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Ocicat

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.