Exotics are said to be the best kept secret of the cat world. Exotics were initally bred to be like the persian breed, but they came out with a short, thick coat. Exotics are not very vocal, and do not seek attention like most cats. They like affection but will not remind you every five minutes to pet it. In fact, males are more affectionate than females. Females kind of can be more, aloof. Overall the Exotic is a great cat to have. The coat does not shed or get tangled, and they get along great with people and other cats.