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betsy - 2012-09-04
I stumbled on a havana brown by accident. My white kitty passed on with carcenoma cancer. After a few months my daughter said she wanted to get me a cat for Christmas, I agreed. We went to the shelter and I fell in love with the noisiest cat there. He is black, but when you fluff his fur back it is deep chocolate. He has every trait of a Havana Brown, including his non socialness. He loves to have his belly rubbed and nudges my hand there for it. He jumps higher than any other cat I have known in my lifetime and that is quite a few. I have always had a cat. He is a bit of a scaredy cat though, he jumps at sudden movement. but he loves to play, He will carry his ball upstairs then toss it down and fetch it and do it again. He is the funniest little clown, and I cannot imagine my life without him now. Oh and for the record he was only noisy at the shelter, here he is very quiet only crying if his water of food dish is empty.. The shelter called him Mr.Ed (after the horse) we call him Lucky..

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Mike - 2012-08-21
I love these cats and had them before I moved to Florida. I would like to get along fine but would they pose a threat to my peacocks, cranes, sugar gliders, and toucan? Any help is apppreciated.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-22
    Yep, the Bengal is going to do what comes naturally and eat the gliders, chase the peacocks etc.  Some cats - no problem but the bengal just may want to play.  You are risking a problem as the cat is going to do what nature taught him and they haven't been really domesticated totally yet.  Besides you wold be scarig the others regardless of what the bengal might do.  Can you have cats around these critters - sure but depends on the cat (breed0 and disposition.  I have seen cats curl up with birds, deer even a monkey baby - but that just isn't all cats.
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John Green Cabbo Cattery - 2010-11-19
Hi everyone I am a Tonkinese breeder in Toowoomba, Australia check out my website www.cabbo.net we have pics and information on Tonkinese.

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  • carol - 2012-08-19
    Hi John, I have addopted one of your breeding cats cabbo sandy dee from Mr and Mrs wilkinson ( I also have cabbo moet blue) I adore them both, but I am having trouble finding food that sandy dee will eat. I have tried all the good wet food, but she eats very little, could you please tell me what you fed her when she was with you, moet will eat everything, loves chicken necks, but daily does not seem to like anything she has to chew. please help many thanks carol
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-20
    Sorry if i am eaves dropping but have you check her teeth/gums in case of abcess?  If she won't chew - possibly a bad tooth of infection or abcess.
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Mary Peck - 2009-08-12
I have an "accidental" brown kitten - in extremely poor condition when he strolled into my back yard, having made a tunnel under the fence. His eyes were horribly infected and he was very malnourished. He weighed a pound and a half and he lost weight to 11 ounces at first. Both situations have changed dramatically. I can only think he is the product of a feral black female cat and a large Siamese chocolate-point cat who roams the neighborhood. He is not registered but he is a beautiful, beautiful animal. I feel fortunate that he sought me out. He needed help and as the veterinarian said, he knew where to go to get it. One other of the kittens was fortunate enough to find a home down the street but I think someone found the rest of the litter dead. I can barely stand to think about it.

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Kat - 2010-07-31
We just rescued a little baby kitten(whom we named Lucy, after the Beatles song) from a person I know that was neglecting and abusive toward her. When my husband brought her in. Wrapped in his shirt. She was covered in her own excrement and both eyes were pussing and matted shut. Her mouth covered with dried old food and a gross slimy film on her little feet. I immediately bathed her while crying and got her eyes open and all the horrible neglect off of her little face and feet. She was skin and bones. I still cant understand how someone could do this to such a helpless life. She is a beautiful kitten. Affectionate, playful, not really affected by the neglect. She sleeps on both my husband and my chest all the time. At least 5 weeks old at the moment. I had to help keep her eye from getting further infected and since we got her almost 4 days ago she has thankfully gained weight and seems very happy with us. She was so hungry when we got her she tried to bite my finger off. She took the bottle at first with the Vitamin formula for kittens and ate up the soft wet kitten food we got her, vigorously. Like she hadn't eaten in days. Plus her eye is completely open again and no more infection. She is completely healthy. And growing since. I noticed she has these darker tiger stripes to her. But her coat looks a very very dark brown almost black, until the light hits her and it turns this chocolate brown color.
Her front legs are a bit awkward. They have an almost outer stance to her knees. But she walks perfectly. I don't think anything is wrong with her legs its just how she is built. They do remind me of the legs of a Siamese. Her ears are very large for any other kitten I have rescued/had. I was looking through breeds and came across pictures of Havana browns. And they matched her perfectly. Now I don't know what her mom & dad looked like but her nose is tiny and her eyes are green. Could she be this breed? I also have a Maine Coon and a beautiful Calico.
My Calico female is not too happy with our new addition She has been hiding upstairs and occasionally comes down to eat and use her potty. But the minute she sees the baby kitten she hisses and bolts back upstairs. I don't know how long this behavior will last but I really don't like her avoiding us as well. She swung at me today for the first time and I know she is frustrated. But she isn't normally like this. I love her bunches and don't want to make her feel like she is second best. Cause she is my baby just like the others.
Does anyone know what I can do to stop my Female Calico from hissing and avoiding her? She just doesn't seem to be okay with her presence at all. But I make sure she gets plenty of love from me.
I think she may be jealous. Would it be positive for my Female Calico, if I gave her a toy? And also including the new baby? My Male (Neutered) Maine Coon has hissed at her a couple of times. But doesn't at all act jealous of her.
I was thinking, if it was a good idea to go ahead and buy them all toys and show my love? Could that break the tension? I don't expect them to be immediately used to her. It will always take time. But my Calico is worrying me.
I dont want her to attack Lucy. I just need a little help on what to do to soften the environment with all of them. Lucy is curious about them. But since they have been hissing at her. She doesn't want to go near them much.

Thanks to anyone who can help

Sincerely,
Kat

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  • Melanie - 2010-10-23
    Have your cats adjusted to each other yet? I had one that after 6 months was still very agitated and not accepting the kitten. The vet put her on a very small dose of Prozac daily. It helped tremendously. After a month or so I took her off of the medication, but her attitude continued to be much better. It has been a year now and while they are not "buddies", she tolerates the younger cat.
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mel - 2011-12-31
I accidentally have become the owner of an ocicat. The home she was in had two other cats, one that had lived there for years. My cat as a kitten already started to insist on being the dominant cat. The other cats didn't fancy her much so I took her in. She's amazing .... Very talkative, very playful (loves to fetch), and loves any guest we bring by. I feel blessed to have taken her in.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-31
    Ocicats are neat and extremely smart.
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Miranda Haley - 2012-02-23
I LOVE ALL CATS!!!!

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Pauline Lindley - 2011-08-24
I have a Tonkinese cat who is 14 years old but still thinks she's a kitten. She answers me when I speak to her, knows the word "no" and purrs loudly when I praise her. Sadly, now, she has slowed down quite a lot, and her back lags aren't as strong as they were. She has always been a House cat , only going into the garden when a member of the family is out there and follows us around. When I go into the bathroom, she sits outside the door until I come out and runs to greet me every day when I return from work. She is the most loving cat I have ever known and will sit for hours on my lap being cuddled and stroked. I would recommentd this breed to anyone who loves cats

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  • susan paulsen - 2012-01-14
    Hello Pauline,
    I love your comment about your cat. I have always wanted a tonkinese cat! I first saw one years ago in San Luis Obispo, Ca. The cat was walking with its owner and stopped at the curb as owner told it to and wouldn't cross the street until give permission to. So intelligent. Beautiful. My cat is a DSH tiger and loving, sits on my lap, is happy to see me when I return from work. I think a tonkinese would be a great companion for Tiger who is gentle and sweet.
    Can you direct me to a breeder in Dallas/FortWorth area.
    Susan
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Jane Brader - 2011-08-13
Our beautiful Havana Brown, Hershey, who is three years old, has been looking more and more black in the past three weeks. We've had an extremely hot summer in St Louis and he does enjoy going outside in his back yard, but not in the heat of the day, of course. Back in the winter he developed a reddish color around his neck and we thought maybe it was from the sun streaming through his favorite window. That coloring disappeared and now his coat his almost uniformly black. What is happening?? Will the wonderful chocolately color return? Has anyone seen this type of thing in their Havana Brown?

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zoraida - 2011-07-05
My family and I wanted to adopt a dog or cat so we decided to adopt a cat because my 3 year old doesn't like dogs. So we went to tree house humane society as soon as we walked in there was a lot of different cats and right away a 1 year old cat went up to me and befriended me and my family so we looked and looked and the next day we went back and adopted the cat that befriended us and so it turned out to be an ocicat she is amazing she is friendly and follows us every where in the house she is our baby and she stole all of our hearts. She acts like a dog but has the most adorable meows we love her and she knows it. It only took three days for her to get comfortable with us and now she sleeps in my bed next to me and my husband my children loves her and she is good with them. I am so lucky to have her in our lives.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-06
    Ocicats are great. My friend has one and loves it.
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