Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
By Former Member
South Australia, Australia
Posted Mar 15, 2014
Hamilton belongs to my housemate, who lived with me for three months. He's an Aegean cat whom she found through gumtree.com from a hobbyist breeder.
As I've said before in reviews, it's so important to make sure the pet you're looking at is in good health before you decide to adopt it. Hamilton wasn't vaccinated, wormed, microchipped or desexed. He either had or developed ringworm immediately, he was infested with fleas and was very difficult to train. He'd pee everywhere. He wasn't looked after too well, either, and was quite dirty.
That said, Hamilton is a sweetheart. He's incredibly playful and hyperactive, but he also has a high need for a attention. Whenever I'd lay down he'd be climbing all over me until he found a comfortable spot (usually under my chin) for a nap.
In terms of grooming, in my experience, Aegean cats don't require a lot of effort. Hamilton spends a lot of time cleaning himself and, being a short-hair, doesn't need to be brushed too often.
Because of his high need for attention, he'd make a perfect companion for someone who has a lot of time to devote to a pet, or someone who'd be happy to have another cat around for companionship.