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charly kh - 2012-08-16
hi. I have bought a turkish angora cat when she was about 2 months .. she is now almost 3 months.. She is white and very beautifull but I still have some questions about her living. I live in a street plenty of cats (don't know their kinds) so if she went outside does she come back? Even if she mate with another cat? Is it normal if she was active in the morning and less in the afternoon and sometimes in the evening? rply plzz and thanks

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-16
    I would not let a Turkish Angora cat outside - possible exception is if your yard is completely and securely fenced in or if you have a porch she can go out on.  It is not a feral cat.  They are a highly domesticated breed and although some feral cats will and have made wonderful pets - they are used to surviving on their own and the Turkish may learn that but most of the survival instinct has been replaced with being a very domesticated, loving, easy going and fun loving pet.  2 months - 3 months is way to young to be out on its own and they don't know any dangers.  Cars?  Non-domesticated female male?  Racoon?  Also, why would you want her pregnant?  This young should could be seriously hurt.  Some cats - in fact many are indoor/outdoor cats and do great and no problems at all - I just don't think the Turkish or some breeds such as persians, Siamese, Balinese are outdoor cats.  Yes, real normal for cat to play during the early hours, nap/rest in the afternoons and then a second wind at night.  That is nature behaving.  Turkish are a beautiful, soft, fun loving mischevious cat and attached to their human.  Just love her and keep her safe.
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Carolyn - 2012-09-28
I had an Aby who lived to be more than 17. He was the most intelligent cat I have ever had. His name was Lucifur. From the very first when I got him at the age of 8 months, he slept every night in bed with me under the covers. His worst habit was his idea that he should see the World and he managed to escape from the house any number of times.

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C. West - 2008-03-21
This article describes our Somali purrfectly! They are wonderful buddies to have and you WILL fall in love for life! Andy loves to play-hunt with his feather toy so much that he has even been known to wake us up in the middle of the night by bringing it to us while we're sound asleep and head-butting us awake for attention & to play. He's too sweet to be grouchy over this though. He looks and sounds very sweet & gentle and completely tuned to my every mood - But make no mistake - an attentive and dangerous bird-hunter he is! (a bug will do in a pinch). We love you Andy!! Oh, did I mention that they LOVE to play with water! They are strange, lovable little critters.

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Ufuk - 2009-06-17
I have two adult van cats that I am desperately looking for new loving homes! We have to downsize from our house and moving back to an apartment. I am unable to take them with me... I am originally from Turkey and brought them back with me to the States (Oregon) before it was outlawed to export these cats out of the country since they are now classified as endangered. If you are interested, please contact me..... I know I cannot add my email address here, so please check the craigslist pet listings for Oregon portland. you will see my ad there! Thanks!

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  • shirley ross - 2010-07-08
    Do you still have them? I would treat them more like my own children. Am an avid cat lover and very knowledgeable on how to care for cats. My own cat is 16 years old, and I know she doesn't have much time left. I once had an angoria that I loved dearly.
Az & Hanna - 2012-01-19
We (me and my wife) have 2 lovely van cats > Pepper (Black & White) and Ginger (Amber & White). They perfectly depict above behaviours and are the most loving among our other cats (mostly European Baroudeurs). Ginger has tendency to meow a lot. We wonder why?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-20
    I guess some cats are just more vocal, though I think this is unusual for a Van Cat. We have a siamese mix, and she gets very vocal, but our other cat, more of a Somali though also a mix, has a soft mew and and is very quiet.
  • Az & Hanna - 2012-01-20
    Hi Clarice,
    Thanks for replying. Pepper is very silent but Ginger been talkative a lot. Anything he needs he starts to meow - for food, for play, for attention, just anything. He also vomitted couple of days back. We're bringing him to the vet during the week end!
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-21
    Good luck with your cat. Just an aside, my siamese gets hairballs pretty regularly, and so she vomits.
  • Editor's Note - 2012-01-21
    I agree with Clarice, we have a small 8 pound 'mute' cat.... well Shmoopie does meow, but so daintily, then we have a 15 pound RagDoll, Meeko, that howls like a wolf (picked that up from the neighbors wolf/hybrid) then he is bored and wants to be played with! So we play with him for about a 1/2 hour and he quiets up and goes to sleep! lol
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Anonymous - 2008-10-29
I had two of these marvelous cats. But just today (10-29-08) sombody broke Little Mans nose and left him bleed to death on the side of the rode. Meanwhile I was at school. He was so young (5 monnths of age) too, and I loved him So So So So much.

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  • tara golden - 2010-04-20
    So very sorry to hear of the death of your beloved cat.
  • Rosebud - 2011-10-13
    Anonymous and Renata: So sorry you lost your friends, but may I urge you and every cat owner to please, please keep them indoors for life so your losses are not repeated. I have had cats all my life and kept all indoors only. Eventually one loses them to illness or old age, but they live safer and longer lives indoors. Please, fellow kitty-lovers, keep them alive and inside!
    Adopted a 4-month old Russian Blue, had him altered at 6 months yesterday. He is a riotous little scoundrel, playful in the extreme, hugely affectionate, and chronic purr-er, chow-hound, and rock-and-rolling wrestler with my 3-year old Tonkinese. Sleeps on our bed, cuddling and chasing toes. Has demolished a number of glass and pottery items thus far, zooming and leaping around with his buddy. Has a Siamese head, those little mauve toes, quite small and will probably remain small-ish. We named him Boris, but call him BB (Boris the Brat), and he is just a total delight and a wonderful example of his breed.
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Britt - 2008-02-13
Domestic short hairs make an excellent pet. Kittens can be weaned as early as 6 weeks and typically are. Outdoor lifestyles are not safe and lead to many health risks. Diets should be quality food like Nutro or Mother Hubbar (not Friskies or pet store 'junk'), and there is no point in paying hundreds of dollars when these beautiful cats are in shelters for free needing good homes!

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  • Katie - 2011-03-19
    Actually, they should be weaned at 8-12 weeks. The outdoors are great for them so that they can exercise and hunt. And there is nothing wrong with Friskies! But I agree that you do NOT need to pay hundreds of dollars for them!
  • Margo Command - 2012-12-31
    Actually (oh my tao! I googled Friskies and I stopped reading half way through the ingredients in their dry food because I couldn't find ANY meat!) Friskies is one of the worst cat foods around! Cats are MEAT eaters! They should never eat wheat or gluten or anything like that! PEOPLE shouldn't eat that stuff and we can cook! Imagine feeding that *%##$@!, <-- no real word, to an animal that naturally ONLY knows hunting and meat eating! corn gluten?? meat BY-products?? There are no good brands of food in your basic large grocery chain unless perhaps Blue and I'm not sure THAT is such good food. I buy all protein food for my Sammy (tabby long hair) and my Missy (Tuxedo american shorthair built like a polar bear! Her paws are 3 of my fingers wide and she will be going on a diet. She is 15.9 - 16.0 lbs, 1-3 pounds overweight! It's only a problem becuause she loves to sleep on my face while I rub her belly. Oh, yes, and her health! Her real name is Penelope but she was my little miss (now she is my big miss, LOL) so I call her Missy. She answers to both. Actually she hears two words, FOOD and NO! so she is probably answering to 'Food!,' when I call her name. They sound so much alike! Fortunately she does do 'No!' She is a good girl!
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kayla - 2012-10-07
I adopted a siamese cat almost three years ago and I love the little bugger <3 She's spoiled rotten, of course, because I can't refuse her anything. I feed her soft food, I brush her, I wash her to keep down her dander (my stepfamily is allergic to it) and she has two toys to date (I've only recently gotten a job to be able to buy her toys). She loves attention from my family and guests, and when the light goes off at bedtime, she's always curled up right against me. I couldn't ask for a more loving companion, and I'd do anything for my little baby. Being the runt of the litter, she's still very small and probably always will be, but I am trying to fatten her up a little with frequent feedings because all too often people comment about how slim she is.

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Miranda Haley - 2012-02-17
IT'S SOOOO CUTE!!!! I love cats!!

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Debbie Clifford - 2009-09-05
I recently lost my beloved Maine Coon Baron Munchmausen to rainbowsbridge - he was only 3 1/2years old but in that short time he lived the life of 40 cats. He had a massive personality and made an big impression on everyone he met. He was my puppycat- he'd follow me on walks and scuff around a bit whilst I walked ahead and run to me at full pelt just like a dog when I called him, his magnificent fur blowing in the wind and his big tail sweeping. He would follow me to my neighbours house to try and steal her cats food and would follow me round the house if he was not allowed inside and stand up and paw each window and mew. - He didnt chirp but he had a tiny high pitched mioaw which was far too small for him. He once got on the same neighbours conservatory roof during a residents meeting and ran up and down like thunder before settling just above my head until the end of the meeting. He disappeared into the christmas tree last year and eventually out flew a bird - and he managed to carry a baby rabbit though the cat flap up a spiral staircase and put it into his bed at easter!! It was unharmed. Mice and Voles were not so fortunate -he was an expert hunter with his massive paws. He could turn the taps on the kitchen sink and loved to drink water from running taps lapping it until it went up his nose and he sneezed. He would sit on a big red blanket and let me pull him round the floor like a sledge and he'd wake me up in the morning at 7 am on the dot with rough kisses. I could never have anything other than a Maine Coon now, but filling his boots will be a hard task.


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