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American Bobtail

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Breeder (professional)

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Intelligence

N/5

Friendly with owners

4/5

Good with dogs

1/5

ActivityLevel

2/5

Appropriate vocalization

4/5

Playfulness

N/A

Healthiness

5/5

Easy to groom

4/5

Need for attention

N/A

Bobtails make good pets, but only for older children

By

United States

Posted Dec 06, 2013

My American Bobtail cat, Cindy, was very unique to say the least. She was very different from our domestic cats in a lot of ways. She had a lot more destructive behaviors than the other cats and even found it hard to get along with the other cats occasionally. She was more high-maintenance than the other cats also. She was very jealous; she only wanted attention when it was on her terms, but if I went near another cat she would immediately get in my lap. Cindy was friendly with me and most of my family, but not my 3 year old nephew. She would hiss and swat at him anytime he got near her.
Based on the bobtail cat I have owned, I would say they are probably not the best pets for small children, but after age 10 or so it should be fine. These cats are generally well-behaved, but are more mischievous than domestic cats. My cat, Cindy, was bad about "stealing" things from around the house and then hiding them under the couch.

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