An exotic is a calm cat that absolutely cannot stand crowds. Therefore, this breed is not recommended for families with young children. This cat feels completely at home in a controlled family environment. She is affectionate in a demure way and showers her owner with friendship and affection. Yet she never commands attention. She asks it politely by meowing softly. Because this breed is descended from the Persian cat, many traits overlap with it as well. The exotic is a bit more playful. Still, this cat is not nearly as exuberant as a Siamese. Exotics get along well with other pets because they have no tendency towards jealousy or territorial behavior.
The exotic is the short-haired variety of the Persian cat. This breed originated in the United States through a cross of the press with an American Shorthair. In appearance, this cat is seen as a ‘farm cat’. After all, she is much rounder and sturdier than her ancestors. Her weight is between 4 and 8 kg. She also has a distinctive flat muzzle and small nostrils. In combination with her round, full cheeks and large round eyes, this makes her endearingly cute. The eyes are set wide apart and have a clean, deep color to match her coat. Although this breed was initially silver in color, the possible coat colors and patterns today match those of the press.
Due to its short coat, the exotic shorthair requires little grooming. You do have to protect them well against hot and humid weather. Due to her short muzzle, she can snore quite loudly. Brushing and combing once a week is sufficient. Daily brushing is sensible during moulting. This cat often has watery eyes, so it’s best to clean them regularly. These purebred cats do not reach adulthood until around the age of three and have a slow puberty. Exotics have a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.