expect from Breeders
your Kitten home
a Semi Long Haired Cat
for a Stud Cat
facts about Fleas
Allergy in Cats
CARING FOR A STUD CAT
Owning a stud cat
can be one of the most rewarding relationship between human and animal. It is
also a responsibility not to be undertaken lightly. A stud cat in an outdoor
shed with no companion, isolated and alone, is a sad sight for an animal
so much affection to give. Whereas queens bond more strongly to their kittens
to which you are second, to your stud cat, you are number one, he relies on
you, you are his contact with the world
outside. He may miss you when you are away and go off his food.
what does a stud cat need to keep him happy?
and warm sleeping and living accommodation -
this will need to be heated in the winter and very cold summer
that can be kept clean and disinfected -
properly lined with Formica type board as many studs will spray
in their own quarters.
space in which to exercise and in which to climb -
this should be stimulating and plenty of high spots where
he can sit in the sun and shelter from the wind and rain.
both feline and human - a companion neuter
is ideal but he will still need daily attention and fussing from
health checks - his vaccinations should be kept up to
date and he should be regularly tested for FeLV and FIV.
good quality diet - there are plenty on the market.
with which to mate - surprisingly not all studs need
unlimited numbers of queens, many will be quite happy with four,
spaced out over the breeding season.