Melvin My Teacup Himalayan Kitten

by Rone
(Florida)

Melvin my teacup Himalayan kitten

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).

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Jan 27, 2011
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where can I get one?
by: Anonymous

Do you know of any teacup himalayan cat breeders in canada?


Oct 26, 2010
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My bitty kitty
by: Anonymous

I think my kitten, Bones, may be a dwarf. Bones is 3 months old but is the size of a 4 week old kitten. Like Roxy, she's a little pig. She refuses kitten food and eats food from her older sister Bubbles' bowl. She also out-eats her older sister. She's very playful and can climb just as high as her older sister can.

Bones and Bubbles share the same feral mother. My future mother-in-law is trying to catch and socialize all of the kittens of a feral momma who likes having kittens in her basement. Momma is too wild to catch, but no one got a trap for her.


Jul 11, 2010
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My cat
by: Anonymous

Recently my cat "Roxy" gave birth to a litter of 4 kittens. One was runty at birth and we named her "Spot". Now 4 weeks later her littermates are all three times the size she is. In fact she has not appeared to grow at all. I didn't know that cats could have dwarfism! She is in complete proportion, eats all the time, and is more mobile then her siblings. So my idea that she is malnourished went out the window. How do I know if she is truly a dwarf?


Jul 11, 2010
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I also have a dwarf kitten/cat
by: Anonymous

Seeing your picture I can see my own very small kitten. Little Bit was born in a litter of normal size kittens. At first I thought she was just not getting enough to eat, so I went out of my way to make sure she was getting additional bottle feedings...besides mothers milk. But as the weeks have crept forward and the others have continued to grow at a normal rate. Little Bit's unique size has become more and more evident. She is growing but at a much slower rate. She is only about 1/5th the size of her litter mates, and this is at 4 weeks. She is delicate, but very sweet. I believe after seeing your picture, and after years of cat breeding experience that she is in fact a dwarf. Only time will tell...but she is healthy in every way...but her size.


May 19, 2010
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Too tiny to operate? Nope.
by: Anonymous

I see no reason for concern about operating in future on your small cat. Researchers have been doing delicate operations on tiny mice for years! Any vet that says your cat is too small to operate on, is not the vet you should be seeing.


Jan 31, 2010
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breed
by: Anonymous

Did your cat come from a good breeder? if so, is it healthy?



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Melvin My Teacup Himalayan Kitten — 2 Comments

  1. We are from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and my wife found a breader that had a dwarf Himalayan that was not perfect, (throw away cat). He is proportioned perfectly just mini with digestive health problems and a crooked face and teeth. We took him in and are giving him love and doctor visits to make sure he has the best life he ever. Even though he is so adorable and he can just melt your heart with those big beautiful round eyes it doesn’t justify the risks involved with a living feeling creature this entire designer pet fad is propigating….

    • Love your comment from both aspects: let’s stop this unethical extreme breeding and if there are needy cats who need love, let’s give it.

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