Thursday, July 27, 2017

Before You Go Buying Exotic Shorthair Kittens

By Ann Stevens

Many people have taken to getting a pet as they have seen how happy their friends are with pets. In fact the obvious general choice is either a cat or a dog, or even both. Perhaps you have settled on getting a cat and was suggested that you pick up any of several exotic shorthair kittens in the market. But before you do make a final decision, do read on to know more about this breed to better inform you.

The exotic shorthair is just another name for the cat called the Short haired Persian. And it is a new breed that has only been around fifty years or so. In all, it is really a Persian in all respects except that it has a shorter fur coat. Due to its short coat, it sheds very minimally and is considered as a non shedding breed.

Grooming the shorthair is easier than most, and although it is not prone to matting and tangling it is still recommended that there should be a weekly brushing. This weekly brushing not only necessary to reduce the occurrence of hairballs but also to keep the coat groomed and beautiful all the time. The brushing activity also will strengthen the bond between cat and master also.

In terms of temperament this cat has a very friendly with people and also it tends to be more playful than its longer haired cousin. This is a lap cat and will always welcome its owner home in a friendly and warm fashion. It is also a cat that is quite content with the simple things of life as it can keep itself busy for hours on end with just a piece of string or paper ball.

Due to precautions taken by early breeders of this cat, it is not prone to any genetic abnormalities or diseases. However it will develop some tear duct complications as well as some sinuses when it gets on in age.

Eight to fifteen years is about the lifespan for this breed, all depending on how well it is taken cared of of course. Although classified as a medium sized cat it may appear bigger than it is supposed to be since it does have a short but puffy coat. Once it reaches maturity it can reach a weight of around seven to twelve pounds for both sexes.

This cat should also be kept indoors at all times as it is not a scrapper. Its docile nature will make it easy prey for the wayward stray animal outside. Also its friendly nature and friendly demeanor towards anyone makes it easy pickings for someone to just pick it up and have an expensive cat for free.

Thus some of the basic information on this breed has been covered for your perusal. There are also a lot of other items that you should consider before making a final decision on your commitment. Keep in mind always however that it takes a lot responsibility in becoming a pet owner of any kind.

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