Animal Stories - Ocicat Cats

Animal-World Information about: Ocicat Cats

Ocicats are wild in appearance, but make great pet cats with a tame and loving character!
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theresa - 2015-07-31
Mimy cat is very smart and he thinks like a dog

Terri Blaylock - 2008-06-04
I just accuired an Ocicat by accident. Someone left him behind and he wandered up to my folks place. Starved for food and attention. I took him to the Vets to be checked out and I have a new menber to my extended family. My husband and I are at awe over his markings and resembilance to the Ocelot cat.

Alexandra - 2012-01-24
I found a cat almost 2 years ago now that was a stray in a really bad part of the city. He is a beautiful cat and so unique in his mannerisms much like an Ocicat. He also has developed quite the attachment and a unique sense of trust in me as opposed to the people I live with. i am not sure if he is an Ocicat, he does have very similar markings. I believe he may be a medium chocolate or a tawny colored Ocicat but I do not know how I can be sure....any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-25
    There is no way to know - Possibly the mom or dad was an Ocicat or even both but you can't know for sure without seeing the parents. My human raised them and they are definitely unique and great personalities. Beautiful cats but mom could have been an Oci and dad could have been on the loose - so you just can't know.
  • tyzheeya - 2012-02-01
    I have a 2 year old ocicat and he is so adorable. He loves to play,eat, and run. He is almost I think 7 or 8 pounds. He is a really chubby cat. His name is wubzzy :)
ben alfred - 2012-05-15
I rescued a kitten on the road in India and I've adopted him as my own.
Is it possible that he is an ocicat coz he is ginger and brown and spotted and fits all the categories. Is dis possible that he is an ocicat ???

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-15
    Anything is possible.
  • Carra (Jayashri) - 2013-03-09
    I live in Southern Indian(Puttaparthi AP) and have had three feral kittens become family members. They all looked like ocicats. There are many such cats in this area that favour that breed. Personally I think they are simply what nature intended them to look like. They all have very outgoing and in charge personalities...make for great pets, assuming you don't mind the usual expectations that his the master and your there to servešŸ˜» Enjoy Jayashri
mel - 2011-12-31
I accidentally have become the owner of an ocicat. The home she was in had two other cats, one that had lived there for years. My cat as a kitten already started to insist on being the dominant cat. The other cats didn't fancy her much so I took her in. She's amazing .... Very talkative, very playful (loves to fetch), and loves any guest we bring by. I feel blessed to have taken her in.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-31
    Ocicats are neat and extremely smart.
zoraida - 2011-07-05
My family and I wanted to adopt a dog or cat so we decided to adopt a cat because my 3 year old doesn't like dogs. So we went to tree house humane society as soon as we walked in there was a lot of different cats and right away a 1 year old cat went up to me and befriended me and my family so we looked and looked and the next day we went back and adopted the cat that befriended us and so it turned out to be an ocicat she is amazing she is friendly and follows us every where in the house she is our baby and she stole all of our hearts. She acts like a dog but has the most adorable meows we love her and she knows it. It only took three days for her to get comfortable with us and now she sleeps in my bed next to me and my husband my children loves her and she is good with them. I am so lucky to have her in our lives.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-06
    Ocicats are great. My friend has one and loves it.
Lee - 2010-04-13
I rescued a cat at an animal shelter which I found out to be an ocicat. She is quite remarkable and beautiful. She has such dog-like qualities and loves to play fetch. She is quite talkative and is in everyone's business. My husband who is not a cat person happens to love this cat. She is 8 months old and is just about as big as my other adult cat. I read that they can grow for 2 years. Looking forward to seeing if that is true. What a great find!

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  • Janet Palin - 2011-01-04
    I bottle fed a little kitten born by a Calico.. He is long and skinny 3Mo now, and apparantly will be very tall. He is very affectionate and VERY PLAYFUL!
    I take a pair of fuzzy sock and warm them in the dryer, and he goes wild! He runs with them and growls and hovers over them, and dont dare try to take them away! He plays tug of war with them and you can chase him.. He loves to play fetch, just like a dog? My Calico at home mothers him and keeps him very clean.. LOL we love him. Your the first to hear of your cat acting like a dog! Try the sock thing, its hilarious..
Olivia - 2010-10-30
I cant find a breeder for an ocicat but my best friend's cousin had one and it was gorgeous. Does any body know where I can find one?

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  • Rita - 2011-01-04
    Hi, I have just seen your comment on animal world. I breed Ocicats in the UK. They are brilliant fun and super pets. I have no idea where you are but if you check out World of Ocicats you will find breeders listed in many countries. Hope you find one near to you. My website is
Kathryn - 2009-08-23
I found a litter of ocicats that had been abused and dumped. All but one had to be put down so I was able to keep her. They are wonderful cats, good temperament and extremely easy to train, I didn't even need to bother much at all. They are quite dominant over other cats and apparently they don't grow much at all, as my cat stayed the same size as when I first found it at 2 months old. The vet then confirmed it was an Ocicat and that was why.

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  • Wendy Martin - 2010-03-04
    Dear Kathryn:
    Good work on your find, always a wonderful thing to be kind to these poor cats when they are abused by unknowing, uncaring people. I take in feral cats in Orange County, California, they seem to find me one by one. All scared of people but they sure know where the food is. Also a nice young opossum and four raccoons seem to know where the food is too. Why not, it's fun and not really that expensive! Blessings, Wendy
jennabug - 2009-03-14
LOL, the cat in the pic above looks like it's smiling!!