Breeding Hybrid Cats – Harder, Better, Faster, StrongerBreeding Hybrid Cats – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

In the last few years British cat owners have begun to experiment with the types of feline friends they wish to share company with by exploring the combinations of regular domestic cats with more feral wild cats from overseas into a new form of hybrid pet. These hybrid cats are brought up as domestic cats but retain many features of their more savage wild counterparts, such as their increased size (up to three times larger), sharper claws and teeth, spotted or striped appearance and slender more streamlined noses. The cats from the wilds, such as the African Savannah, spend several hours at night in search of their prey for a healthy meal and would not make suitable house pets in Britain. Some members of the public are concerned that breeding domestic cats with these other kind may lead to them becoming to difficult to handle and disrupting the balance of the natural wildlife. The hybrid felines don’t enjoy being treated the same as the domestic animals we’re so used to, preferring instead to be massaged roughly or treated with a little less tender affection, which again relates back to their more savage and rough lifestyle they’re traditionally used to.
The newer hybrid animals are being treated domestically and with the right kind of owner would make suitable house pets, but treated badly, this new kind of pet is equipped more capable of fighting back with their stronger bodies allowing them to easily jump up to 9ft up a building and their more natural predator instincts within their DNA. However with each generation of these hybrid cats more of the domestic genetics begin to dominate each litter leading to a more docile house pet with a unique and less threatening appearance than its ancestors.

Source: Daily Mail – Victoria Moore – September 2009

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