East Shorthair - guest from Thailand
Eastern short-haired, still called oriental, arrived in Europe from Thailand relatively recently, at the end of the 19th century, together with its close relative - a Siamese cat, however, unlike its more fortunate relative, did not receive wide distribution. Only in the middle of the 20th century did American breeders pay attention to orientals, and the official status was given to this breed in 1974. However, only 2 years later, in 1976, there were about 60 nurseries in the world specializing in breeding this breed of cats.
Eastern Shorthair cat
Photos of oriental shorthair cats clearly confirm the status of these animals. In fact, these are the same Siamese, differing from their "classically colored" relatives only in the color of their eyes and the absence of special marks on their ears, paws, tail and muzzle. The head is wedge-shaped, the forehead is smooth, the profile is slightly elongated. The constitution is dense, muscular. The standards set by US felinologists require smoothly planted oval eyes. The fur is straight, short, and further about the care of the fur of these animals will be written in more detail. The Eastern short-haired cat is characterized by a fairly early puberty, which occurs in her months at 9, and frequent estrus, her fertility, respectively, is above average. Experts argue that this breed has excellent prospects, since in its breeding it is allowed to cross with representatives of the Siamese variety, which implies a variety of colors.
Types of cats: oriental shorthair and care for it
The fur of cats does not require frequent bathing and combing, which can be attributed to the undoubted advantages of this breed. The food should be balanced and not give the cat much to recover. It will not be superfluous unless the addition of her menu of oils and fats, which she needs, like all Siamese, so that the wool remains the same glossy and silky. Wash these cats allowed only in the most extreme cases, if they are strongly dirty in something. But even then, we need to take this process very carefully. When caring for Oriental hair, 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 very sociable and "talkative", the oriental short-haired is getting along not only with people, but also with other pets living in the apartment. They are very playful animals, therefore, before acquiring such a cat, think about whether there will be enough room for her to get in and have plenty of work to do. The best way to solve this problem is to purchase a special cat collar, which will allow your pet to take with him for a walk. Eastern shorthair perfectly adapted to life in a city apartment. The only thing that needs to be added is that the length of her hair is not quite suitable for the conditions of our winter, which means that the cat needs warmer conditions of maintenance than other breeds.