If you are having an alive and sweet adornment in the house, it will make a splendid idea to have an exotic breed of this Exotic Shorthair Cat. Not only they make a nice, quiet and well-behaved pet, they also give you good and interesting sight to see.
Exotic Shorthair Cat History
This one may not as glamorous as a typical Persian cat, yet this makes an agreeable alternative for their exotic compact look. The short hair makes it an opposite of long haired Persian yet it comes from the same place altogether. It was firstly developed in 1950 where some of them were crossed with Shorthaired American breeds like the Burmese and the Russian Blue. Though the different look was considered bizarre yet it became a rage when the look was seen as exotic rather than odd. In 1967, the Cat Fanciers Association started to acknowledge them as the exotic and in 1979; The International Cat Association noticed them as Exotic Shorthair.
Exotic Shorthair Cat Size
This cat is moderate in size. They commonly gain weight around 7 to 12 pounds, which make them a medium sized breed.
Exotic Shorthair Cat Personality
As far as the personality goes, this breed is pretty much the same as the other Persian cats. They are docile, calm, sweet and also playful. Yet they can be a lot more curious about things and active in that respect. It will love to be on your lap and stay quiet there, but can go very cheerful when they are allowed to play. An active family will like them more. The males are known to be more loving that the females. This breed is also very patient and not demanding. In addition, they got a nice musical voice which is very soft.
Exotic Shorthair Cat Health
Just like most homey cats do, they can be quite fragile and get sick easily. Some of the health problems that can attack them are related to their face and its structure:
- Breathing difficulty
- Dental malocclusions
- Excessive tearing
- Cherry eye and Entropion
- Heat sensitivity
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Fungal infection
- Seborrhea oleosa
These problems can also occur because of their genetic factors as well.
Exotic Shorthair Cat Care and grooming
This breed is also known as “the lazy man’s Persian”. Staying true to its nickname, the breed really suits you who refuse to be troubled by your cat. You just need to comb them twice a week and bath them once a month. The low-maintenance cat should be well dried blow after that. The eyes should be wiped well clean the stains and the teeth should be brushed at least once a week. Never let them out because they are quite weak to go against other pets and animals and there are people that may snatch them also.
Exotic Shorthair Cat Coat and Colors
This cat is quite sturdy and muscular and since the coat is short, the real form of the body can be seen. Their coat is quite thick and short yet the texture is very soft and plush. Moreover, the undercoat is also exotic. As far as their look is concerned, there are two kinds of exotic, extreme and traditional. The former is one which is seen in the show ring. It has a flatter face that the latter, which is plainer with their traditional face feature. You may find them in a huge variety of coat colors and combinations like white, blue, black, red, cream, chocolate, and lilac — plus silver and golden division colors of chinchilla and shaded silver or golden and blue chinchilla and blue shaded silver or golden. Apart from that, there are some of them in shades like smoke, tabby, calico, parti-color and bicolor divisions. The hues of their eyes are affected by their coat colors such as deep blue or brilliant copper eyes, or odd eyes—one copper and one blue or green or blue-green eyes; and etc.