Teacup kittens are very cute and adorable pets. They continue to look like kittens even when they grow up. They are mostly lap cats and are easy to hold. These adorable kittens can grow up to a maximum height of 8 inches.
However you should be aware that not all cats advertised as miniature, are teacup kittens. The normal weight of a teacup female kitten can be around 3 to 6 pounds, while male teacup kittens will weigh about 3 to 7 pounds. You should measure the size and weight of the teacup kitten, before deciding to purchase. There are many pet shops that would try to sell you a cat under eight pounds as a teacup. You must not get fooled by such people, who tell you that any cat less than ten pounds, is a miniature.
Teacup kittens are available in a huge range of breeds. The smallest cat of one breed is mated with another breed. With each mating, a teacup kitten is born. This kind of breeding results in dwarfism, and the kittens only grow up to 4 to 5 inches of height.
There are many popular teacup kitten breeds. Of all the breeds of teacup kittens, Miniper is the most famous of miniature kittens. The Persians and Exotics were mated in California, which gave birth to Miniper. These little kittens are primordial dwarves and are exceptionally small in size. The Miniper are a hybrid, and they carry the genes of achondoplastic and primordial dwarfism. Their legs are very short which is why they are somewhat deformed.
Napoleon teacup kittens were developed by mating Munchkin with a Persian. Napoleons are the newest addition in the teacup breeds. They have long coats and beautiful large eyes just like a Persian.
Lambkin teacup kitten is a breed that came into birth by cross breeding a Munchkin with a Selkirk Rex. These little ones are called Lambkin, because of their soft curly coats, which is similar to the coat of a lamb.
Teacup kittens are extremely small and this is the reason they need special care. It is important that you take your teacup kitten to the vet regularly, for a complete examination. This is necessary because these little ones are more prone to diseases, and you must take extra care of their health. You must monitor their health regularly. Be aware of any changes that may occur in their behavior, potty habits and loss of appetite.
Make sure you purchase all necessary supplies for your teacup kitten before bringing it home. Buy a bed, food dishes, cat food, toys, litter box and other health care supplies for them. You must introduce your teacup kitten to grooming earlier so that she finds it enjoyable.
When it comes to food, you should be particularly careful, as these little kittens have tiny teeth and cannot chew hard food. Give them food in tiny bite size. You must provide them good nutritious food, which is full of protein and minerals.
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