorthair is a domestic breed of cat that is derived from the Siamese cat and shares a lot of the same characteristics. The Oriental Shorthair comes in a large variety of colors, patterns and even solid coats. This cat can be found in long-haired and short-haired varieties. Oriental Shorthair cats have almond shaped eyes and wedge shaped heads, as well as a long tail and tall, pointed ears.
Pros: The Oriental Shorthair is very low-maintenance and ideal for active households and owners that don't have a lot of time to devote to grooming and other cat-related issues. This cat is happy to relax with its owner and share a blanket and a good book by the fire. The Oriental Shorthair cat does have its moments of playfulness, so it's important to keep some cat-appropriate toys on hand to meet your cat's demands for fun. The Oriental Shorthair is a great choice for elderly individuals, as it is very docile and relaxed, and easy to pick up and carry due to its small size.
Cons: The Oriental Shorthair can be temperamental at times, so it may not be the best choice for families with children, especially those with very small children that may not understand why they can't play with kitty any time they want.