Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization,
Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted Jul 25, 2012
I walk outside there's dead mouse on the front step Catsanova must have caught another one. Aside from being super friendly and elegant, they are good mousers. I've never had a health problem with any of my American Shorthairs or the ones I work with. The biggest safety concern is them running out into the street as the ones I work with are mostly outdoor cats that love to be everywhere. They are friendly with everything and everyone (I've never even heard one hiss)! They are easy to brush and love the attention whether you're petting them, grooming them, or just around them. The only time mine ever vocalize is when they know it's wet food time (I keep dry food out for them) and even then it's more of a loud purr. If you're looking for a cost effective cat you found! This breed is typically healthy, they are shorthair and easy to groom. The only real expense is food, occasional toys, and vet visits (for check ups). I find them perfect for small children as they love to be held, petted, and around people. As a bonus they don't lash out when they get irritated they just leave. In conclusion, I recommend this cat for anyone they can live in small apartments (just make sure you have stuff on the walls that they can climb), make excellent outdoor cats (mousers), and are extremely friendly!