Tentatively exploring options
Hi guys! I'm tentatively (potentially) looking at cats that would be a good fit for my cat, Mia. When I moved out of my room mate's, she seemed very sad that her buddy Mary Jane was gone. I'm currently watching Mary Jane for my ex-room mate (also my cousin, fyi!!) while she is getting ready for a move from Texas to Colorado.
Mia is a pretty high energy cat, loves to play "rough", and her favorite playmate was a rough and tumble dog my room mate had. So she likes to play rough and Mary Jane and her seem to be a good fit.
In the course of looking for cats, looking at rescues and even checking out breeders.
I have a particular affection for color pointed animals, and have found myself looking at ragdolls, siamese cats, etc etc.
Anyways, my question being, is it ethically/morally okay to adopt out retired breeders? Coming from a different pet community, it's definitely not an okay thing to do with their breeders but they have substantially shorter lives (pet rats).
Is that a red flag for a breeder to adopt out "retired" breeders? I would prefer one of those but it certainly makes me question the breeder themselves, but I'm just only beginning in the "cat community", if that makes sense!!
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