Thumper was born with CH (Cerebellar Hypoplasia) or more commonly known as wobbly kitten syndrome. This occurs when the mother contracts the Panleukopenia virus while pregnant and may pass it to her kittens when they are born. CH means the cerebellum (the part of the brain which controls fine motor skills and coordination) is smaller and not mature. So, Thumper will fall when he walks and bobbles when he sits. He also does a Jack Rabbit jump but loves to play with the feather wand. He has moderate CH. Which means he can use the litter box but will need one with high sides and a low entrance, needs a raised water and food dish as his head bobbles when he tries to drink or eat (this allows him to drink water without dunking his entire nose in it). He can climb the cat tower (CH’ers are great climbers) and walk a few steps without falling. Since some CH kitties have problems walking, they depend on their nails for climbing. Clipping their nails will take the only other physical activity they have away, which is climbing.
However, most important of all, the majority of CH kittens are extremely loving. They form an intense bond with their families. Thumper loves to follow you in his own way, part walking and part crawling. He loves to lay on your feet and if you sit on the floor with a pillow, will be in your lap.
Fully vetted: tested for FeLV/FIV (negative unless otherwise noted); treated for intestinal parasites, fleas, and ear mites; FVRCP+FeLV vaccinated (initial vaccination and booster); and rabies vaccinated; spayed/neutered; microchipped with Home Again microchips with rescue paid registration.