Melvin my teacup Himalayan kitten
I own a "primordial" dwarf Himalayan kitten. Meaning that he has dwarfism much like the Munchkin cat, but his body is proportionate and he's just small.
This new gene is passed on genetically and it's taking over as a fad in my area. Rather than breeding healthy cats, people are breeding these tiny, mutated cats as "teacups". Problem is, along with the high price tag, comes a lot of health problems.
Some breeders say that there are no "teacup" cats, but I have living proof. My cat will never exceed 3 pounds. He will also not be able to be fixed until he is fully grown, and even then, he could have complications from being so small.
Teacup kittens ARE adorable, but there are a lot of risks, as with all tiny animals, involved. I feel that this should be mentioned in the article. Because I know that this will soon become a fad and people all over will be looking for these teacup cats. People should know about the risks involved and should also research the cattery they are giving their thousands of dollars to very closely. Because this will soon become a fad, that also increases chances that people will be given very sick kittens and a lot of kittens will die.
Hi Rone: Thanks a lot for sharing. Melvin or Mouchois is, it seems, quite famous! For SEO reasons I have changed the title and added your video. This should improve the chances of the page being found. I'll be visiting your blog and add some data to the teacup cat page and give a link to your blog. I trust this is OK...Michael (PoC Admin).