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Oriental Lilac

Oriental Lilac Profile

Lifespan: 15-18 Years

Avg height: 20-25cms

Avg weight Female: 2.2-4.2 kg

Avg weight Male: 3.6-5.5 kg

Coat type: Short, fine, rich, lilac coat.

Coat colours and body type: Oriental Lilacs are a part of the single colour group of orientals which include: black, blue, havana, cinnamon, fawn, caramel, red, cream and apricot.   

Grooming required: Low - occasional brush.

Similar Breeds: Foreign White, Bengal, Abysinnians, British Shorthairs, Russian Blue, Korat, Tonkinese.

Health Profile: Dilated cardiomyopathy, amyloidosis, mediastinal lymphoma, mast cell cancer, bladder stones, glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy.

Oriental Lilac temperament

This vocal breed is playful and similar in temperament to the Siamese. Orientals are known for being the life of the party. They are extremely energetic and social and love being around people. They want to be part of the family and want to be everywhere you are. Both intelligent and curious, Orientals will find new things to play with and be the first one to answer the door. They do well with families, children and other pets. Orientals do not do well when left alone. 

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.