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Exotic Longhair Kittens vs Persian Kittens

The Exotic Longhair is a product of outcrossing the Persian with American Shorthair cats, a distinct and popular breed, in the 1950s. So, the Exotic Longhair has some American Shorthair personality characteristics in them. The same applies to the Exotic Shorthair. Exotic Longhairs and Persians look physically are identical but the Persian has a pure Persian bloodline. 

They are both equally affectionate, but the Exotic Longhair tends to be a little more social and active than the Persian. 

The Exotic Longhair is less vocal than the Persian. In other words, they make less noise.

One website dedicated to the Persian states that the Exotic Longhair is more comfortable on the ground than the Persian, so the Exotic Longhair is less inclined to climb and rest in high places. 

Why do many refer to Exotic Longhair kittens as Persian kittens?

Exotic Longhair and Persians look physically are identical but the Persian has a pure Persian bloodline. An Exotic Longhair has both Persian and Exotic Shorthair in their bloodline. One major American cat Association, TICA (The International Cat Association), considers the Exotic Longhair as the same as the Persian and both are registered as Persian. Therefore on our website, as well as many others, a kitten may be listed as a Persian or Exotic Longhair although we want to make sure you understand their is a slight technical difference. Our kittens are Exotic Longhair kittens as their parents are an Exotic Shorthair crossed with a Persian, although we may refer to them as either.

Physical Traits of the Exotic Longhair

Both the Exotic Longhair kittens and Persian kittens will grow to be medium-to large-sized with short, muscular legs, a short back, a cobby, sturdy body and a deep chest. Exotic Longhair kittens and Persian kittens are immediately recognizable by their very extreme flat face with full round cheeks, large round eyes, a short muzzle and a short snub-nose, a firm chin, medium-sized ears, and large, round eyes. All of these facial components give Exotic Longhair kittens and Persian kittens a very sweet expression that is almost human-like. 

Endearing Qualities of the Exotic Longhair

Deb with Her Chocolate Exotic Longhair Kitten
Mon Chéri kitten feels safe and happy being near her new cat mom!

Exotic Longhair kittens are very endearing. They are sweet, easy going, relaxed, loving and calm cats that have inherited the quiet demeanor of the Persian. Exotic Longhair kittens are very affectionate and can demand love and attention by staring at you straight in your eyes and hugging you when you pick them up. 

Happiest when at home, Exotic Longhair kittens are neither needy nor aloof, but a mixture of quiet affection and calm independence. Exotic Longhair kittens love to cuddle or hang out next to you, and will happily greet you at the door when you come home.

Adapting to Children and Other Pets

Peanut Chocolate Tabby Exotic Shorthair Kitten in Seattle Washington
Mon Chéri Peanut, a chocolate tabby Exotic Longhair kitten is happy in Seattle, Washington and has bonded with his dog brother.

Though Exotic Longhair kittens are quite friendly, they require gentle handling, which means no roughhousing or grabbing from young children. They get along great with kind, respectful kids, but would rather be stroked and admired than engage in strenuous activities. 

Exotic Longhair kittens also enjoy the company of other pets such as cats and dogs. They love to sprawl out in favorite spot in the home with good vantage points to keep an eye on the goings-on in the household, be it a plush chair or sun-filled window ledge. Exotic Longhair kittens and Exotic Longhair cats are usually homebodies. It’s best to keep them indoors to prevent overheating, fleas, or things getting tangled into their coat. 

Both Exotic Shorthair kittens and Exotic Longhair cats love their human families, but they don’t mind being left alone for short periods of time as long as they are in their own homes where they feel comfortable and safe.

Exotic Longhair Kitten FAQs

What is the personality of as Exotic Longhair kitten? Sweet, easy going, relaxed, loving and calm

What is the average weight of an Exotic Longhair cat? The average weight of an Exotic Longhair cat is an average of 6-10 pounds for a female and 7-12 pounds for the average male.

What is the average length of an Exotic Longhair cat? The average length of an Exotic Longhair cat is about 14 to 17 inches.

What are some of the coat colors of an Exotic Longhair kitten? 

  • Black
  • Red
  • White
  • Chocolate
  • Cream
  • Lilac
  • Calico
  • Blue
  • Colorpoint
  • Tortoiseshell

What are the different variety of patterns?
Its patterns include smoke, solid, bicolor, tricolor, Tortoiseshell, and shaded.

What are the different varieties of eye color in an Exotic Longhair kitten? Varies according to coat color, but may be copper, blue, green, blue-green, hazel and odd-eyed.

What is the life expectancy of an Exotic Longhair cat? 15 to 20 years

Gorgeous Exotic Longhair Kittens

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Diet and Nutrition of Exotic Longhair Kittens

The Exotic Longhair kitten may become overweight if allowed to eat too much. For all kittens and cats, staying lean is healthier, and it can prevent the kitten or cat from developing obesity-related health issues like diabetes and heart disease. To manage your Exotic Longhair kittens food intake, feed measured meals twice a day instead of filling up the food bowl all the time. Young Exotic Longhair kittens should eat three times a day. If you’re not sure what to feed or how much food your Persian needs daily, talk to your veterinarian or feel free to ask us for advice.

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Arkansas Breeder of Exotic Longhair Kittens

Mon Chéri Cattery is a small boutique breeder of Exotic Shorthair kittens for sale and Exotic Longhair kittens for sale and a CFA Cattery of Excellence. For over 20 years we have bred pet and show-quality Exotic Shorthair kittens and Exotic Longhair kittens that are healthy, beautiful, well-socialized and smart.

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