Sunday, August 28, 2011
American Curls are people pleasers. They are affectionate without being a nuisance. Got young ones? This cat is good with children. It likes to ride on your shoulder and play fetch. The Curl like most cats is curious, if not downright nosy. American Curls normally do well with other pets.
A little side note of interest about their ears. They aren't born with curled back ears. They arrive into the world with ears that look like any other kittens. Between one and seven days they plump up and curl backwards.
Curls have a medium build with a tail that's wide at the base and tapers. These cats weigh in at anywhere between seven and eleven pounds. They can be long or short haired with fine silky coats. Their fur can be any color or pattern and are non matting.
Because of tipping backward the ears need to be gently handled so that the cartilage isn't damaged. They are prone to ear infections. But overall are healthy cats.
If you are interested in this breed of cats, please remember you find any breed including American Curls at petfinder.com, in rescues and kill shelters. Save a life: adopt.