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Milky!!

post #1 of 23
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Just picked him up today. He was a little nervous at first, but after some petting and encouragement, he was eating, drinking, and playing in no time.

His right eye was injured when he was young, thus the discoloration. He is a purebred American Curl

Better pics to come. He doesn't like to be held yet, or maybe ever..... other than that, he's sweeter than ever. Already bumping heads with me.
post #2 of 23
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post #3 of 23
He's so cute! How old is he? He looks like a kitten. I have a cat that likes to be pet and played with but no holding too. Maybe Milky will get more accustomed to it though! Congratulations on the new baby!
post #4 of 23
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he's 6 months and needs to be neutered.
post #5 of 23
Hey...I didn't expect to see a photo of a curl here, what a nice surprise

It's especially unusual to see a shorthair curl as there are fewer breeders of them compared to the longhair. Is he from California?

I wish you and Milky many happy years together, and if I may...Curls mature young, young, young...males as young as 6 months can sire, so I hope he's got his tutor apt. set up
post #6 of 23
AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!! i finally get to see Milky!!! He is such a cutie Dave! More pics pls!!!
post #7 of 23
My congrats on your new baby . He looks really cute
post #8 of 23
He's a cutie
post #9 of 23
SUCH A CUTE BABY!!!
post #10 of 23
Milky is so cute and gorgeous. And his right eye gives him character.

My cat also didn't want to be held when I got her at 7,8 months. And she still doesn't, even though she's so affectionate and wants petting all the time.

Jill and Candy
post #11 of 23
Milky is such a cutie!
Do you know about how old he is?
post #12 of 23
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the cat was bred and born in Taiwan. However, the breeder got his parents from overseas. From where I do not know.

I will get him neutered next week then, I can't risk having him spray.

When you say they mature young, does that mean they have a shorter life expectancy?

And if he already starts spraying, will neutering make him stop?

his birthday is 10/3/2003
post #13 of 23
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Originally posted by Hwangster
the cat was bred and born in Taiwan. However, the breeder got his parents from overseas. From where I do not know.

I will get him neutered next week then, I can't risk having him spray.

When you say they mature young, does that mean they have a shorter life expectancy?

And if he already starts spraying, will neutering make him stop?

his birthday is 10/3/2003
Hi, I know or know of, many of the American Curl breeders overseas from Hong Kong and Japan, more recently in Poland and Russia, South Africa, Finland, Austria, Germany...but I don't think I've heard of this breeder in Taiwan. Now you've really got my curiosity going!

By maturing young, I meant sexually. I've seen males become mature enough to sire at 6+ and 7+ months. When I was breeding Curls,I dealt with this by doing early spay and neuter...all my pet kittens were fixed before they went to their new homes. This way, no oops's.

Re longevity...no one really knows how long lived a breed this is. The oldest I know of to date is still under 19. The foundation female, Shulamith, unfortunately died not of old age, at least one of her daughters is still alive. My oldest, Patrick, is turning 17 tomorrow I would think you can expect the same with your fellow. I would think after such a long trip, it will just take a bit of time for Milky to settle in. While I did have the rare kitten who was loving but not a lap cat, most Curls I have ever known, are very bright, adaptive cats who quickly size up their new home and begin the process of ruling the entire home. Curls expect to be cherished and are by those who are lucky enough to own one. I look foward to hearing your stories of life with Milky

If he's spraying, neutering him will help, and may be all that it will take (besides a good cleaning of the spots he hit) to stop that behavior. You can blame it on his hormones
post #14 of 23
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Oh, I am not in Washington Anymore I am in Taiwan also, so the trip was not long at all!

I can tell the curl's adapt very quickly just by the way Milky behaved at home. As soon as we brought him back, he was eating, and playing in no time. And he didn't even seemed bothered by the dog, and the dog doesn't seemed bothered by the cat. I sense a beautiful relationship brewing between the 2

I will have him neutered next week before he reaches 6 months. He is about 5 and 2/3 months old now.

Are you on any instant messenger? I would love to chat about the curl breed with you.

The pet store had a 14 year old male curl who was beautiful, so I guess they do live long lives just like any other breed.

I guess with Mentos passing away at the age of 4, I've learned to just cherish every moment anyways
post #15 of 23
LOL....I guess he didn't have to travel far, I'm glad. I think long flights are very hard - on humans and pets alike.

I don't have Instant Messenger but would be glad to talk about Curls anytime via PM. I can recommend websites with breed info, if you wish.

I am sad, to be very honest, to hear there is a 14 y.o. Curl in any pet store I hope it's there as a store cat, not for sale)..breeders in the US are very firm on not wanting the breed to be sold this way. I would think a 14 y.o. must be a US import, and that makes me wonder who bred it, if it's related to my guys

There is an Internet Curl list for breeders/showers/just folks who own Curls, if you'd like the addy for it, let me know!
post #16 of 23
Awww, I love the little round ears!
post #17 of 23
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Don't feel bad, all his cats are very well looked after.

the 14 year old is NOT for sale, and is only on display. It's used for mating if customers needs a male for breeding.

I would not buy from a store that does not treat their animals ethically.

They specialize in curls (all shorthair even the 14 yr old is shorthair), abyssinians, somali's, persians, and exotic.
post #18 of 23
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btw, I'd love to get the address.
post #19 of 23
Aww he's cute
post #20 of 23
Awwww he looks so sweet. It sounds as if he's settled very well. I love his ears!.
post #21 of 23
Congratulations on your new addition! He's quite beautiful!
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post #23 of 23
He's georgeous! I love the coat pattern too!
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