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RE: Looking for 2 purebred kittens: Advice?

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Posted by: cyclopsgrl at Fri Jun 22 17:40:28 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by cyclopsgrl ]  
   

It has been my eperience that Pursians are one of the more docile breeds. That said, just about any breed of kitten, purebred or mixed, will be very active for the first year or two.

Young kittens will likely be upsetting to your older cat, but hard to predict how long it will take for the older cat to adjust or just how upsetting it will be. When you integrate any new pet into a household, you have to do it slowly over time. Pretty much separate the new and old cats for a couple weeks, usually putting the new cat(s) in a room of their own for the two weeks with slow, gradual, supervised introductions. If you drop the new cat(s) in the middle of the living room on day one and "let them figure it out themselves" it usually doesn't go well. The resident cat gets VERY upset and will either be aggressive, or, hide out and potentially not eat, etc... So, very slowly over a couple weeks. You might be lucky and your resident cat embraces the new cat(s), but chances are greater it will be upsetting.

I am not familiar with all the breeds, but all cats have similar tendencies. Most will knead. Scratching is something you'll discourage from the start, so it won't be a problem with kittens and a little training.

From your list, I know Abys are very alert, active, inquisitive, climbers, etc... The rest of the list will likely be active kittens... I know folks with Bengals that live them and share stories of their antics.

Cats are more individual personalities rather than a guaranteed personality based on a certain breed. I currently have two cats from the same litter. One is fairly laid back and sharp as a tack, very smart... The other is hyper-active, dumb as a brick, and meows a lot. LOL. Similar to children in the same family from the same parents -- they can be night and day different in personalities.

I wish you luck. You might have luck calling breeders in your area and meeting parent cats and kittens of breeds you are interested in. You can also visit a shelter and get to know the personalities of the cats there, but you probably won't get a purebred (sometimes you can). Many of us have had wonderful luck with mixed breed cats...
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