Originally Posted by 4kids4cats
Yes, she said to treat him like my resident kittens. She is only a phone call away day or night if I need her, but I like to hear what other suggest too. After all she is just one person. I think breeding cats is different than having them as pets. I am new to hybrids and really want to make sure everything goes well....
That's great news actually...I've seen quite a few shady breeders of these type hybrid animals, that I just wanted to check, and if necessary connect you with a good, supportive breeder. It's a great thing that she is available if you need any advice, that's one true mark of a good breeder.
Pretty much they can be treated just like the common cat, their nutritional needs are not so drastically different nor are their behaviors. They physical size can differ, but usually not significantly either.
Breeding is not really all that different from having them as pets, at least not for most breeders, so her advice is really fairly accurate.
As far as socialization, most chausies I have known tend to be rather shy animals, you have to work with them to get them comfortable in their environment, and pretty much keep the environment stable. However, the more interaction they can get and the more comfortable they are with people and with their space the more social they will usually get. Be sure to invite your friends over to meet and play with him [and don't let them leave the others out] as much as he can handle comfortable and he should turn out fine.
I hope that helps some
Please keep us posted, and remember that we all love stories about each others kitties