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questions on Somali's

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
My husband and i have been looking into different breeds of cats and we have come acroos the somali's and they look gorgeous, and they have a lovely temperment

The only thing is that we would like a home cat and in the book that we have it says they must not be confined indoors.

Do you think thats right i cant find it any where on the internet saying they must not be kept indoors

Wouldnt like to get a cat that likes being outside wouldn't be fair !

thanks for any help

lara x x
post #2 of 10
Quite the opposite. You precious baby will be MUCH better off indoors

My moms Somali is an indoor cat and is chicken of the outdoors. He is a sweet, lovable cat. And he is awesome looking. He LOVES to be brushed and held. He is great with all the grandkids.

You made a good choice in breed. IMO

post #3 of 10
Now I've not read that ! What the heck was that book? Since Somalis are basically long-haired Abyssinians I would think that anything that applies to Abys would apply to Somalis as well. And I have never heard of ANY breed of cat recommended to be outdoors (even the hybridized breeds with wild blood.) I would think one would be just fine indoors.
post #4 of 10
I'll move this to the Breeder's Corner.
post #5 of 10
I've never heard of any reccomendations on keeping any breed indoors.
I have seen some breeds that come with reccomendations of a lot of room to play (more room than the average cat), and most of those were the larger, rambunctious, and playful hybrids.
And I seen reccomenadtions of access to water to play in for some breeds like the Turkish Van/Angoras.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
I got the book from a libary its called complete cat breeds by Alan Edwards its quite old.

But im glad i can have the cat i want

lara x x
post #7 of 10
Quite the opposite is true. Here is a link to somali breed description from CFA.
"Usually breeders make kittens available between twelve and sixteen weeks of age. After twelve weeks, kittens have had their basic inoculations and developed the physical and social stability needed for a new environment, showing, or being transported by air. Keeping such a rare treasure indoors, neutering or spaying and providing acceptable surfaces (e.g. scratching posts) for the natural behavior of scratching (CFA disapproves of declawing or tendonectomy surgery) are essential elements for maintaining a healthy, long and joyful life."
So, you should keep your cat indoor and not to worry about some book.
post #8 of 10
Originally Posted by lara
I got the book from a libary its called complete cat breeds by Alan Edwards its quite old.

But im glad i can have the cat i want

lara x x
Yep, you can have the cat you want and keep it indoor.
post #9 of 10
Here is a pic of my mom's cat Streaker.....

post #10 of 10
My boy Sundance a red somali is strictly indoors only the go out on my patio which is enclosed but that is it! I wouldn't pay any attention to what that says! he has pals and toys and is doing wonderful! Here he is

he is 8 months now! I just adore him! let us know when you get the furry! I want to see
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