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Life span

14 Years


Oriental Overview

The Oriental cat breed is known to be talkative and very opinionated. They’re not scared to tell you exactly how they feel, often with their raspy, loud voice. They expect you to pay immediate attention and have been known to become sulky if ignored. The oriental is very fond of their loved ones and they like to be helpful and will often follow their loved ones around to supervise their every move.

They love to relax with their loved ones and join them in bed to sleep. If you’re a relatively quiet person, then, the Oriental isn’t the right cat breed for you as they tend to chat a lot. The Oriental is a rather demanding cat and will happily keep you entertained for hours. They do not like to be left on their own for long periods of time if you work long hours its worth having two Oriental cats so they can keep each other entertained.


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Oriental Characteristics

History & Origin

The Oriental cat breed was first created by cross-breeding Siamese cats with other cat breeds. 

Oriental Temperament

The Oriental cats are extroverts and love human attention and contact. They're extremely curious and intelligent and love to talk. They make wonderful companions and need lots of attention to prevent them from becoming bored. 

They’re extremely intelligent, athletic and agile. They love to play and need plenty of mental stimulation to prevent them from becoming bored. They’re so clever that they’re fully capable of opening doors, draws and handbags. If you don’t want your house turned upside down, then you must provide stimulating games and toys for your Oriental to play with, in your absence. This cat breed is very loyal and loving and will fully devote themselves to their loved ones. The Oriental has a muscular shaped body with a wedge-shaped head. They come in a variety of colours and patterns. Their coat is silky smooth and their coat is medium-length.


The Oriental has a fine, silky coat which requires very little grooming. Brushing their coat with a comb twice a week is enough to help keep their coat in great condition. 

They also require their teeth to be brushed frequently as well as their nails clipped to prevent them from becoming overgrown.


The Oriental cat breed is subject to a few hereditary health conditions such as:
  • Crossed eyes
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Lymphoma
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Amyloidosis
  • Hyperesthesia syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal conditions

As with all cat breeds, they require a healthy diet and regular check-ups at the vets to ensure they're fit and healthy.