Teacup Persian Kittens
Teacup Persian Kittens are smaller than standard size doll face Persians with a more petite body structure. A standard doll Face Persian can weigh 15+ pounds while a doll face Teacup Persian can weigh as little as 5 pounds. But when it comes to Teacup Persian Kittens, it’s not so much about the weight as it is about the body structure. Standard doll Face Persians have longer, larger bodies while doll face Teacup Persian Kittens have shorter, more petite bodies.
What is a Teacup Persian Kitten?
Many years ago, Persian cats seen in show rings looked quite different than today. Not only were their faces structured differently, but also their bodies were quite different too. In fact, show Persians of long ago had longer, larger bodies and legs. At some point, it was decided to change the look of the show Persian using a technique called inbreeding. After many generations of inbreeding, the Persian cat’s appearance changed dramatically creating a more flatter (smashed) face and shorter, more cobby body. But not all breeders chose to take the path of inbreeding their Persians. Some breeders preferred the more traditional looking Persian; therefore, continued to breed for that look. Later, the traditional Persian was fondly named the Doll Face Persian.
As mentioned above, a standard Doll Face Persian has a more longer, larger body and legs. By making generations of well thought out pairing choices, standard Doll Face Persian breeders were able to create Persians with more smaller, petite bodies. It wasn’t easy, and it took many generations to create what is known today as Doll Face Teacup Persian Kittens.
Teacup Persian Kittens Sizes
Standard Doll Face Persian kittens can weigh 15+ pounds at adult weight while Toy and Teacup Persian Kittens usually weigh as little as 5 pounds – sometimes smaller. Female Teacup Persian Kittens weigh 7 pounds or less while males weigh 9 pounds or less. However it is important to keep in mind that when it comes to Teacup Persian Kittens, it is not so much about the weight as it is about the smaller body structure being much smaller than the standard size Doll Face Persian.
Teacup Persian Kittens Care
Obviously Teacup Persian Kittens are very tiny, so extra care is required for safety purposes. It is important to realize when something is so small, it can get hurt very easily. Play carefully with your kitten. Watch your kitten around other pets and small children who may unintentionally hurt your kitten. As far as grooming, Teacup Persian Kittens require no different care than standard size kittens. Daily brushing and combing of coat in addition to cleaning face and eyes is a necessity no matter what size the kitten. Of course your Teacup Persian Kitten will require lots of love and attention – but that’s the fun part.