When looking for Oriental Shorthair Cat breeders in North Carolina, it is important to find an ethical, registered cattery who specializes in the breed and understands their personality traits and how best to care for them. We highly recommend finding a breeder in your area. A local Oriental Shorthair Cat breeder will ask questions about your household makeup, location and other key questions to help find you the right fit. You'll get to ask them questions, too - see our FAQs at the bottom of this page for what to ask.
Here at Cat Kingpin, we have done the research for you so you can find the most reputable Oriental Shorthair Cat catteries in North Carolina and start the journey towards getting your new kitten. Below is our complete list of Oriental Shorthair Cat breeders in North Carolina with kittens for sale, first as a summary then with additional details:
|New River Royalty
New River Royalty
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Here at New River Royalty, we are not new to the cat breeding world. We bred Persian Cats for over 10 years, but when Yoda, the Snow Lynx Bengal came into the family, we realized playful and dog-like cats were more our preference. Our first Oriental Shorthair, Annika, set the bar. Her Velcro-Kitty personality made us fall in love. All of our OSH kitties are that sweet, attention-loving, social cats. Mookie, our OSH King loves to play fetch with his favorite toy! They are the most entertaining cats we’ve ever had. We love our Bengals too, but OSH have our hearts! You would love them too!
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What are Oriental Shorthair Cats like?
Oriental Shorthair cats are known for their high energy and affectionate personalities. They are highly intelligent and playful cats that love to engage in interactive activities with their owners. Oriental Shorthairs are known to be adaptable to other pets and enjoy the company of other cats.
Weighing between 5-10 pounds and up to 14 inches in length, they are slender and muscular cats with short, shiny coats that come in a variety of colors and patterns. Registered Oriental Shorthair breeders will have kittens for sale with solid, shaded, smoke, tabby, and bicolor fur variations. When considering an Oriental Shorthair for your family, it’s important to note that these cats crave human attention and can become anxious when left alone for extended periods of time.
FAQs when considering Oriental Shorthair Cats
How much do Oriental Shorthair Cats cost in North Carolina?
As a sought-after breed, Oriental Shorthair Cats for sale in North Carolina cost between $600 and $3,000. A cat’s price is based on its pedigree, coat quality, age, health and vaccination history. If an Oriental Shorthair Cat’s parents are show-winning, they can be even more expensive.
Are Oriental Shorthairs prone to any health issues?
Like all cats, Oriental Shorthairs may be prone to certain health issues, such as dental problems, heart disease, and kidney disease. They may also be susceptible to respiratory issues, such as asthma, due to their narrow airways. It’s important to work with a reputable breeder and provide your Oriental Shorthair with regular veterinary check-ups, a balanced diet, and plenty of exercise to help promote good health. Additionally, keeping your Oriental Shorthair indoors and providing them with a clean and stress-free environment can help reduce their risk of developing certain health issues.
What should I ask to choose the right Oriental Shorthair Cat breeder?
While there are many people in North Carolina who claim to be ethical Oriental Shorthair Cat breeders, not all hold a standard that you can feel great about. Asking some relevant questions about their philosophy will ensure you avoid Oriental Shorthair Cat breeders that do this only for financial gain, not having the interests of the cats or you in mind. Make sure you ask about:
- Health history of the parents and vaccinations. They should have their first vaccinations by the time they're adopted.
- Whether they've bred their Oriental Shorthair Cats with other breeds (they should disclose this and it would make it not a purebred lien.
- Have the socialized the kitten among other kittens?
- Do they belong to a North Carolina Oriental Shorthair Cat breed club? You can ask for references from the club.
Why does it matter if I buy from a registered Oriental Shorthair Cat breeder?
When you buy from a registered Oriental Shorthair Cat breeder (with either their local Oriental Shorthair Cat club, governing body, or TICA/CFA), that ensures that a standard of care and expertise is enforced. You can ask them about a wide range of topics such as the Oriental Shorthair Cat’s genealogy, the right kitten for you, common health problems with Oriental Shorthair Cats to look out for. We offer additional registration through our Cat Kingpin Certified program as well, although it's not a replacement for other registrations.