Oriental Shorthair — a visitor from Thailand
Oriental Shorthair, yet it is called the Oriental, arrived in Europe from Thailand recently, in the late 19th century, along with its close relative the Siamese, but unlike his more fortunate kinsman, the wide distribution is not received. Only in the middle of the 20th century, American breeders paid attention to Orientals, and the official status of the breed was altogether in 1974. However, after only 2 years, in 1976, there were about 60 kennels specializing in the breeding of this breed.
Photos of Oriental Shorthair cats clearly confirm the status of these animals. In fact, it is the same Chinese, which differs from its "classically colored" relatives only eye color and the absence of special markings on the ears, paws, tail and muzzle. The head is wedge-shaped, the transition of the forehead to the muzzle is smooth, the profile is slightly elongated. Body tight and muscular. The standards set by the breeders of the United States, require exactly the planted oval eyes. The coat is straight, short, more about grooming these animals to be written in detail. The Oriental Shorthair has a rather early puberty, which occurs it in 9 months, and frequent heat, the fecundity of it, respectively, above average. Experts say that this breed has excellent prospects, as her breeding permitted crossing with representatives of the Siamese species, which implies a variety of color.
Types of cats: Oriental Shorthair and care for her
Their coat does not require frequent bathing and combing, which can be attributed to the undoubted advantages of this breed. Nutrition should be balanced and not give the cat much better. It is worth, is that adding to its menu of oils and fats that it needs, like all Siamese, the coat was so glossy and silky. Wash these cats is permissible only in the most extreme cases, if they are strongly in something dirty. But then you need to very carefully approach this process. When grooming Orientals, you should use special rubber brushes and massage gloves. All this is necessary in order to protect the delicate skin of the animal from damage.
Being a very gregarious and "talkative", Oriental Shorthair gets along well not only with people but other Pets living in the apartment. They are very playful animals, so before you buy a cat, consider whether her apartment has enough space to run and play to naladitsya enough. It is best to solve the problem buying special cat collar which will allow you to take your pet for a walk. The Oriental Shorthair is perfectly adapted to life in a city apartment. The only thing to add is the fact that the length of her hair is not really suitable for winter, which means the cat needs warmer conditions than other breeds.