Gingers for the win!
Even if you’re not a cat person, per se, it’s hard to resist a gorgeous cat – or at least a gorgeous cat picture. That’s why you’re going to love scrolling through these images of sweet kitties with show-stopping orange coats. You’ll find a fluffy cat breed that loves to snuggle, a cat that looks like a tiny tiger, a rare cat breed, and more friendly felines that make great pets. In fact, these orange cat breeds are so sweet and so cute that this story might convince you to adopt one (or another one).
With a striking coat that makes it look like a leopard or jaguar, it’s no wonder the Bengal elicits ooohs and aaahs from adoring fans and onlookers. It’s the only domestic cat breed that has the trademark rosettes. “They are technically a hybrid cat, meaning they are the offspring of a domestic cat bred with a wildcat, the Asian leopard cat,” says Mikel Delgado, PhD, a cat behaviour expert with Rover. Unlike its wildcat cousin, the Bengal craves interaction with its humans and will love the family dog as much as you do. Bengals have a silky, plush coat with a muscular and athletic physique. They have loads of energy, and they love to play fetch, walk on a leash, and even take a dip in the lake! “They are the best fit for a home that has lots of time to give them,” says Delgado.
“Abys,” which date all the way back to ancient Egypt, are one of the oldest known orange cat breeds. And FYI, you probably won’t find an Aby lounging on a sun-drenched windowsill for hours on end. This orange cat breed is interactive and known for being very active. “Abyssinians are excellent candidates for training to do tricks. Fast and agile, they’ll easily leap to heights of two metres to nab a wand toy,” Delgado says. “They will need lots to keep them busy, such as food puzzles and interactive playtime.” And while not a lap cat, per se, they are affectionate and loyal. When they’re not in active pursuit of a game, they’ll spend their downtime studying and taking note of your every move. Don’t be surprised if your Aby starts turning the lights on and off and opening cabinets as a way to “help” you.