Mon Chéri Cattery

Understanding Colors of Exotic Shorthair & Persians

Exotic shorthair kitten colors

Understanding colors of Exotic Shorthair kittens and Persian Kittens (Or Exotic Longhair kittens) can be confusing. We have added photos and will be adding more to help clear the fog. Also please refer to https://cfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/color-pattern-chart.pdf for more detail. Black Exotic Shorthair & Black Persian Kitten (or Black Exotic Longhair Kitten) Color Variations The Black Exotic Shorthair … Read more

Exotic Shorthair Kitten Breed Characteristics (Physical)

Exotic shorthair bicolor male kitten

Like the Persian, the Exotic Shorthair is a medium-sized breed with an uncharacteristically large head. In fact, their head may appear even larger since they don’t have the excessive fluff to fill out the rest of their body. The Exotic’s facial features are like their long-haired counterparts with a flat, snubbed nose and big, friendly … Read more

About Bicolor Exotic Shorthair & Bicolor Persian Kittens For Sale

lilac bi-color exotic shorthair female cat

Are you looking for a bicolor Exotic Shorthair kitten for sale or a bicolor Persian kitten for sale? Here are some FAQs regarding color variations, personality characteristics to help you decide if either a bicolor Exotic Shorthair kitten or a bicolor Persian kitten (Or bicolor Exotic Longhair) would be a good fit for your family. Bicolor … Read more

About Calico Exotic Shorthair Kittens & Calico Persian Kittens For Sale

Thelma Exotic Shorthair Calico female kitten

Here are some FAQs regarding color variations, personality characteristics to help you decide if either a calico Exotic Shorthair kitten or a calico Persian kitten (aka calico Exotic Longhair kitten) would be a good fit for your family. The kittens below are sold and photos are just for reference. If looking for current listings visit calico Exotic … Read more

About Chocolate Exotic Shorthair & Chocolate Persian Kittens For Sale

Exotic Shorthair Chocolate Male

Are you looking for a current listing of chocolate Exotic Shorthair kitten for sale or a chocolate Persian kitten for sale? Here are some FAQs regarding color variations, personality characteristics to help you decide if a chocolate Exotic Shorthair kitten or a chocolate Persian kitten would be a good fit for your home. The kittens below have been sold and … Read more

Bon appétit! Exotic Shorthair Kitten & Persian Kitten Food

What I feed my cats

I’m always intrigued by the number of brands and varieties of ketchup available here in the US. I tend to use the same brand as my mom used – it’s the taste I‘m familiar with.

Interestingly enough – did you know that as of December 2018 there were 630 brands of pet foods and treats in the US alone? Specifically, pet foods and treats amounted to just under $40 BILLION U.S. dollars. 

With those kinds of choices – how do you choose what’s best for your Exotic Shorthair Kitten or Persian Kitten (Exotic Shorthair)? Do you listen to tv advertisements? Do you search internet ads that are almost always sponsored by pet food companies to tout their products as the best and their competition’s products as inferior? Do you buy what your vet has at his clinic? Do you think that the most expensive brands equal quality? Conversely, do you think the cheaper brands equal inferiority? Are you swayed by product packaging? 

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Exotic Shorthair Kittens & Persians are people too

Just like people – different Exotic Shorthair kittens and Persian kittens (or Exotic Shorthairs) have different tastes and needs. Some cats are dealing with food allergies, some are aging, and (like me) need to supplement their diets to stay healthy. The sizes of kibble also vary. I’ve got one old gentleman cat that we dearly love. We give him more soft foods than the younger cats and he maintains his health and his weight. Soft is easier on his old tender gums and teeth.

Nowadays there appears to be a trend towards more protein-based products rather than adding corn, grains, etc. Buffalo, rabbit, fish, etc. are trendy and to the general public, those foods seem too good to be true! And the beautiful pictures on the packaging may make you want to snack on them yourself!

But when I look at the packaging ingredients I see the words meat-by products and I cringe. I grew up in Iowa around farmers with beef and dairy cattle. When a cow would die be it from old age or injury or birthing or sickness, the farmer would put a chain around the legs of the animal and pull it out to the road where a rendering company truck would load the animal and process it into… guess what? Pet foods. So if a cow has cancer or abscesses or blood pockets… even though the meat is cooked it’s not something I say yum yum to and want to eat myself much less give to my cats.   

Shorthair Kitten & Persian Kitten Food Requirements

The best food for Exotic Shorthair kittens and Persian kittens (or Exotic Longhair kittens) is:

  • Rich in protein from animal sources
  • Grain-free
  • Low in carbohydrates
  • Made with clearly named meats/fats
  • Free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives and easy to chew
  • Additionally, Exotic Shorthair food should ideally be wet food instead of dry kibble

For that reason, I weekly prepare quite a bit of raw meat for our Exotic Shorthair kittens and Persian kittens (or Exotic Shorthairs) and freeze it in small containers. Search the internet and you can find suggestions as to how and what to include in your mix. But be prepared – some cats will transition to raw just fine but some are so addicted to dry cat food additives that they look at what should be like filet mignon and turn their sweet little noses up.

About Mon Chéri Cattery

We are an Arkansas breeder that has been breeding pet & show-quality Exotic Shorthair kittens and Persians kittens for the last 20 years. Our gorgeous male and female Exotic Shorthair and Persians (or Exotic Longhair) kittens for sale are available in chocolate, lilac, colorpoint, solid, bicolor, calico, tabby, red, and the rare and beautiful tortoiseshell (tortie). Email us to reserve a kitten! See our adorable kittens for sale.

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Caring for my Exotic Shorthair Kitten or Persian Kitten

Exotic Longhair or Persian bicolor male kitten

Congratulations on the recent addition to your household! Now that you have a young beautiful Exotic Shorthair or Persian (Exotic Longhair) kitten to care for there are several things you will need to consider. Nutrition for Exotic Shorthair & Persian kittens Exotic Shorthair kittens and Persian kittens (or Exotic Longhair kittens) should be fed a … Read more