Five homeless 4-week-old kittens were discovered outside and transported to Mini Cat Town (an animal shelter in San Jose, California) for a better life.
They were in need of a foster home, so Sonja, a rescue volunteer, took them in. Tina, the brindle with the most round face, was the smallest of the litter when she came, but she wasn’t much smaller than her siblings. At the moment, nothing appeared out of the norm.
Sonja began to notice anything odd about Tina as the kittens grew older. Her first day in her foster home was spent discovering new things. In a matter of minutes, her timidity gave way to curiosity and a desire to sit on someone’s lap.
Tiny Tina didn’t seem to be developing much in comparison to her littermates during the next few weeks (Marvin, Aretha, Diana, and Nina). Despite the fact that his siblings gained weight gradually, they grew at a considerably slower pace.
He stood out among his brothers because his head was broader and his bones were shorter and thicker. Tiny Tina, despite her diminutive stature, insists on doing whatever the other kittens do. She’ll play with toys, wrestle with other kitties, and embrace them as they sleep.
She is nice and likes being in the company of others. Hanging out with anybody he’s with is his favorite pastime. His siblings have grown to be double his height. When they snuggle up to her, she appears to be engulfed in a giant hug.
Tina gave them a formal diagnosis after they were treated by a professional. “She suffers from chondrodystrophy, commonly known as chondrodysplasia, a feline type of dwarfism. ” Tiny Tina may remain small indefinitely, but she makes up for it in personality.
It’s both tranquil and intriguing at the same time. You’re constantly curious about what other people are up to. He also enjoys playing with toy balls and mice, and can be extremely protective of them.
Tiny When the bigger kittens play together, Tina goes out of her way to keep up with them. She’s located a little spot on the television console that only she can fit into thanks to her newly acquired climbing talents. It’s now your own private area.
Tiny Tina’s host family recently constructed her some steps so she could access higher ground. The tabby girl enjoys exploring, but she prefers to be pampered by her people even more.
Although healthy today, kittens with this type of dwarfism may have health issues later in life because abnormalities may go unnoticed or develop later in life.
In the case of a setback, it will need to be adopted by a family that can commit to caring for special needs children for the rest of their lives.