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Oriental Long Hair

Oriental Long Hairs are a lean, medium sized cat with a muscular athletic body - they are heavier than they look to pick up! Under the fur, the head has the classic triangular wedge shape similar to the Siamese with a straight profile, large wide set ears and intelligent eyes. 

The Oriental Long Hair has a fine and silky coat of a medium length that’s longer on the tail.  

10 - 15 years
2.3 - 4.5kg
They come in all colours, patterns and eye colours.
The need-to-know
  • Benefits from an experienced owner
  • Needs high-level of enrichment including simulated hunting games and interactive play
  • Highly active and inquisitive cat
  • Sociable and dependent cat
  • Very talkative cat
  • Lean and elegant cat
  • Requires grooming every day
  • Needs extensive outdoor space
  • Not ideal for family homes
  • Can be regularly left for a few hours
  • Needs a calm environment
Generally healthy breed

The Oriental Longhair breed can suffer from:
- Flat chested kitten syndrome which is a condition where the chest does not develop properly which can result in breathing difficulties. 


Like their Siamese ancestors, the Oriental Long Hair is a lively, elegant and intelligent cat with high levels of energy, and curiosity. They bond well with family members and thrive on attention and affection. This is a very active cat, who enjoys supervising and being ‘helpful’, in other words, getting into your business, no matter what it is you are doing! They are slightly less chaotic and loud than the Siamese (particularly in comparison to the modern type Siamese) but this is still a lot of cat to handle, and not one to leave unsupervised for very long!