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Adopting a Kitten or Cat

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Adopting a kitten or cat

A great deal time and thought should be put into this decision. A cat can live for 15+ years. Are you prepared to commit to a cat for this amount of time? Have you discussed obtaining a cat with the rest of the family? It is important that everybody should be happy to adopt a new family member. Do you have the finances to support a cat? Expenses you should budget for include:

  • Cat food.
  • Cat litter.
  • Routine medical/veterinary costs such as annual vaccinations and health checks, worming medication, flea medication.
  • Unexpected veterinary costs. These can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars.

Ginger and Calico Cats

ginger cats

Are all tortie and calico cats female?

No, but the vast majority of them are. To understand why we need to look at genetics.

In each cell of the body is a nucleus and within the nucleus is the chromosomes. Cats have 19 pairs of chromosomes, one inherited from the mother, the other inherited from the father.