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12-17-2013, 08:25 PM #16
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Interesting stuff. All my cats are mixed.
12-17-2013, 08:28 PM #17
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12-17-2013, 08:45 PM #18
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12-17-2013, 11:09 PM #19
White Ribbon call me
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(12-17-2013, 08:08 PM)van down by the river Wrote:  
(12-17-2013, 05:04 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  I'm allergic to cats. bored.gif *sigh*

From the catster.com: There's a list of which would be right for you. You know you want more pussay.

Top Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds for People with Allergies:

A protein (Fel D1) is the allergen in the cat's saliva is what causes problems for allergy sufferers. Once your cat licks her coat, the allergen-laden spit dries and becomes airborne, seeking a warm home in your nose and sinuses. Some cat breeds produce less of this protein than others, making them hypoallergenic.
Several Factors Affect Cats' Allergen Production:

Males produce more allergenic secretions than females
Intact males produce more than neutered males
Dark cats tend to produce more than light-colored ones (no one knows why)
Kittens produce fewer allergens than adults

So, a light-colored female cat might work out better for people with cat allergies.

Balinese: Often referred to as the "long-haired Siamese," the Balinese looks like an unlikely candidate for a hypoallergenic cat. But it is one of the few breeds that produces less of the Fel D1 protein than other cats, thus causing fewer allergic reactions in allergy sufferers.

Oriental Shorthair: They're hypoallergenic, but it's still a good practice to groom your cat frequently (brushing as well as wiping her down) to keep dander to a minimum.

Javanese: Like the Balinese, the Javanese sports a medium-long single coat that doesn't mat. Because of the lack of undercoat, they have less fur which translates into fewer allergens.

Two "Rex" cats are on the list: the Devon and Cornish Rex. Both shed very little fur, which is good news for allergy sufferers:

Devon Rex: Of the two, the Devon has both shorter fur and less fur. Your Devon Rex will need to have her paw pads and ears cleaned of oil build-up frequently, but doesn't need frequent full baths like the Sphynx or Cornish Rex.

Cornish Rex: The Cornish Rex requires more upkeep than the Devon because they require frequent baths to mitigate the oil buildup on their skin.

The last two cats on the list offer you a choice of hairless or hairy:

Sphynx: The hairless Sphynx is the cat most often associated with being hypoallergenic. Being hairless does not mean they're maintenance-free, however. Your Sphynx will need frequent baths to remove the gummy buildup of oils on her skin, and her large ears will also require frequent cleanings.

Siberian: Like the Balinese, the Siberian sports a moderately long coat, but still is hypoallergenic due to the lower-than-average enzyme levels in their saliva. Some claim that 75 percent of cat allergy sufferers have no reaction to the Siberian.

i didnt know that about cornish rex's. bathing cats is not fun..i am sold on devons only now.. they are seriously the most interesting cats i have ever had.. major personality.. you can do whatever you want with them.. they want to be on you all the time, which i like.. they are super funny.. and they have no hair..
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12-18-2013, 12:54 AM #20
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(12-17-2013, 11:09 PM)the white ribbon Wrote:  
(12-17-2013, 05:04 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  I'm allergic to cats. bored.gif *sigh*

From the catster.com: There's a list of which would be right for you. You know you want more pussay.

i didnt know that about cornish rex's. bathing cats is not fun..i am sold on devons only now.. they are seriously the most interesting cats i have ever had.. major personality.. you can do whatever you want with them.. they want to be on you all the time, which i like.. they are super funny.. and they have no hair..

I'm really not into specific breeds as I see breeders adding to homeless cat problems. As a cat lover though...I understand people for leaning towards breeds that are best suited to them for one reason or another. The only thing I hope is it's not for breeding as there are plenty of any breed in kill and no kill shelters alike just waiting to be taken home before being executed. Aren't the Devons great though? I love what they say what they are crossed like. I like em for their odd alien look although I seem to be drawn towards the odd look. Chewed off ear...one eye...three legs...no tail when there's supposed to be one. I fostered a little 5-6 month old grey stray that I called Elvis as he was missing an upper canine and it made his lip catch on his lower canine in an Elvis like snarl. I felt bad about adopting him out as in the 3 mos I had him he followed me everywhere...but he went to a good home with other critters and to this day 4 yrs later he's like a class clown and plays well with every other critter friend there including two ferrets, 4 cats, a bulldog and of all things an Irish Wolfhound named Jameson. They're best friends and from the time Elvis showed up...they've played chase and hide n seek. He even lets Elvis jump on his back for rides and a little comfort kneading and Elvis is the only one that Jameson allows to be curled up next/on him for nap time. Their owners were amazed and very pleased with Elvis as he was the only one it seems that could get Jameson out of his initial funk. He wasn't treated well as a pup and young dog and while not an aggressive dog...he seemed to always just lay around and mope until whirlwind Elvis showed up. They laugh most everyday as Elvis has this behemoth of a dog running, jumping and prancing like a happy small horse. He seems to be making up for lost puppy time. Oh geez...here I go again blabbin up a storm.time.gif

From The Cat Fanciers Association: The Devon Rex, the Pixie of the Cat Fancy, sports oversized ears on an elfin face with large impish eyes. This adorable combination only hints at the mad-cap personality within – a cross, some say, between a cat, a dog, a monkey, and Dennis the Menace. They are a fun and fun-loving breed with a relaxed and social attitude rarely associated with cats. Delightfully silly in both appearance and antics, Devons are interested in everything and everyone around them. Their playful nature means Devons easily learn tricks and are always up for a game of hide-and-seek, tag, or fetch.

This unique breed possesses intensely loyal, human-loving, dog-like qualities. A person must be prepared to be owned by a Devon. A Devon will eat with you, sleep with you, and perch cozily on your shoulder while you are on the computer or reading. They will follow you around the house, sit at your feet, or jump on your lap the minute you sit down. A Devon will accompany you on your household chores, happily trilling, cooing, and chirping as they look for ways to help. Children and Devons are naturals as best friends and tireless playmates.

The social nature of the Devon makes them unsuited to spending long periods of time without companionship. Devons do not discriminate in terms of the company they keep. They do very well with people, other Devons (often creating a “Devon pile”), cats, dogs, and even the occasional bird, ferret, or rabbit.

Words of caution: Devons are food hounds. Whether it is the traditional burger and fries or the more unusual asparagus tips, grapes, or olives, be prepared to guard your dinner plate from the fast and crafty Devon in the house. They never turn down a meal and would be happy to assist you with yours. Do not be taken in by the pleading or the heartbreakingly pitiful expressions that would suggest they have not had a meal in weeks.
12-18-2013, 01:31 AM #21
White Ribbon call me
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that is exactly what devons are like.. my one even barked like a dog.. anything you eat they want.. if fish was on the menu its crazy time.. if you take your eyes off your plate once, that whole fish has been swiped or you look back and the cat has eaten half the plate already.. my cat had colon issues from eating too fast.. had him on all sorts of medication because of it.. which is what eventually what killed him, not the meds his colon problem.. so greedy with food..

no other animal like them..
12-20-2013, 05:45 AM #22
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I have a sphynx. I've had Cornish Rex, and peterbalds.
Theyre very different personality wise,and physically, from other cats.
Cornies are like the feline version of a greyhound. To me anyway




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