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Mini Meow: What Are Miniature Cats?

Did you know that there’s such a thing as miniature cats? Before choosing one of these mini kitties, read up on the big facts, tips and scams.

In addition to their over-the-top level of cuteness, kittens are adored because they’re so tiny. So it’s no wonder that many people are interested in miniature cats, or cats that remain small their entire lives.
These breeds can be sorted into the categories of miniature, dwarf, and teacup. Bear in mind that the selective breeding necessary for these types of cats is a highly controversial issue. Reputable breeders who sell these cats should be able to ensure that the animals are healthy, and inbreeding should be avoided as well.


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The cats don't benefit from this manipulation in any way. It sounds like it might be fatal or cause deformities in many cases.
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I have one cat that nature decreed was going to be small - but there's small and there's small. I feel really uncomfortable of this sort of manipulation of genes that is done for human pleasure and not for the benefit of the animals.
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This kind of 'breeding' always worries me...it all about monetary gain...Not about IMPROVING the HEALTH of the Breed...

We, as humans, have created all kinds of Internal Health problems, for animals, because of worrying about the Outside of the animal only!!
Dogs, Cats, Horses, etc...

Animals, that once were Robust, and Healthy, now have Genetic defects...
Because of our breeding programs!

Is ALL breeding wrong? I don't think so, IF, the breeding is to Improve the Health, of the breed!
If it's only done, for the Outside Appearances...Then it most certainly, is Wrong...in my book...
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There go my chances of having a teacup calico. Or an actual pocket panther.

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There go my chances of having a teacup calico. Or an actual pocket panther.
Anything smaller than a Real Panther, is a MINI!

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Oh I just love, love, love small cats! How I wish my two were naturally smaller, but they are both about 10 lbs, average weight.

I wanted a Munchkin before, but when I read more about how incapable it is of jumping because of it's shortened legs, I was no longer interested (they were bred this way on purpose, I think...) Then I saw a Singapura, and loved how it looked too. The downside is that momcats have to do a cesarean to properly deliver their babies! And those cats have a tendency to get into everything you're doing, lol. I think I'm rather happy with my two now. Grass is greener on my side!
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I guess my girls are kinda small, Cali is 7.8 lbs., Charlee is 8.02 lbs. and Cleo is 8.42 lbs.

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I don't care for the whole idea of purposely deforming an animal to create a breed.
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Marie, if Cali and Cleo got an ultra short cut, I bet they'd look smaller!
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