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The key is to select a cat or kitten that will adapt well to your environment. Take into whether you are single, have a family with children, a multi-cat household, or a house with both cats and other animals. Researching breeds and learning about gender differences can help you make your choice.
Choosing a breed The hobby of breeding and showing cats is called "Cat Fancy. Whether or not you choose a purebred or mixed breed cat, the following characteristics, which are typified in breeds, can help you to zero in on the perfect pet for you.
Think about these traits and refer to the CFA site for breed s. Do your new feline friend a favor and learn as much as you can. Is there a perfect cat out there for you?
Size: Full-grown cats can range in weight from 4 to over 20 pounds depending on the breed and sex. Coat length: Coat lengths for cats are typically described as short, medium and long. There are also hairless breeds — the Sphynx is one. Most cat breeds are short-haired. Outside of aesthetics, hairlength should be a major consideration as many long-haired cats require daily grooming.
Body type: Body types are broken down into two : cobby and foreign. A Cobby body type is characterized by short legs and a broad chest think American Shorthair whereas a foreign body cat is slim and svelte in appearance like a Siamese. The fur can be tipped, shaded or banded.
Colors range from black to white, from blue to orange. CFA color descriptions may be quite different from what you envision. Patterns range from solid to mixtures. Calicos have clearly defined bright patches of color. Activity level: A very important consideration in choosing your next feline family member is activity level - different breeds will have different activity levels.
If you prefer an active, playful cat then an Abyssinian might be in your future. If you are adopting a cat from a shelter, ask about temperament and activity level so that you will have a great match for your household. Choosing a gender Each gender has pros and cons associated with it.
Male cats tend to be much larger than females. Males, or toms, can be friendlier than females. Female cats tend to be more reserved than males but are far less likely to spray. Females tend to howl when they go into heat and can become pregnant before their first year — talk to your vet about getting your female spayed. Other considerations Kittens should not be separated from their mothers until they are weeks old. By this time, they will be weaned, will have been taught some useful skills by their mother not the least of which is how to use the litter boxand have had some good socialization.
Make sure your cat has been vaccinated before you take them home. Make an appointment with your veterinarian immediately for a wellness check.Looking for playful female
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