Similar to the Siamese in body type and personality, Orientals do not, however, share the characteristic Siamese coloring. They are slender yet hearty and are generally of a solid color or tabby-patterned in a variety of colors for both the shorthair and longhair varieties.
These outgoing animals do well in a busy family environment. They usually adapt well to lively children, though they might need time for adjustment if they come from a quiet household. A good climbing post allows them to work off energy.
A playful, intelligent and loyal companion, these cats are curious and talkative, demanding your love and attention. Forget about doing any project without the help of your cat.