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Life span

13 Years


Exotic Overview

The Exotic has a compact body and comes in a variety of colours and patterns. Their face is identical to the Persian. This cat breed is considered to be brachycephalic, which means that they have a flattened muzzle. The Exotic retains their kitten expressions, which makes them truly adorable and a popular choice of cat breed to own.

The Exotic is all about affection and they’ll happily spend most of their time cuddling up to their favourite person and relaxing on their lap. The Exotic is similar to the Persian with their temperament but tends to have more of a lively spark which makes them a little more curious.


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Exotic Characteristics

History & Origin

The Exotic first originated in the US back in the 1950s by crossing an American shorthair and Silver Persian. 

Exotic Temperament

The Exotic cat is gentle, playful and curious. They have a placid personality and love to play with their family and other household pets. They don't like spending too much time on their own and would, therefore, suit a family whereby one person stays at home most of the time. 

They have a very calm nature and love the attention from their loved ones. They tend to age slowly and therefore enter puberty much later than other cat breeds.

The Exotic is a fast learner just like their Persian cousins. They pick up new tricks and tasks very quickly and love to play fetch and other interactive games.    


Children and other pets

The Exotic has an affectionate personality and easy-going approach to life and therefore are a perfect choice for a family with young children. Because of their calm nature, they get along with everyone and love to show their love and receive lots of affection too. Playtime must always be supervised between pets and children to prevent rough play and children must be taught how to interact and play with a cat properly.

The exotic tends to get on well with other household pets such as cats and dogs provided they are socialised correctly and trained properly. Again, any interaction between cats and dogs should always be supervised and care must be taken when introducing a new pet to the family.