Proof Your Ocicat’s Wild Style Is Just a Front

The Ocicat resembles the Ocelot, but without the wild cat behavior.

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Fierce is not a word in the wild-looking Ocicat’s vocabulary. Via the_chronicles_of_neffy/Instagram
Katrina Rossos

The Ocicat is a domestic cat breed that looks a lot like a wild feline. But, even though their exotic spots resemble that of an Ocelot, the Ocicat’s ancestral roots originate with the Abyssinian, the Siamese and the American Shorthair — and their temperament is a perfect mix of all three domestic cat breeds: playful, loving and friendly.

Here are seven ways Ocicats are really just tame kitties, despite their wild appearance!

1. Nighttime equals sleepy time for Ocicats, not lurking in the jungle.

2. They prefer peace to hunting.

3. They adore hugs and kisses.

4. They’d rather climb a tree covered in carpet than a real tree.

5. They appreciate fine art.

6. They would rather watch TV than watch prey.

7. Finally, Ocicats like nothing more than lounging with their humans. Something, you may not want to do with a feline in the wild!

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