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Zelda

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

5/5

Appropriate vocalization

3/5

Playfulness

N/A

Healthiness

5/5

Easy to groom

4/5

Need for attention

N/A

American Shorthair Cats Are Awesome Pets

By

United States

Posted Apr 16, 2013

These cats are very low maintenance and independent. They love to go outside on warm days and hunt. The great thing about having cats around is, they keep the rodents away from your house. The downside to this is, sometimes they kill a small animal and bring you the body as a trophy. But, they keep the pests from invading your home, so it's not all bad. They are sweet loving animals who'll sometimes just want to sit on your lap and purr loudly. Individual cats have different personalities but some of them can be quite vocal when they want something. I've had cats who hardly made any noise at all and I've had cats who never shut up. Because cats have such an independent streak, they can be left alone for a few days with plenty of food and water. The main downside to owning cats is having to scoop out the litter box every day. It's not fun. Another thing about owning cats is that you have to be careful with what kinds of small pets you bring into your household. If you're going to have a guinea pig, hamster, gerbil, or other small pet, keep it in a separate room where your cats cannot go. I have had hamsters and guinea pigs with cats without any incident. But, if you're not careful and your cat is left alone with your small pet, you might lose that small pet to the cat. Cats are usually good around children, but small children should be supervised when interacting with cats. If a child were to pull on the cats ears or tail, that cat might bite or scratch the child. I would recommend cats to almost everyone. They are sweet and loving, easy to care for, independent, great pets.

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