Orientals are truly amazing cats with a magnificent slender and muscular body, an unusual muzzle and large sensitive ears. But the beauty and original appearance of these cats is just an addition to their wonderful character.
Decide in advance whether you will represent your cat at exhibitions in order to obtain titles and further breeding expensive and promising kittens. If not, then choose an inexpensive kitten or young cat for neutering / neutering. This will save you money, and your pet will not torment you with its thirst for love affairs. If you plan to participate in exhibitions and sell kittens, then you need a purebred kitten of a breed or show class.
Under no circumstances should you buy an oriental kitten that has not reached the age of three months, no matter how hard the owners try to sell it to you as soon as possible. The kitten's immunity develops in the first three months of life, and at this time it is not recommended to take it away from the mother. Plus, a cat mom teaches her toddler feline skills, so if you want a smart and well-mannered kitten, just wait a bit.
When choosing an oriental kitten, take a look at its parents. It will not be superfluous to ask for the documents of the baby's mother and father, see their pedigree and titles.
Pay attention to the kitten's appearance. An exemplary oriental should have a wedge-shaped head with a characteristic straight profile, a long neck, a graceful and slender body, strong long legs. Pay special attention to cats' eyes that are slanted, but not round. Any serious deviation from the norm will become an obstacle to obtaining titles at exhibitions, and it is important to remember this.
Never pick a kitten from a photo - it's better to get to know him personally. Assess his personality and habits to decide if he is right for you or not. In any case, it is worth remembering that oriental cats are very strongly attached to their owners, love sincerely and tenderly and cannot stand loneliness. If you plan to leave your pet alone at home often and for a long time, then it may be worthwhile to wait with the purchase.