Names for Orange Pets

Pet names based on color:

Which pet names are best for pets with orange fur? Not just cats and dogs, but also hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds and horses can have red or orange-brown fur. Maybe one of these names would suit your new pet?

  • Apricot
  • Amber
  • Autumn
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Carrot
  • Cinnabar
  • Curry
  • Fire Blossom
  • Fire Flower
  • Garfield
  • Ginger
  • Grenadine
  • Maize
  • Mandarine
  • Mango
  • Marigold
  • Melba
  • Nectarine
  • Papaya
  • Peach
  • Pumpkin
  • Toscana
  • Turmeric
  • Vermillion
Orange Fur

Cats sometimes have plain orange, or ginger, fur. It might be mainly orange but almost always has stripes, patches or markings on the head and body. Even though ginger fur is also called “red”, it’s almost always the bright yellow-orange of an apricot to a deep cinnamon or copper orange color.

Cat breeds with ginger fur:
British Shorthair
Devon Rex
Maine Coon
Persian
Scottish Fold

There are more dogs with orange fur. And it’s actually often one color. “Officially”, orange fur in dogs is called red, gold or yellow. Depending on the light, the color might shine in different shades. But you can’t get a dog in fire hydrant red or lemon yellow ;) By the way: it’s not only the dog or cat’s age, but also its food/health or shampoo/grooming products that can affect the animal’s fur color after a while.

Dog breeds with orange fur:
Beagle (some)
Border Terrier (one-tone)
Boxer (some)
Bulldog (some)
Chow Chow (one-tone)
Cocker Spaniel (one-tone)
Dachshund (one-tone or multi-colored)
Golden Retriever (one-tone)
Japanese Chin (some)
Papillon (some)
Pembroke Welsh Corgi (some)
Shiba Inu (some)
Spitz (one-tone)

Orange Eyes

Really? Is there such a thing? Why not? They’re especially impressive in cats.

Cat breeds with orange eyes:
Abyssinian  (not always)
British Shorthair
Exotic Shorthair

Orange Feathers

We don’t know of any completely orange birds that can be kept as pets. But you can find lovebirds especially with wonderful multi-colored feathers with plenty of orange. Like orange-heads, peach-heads and strawberry-heads.

Birds with orange feathers:
Cockatiel (orange spot on cheeks)
Lovebirds
Zebra Finches (orange spot on cheeks)

If you have a garden, you might be lucky enough to get regular visits from robins, great spotted woodpeckers or finches. It could be fun to give them names, even though they’re not “real” pets and come and go as they please.

Tip: With a little healthy (e.g. homemade) food, you can even “persuade” garden birds to visit more often.

Pet Names for Orange Animals Pet Names for Orange Animals - Photo: Pongpat Thongwattanaporn/Shutterstock

Meaning of the Color Orange

Orange is a mixture of cheerful yellow and dynamic red. Orange stands for sympathy, coziness, security, strength, optimism, warmth and geniality.