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Katniss and Prim are sisters and a bonded pair and must be adopted together. They are also both special needs as they have Cerebellar Hypoplasia (CH). Katniss and Prim came to the farm together with their mother Effie, after a kind stranger found them after being dumped onto her property. They immediately went to a foster parent's home who specializes in cats with Cerebellar Hypoplasia (CH). The kittens were scared of people but quickly warmed up after a couple weeks in the foster home. They are both incredibly affectionate and love to play and cuddle. They are in a home with young children currently and still have some fear towards the children, especially when being chased or grabbed. A home without small children would be in their best interest. They are also in a home a quiet, gentle dog, however, still show fear when the dog approaches them. A home without a dog would also be in their best interest. The home also has many other cats with different personalities, and they get along great with them all. Now on to the CH…Katniss is labeled as having moderate CH, and Prim having severe CH. Cerebellar Hypoplasia occurs when the cerebellum portion of the brain doesn’t develop completely, typically while in the womb. This is the portion of the brain that controls balance, coordination, and fine motor skills. They are also known as “wobbly cats” since they have trouble balancing when they walk. They also fall over easily when walking, playing, using the litter box. Katniss has slightly better coordination and Prim struggles more with walking and falling over more often. Katniss does best with a raised feeder/water station. Prim lays down to eat and drink and does best with shallow bowls on the floor. They are both able to walk into the litter box however Katniss can stand in the litter box but occasionally will fall over during or after going potty. Prim can walk into the litter box however lays down to go potty. Surprisingly they don't make many messes on themselves however they will require occasional baths. They also require a litter box with a low entry and high sides for leaning support, and the box should be cleaned multiple times to reduce falling into a potty mess. CH is not contagious, another cat cannot catch CH, it is a birth malformation. Cats with CH live normal long lives as long as they are otherwise healthy. They do require extra care and supervision. Carpeted floors or rugs help them maneuver and make falls less harsh. Katniss and Prim are unable to maneuver stairs and will possibly need stairs gated or a home without stairs. Besides requiring extra attention and having more needs, they are incredibly fun sweet girls. They love to play and will play until they get tuckered out. They love to cuddle and enjoy cuddling on people. They are also part of an Instagram family of CH cats/fosters/owners online. You can see many more pictures and videos on Instagram @CH_cat_house . CH Cat House will not be able to answer any adoption related questions and those must be directed to the OFS adoption personnel, however they can answer questions about the cats and the care they require.

  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Female
  • Youth (7 - 35 Months)My DoB is 06/22/2023 (Estimated)
  • 6 Pounds
  • Tabby (Brown / Chocolate)
  • Playful & Inquisitive
  • I Like Kids Over 6
  • I Like All Cats
  • I Like Select Dogs
  • Not Tested With Small Animals
  • I Have Not Been Tested with Farm Animals
  • I'm Litterbox Trained
Special Needs (Medical)
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