i have two cats, one male, one female. my male is orange with white stripes, short hair and has a somewhat thin tail. my female is black, white, and orange with stripes, she also has short hair but her tail is slightly bushy. i found my male in some weeds next to our house with another male when they where both still very young. we kept them both but then they became outside cats and one never came back but i still don't know what kind of breed the one i have is. i got my female from a friend but she doesn't know her breed either. please help! thank you!
Why would you breed them? Their not purebreds, you can't sell them, and there's a million kittens out there already, and I literally mean a million. Spay and nuetor them and love them as pets. You have nothing to gain by breeding them. Do the responsible thing.
Dogs and Cats by the numbers
3 Average number of litters a cat can produce in one year
5 Average number of kittens in a litter
420,000 Number of cats that could be produced in seven years by one female cat and her offspring
2 Average number of litters a dog can produce in one year
8 Average number of puppies in a litter
67,000 Number of dogs that could be produced in six years by one female dog and her offspring
it sounds mean but i agree that you should not purposely breed them. there are so many kittens out there, as you know you did not buy either of yours you either found them or your friend gave you one. "give" being the strong word. you would not be able to sell these kittens you would have to give them away. i know that it is fun to have kittens in the house but you might have to keep all of the kittens in your home for the rest of their lives.
sorry if i burst your bubble just dont want you to be dissapointed if you try to sell a kitten that someone else can give them for free.
I do realize there are millions of kittens out there. But I am definitely not the type of person, that if my cat were to have kittens, to just go drop them off somewhere b/c I didn't want them. I wouldn't think of breeding them just to sell the kittens and make money. I love all cats and kittens and I realize that if my cat had kittens that I might end up keeping all of them and raising them for the rest of their lives and I am totally fine with that! But I just wanted to know their breeds in case I MIGHT want to breed them purposely or if it just happened on accident b/c that does happen sometimes! And yes i do have pictures but I'm not sure how to put them on here or where exactly to put them
I agree with Wench; there are too may unwanted cats that are put down every day by the thousands. I hope you realise that if you were to breed them you could possibly end up with a litter of 6-7 kittens. Would you be prepared to keep 6-7 kittens for the rest of their lives?
Please, don't contribute to a massive overpopulation of unwanted cats; if you would really like more cats then I would suggest that you go and adopt another couple so you will then be saving lives.
BTW - your cats don't sound like purebreds besides if they were purebreds you would be aware of which breed they are so by the simple fact that you are asking is a clear indication that you didn't buy them as purebreds.
Obviously I know my cats are not purebreds and that I didn't buy them as purebreds b/c I didn't buy them at all! And I would not even be thinking about this if I wasn't prepared for what could come of it. And i have considered adopting other cats. I never said i was for sure going to breed my cats it was just a thought. I am just considering all the options about having more cats. And i have thought VERY much about adopting cats that need to be saved!
***Edited By: morganluvzoegraciebk on 2/4/2006 7:30:56 PM*** Reason: had more to say
Find a shelter and visit! The ones I visit often have GORGEOUS cats. Plain old, run-of-the-mill "domestic short hairs" offer a wide variety of color and coat, and you can see them all at the shelter! Unfortunately, we've got a cat (a Siamese-mutt we got from a shelter) that wants to be the only one. I know you mean well, but I'm sure the number of cats waiting in shelters is greater than the number of dogs. SAVE A LIFE THAT'S ALREADY HERE!
NoDogYet you are absolutely right! I visited our animal shelter a lot while i was looking for my dog and i always looked at the cats there and i felt so bad for them and wanted to take every single one home. Whenever i go into petsmart i always visit the cats they have there. Which would you suggest, rescuing from an animal shelter or from a place like petsmart? Or is there not really a difference?
Morgan, Petsmart actually "hosts" cats for local shelters. It's fine to adopt from either one. Petsmart is really great in our community because we have NO more room for cats, and Petsmart takes a ton of them in to adopt out.
Please,please,please do not breed your cats!!! We get pregnant cats and unwanted kittens dropped off at our house ALL THE TIME because we are in the country...you would not believe how difficult it is to GIVE kittens away!!! Spring is coming up, and the amount of drop-offs rise, which means the shelters around here are full...they will actually post signs saying that they are not accepting cats today! I agree with other members that have already posted...spay and neuter, and if you really want more kitties, go adopt from the local shelter. OK, I'm done now.
Morgan, you started this thread by asking what the breed of your cats are and by describing their colouring and when I added that they cannot possibly be purebred because if they were you would know about it you retort that you obviously are aware that they aren't purebreds because you didn't buy them, they were given to you; now forgive me but don't you think that you are contradicting yourself here? If you were well aware that they are not purebreds why would you start this thread by saying this:
i have two cats, one male, one female. my male is orange with white stripes, short hair and has a somewhat thin tail. my female is black, white, and orange with stripes, she also has short hair but her tail is slightly bushy. i found my male in some weeds next to our house with another male when they where both still very young. we kept them both but then they became outside cats and one never came back but i still don't know what kind of breed the one i have is. i got my female from a friend but she doesn't know her breed either. please help! thank you