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Bellum

American Shorthair

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Intelligence

N/5

Friendly with owners

5/5

Good with dogs

4/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Appropriate vocalization

1/5

Playfulness

N/A

Healthiness

5/5

Easy to groom

2/5

Need for attention

N/A

A cat's cat

By

United States

Posted Feb 10, 2013

My American Shorthair loves me, most of the time. She does have a high prey drive and therefore does enjoy to hunt my hands from time to time, but I don't mind a little rough housing. Most of the time though she is very affectionate. She is independent and loves her alone time but loves her family. She is very inquisitive and curious. She can be protective at times and even growls! She is low maintenance and can be left at home for days as long as she has food and water, but if we go out of town for too long (we make sure she's checked up on) she can give us the cold shoulder. She has lots of energy and needs her playtime, as most kittens do. She was totally ok playing with toys, but since we got her a baby brother she has loved that even more. She's great with visitors and makes friends easily as long as they treat her with the proper respect. They can overeat if their diet is not monitored. Like many other cats, she loves to scratch at the furniture but it is key to get them used to scratching posts early on. She took to the litter box as easy as pie. She doesn't meow or say much, unless you leave a candle on before going to bed then she becomes a fire-safety cat.

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