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Ocicat Profile

Lifespan: 12-14 Years

Avg height: 22-27 cms

Avg weight Female: 2.7-4 kg

Avg weight Male: 4-6.5 kg

Coat type: Short, spotted coat.

Coat colours and body type: The Ocicat is a medium to large cat with a well-spotted coat. Their solid body carries their well-muscled, powerful, frame and their hindquarters are raised slightly, resembling that of a wild hunting cat. The Ocicat is bred in a variety of colours: tawny, chocolate, cinnamon, blue, lilac, and fawn. These same colours, but on silver, are possible also. What is special about their coat are their spots. They are well scattered in a striking pattern on the sides of the body, shoulders, and hindquarters.   

Grooming required: Low - occasional brush.

Similar Breeds: Abyssinian, Seal Point Siamese, American Shorthair.

Health Profile: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, liver and/or renal amyloidosis, pyruvate kinase deficiency.

Ocicat temperament

The Ocicat closely resembles the wild Ocelot, a wild cat with a spotted coat. Though they may look wild, they are very friendly, playful and intelligent cats.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.