Buying a cat

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  1. Megasquared

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    Didn't the tiger from the movie Beastmaster die because they dyed it black?
     
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    Never saw that movie.
     
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    Does hair dye kill humans?
     
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    I don't know do ppl lick it?
     
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    Are tigers humans?
     
  6. ILoveDinobot

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    No, but it's not toxic. If 1 person has an allergic reaction to dye, it doesn't mean it's dangerous to everyone. They make pet-safe hair dyes specifically for dog and cats.
     
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    Well if you really want to get a kitten, if is male, name him Gary, if is female name her Sue, rather than name your kitten after a robot character, and why everyone is talking about a hair dying that killed a tiger in a movie that I never ever going to watch?
     
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    Don't dye your pet. It's a living thing, not an accessory.
     
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    I'd point out here that just because something is non-toxic for us doesn't mean it's safe for our pets. Chocolate comes to mind. I am aware they make animal safe dyes and everyone's going to have a difference of opinion on how humane or not dying a pet with pet dyes is, however I would say you're taking a big risk if you want to fly on the cheap and use human hair dyes. Especially given that the chemicals are likely more harsh when it comes to human dyes. As for the original movie referrenced, Beastmaster, the tiger did die from being dyed, but keep in mind it was filmed in 1980/1981 and safe animal dyes most likely weren't around. That said four different tigers were used and only one supposedly died from the dye... so to speak.
     
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    Yeah, I didn't know anything about the tiger. I would never dye an animal. I just felt like starting an argument, but I bored with it now. No one here was actually going to dye their cat pink and white to look like Arcee. Any argument against it seemed ridiculous as the person who said it was obviously joking.

    It's like no duh, don't dye your animals unless they are stuffed.
     
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    According to what I've seen, it died because they used anaesthesia to make dying it easier (would you want to dye a conscious tiger?), and the tiger had a reaction to the anaesthetic and never woke up (cats are bad with anaesthesia). Nothing to do directly with the dye.

    Don't dye your pets. There are plenty of other good ways to humiliate cats.
     
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    If you say your cat's name and they flick an ear in your general direction, they heard you and know their name, they're just not interested in interacting with you at that time. :cool: 

    The majority of the names on shelter tags are randomly computer generated names that the cats don't actually know. And sometimes they're wildly bad. :p  I fostered a cat called 'Glasgow' by the shelter once, even tho the name she came to the shelter with was Tasha (which is the one I used).

    Sometimes even the names they came to the shelter with the cats didn't like in the first place, associate with abuse, or they're something terribly unimaginative like 'Kitty'.

    As long as you love the cat and treat them well they won't mind if you change their name.

    --Moony
     
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    Well....looks like this important part of my post was missed...

    So I made it bigger here....
     
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    Tape boots.
     
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    Get a maine coon. You'll love em'.
     
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    Gotta agree with the Maine Coon suggestion, provided no allergies and they need brushing!
    Sweet personalities tho and at least from my big boy, very chatty! Sounds like a real convo going on sometimes. Plus very playful and a cuttlebug at times. lol
     
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  17. Megasquared

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    More on topic, here's my cat Devastator.

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    (It's not really named Devastator)

    I wouldn't recommend naming a cat after a transformer unless it was something more esoteric like Pounce or Springer. If you name your cat something like Bonecrusher or Galvatron you gonna get an awkward situation when you take him or her to vet.
     
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  18. RustyBarnacles

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    Each of my cats (6) is either a stray or the product of a stray from a feral cat population in my area. I worked with the local feral cat agency, spayed and neutered those that I was able to befriend, and adopted them. I would recommend going that route. There's plenty of discarded animals out there that are in need of good, loving homes.
     
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    I had a Maine Coon named George and that cat still holds a very near and dear place in my heart. He was like a dog, trapped in a cats body, but also still a cat. He loved to lay on boxes and play fetch, and he was so fluffy and soft. He would also follow you around and always had to be in the same room as you.

    One day I’ll get a Puffy McFlufferson the II. One day.
     
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  20. AnnaLK

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    I’m going to be in the minority here and say this: there is nothing wrong with a good, reputable breeder.
    Adoption is great, but there can be some drawbacks to it, especially when adopting an older or stray animal. You don’t know that animals past health problems, history, etc.
    Like I said, there’s nothing wrong with a good breeder who puts animal welfare, and the health of the breed/species first.

    Anyways, I think its always good to have a list of names in mind, but it is important that you choose one to fit the cat. You’ll know the right one, especially when you meet them and get to know them. Whatever is decided, whether it’s named after a Transformer or not, you’ll love him/her all the same. Pets definitely have a way of stealing your heart.
     
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