Who doesn’t love a spotted cat? Random spots of chocolate, cinnamon, blue, lavender or milk are spread on the fur of the Ocicat. Which may or may not have a silver background. The wild appearance of these cats is just a facade. Ocicat is a playful and sociable pet. A cat lover’s favorite dream is to have a wild cat as a pet.
The grace, power, size and beauty of these cats are almost irresistible; even if rational people know that it would be impossible to live in the house with a wild cat. The Ocicat was created to be a response to this desire. It is not wild at all; It is the result of crosses between Abyssinians, Siamese and American Shorthairs. The exotic air is given by its spots that are hard to resist.
Like the cats that have come together to create the Ocicat breed, it is self-confident, talkative and very active. It enjoys visitors and can get along well with children, dogs and other cats. It is not unusual for her to learn to walk on a leash or play active games such as fetch, but she also has a reputation as a cat who loves to sit in your lap. Ocicat loves attention, so do not take such a cat if you do not have the time or desire to play with it frequently. She will want to get involved in everything you do.
You should brush the Ocicat cat weekly in order to keep its thick fur shiny and healthy. Other necessary care is regular cutting of the cat’s nails, cleaning the ears and brushing the teeth. The Ocicat is suitable for any home with people who will love and care for it. Keep it indoors to protect it from cars, diseases transmitted by other cats and attacks from other animals.
This is a large, active cat with an athletic body. It is a massive and muscular cat, and its short, tight and mottled fur looks like it is made of lycra material. The fur can be brown, chocolate, cinnamon, blue, lilac and brown, as well as a shiny silver version of these colors. Sometimes a kitten with a classic striped pattern appears in the nest, but is not eligible for competitions. The body of an Ocicat is covered with large spots, in the shape of the thumbprint, arranged in a classic target pattern.
More information about the history of Ocicat in an upcoming post.