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Oriental Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

4.25/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: Female

Appearance

3/5

Intelligence

4/5

Friendly with owners

4/5

Good with dogs

N/A

ActivityLevel

4/5

Appropriate vocalization

4/5

Playfulness

4/5

Healthiness

4/5

Easy to groom

4/5

Need for attention

4/5

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By

United States

Posted Apr 01, 2014

As Cleo was rescued, we didn't know her exact breed, but after much research, decided that she was an Oriental shorthair. There are many different appearances of this breed, but they all have the same basic body shape and characteristics. I have found that a lot of people mistake them for Siamese as they have a Siamese background.

When she came to me she was a really timid little thing. She hid behind the sofa for a while, gradually building up the confidence to explore her new home. As I was the only person living in my house at the time, she very quickly formed a strong bond and attachment to me. Orientals love company, so once Cleo found she had a lot of attention from me, she was 'my' cat.

I do not know about other Orientals, but as Cleo was used to being a house cat, she always remained in or around the home. She never ventured very far away from the house and tended to stay in the garden.

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