|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