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Top 7 Cutest Orange Cat Breeds


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Orange cat breeds are the number one funniest felines.

When most people may think of orange cat breeds, a certain sarcastic, lasagna-loving orange cat comes to mind. That’s right, Garfield. Witty, funny and a very loveable character. But every orange cat is lovely and unique in their own way.

Since many cat breeds can come in various colors, the breeds listed below will not be strictly orange cat breeds:

1.Bengal

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A relaxed Bengal cat.

Bengal cats are awesome. They are fiercely loyal with an overwhelming amount of positive energy packed into their small bodies.

Forests? These cats are all up for going on a long hike.

Beach vacation? They love water! Truly this cat is one of the Best Cat Breeds that an active and out-going person could ask for.

In conclusion: these felines are awesome.

However, this doesnt mean that they arent up for cuddles. Getting warm and cozy around the chimney with you is definitely one of their favourite pastimes.

The Abyssinian and the Bombay are also candidates for this.

However, they have many more qualities that can impress as you will find out below.

2.Persian

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Green-eyed Persian cat

A true cat breeds favorite. They are not only known for their long/haired fluffy fur coat that comes in various colors, but also for their very round eyes. There are so many descendants from this breed, that I could write a whole article only about them.

Persians are a good breed to include into your family as they are calm and can add a relaxing vibe to your home.

3.Maine Coon

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A variety of Maine Coons

Now on our list of orange cat breeds is this gentle giant. An all-around talent and a huge hugger with thick, long fur? Sounds pretty awesome to me.

They live well with dogs and other pets. Whether this is mainly because of their calm nature or their large sizes, I am not sure.

Two of the more “accepted” stories are that they are the descendant from Marie Antoinette´felines that had come to America when she tried to escape France. Even if the royal French noble had been less successful, her cats had survived the journey across the Atlantic Ocean and settled in North America just fine.

Another one talks about them being the offspring from Captain Charles Coon’s, an English Seafarers’, cats that mated with local feral cats to create this large cat breed.

Furthermore, these very intelligent cats need a lot of protein in their diet as they require a lot of energy to move around.

This type of long-haired cat breeds has a water repellent coat, so if the kids are on your mind once more… I got you.

Appearance-wise they have a prominent ruff on their chests, strong bone structure, rectangular body shape, two differently layered coats with longer guard hairs with a silky satin under layer undercoat, and long, bushy tails.

Last but not least, Maine coons are intelligent cats. They have even made it into the Guinness World Records book.

4.Savannah cat

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A majestic Savannah cat.

Like many of my favorite orange cat breeds, these cats love following you around the house. Both of mine (they are strays though, so I am not quite sure what breed they are) will follow my husband and me EVERYWHERE.

Going to hang up some laundry to dry? They will be sitting right next to the laundry basket.

Cooking some delicious dinner? They are lulling around my ankles in the hope of getting some of it.

Going to the bathroom and- dare I say close the door- yep, instant mews of complaint from the other side.

However, this doesn’t mean that Savannah cat breeds will be as clingy. I have just spoiled mine a little.

Here is also a little bit of proof how similar Savannah cat breeds are to dogs:

  • Savannah cats love playing fetch.
  • They wag their tails in excitement when you come home. How adorable is that!
  • They love water and will splash it with their front paws if you don’t watch out.

Like I mentioned above, due to the Savannah cats love for water they will sometimes shower with their humans and enjoy going for a bath. Quite unique, don’t you think so?

Furthermore, they can be trained to walk on a leash, which if I think, is absolutely amazing! Imagine being able to take your beloved felines outdoors to show them the beautiful nature.

Even though some may find their fur color to be boring, I definitely think it brings out their wild and free background. Colour variations include brown, silver, black and smoke.

5.Abyssinian Cat

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A cute Abyssinian cat being held

First of all, they are loyal and affectionate cats. They are pretty smart as well, which means you and your kids can easily teach them some tricks. Additionally, this is rewarding for your child as they see their hard work paying off.

Also, Abyssinian (I often feel like I am misspelling their name) get along great with canines and other felines.

In conclusion: this makes them one of the best orange cat breeds.

6.Oriental Shorthair

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An Oriental Shorthair mum with her kittens

I personally think this type of orange cat breeds deserves a better name. These cats have a very defined head shape, almost like a triangle. They are loving cats and it is best to keep them in pairs or groups as they re not solo cats.

There eyes are usually green and almond-shaped.

Furthermore, I simply love how bat-like these felines look. when I was younger I always wanted one, so these are really awesome.

Last but not least, these adorable cats retain kitten-like behavior throughout their entire lives. Oriental Shorthairs are athletic and enjoy playing fetch. They are all so active!

7.Norwegian Forest Cat

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A beautiful Norwegian Forest Cat.

As their name may suggest, these beautiful forest-dwelling creatures are naturally outdoor cats. However, they can be trained to be indoor cats. Their claws are so sharp that they can even climb stone with them.

They are well-known to have a topcoat with glossy long water-shedding hair, and a woolly undercoat, Also, they are adept to live in the cold climates of Northern Europe.

This mighty large cat breed was referred to as “skogkatt” in old Nordic legends. The “skogkatt” is a “mountain-dwelling fairy cat with an ability to climb sheer rock faces that other cats could not manage”. Nowadays, this name is used by certain breeders and organizations when referring to this cat.

Thoughts

So, this was my take on orange cat breeds. I hope you have enjoyed it. If you are interested in knowing more about some of the largest domestic cat breeds or the best cat breeds, go ahead and read the two articles I have previously written. Let me know what your favorite orange cat breed is in the comments.

Also, if you have wanted an orange cat before, and have ended up with a different colored one, please don’t be upset. All cats are valid and love you with all their heart. Read you next time!

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