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post #1 of 18
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I bought my kitten from an add in the paper. The add said "long hair siamese kittens" but i don't know. They didn't have papers and she wasnt extremely expensive. How do I tell if she is a balinese or just some other pointed breed? when i bathed her she looked kind of like a modern siamese lol with the small head, skinny neck and huge ears. but when she's dry she just looks like a traditional/applehead long hair siamese or traditioanal/applehead balinese. I wil try to post pics if I can ever figure it out on this forum. my hosting sites dont give me a format that works on here. do any of you have any tips on a good hosting site for this forum??
post #2 of 18
try Photobucket.com, its free and its pretty easy. I can't wait to see pictures.
post #3 of 18
Without "papers" its hard to tell if its really a balinese or not. Probably a pet quality bali that was bred to make money.

I'm sure you plan on spaying/neutering your new kitty.
post #4 of 18
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No I havent decided if I am spaying her. I dont like what it does to their hormones. they tend to get lazy and gain weight but she is never going outside without a leash. If I start having a prob. with her getting out or anything else I will spay her.
post #5 of 18
You are buying into the myths and not looking at spaying as a health issue.

Spaying is very beneficial. An unspayed/unbred female will continue to go in and out of heat month after month - not a twice a year as a dog does. Especially with siamese types they will "call" loud and long. Worse when in heat. Also an unspayed female will figure out how to get outside by any means necessary.

And one of the biggest health issues is the fact that unspayed females have a much higher risk of ovarian cancer. If you really love your new kitty you will get her spayed as soon as possible and avoid all of the above.

The only reason a spayed/neutered cat gets fat and lazy is that people overfeed them. All you need to do is cut back somewhat on their food as they are not burning it up as fast. As far as being lazy????? That is totally untrue - I've owned many spayed/neutered cats that were as active as kittens their entire lives - they never were fat or lazy
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
As far as being lazy????? That is totally untrue - I've owned many spayed/neutered cats that were as active as kittens their entire lives - they never were fat or lazy


We got Harley fixed at 5 months, and he is VERY active, all the time!

I do hope you plan on getting your kitten fixed, like GoldenKitty explained, it really is beneficial to your cat, and to you as well
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Kinsey's Pet
If I start having a prob. with her getting out or anything else I will spay her.
Chances are...if she gets out...she will come back pregnant. Unless you want to risk her getting it on with a stray of unknown origin, I would have her spayed.

Katie
post #8 of 18
Pudge was spayed last year. She's not fat at all, she is full of energy (flies around the house even though I play with her for an hour each day). Also, I never have to hear the howls of heat at oh-so-very-early am, worry about her running outside and getting knocked up, or getting pyometra and dying.
post #9 of 18
The health risks of being unspayed also include mammary cancer and uterine cancer, as well as the health risks already mentioned. I took on an unspayed oldie last year and lost her to mammary cancer, it wasn't a pleasant experience - nor was dealing with her in season numerous times, it must be so frustrating for the poor cats, they sound like they are in pain most of hte time. And mammary cancer has a very high chance of spreading and recurring.
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
Yea, you all probably right. I don't really want to breed her anyway. And I really don't want to have unexpected kittens. I also don't want her to sneak outside like Murphy used to do, that was how we lost him. He left (like he always did) but never came back. We think something got him. I hate even thinking about it. Yea, I will prob. fix her. When should I do it? 5 months?
post #11 of 18
I am so glad you are going to get her spayed. You would be best ringing vets in your area to see when to get her done, some will do it before 6 months old (and cats spayed before their first heat are 200 times less likely to get mammary cancer) and some wont.
post #12 of 18
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Why won't they do it before 6 months? is it dangerous?
post #13 of 18
I don't think it is dangerous, just some vets dont have the knowledge/experience to do it at a younger age, but some do, so it is best ringing round.
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Kinsey's Pet
Why won't they do it before 6 months? is it dangerous?
Some vets do not feel comfortable with fixing cats under 6 months of age...for many of them, they have not been exposed to the procedure with younger kittens...however there are more and more vets that are willing to spay as early as 2 months of age. Best thing is to contact your vet and find out when the earliest date is that they will spay your cat.

Katie
post #15 of 18
I just want to say thanks for getting her spayed. IMO if she was a full breed the sellers would have had you sign a contract saying you were going to have her spayed or make you buy breeders rights.
post #16 of 18
And also another thing to remeber is that siamese cats are extremely vocal (and I mean that it will drive you crazy )when they are in heat.

And if not mated will get back in heat quickly, and if that happens to often it may cause some serious health problems.

It is way better to have your kitten spayed if you want to enjoy her
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by Kinsey's Pet
do any of you have any tips on a good hosting site for this forum??
Sorry for the thread hijacking, but I seen other posts you've made and seen pictures of Kinsey. SO CUTE. So I decided to make a signature for you:



For hosting sites, I use Photobucket.com and Imageshack.us
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thats so cute. Can I use it? how do I do that?
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