Originally Posted by chausiefan
in regards to f1s usually not making good pets well i was told that by a few breeders in america and canada & went by what i experienced
I have seen 2 f1s and one f2
Both f1s i saw were in a cage and didn't like to be pet and didn't like strangers at all
There is a big difference in having a house pet or having a cat for breeding purpose. Breeders have more cats than you possibly can play with all day.
Some people let some of the cats run around the house for a while but u have to keep them in cages, separated from each other for various reasons.
Most breeders have a different experience with the breeding cats than the people who actually take the cats home.
If you get an F1 and keep it in your backyard or in some cage you hardly can expect to have a loving pet. They might even scratch your eyes out.
I have seen people getting new cats and getting impatient and pissed when the new cat is having under the bad and hiss at them.
there are also parents with wild kids you know.
It takes a bit time to tame the wilder cats, that is for sure, some are more easy some more difficult, it is different for all cats but the result can be the same.
Should never beat them and treat their mistakes with patience. Cats will learn to adjust.
I know so many people who complain their house cat is a monster, climbing walls and scratching everything,
on the carpet and stealing food from the table.
I trim my cats claws every week, they never scratched any furniture (non of my cats or all the cats my family owned) They never climb on tables and avoid playing in corners where they not supposed to go. And they sure were wild monsters when i got them.
The are many tricks to teach them, and things such as spray and powder to mark cables and corners where not to play.
If your cat start making break dance on the carped and scratch the wall, it means not that it is a wild cat, it means that you should watch, brush and trim its nails and get a fun scratch tree.
You need to lay with them a lot, bored cats tend to mess around.
Besides such cats are not meant for unexperienced cat owners.
And u can be sure they are shy of people, most hybrids are. Most animals who did spend their life in a cage are in fact somewhat shy, but that will change once you have them at home.
And having a cat who is not jumping at your friends who come to visit is not a bad thing in fact