Facts About The Ocicat Cat

Facts About The Ocicat Cat 

Ocicat Cat

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Facts About The Ocicat Cat

Have you heard of the Ocicat cat? Here is some information that may give you a clear understanding and hence illustrate the purpose of this article fully. The Ocicat is a medium to a large cat that was developed to look like a wild jungle cat. In fact, it was named after the ocelot. They are well muscled and balanced with large almond shaped eyes and a tight, short coat. The official breed standard recognizes four basic color points, tawny, chocolate, blue and cinnamon.


Every eye color is recognized with the exception of blue which may vary sometimes. The most distinctive characteristic of the Ocicat are the spots. Ocicats are often described as outgoing, affectionate and trustworthy, and people oriented. Ocicats are known to take well to simple instructions and commands. 

Like other domesticated cat breeds that resemble their wild relatives, the Ocicat possess all of the qualities typically found in exotic cats in the wilderness despite the fact that their temperament resembles that of a pussycat. The Ocicat is not a cat that is demanding or clinging, but they mostly love to shadow their human friends closely. They don’t know the meaning of the word stranger but simply look upon them as yet another lap to curl up in for a quick catnap. Another excellent quality is that Ocicats like to ride around on your shoulders and will literally allow you to ferry them within the house. Ocicats also love new playmates and are usually a source of comical antics. When they tire out, Ocicats search for the nearest person’s lap for a good long round of purring.


Ocicat is a breed between American, Abyssinian, and Siamese that was developed in the year 1964 and Virginia Daly is credited for this effort. The resulted breed was accepted for registration by the Fancier Association and engaged in championship status in the year 1987.

However, the ancestor of all domestic cats available is the African wildcat belonging to the genus Felis Lybica. The cat is believed to have been domesticated as a result of farming activities and storage of grains that attracted vermin and rats. Therefore was a need for mankind to protect is crops and grains against rats and vermin to his benefit.


Like any other creature, the cat is prone to infections, pest and disease attack. Under these health problems, medication is a necessity. Therefore, vets consultation is required. This may be done on the quarterly basis and tool samples are collected to check for internal parasites. External parasites are also identified as this is part of the medical checkup. Urine and blood samples may be screened for further health problems.

A dental examination may also be done and if infections and dental related problems are detected, cleaning is necessary. 



· Ocicat cat is associated with the following characteristics;

· Can be taught and trained

· They are non-aggressive

· Known for their affectionate

· Can interbreed giving forth great pets


From my own experience as a pet owner, Ocicats are wonderful creatures that you can domesticate with ease of training. Additionally, they are fun to be around with and not at any given time you will ever regret having one.

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