Get to know the Ocicat
All you need to know about the breed
The beautiful Ocicat attracts admiring glances thanks to their unusual spotted coat. Many assume that this medium to large-sized cat is wild. In fact, the Ocicat is a playful breed who likes to be close to their people, sometimes even hitching a ride on your shoulder. “How close is too close?” does not exist for this devoted feline, and even applies to visitors, who provide an opportunity for more attention and potential lap-perching.
The Ocicat’s liveliness and intelligence make for a winning combination. Most can be trained to walk on a leash, doing puzzles that will test their smarts, and searching for their (intentionally) hidden toys. One thing to watch out for is their talent at opening doors and latches, which may be at the risk of your heirlooms.
This feline is on the sensitive side, so a firm but gentle communication will suffice if they happen to put a paw out of place. Your Ocicat would much prefer to always be by your side, but cope better if they have a feline or canine companion when you’re not around. Leaving the Ocicat home alone all day won’t work. But then again, why would you want to?
2 facts about Ocicats
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Ocicat