Born ~2017, F, Brown Ticked Chausie
Special Fee $275
First a word about her breed. The Chausie breed, established in 1995, traces some heritage to “Felis chaus”, a long legged jungle cat that lived along wet lands from Singapore to the Nile. Today’s Chausies are many generations away from those original “wild” kitties.
Chausie’s are medium sized cats with long legs, muscular compact bodies, and ticked coats. The hair on a ticked coat has three distinct colors along the short hair shaft. They are known for their athleticism, their playfulness, their mischievous antics. They are social cats who definitely want attention when you come home. These are not sleep on the couch Persians who will wait until you come to snooze in front of the TV. These are intelligent, curious, determined little balls of energy. They are a life style choice. Do not choose a hybrid like Saia unless you really want the involvement a relationship with her entails. If you love that kind of connection with a smart, loving, demanding athlete, nothing is more fun or rewarding. She will be very loyal and loving to her human.
As you can see from the photos below Saia is an athletic, agile kitty. Her favorite activity is chasing a feather which some helpful human waves for her. She excels at jumping way up to grab it out of the air. She also likes to lie somewhere up high in the sun and watch the world down below. When she arrived from the breeder’s cattery she was quite shy and stressed out. That shyness seems to be fading away. Recently she has climbed in a stranger’s lap for petting after an active play session with a feather broke the ice. Her new family will need to be patient during a transition period but I think she will relax quite quickly in her new home. Her caged cattery life was boring I think. She likes the focused attention from a human. She would rather not have the competition of other cats. I think she was lacking this attention in the crowded conditions of a cattery. Perhaps after a couple years with lots of love and a deep connection with her family she would be ready to welcome another kitty in her life. Time will tell about that.
Saia would like a quiet,stable home. She loves windows and sunlight and watching birds outside. As with Bengals and other fast moving breeds there is a danger there that this Chausie girl might get out a front door. I don’t know that she would want to go out but if she took such a notion she is nothing if not fast. Please realize she is a VERY smart cat. Can you keep up with her?.
Saia is an absolute treasure for the right person and someone will be so very lucky to adopt her.
She eats high quality wet and dry grain free food and loves small raw chicken treats.
Her foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.