If you are charmed by the look and the calmness of the Persian cat, but you don’t have time for all the care that long hair requires, the exotic breed is ideal for you.
It is a sweet cat, very loving and gentle, which demands attention but is not overwhelming.They adore being cuddled, they are really lovely!
This breed comes from crossing Persian cats with short-haired ones, and it came into being in 1967.Thanks to the breeders who made it possible, a beautiful breed in terms of its physical characteristics was obtained, which is also calm and affectionate.It is often said that this is “the perfect cat”.
Their most unique feature is their characteristic flat face, with its flat nose and large round eyes.Their head is round and solid, with full cheeks and a short and thick neck.The nose forms a perfect “W”.The body is robust and strong, medium- or large-sized and they have a proportionate tail, rather short.
This breed allows a wide variety of colours and tones.Their fur, although short, is slightly longer than in typical short-haired breeds, and is very thick with a soft texture.
They make a loyal, quiet and sweet companion, which means that they are often children’s favourite.
Playful and inquisitive, they are fairly quiet cats.When they miaow, they do so gently.They make a loyal, quiet and sweet companion.Also, they get on well with other cats and they adapt very easily to living in a flat.If you let them into your life, they will be delighted to share your sofa and your bed with you.
Did you know that…?
Some exotic cats carry a recessive long-haired gene and, if they are crossed with another who also has that gene, 1 in 4 of their kittens will have long hair.These kittens will be known as “long-haired exotics”.
This race is prone to obesity, which means that you will have to provide them with a complete, but controlled diet of predominantly dry food.They will also need frequent brushing because, although they have short hair, it is very thick and can build up.Their eyes need to be cleaned on a daily basis.
On the other hand, it is a fairly healthy breed, with fewer cases of the typical diseases that affect their closest relative, the Persian.Some exotic cats may have the polycystic kidney disease gene.There are also cases of ophthalmologic, jaw or facial disorders due to their short face.