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Meet the Cheetoh Cat

April 15 2021

Ever heard of the Cheetoh cat? These cute felines are fairly new. However, they are captivating our hearts and minds! A veterinarian talks about the Cheetoh cat below.


Carol Dryman first introduced the Cheetoh cat in 2003. She bred a cat that looked like a spotted wild cat, but has the lovable temperament of a housecat. The breed is currently still listed as ‘experimental’ by the International Cat Association. However, it may not be long before this feline gets official papers. 


Cheetoh cats are a cross between the Bengal and the Ociciat. The new cat is bigger than both parents. This is a bit unusual in the animal kingdom, but it isn’t unheard of. The same thing happens when lions and tigers mate: ligers, the resulting cross, are bigger than their parents, too.


Cheetohs are more expensive than your average housecat. Kittens average around $800, but can cost up to $1500. However, you may be able to find an ederly adult cat for less.


Cheetohs look like tiny cheetahs. Most Cheetoh cats have black spots against tan coats. There are variations, including black and silver. Cheetohs don’t shed much, so they’re a good option for people with allergies.


Cheetoh cats are wonderful pets. They are smart, active, curious, and affectionate. They are also fairly vocal, and have no problem speaking their minds! Many of them enjoy high places, and some actually like water. The Cheetoh is also extremely frisky. You may find that your kitty gets so eager to play that it wakes you up for playtime! These cats are also very affectionate, and tend to be lap cats. In fact, they’re so gentle that some catteries guarantee a tame, friendly nature. However, they’re very sociable, and can get distressed if left alone for too long. 


A good diet is essential for Cheetohs. Ask your vet for specific advice. Hopefully, this goes without saying: never feed your cat Cheetos!

Do you have questions or concerns about cat care? Contact us today!

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