For those of us that are unaware of the term teacup cats it seems like quite a odd phenomenon when someone mentions the term. You may have heard of miniature cats being sold but teacup cats have a slightly different meaning to them.
When we talk of ordinary cats they weigh between eleven to fourteen pounds in females and around seventeen pounds in males. Though tea cup cats are miniature cats too but features of a tea cup variety differs from a normal one.
On the contrary a teacup Persian cat starts weighing in at the meager three pound mark and stays below eight at the maximum. If you have these weight markings in mind then you will instantly be able to gauge whether the cat being offered in the market is an actual teacup Persian cat.
Knowing the dominant characteristics of a tea cup cat will certainly assist you when you plan to acquire one and will save you from the clutches of cat breeders of questionable characters. If they want to cheat you they will offer a cat which weighs less than ten pounds and try to pass it off as tea cup Persian but actually these are common cats. You must realize that a tea cup will weigh only up to eight pounds and no more.
Tea cup cats make terrific pets as they are so cute and cuddly. Therefore many people like to bring them these charming cats home as they are great choice for a pet.
The teacup Persian cat with its extremely small size and fragile nature is all the more demanding of love and care which is one of the things that cat owners instinctively do.
The tea cup cats do not come naturally and are bred by a process called inbreeding. Here the cat breeders mate the smallest category of one breed with the smallest variety of another. The size of the off springs gradually decreases with the coming of each new generation thus gradually the exact size is acquired after a few generations.
If you are familiar with Japanese Bonsai method you will realize how the trees size is reduced by the process of dwarfism. In the same way the cats size is decreased with the process of dwarfism. The dwarfism of Persian tea cup cats involves two methods.
There is one process which is known as achondroplasia. According to this procedure the leading gene grows while mutating. This mutation has a direct effect on the cats body. The balance thus produced controls bone growth resulting in smaller bone structure. You will find number of tea cup cats of various breeds out of which Persian cats are by far the most popular.
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