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Clar coates ALC kitten

Asian Leopard Cats

An Asian Leopard Cat (ALC) is not a domestic cat. That should seem obvious to most people but in some ways it is not so obvious to everyone. Each kitten has to be raised with tremendous time and work. It is not their nature to love on people but they can certainly do just that if they are raised correctly. If you are looking for a pet, it is strongly recommended that you spay or neuter your cat at a young age. If you have ever been around a teenager or can really remember your own teenage years than you know what hormones can do. I have whole ALCs that I can handle with ease but if they are going to revert, it will most likely be when the hormones hit.

I am doing a little experiment at this time. I have always been told that they must be taken from their mom by 10 days of age at the latest. I decided to see if this really was correct. I left Tibet on her mom until she was 2 weeks old. She has been with her new for a week now and has lost her usual hiss. This is something that we will continue to work on in the future. We want to give the most maternal nutrition and at the same time be able to fully tame them to the human touch.

Many of our cubs do use the litter box. Many ALCs or F1s will prefer to use water. They might use a water bowl, the tub or if you are lucky, they will train them self to the toilet bowl. (It really has to be their idea you know)

We are now feeding our cats Zupreem. It is a canned food. I will also be mixing it with raw food. While I like the raw for these cats, the fact is that they are very prone to kidney failure especially as they age and the all protein diet can really contribute to this. I would suggest that you also read my care of F1 page as many of the characteristics are similar.

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