Ocicat Cats & Kittens for Sale

The unusual Ocicat is a wild-looking but fully domesticated spotted feline. Despite their appearance, Ocicats do not have any DNA from wild cats. Instead, they are a mix between the Abyssinian, Siamese, and American Shorthair.

These selectively bred kitties are rare outside of the USA, where they originate. However, cat lovers worldwide are intrigued by these special felines as they look wild but are incredibly friendly and tame with no feral instincts.

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Meet the Ocicat

Female Ocicats are medium-sized, weighing between 6 and 9 pounds, whereas males are large, between 9 and 15 pounds. Because of the size difference, males typically look a bit wilder. Still, both genders have athletic, well-muscled figures with long bodies and powerful legs.

Their heads feature a strong jaw and almond-shaped eyes slightly angled up towards the ears. Their ears have an alert, pointed position with a 45-degree tilt. Ocicats can have any eye colour, except blue, although green is most common.

Of course, the Ocicat's most distinctive characteristic is its spotted coat. Their fur is short and smooth with a visible sheen.

They sport a tabby pattern with brown or gold spots all over their torso, making them stand apart from other tabby breeds. Moreover, their faces are usually the lightest parts of their body, whereas their tail is typically the darkest. While tawny, chocolate, and cinnamon are the most common coat shades, twelve colour variations are possible.

Ocicats have a good life expectancy, between 12 to 18 years. They are generally healthy; however, these felines are susceptible to one hereditary condition, liver/renal amyloidosis. Furthermore, as they are very active cats, they burn calories quickly; thus, their chances of developing obesity are much lower than other breeds.

The Ocicat’s temperament

The Ocicat displays many of the same personality traits as its ancestors, the Siamese and Abyssinian. They are active, outgoing, and people orientated. They are friendly to everyone and act very confidently around new people. However, some Ocicats have a favourite human with whom they will develop the deepest bond and follow around.

Ocicats are a very easy breed to train and teach commands, and they will learn and respond to their name almost instantly. What's more, many Ocicat owners find leash-training these felines to be effortless, and some have taught them canine-style tricks, too. Their high intelligence also means they can pick up on how their owners feel and understand if they are angry with them. Because of their intelligence and loyalty, these kitties are very dog-like.

Ocicats have high energy levels and are always on the go. In addition, they are performers who love to run and leap up to high places, so they would be happy to access the outdoors. If keeping them as an indoor-only pet, be sure to have plenty of toys available (and change them regularly) as well as cat trees and towers to meet their needs.

Ocicats are not mute felines by any means, and they will chat with you regularly. However, they don't do it annoyingly or have a raspy tone like their Siamese ancestors. Many Ocicats are fans of water, too, and their curiosity is bound to lead them into the bath or shower with you. Plus, they adapt well to changes and tend not to find travelling stressful, as many other breeds do.

10 reasons to add an Ocicat to your family

  1. They are wild looking with a gentle nature - If you love spotted cats but worry about the wild instincts of hybrid breeds like Bengals and Savannahs, an Ocicat and its mild, tame nature is ideal.
  2. They are friendly and confident - Ocicats are not reserved or shy kitties. They enjoy guests coming over and thrive in high energy environments such as dinner parties.
  3. They have impressive athletic skills - Ocicats may not have any wild blood, but they can sprint and jump surprisingly high. They will also perform circus tricks by leaping between doors or bookcases.
  4. You can teach them ​​obedience commands - Some cats will do as they please no matter how hard you try to train them. Luckily, Ocicats are not this way and respond very well to obedience training.
  5. They make fantastic travel companions - One of the Ocicat's best personality traits is that they are very adaptable and enjoy travelling. Rather than showing fear, they are very curious and intrigued when in vehicles, so they would love to go on a road trip with you!
  6. They love other animals - Ocicats enjoy the presence of other animals. They will form close bonds with other cats or dogs that they grow up around.
  7. They are incredibly playful - Ocicats have high energy levels and never get bored playing. So, if you're looking for a new hobby, your Ocicat will give you one!
  8. You can take them for walks - Ocicats take well to a leash and harness and are confident enough to go for walks with you around the neighbourhood.
  9. Their spotted fur comes in various colours - With twelve possible coat colours, Ocicats have a good variety, including some rare but beautiful shades like Lavender.
  10. They have eyeliner rimmed eyes - Ocicats have black rimming around their eyes, defining them and creating an appearance of eyeliner.

Best homes for an Ocicat

Ocicats do best in active households with owners who enjoy interacting with them and including them in the family activities as if they are a dog or child. What's more, their well-being may suffer in a home where they do not receive enough attention or feel left out. So, if you're looking for a new family member rather than just an animal to have around, you'll be the perfect fit for this gorgeous spotted cat.

Ocicats also prefer to be around other animals and don't particularly like to be solo pets. They are also great with kids, making them an excellent addition to a big family with multiple pets.

Frequently Asked Questions About Ocicat Kittens

Why should I choose an Ocicat kitten from The Pedigree Paws rather than elsewhere?
At The Pedigree Paws, we take thorough measures to assure all the breeders we partner with operate ethically and take care of their kittens in their family homes. We are strongly against pet farms and unlicensed breeders who keep kittens in cages without their mother or littermates. As fellow feline lovers, cat welfare is always our top priority, and we ensure all cat breeding is performed ethically. In addition, we have extensive checks in place to filter out breeders who do not share our values. As a result, you can trust that every breeder we partner with operates with cat welfare as their central interest.
Is an Ocicat the right kitten for me?
Ocicats are social felines who love to be involved in family life. They thrive in active households and enjoy having other cats and dogs around, too. If you lead a busy lifestyle and your home is often empty, an Ocicat will feel incredibly lonely. However, if you have the time to dedicate to this gorgeous kitty, they will reward you with endless love and devotion. Plus, you'll have tons of fun training and playing with them, then when they finally tire, they will come to snuggle on your lap.
Is The Pedigree Paws trustworthy?
We know not every pet breeder or agency operates ethically. However, our mission is to facilitate a positive and pleasant experience for every cat lover looking for a new furry friend. We ask every breeder to undergo a thorough application process and run extensive checks before they can list their kittens on the platform. Thus, The Pedigree Paws is a safe space to find a pedigree kitten as every breeder is licensed, experienced and trustworthy.
Are Ocicat kittens from The Pedigree Paws healthy?
We do everything in our power to ensure that all pedigree kittens are fully healthy before allowing breeders to put them up for sale. One step is for breeders to take each kitten for a medical checkup to show they have no apparent health concerns. The next step is for the breeders to run DNA checks on the kittens' parents for further assurance that the kittens have no genetic health issues. Finally, your breeder will deworm, microchip, and fully vaccinate your Ocicat.
When can I receive my new Ocicat?
The minimum age for an Ocicat kitten to leave its mother is eight weeks old. However, every kitten develops at a different pace. Many require up to 13 weeks until they are independent enough, physically and emotionally. Thus, our breeders observe each kitten and separate them only when they are 100% ready. The breeder will give you a more precise estimate when you complete the sale.
Can I see the parents of my new Ocicat before purchasing?
Of course! You can video call the breeder before committing and paying for your Ocicat kitten. As well as speaking with the breeder and seeing your potential new kitten, you can see its parents too. We always recommend doing this, regardless of whether you're a first time or experienced cat owner. Seeing the parents are healthy will put your mind at ease, and you'll understand what your Ocicat kitten will be like when it's older.
Will I receive pedigree documents for my Ocicat kitten?
Yes, we only feature cat breeds recognised by at least one of the top international pedigree organisations. Therefore, we will ensure that the breeders send the official documents with your Ocicat kitten to prove their status and heritage. Depending on the breeder's location, the records will be from either TICA, GCCF, or CFA.
Do your Ocicat kittens come from good breeders?
Ocicats are not very common outside of the USA, but that has not stopped us from finding the best breeders in the UK and Europe. They have a wealth of experience with these spotted felines and breed them incredibly ethically. They meet all our strict requirements, including raising them with the mother cat and littermates in their own homes.
Are your Ocicat kittens raised in a family home or a breeding facility?
As our previous customers agree, we stand out from other pet breeding agencies in Britain and Europe. One reason is that we partner only with breeders who raise their animals in a family home. We strongly believe that this is the only ethical way to breed cats and raise kittens, and it's excellent for their socialisation! They get used to humans and other animals, meaning they will quickly adapt when they come to you. Our breeders who work in this way also keep kittens with their mothers at all times. But, unfortunately, many large-scale commercial breeders do not do this. Instead, they often confine kittens in cages away from their mother during their most crucial development period. As a result, these kittens may suffer physically, mentally, or emotionally and develop behavioural issues.
How can I help my Ocicat kitten settle into my home?
Ocicats are great at adapting to new environments and are less likely to get stressed travelling. So this is excellent news for you as they won't arrive feeling super anxious or scared. Of course, every kitten is different, though, so you can still take some precautions to ensure a stress-free experience. You can keep your Ocicat kitten in one room for the first day to avoid feelings of overwhelm, especially if you live in a big house. However, be sure to spend as much time with them as possible during this time, so they don't feel alone. After a day or two, allow them to explore the rest of the home but keep a small, safe space available. A large cardboard box with a comfy blanket in a quiet corner will serve as a safe retreat if needed.