The Oriental Shorthair originated in Thailand. They are closely related to Siamese cats.
Orientals have a slender, muscular body, wedge-shaped head, large ears, almond eyes, and sleek, short coat.
Energetic, affectionate, and intelligent. Orientals bond closely with their families but can be mischievous.
Known for being very vocal cats. They communicate with owners using various meows, chirps, and trills.
Orientals stay playful into adulthood. Provide them with climbing trees, puzzle toys, and play time.
Their short coat requires weekly brushing to remove dead hair. Trim nails monthly.
Orientals are generally healthy but can be prone to certain heart and kidney disorders. Annual vet visits recommended.