21 year old cat scampy (aka snuggles) attempting to land gracefully after jumping from the sofa. Epic fail follows….bless him.
Dog begs for friendship and gets punched in the head a few times.
There are a lot of different animals that we love to keep and one of the common animals that are considered domesticated animals are cats. Cats are indeed wonderful creatures and surely a wonderful pet especially if they belong to small cat breeds. Today, a lot of people would prefer to have a feline friend for a pet that is one of the small cat breeds. The small cat breeds are sometimes considered as pocket cats or toy cats because of their very cute size. What are small cat breeds? What are the common cats that are categorized as members of small cat breeds? What are the characteristics and personalities of small cat breeds? Are these small cat breeds requiring a very special attention? How should we take care these small cat breeds? Get all the answers to these questions about small cat breeds by reading this article. This piece of writing will provide you some relevant and useful facts about small cat breeds.
What are the small cat breeds?
The small cat breeds are simply those cats that are considered to be small in sizes. There are many different types of small cat breeds namely teacup cats, dwarf cat and miniature cats. You may check out on the following small cat breeds listed below:
The Munchkin Cat
This type of cat is considerably small in size. The munchkin cat only weights about five to nine pounds when they are fully grown. That simply means that they can even weigh lighter than nine pounds when they are not yet completely developed. This type of small cat breeds has shorter legs compared to the other types of small cat breeds. This is the reason why, the Munchkin cats are not capable of running and jumping like any other cats do.
The Minskin Cats
The Minskin cats are also considered as one of the many small cat breeds with hair in the face, ears, nose, legs and tail, however; the bodies of this type of small cat breeds have only sparse cover of hair. These types of small cat breeds are known to be loyal to their family, loving and affectionate, intelligent and very playful
The lambkin Cats
The Lambkin cats are a cross-breeding of a Selkirk Rex and a Munchkin. The lambkin cats are also considered as small cat breeds because of their size. This type of small cat breeds has a curly coat, thus making them a cuddly pet.
The Bambino is one the small breeds of cats. This type of cat is a product if cross- breeding between a Munchkin and a Sphynx. The bambino is a short-legged type of a cat whit a hairless body. Because the Bambino cat is hairless, a lot of experts have believed that this kind of cat is a hypoallergenic cat. The bambino cat is known for its intelligence and playfulness.
The Kinkalow is a also an example of small breeds of cats. The Kinkalow is a product of cross breeding between and American Curl and a Munchkin. This type of cat is very unique because the Kinkalow cat has the typical curled ears of the American Curl cat breeds.
The Napoleon is also considered as one the small cat breeds around the world. This is a product of crossbreeding between a Persian cat and a Munchkin Cat. This type of cat has short legs with long silky coat and big eyes.
Indeed, there are still a lot of different types of small cat breeds. All of them are just wonderful to be kept as a pet. Most of these cats are very small that you can even put them inside your pocket! So if you are fond of collecting small things, then perhaps you will be interested in keeping small breeds of cats.
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There are several different reasons that may make it necessary for us to have to take care of a newborn kitten. First, the mother cat may be sick or even has died. She could have even had more kittens then she could take care of. If the kitten is sick, sometimes the mother cat will not take care of it. And the worst is that the owner of the mother dumped the kittens out, while this is sad, it does happen quite often .
One of the most important things is to make sure the kitten is dry and warm. A kitten will die very quickly in a short amount of time if his temperature is dropped and he goes into metabolic shock. Fixing a dry, warm bed is important. Using old towels and a cardboard box will work. Just holding the kitten to your body will help to warm him also. Be careful if you need to us a heating pad or heat lamp. Be sure the kitten can crawl away from the heat if he gets too warm, which is also dangerous. After he seems warmed, give him a quick look over. Check the eyes, ears and general overall condition. Are the eyes alert or matted up and closed? Is the ears waxed or full of fleas? Is the kitten vocal and moving around or quite and still?
Making the decision of whether to keep the kitten or to call the animal shelter is up to you, but please do not just walk away. The kitten will die without help. If he seems to check out okay and you decide to keep him, you may want to give him some children’s pedialyte will be good to rehydrate the kitten. A mother’s milk substitute or what is called a milk re-placer can be purchased at a local pet store along with supplies like the eye dropper, bottle or a syringe that will help to feed the kitten. Follow the manufactures instructions and the results will be fine.
One thing to know is a newborn kitten will not be able to voluntarily eliminate his feces or urine until around the age of three weeks. You will have to stimulate the perineal area as the mother cat would stimulate the urogenital reflex by licking after every feeding.. A good way is to use a warm cloth or cotton ball and gently rub. Also the kitten will need to be bathed with the warm cloth to help keep him clean. After about three weeks you will be able to start weaning off the bottle. A good way is to start by mixing the milk re-placers with can food to the texture of a milkshake to help the kitten learn to eat out of a dish and gradually increase to solid foods.
Keep in mind for the first three weeks a newborn kitten is almost like have a new born baby in the house. They also will need to be feed around the clock. But at the end of this time you will have a new addition to your family that will have his own very unique personality.
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Keep in mind for the first three weeks the newborn kitten care is almost like have a new born baby in the house. They also will need to be feed around the clock. But at the end of this time you will have a new addition to your family that will have his own very unique personality and will make all the stress of the newborn kitten care worth it.
Sick And Tired Of Cat Hair Landing On Your Cushions & Tables?
Cat Hairs here! Cat hairs there! Cat hairs EVERYWHERE!!!
Some cat breed shed and some cats don’t. The ones that shed hairs, can be quite agravating to some people as their hairs go everywhere. Also, some people are allergic to cat hair and therefore can’t have a cat in the house even if its their favorite creature!
Other people, just can’t stand the constant work of cleaning up the cat hairs from tables, couches, cushions, pillowcases, beds, floor mats, counter tops, radios, TVs, computers ( TVs, computers and radios attract a LOT of cat hairs to them because they are electronic!) and so much more….
So what to do if you are allergic to cat hairs, don’t like cat hairs and don’t want to clean up after cat hairs?
The answer is this: Either suffer it or get a hairless cat breed.
Hairless Cat Breeds are a cat breed that doesn’t shed!
Oh wonderful! Where can one find such a cat?
Well, there are a few different types of hairless cat breeds such as Sphynx, Peterbold cat, Bambino Cats, Kohana cats (an extremely rare Hawaiian hairless cat breed).
Although the hairless cat breeds are so convenient to have as you don’t have to clean up after them, shampoo their furr, brush it and there is also no danger of them getting ticks on them or fleas as you can see if they have them; there are also some other points that need to be considered before getting a hairless cat.
- Hairless cat breeds don’t have the fur to protect them from the cold, from the sun, the snow, from getting cut up if they go through bushes or from any enemy animal biting them.
- Hairless cats can easilier get cut and gashed since they have no fur to protect their skin.
- Hairless cat breeds will get terribly burned if you don’t watch out! So make sure to keep them out of the sun almost all day long and don’t let them outside if you can help it!
Some tips when caring for a hairless cat:
- Keep your cat indoors at all sunny times except in the evenings, or cloudy days when no sun shines.
- If you do want to let your hair less cat outside, then make sure to cream her up nicely against the sun with suncream, like you would do for a baby.
- Make sure your cat is safe and doesn’t get hurt!
- Get your cat a warm heated bed for the cold days so she won’t freeze.
- Keep your hairless cat breed busy with lots of things to do, play with and climb on so she won’t get bored and want to go outside.
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‘Dogs have owners while cats have staff,’ goes a famous saying. Ancient Egyptian royalty considered cats as a holy blessing, while there have been instances during medieval Europe, where beautiful women were judged on their ability to look similar to cats.
Cats come in different breeds, sizes and colors. One of the most mysterious cat breeds is the hairless cat, which appeared from time to time in Europe and United States. Such was the fascination for this breed that many rumors popped out from time to time.
History of Hairless Cat Breeds
The earliest accounts of hairless cats have been in the 18th century in South America, when some locals reported about seeing a strange looking cat, without hair. Later, some people in Paraguay confirmed seeing a species of cats which were hairless, but some locals were not sure if the cats they saw were a new hairless species of cats, or some other small wild animal.
Mexican Hairless Cat Breeds
Later, in the early part of the 19th century, some local Pueblo Indians gifted 2 cats (a male and a female) to a couple from New Mexico region. These Pablo Indians claimed that the cats were survivors of the Aztec cat breed; the point is debated till today.
Unfortunately, the male cat died while the female cat was taken to Europe during the year 1903. Some decades later, there were news bytes of hairless cats being paraded in cats shows in Europe and United States, but these events didn’t have any substantial evidence attached to them.
One of the most fascinating and earliest hairless cat breeds was the Mexican hairless breed, which according to various cat lovers went into oblivion, without providing any chances of mating. Also, whenever there was a sighting of a hairless cat couple, those folks somehow mysteriously never mated, or for that matter, if they did mate, they didn’t bring any offspring to this world.
Later Breeds of Hairless Cats
Second to the Mexican hairless, the Canadian hairless cats managed to maintain a consistent suspense filled state of affairs. Dubbed as the Sphynx or Sphinx, their traits are contributed by a recessive gene. With much interest from the general public, breeding of these Sphynx cats was in full swing in the 70s, but stopped later. The last lot of this breed was sent to Holland but unfortunately, this pair didn’t provide any offspring and some medical journals funnily confirmed that the Sphynx series was lost to fate and lack of mating based chemistry.
But, with active interest, breeding and help from science, many other hairless cat breeds surfaced like Donskoy cat breed, Don Sphynx, Elf cat etc. Medically, hairless cats also have a very small layer of hair.
Hairless cats are different, and they require different level of care as well. Their skin often feels oily as these cats don’t have hair to distribute or absorb oil. These are mostly indoor cats, as wind and sun take a toll on its skin. Usage of pet sun block is advised when these cats venture out. Fur lined basket, bed and dressing works well with these coatless cats.
Lastly, these cats are special and hence need special care.
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A guide for cat lovers where you can find intensive information on various cat breeds, their requirements and characteristics. Also learn some important facts about cat health, cat training and behaviour etc.