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 Post subject: Teacup Persians
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:18 am 
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Since I'm now the owner of a teacup Persian, I thought I would do some research.

The first place I landed was this breeder's site. http://www.minipurrs.net/info.htm According to the site, Clarissa is a micro-mini. (Great, I have the smallest of the small. :roll: ) I can't believe the prices!!! :o

Here's a link for info on dwarf/teacup Persians. http://www.messybeast.com/dwarfcats.html Some of the info makes my stomach turn, like the part about being careful of the head because the skull might not have closed. This site has tons of info on the topic -- too much for me to absorb right now.

I love Clarissa with all my heart, but why, oh why, can't she be a normal sized Persian??? :(

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 Post subject: Re: Teacup Persians
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:33 am 
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what is the difference other than size...I mean do they just breed small persians and this is what happens? I was always told that there is really no such thing as a "teacup" cat.

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 Post subject: Re: Teacup Persians
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I think we all know there is technically no such thing as a "teacup" Persian. It is simply a marketing ploy that some "breeders" use to sell their runts for big bucks to uneducated buyers. :roll: In fact, some of these so-called teacups grow up to be normal sized Persians. Linda, how old is Clarissa and how much does she currently weigh?

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 Post subject: Re: Teacup Persians
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Nevermind, I just saw your other post regarding Clarissa's age & weight.

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I want everyone to sit down, remove all sharp or breakable items, and take a deep breath.

READY?

After carefully examining Clarissa's teeth, Doc is 100% sure Clarissa has ALL her adult teeth. She estimates Clarissa to be 8-9 months of age, not 4 months. At all of 3.75lbs, this means Clarissa is a teacup minature Persian.

I'm still in shock. I don't have a kitten -- I have a minature. Honestly, dealing with tiny cats is a nightmare. There's no wiggle room!


I thought she looked a little older than 4 months but I was thinking around 6 months, not 8 to 9. I highly doubt she will stay @ 3.75lbs. She may stay on the smaller side but I do not think she is done growing.

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 Post subject: Re: Teacup Persians
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:34 pm 
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I'd never heard of teacup persians altho have heard of teacup breeds of dogs.


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 Post subject: Re: Teacup Persians
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Tracy, I sure hope you are right and that she does grow some more. She's cute and adorable, but sooo tiny.

And you are right -- it's a marketing ploy to some degree. The problem is there are a number of bad breeders out there who are trying to create tiny cats and enough ignorant public to buy them. Many do have serious health problems because they are runts. Some breeders apparently are breeding tiny females with tiny males hoping to get a tiny cat. I like the one site who said something like "To preserve the health of the cats, we only breed females larger than 3 pounds." Really?! I would think 5 pounds minimum!!!

At least Clarissa is out of the loop and can't be used for breeding.

My problem is that there is no other good word to describe Clarissa. Maggie is tiny -- but Maggie is significantly larger than Clarissa.

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 Post subject: Re: Teacup Persians
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I agree with Tracy, I bet you she'll grow a bit more, yet.

Some kitties are just tiny also (genetically, not like Maggie is tiny because of prior mistreatment)

Miss Kitty barely weighed 5 pounds, and she was always super healthy, just a teeny tiny cat. I think this is what you must get when you breed a runt with a runt, tiny offspring.

I'm hoping Clarissa will grow more, and that she will be healthy and happY! How is she adjusting so far, Linda?

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 Post subject: Re: Teacup Persians
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Whispurrpaws wrote:
I think we all know there is technically no such thing as a "teacup" Persian. It is simply a marketing ploy that some "breeders" use to sell their runts for big bucks to uneducated buyers. :roll: In fact, some of these so-called teacups grow up to be normal sized Persians. Linda, how old is Clarissa and how much does she currently weigh?



Thank you Tracy! This "Tea Cup" crap gets me so upset! There is no such thing! I have kittens that are small up until they are 8-9 months an then they nearly double in size. Take Jezzie...she is only 4lbs right now and she is now 7 months old...she is NOT a "tea cup" anything...just a small girl. I can't be sure because this is my first breeding of this pair...but her mother has given me small babies before and they are 7-9lbs by the time they are 13 months old -- just slow to mature!

My guess is that Clarissa is not 8-9 months of age. I suspect 6-7 months of age...adult canines would be in at this age as vet typically are looking at canines not the entire mouth. So please don't get so worried Linda!

Hang in there and just love her -- she WILL grow! I am sure of it!

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 Post subject: Re: Teacup Persians
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:08 pm 
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Marclay wrote:
Thank you Tracy! This "Tea Cup" crap gets me so upset! There is no such thing! I have kittens that are small up until they are 8-9 months an then they nearly double in size. Take Jezzie...she is only 4lbs right now and she is now 7 months old...she is NOT a "tea cup" anything...just a small girl. I can't be sure because this is my first breeding of this pair...but her mother has given me small babies before and they are 7-9lbs by the time they are 13 months old -- just slow to mature!

My guess is that Clarissa is not 8-9 months of age. I suspect 6-7 months of age...adult canines would be in at this age as vet typically are looking at canines not the entire mouth. So please don't get so worried Linda!

Hang in there and just love her -- she WILL grow! I am sure of it!

I hope and pray you are right on the growing part. I will love her no matter the size she is, but teeny, tiny scares me. I'm afraid I'll step on her. :shock: She honestly has no sense to get out of the way of feet.

As for her teeth, my vet looked carefully at her entire mouth, twice. She guessed 8-12 months based on the teeth. I hope my vet is wrong. :?

I'm still shocked over this.

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 Post subject: Re: Teacup Persians
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This info is so sad. It just breaks my heart. More research is needed. Guess I know what I will be doing for the next couple of days.

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