The Ocicat was named for its resemblance to the Ocelot, a wild, jaguar look-a-like. Breeders mixed three cats—Abyssinians, Siamese and the American Shorthair—to create a domestic cat that looked wild but possessed zero wild genes. Ocicats come in a wide variety of colors: blue, chocolate, cinnamon, fawn, lilac or tawny, plus any of those colors mixed with silver. Most Ocicats are spotted like leopards but there are a few that look more like a Tabby. Ocicats are smart and will learn to respond to their name quickly. They are excellent food beggers and these active, agile acrobats may hop from your bookcases to floor to chandelier.
Fun Fact: Despite their wildcat appearance, these are one of the easiest cats to care for. They need no special diet and only require an occasional bath. Affectionate attention seekers, Ocicats are also capable of great speed. Having an Ocicat is like watching a wild tiger, then having it curl up sweetly in your lap.
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