PUMBAA / FOR ADOPTION
🧬 Urinary blockage
Care included: antiparasitic treatment (for intestinal and external parasites), basic vaccine and booster, rabies vaccine, neutering, microchip, FIV/FeLV test. Complete medical file provided and 14-day health guarantee.
Adoption fees: $0
️ Declawing is prohibited
An adopter who spends a lot of time at home is preferred
Adaptability to strangers: Medium. He’s curious.
Adaptability in a new environment: Medium. He gets comfortable within a couple of weeks.
Adaptability towards cats: Tries to communicate, not tested much.
Adaptability towards dogs: Not tested.
Adaptability towards children: Not tested, but easily spooked by noises so probably not a good match with young children.
Attraction to the outdoors: He doesn’t try to go outside (he’s a bit curious when you open the door, but no more than that). On the other hand, he loves to spend his afternoons looking out the window and watching what’s going on in the neighbourhood. He’ll stay quietly by the window all afternoon like that, mostly sleeping.
He’s litter-trained with a gravel litter, but requires a coverless litter box. Given his history of urinary issues, his family will have to ensure he pees every day.
He’s a quiet cat. He’ll chat a bit on occasion to remind you he loves you and purrs at will in exchange for a few scratches behind the ears.
Cutting claws can be difficult but he’s not destructive.
Pumbaa is not very playful, but it is important to stimulate him. He really likes fishing-rod type toys.
He’s very affectionate and loves to be petted and held. He likes the presence of people, greets his human at the door, likes to relax in a spot where you can see him (often in the same room), loves cuddles and craves attention. He comes to say hi every morning when you wake up and follows you from room to room.
Pumbaa is very food oriented and begs for food a lot. He’ll appear right by your feet as soon as you start cooking. You’ll have to be careful to respect his portions as he’s in the process of losing weight. Still, our little guy is a gentleman and while he’ll do his best to attract your attention when you cook, he’ll respect your space, keeping a safe distance and he won’t try to steal your food.
He’s also hypersensitive to sound and unexpected noises frighten him. Radio is ok, TV also, but he doesn’t appreciate auditory surprises.
Pumbaa will also have to be on a strict veterinary urinary food diet for life. He cannot be given any pet store formula as this could cause further urinary issues.
Since Pumbaa’s condition can never be 100% excluded, a medical coordinator will have a discussion with you about his condition (crystals in the urine) and the signs to watch out for.