Teacup Munchkin kittens

Kitten with dwarfism. (kittens, eating, teacup, weight)

Location: SE Michigan

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Kitten with dwarfism.

Neighbor and I care for two loosely-connected feral cat colonies.we do TNR (trap-neuter-release) but kittens still occasionally happen.

Neighbor has shown me a litter of three kittens. They are quite wild but will come close for feeding, especially if we stay still and put out some canned food. One of the three is definitely a dwarf - tiny stumpy legs, tiny stumpy tail, round smooshy face, about half at most the size of its littermates. My neighbor figures the litter is about ten weeks old. I think I could probably hold this kitten in the palm of my hand. Of the three, it is actually the one that will come closest...I was able to briefly pet it while it was eating this morning.

I'm visiting my vet on an unrelated matter this morning and will ask him what he thinks...obviously I think this kitten, although it appears healthy otherwise, cannot probably survive long as a midget outdoors. We plan to trap it in the next few days. Plus it's so freaking adorable getting it adopted (if healthy enough) will be easy. Unfortunately I didn't have a camera with me this morning when I went down to see it. I will try to get a photo in the next couple of days.

However, I know that midget kittens can have a lot of health concerns and many if not most don't live that long.

Does anyone have any experience with kittens or cats with dwarfism?

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Bless your heart for caring for all of these cats. I'm crossing my fingers that this guy (girl?) will be healthy enough. I knew about "munchkin" cats, but never considered that cats can have dwarfism.

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Boxer Lover
Munchkin kittens???

Anybody else disgusted with this mutated cat breeding that has been going on? I actually just found out about them today. Note the prices for these kittens.


http://www.munchkins.com/

It is a shame, the kittens are the ones suffering, and they will have health problems, I saw 3 of these at a Louisville, Ky show last year. they were cute as buttons ,but the legs, poor babies.....no length......but the lady there was showing how versatile they are, and even with shorty legs, those little guys can jump high and they did not fall back, were very sturdy..

but, one poster is right, as long as they are bred, the people will buy them.....and they are a legal registered breed......

the price, bet the link you furnished, they sell like hot…

chocolatekissofdeath
Where do you find a munchkin kitten to breed?

Serious answers only!! And which is better for breeding, a female or male?
Yes you need a male and female cat to breed, but can't breed two munchkin cats. If you don't know what a munchkin cat is do not answer and don't tell me about how you think its wrong.

The International Cat Association (TICA) accepts the Munchkin for registration. Why not look for a registered breeder and ask to be mentored. Breeding is hard work, a VERY expensive hobby, and can be difficult. With a good mentor -- or two or three! -- you'll be on the track to success.

daffodil
Do I have to breed a munchkin cat with another munchkin cat to get munchkin kittens?

I adopted a kitten with regular length legs from a litter of munchkins. I understand that achondroplasia is an autosomal dominant gene and I would like her to have a litter that contains munchkins. Do I need to breed her with a munchkin who has the short leg trait or can I breed her to a regular cat to end up with munchkin kittens?

It depends on each cat whatever breed your cat is you might want to breed it with another pure or pedigree you dont want problems developing in kittens

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Kitten Breed???

I was wondering if it is possible to not know anything about a kitten when selling it? I got this kitten in April and it's abnormally small. Not skinny but just a small bone structure. When I show her to people they say it should be illegal to have a kitten as small as mine. She has very short legs and shes kinda bullegged in the front. She has a tabby colouring with spots on her belly.Shes also got these big bat ears. Even the vet says shes not sure of the breed. When I look at…

Your link's not working. She could be just the "runt" of the litter. Nothing abnormal, just a small kitty. I'm guessing she's a mixed breed with some Siamese in her (I have a Siamese with a "rowly" growl).

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Scottish fold munchkin kitten?

I am looking for a scottish fold munchkin kitten in illinois.Any color will do but I do want a white one.so please help me I just los my dog so please even if its just a munchkin.

Here's a couple sites you can search for adoptable kittens in your area. You may not find one of those breeds, but you are very likely to find another one you can love =) The best part about these sites is that you will be rescuing an animal that needs you! You can make a difference in a kittens life instead of supporting breeders and petshops =) Also try your local shelter, this time of year they ALWAYS have kittens! I know because I work in a shelter myself! Please consider this option, I wish you the best and I am very sorry to hear about your loss! A kitten is the perfect way to…

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