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Teacup Persian Kittens – Facts VS. Fiction
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What to know ~ The Truth About Teacup Cats
What is a teacup cat? Are they real? ~ Facts vs. fantasy world on these fascinating felines.
You can read almost anything on the World Wide Web, heck I’m sure somewhere you can probably even buy a unicorn if you believe hard enough.
Living in a fantasy world can seem fun for a while, but personally, when it comes to matters of the heart, eventually, the truth is always the best.
We have been breeding Persian and Himalayan Kittens for 34 years now. We have been on the internet for 18 of those years and have seen tons of here today gone tomorrow websites. Many claim to have “Ultra-Tiny Teacups, Ultra Mini Size, Micro Size”, kittens as a marketing ploy to get you to believe their kittens are the tiniest.
Many cat breeders will take pictures of a three or four-month-old kitten, post it on their website, and say it is an “Adult Teacup Cat”.
Some of these websites are still up and running, scamming people daily.
This is misleading and makes us all look bad, especially those who have worked very hard and poured decades of our lives into downsizing in a healthy process.
How is the public supposed to know the actual age of the kitty in the picture?
You want to believe what you see, but let’s face it, unicorns are not real, and neither are many of these pictures floating around on the internet of so-called “Teacup Cats”.
The reality is, it just comes down to morals.
9 times out of 10 they also photoshopped real cat pictures to create the illusion of super tiny teacup Persians.
Understanding the difference between a regular-size Persian and a Teacup Persian.
Silvers and Goldens are, by nature, smaller-framed Persians. No one ever bred them down.
Like with humans, you have people who are just normally big-boned and people that are just naturally petite. They are not healthy or unhealthy; it’s just their natural body type.
The overall bone structure of a Teacup Persian kitty is naturally tiny and will be small their entire life.
When bred responsibly by breeders with extreme knowledge of the breed, morals, and dedication, they are some of the most amazing pets on this planet.
If not, you could end up with someone breeding two runt cats together, calling them teacups, or someone just breeding regular cats together and applying all kinds of tiny terminology in order to get you to step into their fantasy website world or, even worse, a breeder that is breeding cats with heart problems because they do not do HCM testing on their breeders.
Here on our website, we clarify which kitties classify as a Teacup size and give you an honest adult weight estimate. We provide this weight estimate with all our kittens.
Breeding Teacup Persian Kittens – A Matter of Morals
Selecting which Teacup Persians qualify as part of a healthy breeding program comes down to ethics. It sets the good cat breeders away from the bad.
What becomes dangerous? What crosses the line? As we said, Silver and Golden Persians exist by nature, so selecting the proper ones for a breeding program is imperative.
We have been breeding our silver and gold cats into many of our other colored cats for 20+ years, so we get teacups in various colors now.
Keep two things in mind when buying a Teacup Persian Kitten.
1.) Breeding ANY animal 5 pounds and under is EXTREMELY UNETHICAL!
2.) Purposely breeding to achieve animals UNDER 5 pounds is EXTREMELY UNETHICAL!
Because of the severe health consequences related to not only the pregnancy of that five-pound cat but the delivery and aftermath. Nine times out of ten, that mama kitty will have to undergo a C-section to get the kittens out of her. Then the struggle of keeping kittens who only weigh a few ounces alive begins. Dealing with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) & hypothermia are issues that will plague these ultra-tiny kitties for nearly their first year of life (possibly longer), which can mean complete heartbreak, many vet bills, or both. If the kitten misses even one meal, their blood sugar levels could drop dangerously low and cause seizures and even death.
Tiny Teacup Persians bones are often very fragile and can easily be broken. They are not suitable for homes with young children or dogs and need to be handled with extreme care. The cats’ small bones can break easily, so owners must be on alert not to step on them by accident or allow them to jump from too-high surfaces. Traumatic events can be life-ending for these cats, even as simple as surviving a fall from the owner’s arms.
We would NEVER BREED ANY CAT UNDER Five POUNDS, NOR STRIVE TO GET THEM!
I hope this page has helped to clarify misinformation regarding those teeny tiny Persian Kittens people think they want. While we work with Teacup Persian kittens, we primarily focus on Toy size Persians, also known as Pixie Persians. We breed responsibly so that your new furry family member is a part of your family for many years to come. Doll Face Persian Kittens Cattery – The ONLY Persian Cat Breeder working with DNA HCM negative lines to ensure your tiny teacup Persian is not a cat with a heart problem.
Persian Weight Chart
|Regular Size Female Persians – 8-12 lbs||Regular Size Male Persian – 10-15 lbs.|
|Toy Size Female Persian – 6.5 – 8 lbs.||Toy Size Male Persian – 7.5 – 9 lbs|
|Teacup Size Female Persian 5.5 – 6 lbs.||Teacup Size Male Persian – 7-8 lbs.|
Teacup Kittens should NEVER leave the breeder’s home before 14-16 weeks of age.
What is the absolute smallest type of purebred kitty?
That would be the angelic Rug Hugger Persians. Not only are they naturally small but their super short legs never grow over 2 inches tall! Find out more about the wonderful World Of Rug Hugger Persians below.
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