Article Categories
» Arts & Entertainment
» Automotive
» Business
» Careers & Jobs
» Education & Reference
» Finance
» Food & Drink
» Health & Fitness
» Home & Family
» Internet & Online Businesses
» Miscellaneous
» Self Improvement
» Shopping
» Society & News
» Sports & Recreation
» Technology
» Travel & Leisure
» Writing & Speaking

  Listed Article

  Category: Articles » Home & Family » Pets » Article
 

Exotic - The facts every owner of this cat breed should know




By Robert W. Benjamin

In the 1960s a Persian was crossed with a Domestic Shorthair in an attempt to create a Persian with only short hair. The result was today's Exotic, a breed that looks strikingly similar to the Persian, but with less maintenance involved, hence the nickname, 'the lazy man's Persian.' There are long- and shorthaired varieties of Exotic. The coat of a Longhaired is very similar to a Persian. It is very thick and dense, and requires daily grooming, along with regular bathing. The Shorthaired Exotic coat is, well, short. However, that does not mean it does not require some maintenance from the owner.

Though Shorthaired Exotics tend to be able to keep themselves clean via regular grooming, the occasional brushing is recommended to lower the occurrence of fur balls. Both Long- and Shorthaired Exotics are seen in a wide array of colors and both will shed, though not nearly as much as a Persian. Both tend to be of an average size and weight and tend to live around twelve years, though they are not considered mature until approximately two years of age and enter puberty later than other breeds.

Exotics, though loving towards their human families, tend to be aloof. They do not demand much attention or interaction, but, from time to time, will want to enjoy their company. This is accomplished not by tricks or antics but by sitting and waiting patiently while staring to get their point across. This does not mean that Exotics are not playful. They do enjoy the occasional romp around the house and do not like being left alone for long periods of time. They do well with children and other pets but some children may not like their independent nature.

The Exotic does have some health concerns. Since it was bred with a Persian, Exotics have flat faces, making their tears prone to overflowing and staining the face. They can also suffer from constricted nostrils (causing them to breathe loudly), dental malocclusions, seborrhea oleosa (itchy, dry skin or hair loss), and polcystic kidney disease. Exotics are also prone to ringworm.

There is a website that has great information on Exotic and most other breeds of cats. It has details that pertain to a cat breeds health, grooming, living conditions, best food choices and more, the website is called: Dog And Cat Facts, and can be found at this url:

http://www.dogandcatfacts.com

By Robert W. Benjamin

Copyright 2006

You may publish this article in your ezine, newsletter on your web site as long as it is reprinted in its entirety and without modification except for formatting needs or grammar corrections.
 
 
About the Author
Robert W. Benjamin has been in the software business on the internet for over 5 years, and has been producing low-cost software for the past 25+ years. He first released products on the AMIGA and C64 computer systems in the late 1970's-80's.

RB59 Software

http://www.rb59.com/software

Article Source: http://www.simplysearch4it.com/article/45683.html
 
If you wish to add the above article to your website or newsletters then please include the "Article Source: http://www.simplysearch4it.com/article/45683.html" as shown above and make it hyperlinked.



  Some other articles by Robert W. Benjamin
Mesothelioma - The simple facts
What is Mesothelioma: Mesotheliomas form a range of tumors that usually arise in the pleura or in the abdominal cavity. Malignant tumors arising within the pleura are ...

Acne - Pimples - Zits - The simple facts and the cure I discovered
What is Acne - Pimples - Zits: The skin has numerous pores in it, sometimes oil's, dirt or other things can cause these pores to ...

Bluegill Fishing - Learn the facts that can help you catch the trophies
The bluegill is a popular game fish with many fishermen. This particular fish is known by a variety of different names such as bream, sunfish or brim. They ...

Persian - The facts every owner of this cat breed should know
The origins of the Persian cat are murky, at best. Some claim that the Persian is descended from the Sand cat, but this cannot be proven. It ...

Ragdoll - The facts every owner of this cat breed should know
The Ragdoll breed of cat was developed by a breeder in California, Ann Baker, in the 1960s. She bred a white female Persian that carried Siamese markings to a male Birman. She introduced those offspring ...

Abyssinian - The facts every owner of this cat breed should know
A wild looking cat, the Abyssinian is thought to be one of the oldest breeds in the world. Though paintings of them have been found in ancient Egyptian art, their exact ...

  
  Recent Articles
Air Scent Dogs - SAR Dogs
by Rodrigo Trigosso

A Review of Different Types of Cats
by Jack Moundon

Breeding and Selling Dogs
by Janet

Dog Care: Top 10 Ways To Keep Your Dog Forever Young
by Debra Primovic

Is Pet Insurance Right for You and Your Dog?
by Debra Primovic

Tracking Dogs - The Nose Job
by Rodrigo Trigosso

Tips on Obedience Training For Your Pet Dog
by Benz Slow

Teaching Your Puppy Obedience Lessons
by Benz Slow

Obedience Training For Your Pet Dog
by Benz Slow

Love Boxer's? So do we.
by Elyse Lavery

Secrets of Professional Dog Trainers: Top 10 Tips to Successfully Training Your Dog Yourself
by Dr. Nicholas Dodman

Feeding Your Pet Fresh Foods
by Sherry Massey