Exotic

The Exotic is essentially a shorthaired Persian, so it’s no surprise that the Exotic has some of the same health problems as the Persian.

  • Running eyes due to shortened tear ducts
  • Sinus and breathing problems caused by the snub nose
  • Abridged sinus cavities
  • Bite and dental problems caused by asymmetrical jaws
  • Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) which can cause renal failure and is known to be present in some Persian lines.

As always, if you are buying from a breeder make sure to obtain both a written health guarantee and registration papers.

Description
Country of Origin:
United States
Coat:
Shorthair
Grooming:

The Exotic is able to keep its own fur tidy with little human assistance, weekly brushing and combing is recommended to remove loose hair and reduce shedding and hairballs. As with other flat-faced animals, the Exotics tears are prone to overflowing the nasolacrimal duct, dampening and staining the face. This can be relieved by periodically wiping the cat’s face with a cloth moistened with water or one of the commercial preparations made expressly for the purpose.

Temperament:

The Exotic Shorthair has a gentle and calm personality reminiscent of the Persian, but he is livelier than his longhaired ancestor. Curious and playful, he is friendly to other cats and dogs. Easygoing and quiet, as he rarely meows. He doesn?t like being left alone, he needs the presence of his owner, but he?s always independent. They tend to show more affection and loyalty than most breeds and make excellent lap cats. Their calm and steady nature makes them ideal apartment cats for city dwellers. Nonetheless, Exotics retain some of the energetic spark of their American Shorthair forbears and they are often capable mouse hunters.

Health Concerns:

The Exotic is essentially a shorthaired Persian, so it’s no surprise that the Exotic has some of the same health problems as the Persian.

  • Running eyes due to shortened tear ducts
  • Sinus and breathing problems caused by the snub nose
  • Abridged sinus cavities
  • Bite and dental problems caused by asymmetrical jaws
  • Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) which can cause renal failure and is known to be present in some Persian lines.

As always, if you are buying from a breeder make sure to obtain both a written health guarantee and registration papers.

Breed Acceptance:

American Association of Cat Enthusiasts (AACE)
American Cat Fancier?s Association (ACFA)
Traditional Cat Association, Inc. (TCA)
United Feline Organization (UFO)
American Cat Association (ACA)
Canadian Cat Association (CCA)
Cat Fanciers? Association (CFA)
Cat Fanciers? Federation (CFF)
The International Cat Association(TICA)

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