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Rescue Group: Home Alone Feline Rescue
|Breed:||Bengal||Color:||Spotted Tabby/Leopard Spotted||Age:||Adult|
Midas is a gorgeous brown-spotted bengal who just turned 2 years old. He is very outgoing, extremely friendly and dog-like, and a high energy kitty very true to the bengal breed. He is muscular and quite stunning to watch, extremely agile and athletic. He loves to play and interact with people, loves feathery toys on strings, crinkly balls to bat around, and has been known to "steal" stuffed animals like small prey. He is vocal and chatty, and gets along very well with the dog in his foster home. He likes to sleep on the end of a bed, or very close to a person for most of the night. He can be mischievous, and has been known to open cabinet doors, and discover where all the treats are hidden. He is so smart and interactive, we feel certain he would be a great candidate for learning tricks and commands. Midas loves running water from a faucet, and enjoys games of "hide and pounce" and chasing back and forth with a person, and his need for exercise and room means he is much better suited to a house rather than an apartment or small living area (the original family who got him from a breeder had an apartment and gave him up). His coat is quite beautiful and sleek, and has the glitter trait so that he actually sparkles in the sunlight. However, Midas also has the bengal trait of being quite dominant, and so does not get along with other cats in his foster home. His enjoyment of pouncing includes pouncing on other kitties, and when they run or react angrily, this makes him all the more interested in conquering them. This has caused several angry tussles and has resulted in the decision that he not be placed in a home with other cats. His high energy will require someone willing to engage and play with him, and he would do very well with an active family where people are around most of the time, but he's not a breed for a family with small children who may find his activity level intimidating. Another indicator that Midas should be in a one-cat household is his past tendency to mark areas by spraying. This behavior stopped once he was separated from the other cats. We seek an indoor only home for Midas. A screened in porch would be ideal! Midas is on a high protein diet of wet food, and would need to continue this diet for his optimal health. We hope that if you're considering Midas for your family, you will take some time to research the bengal breed. He is not the type of cat for everyone, but for the right family he is an amazing cat who will reward you with years of love and devotion. He is healthy and medically up-to-date, had his blood work (tested negative) and is neutered, and is microchipped. One other note is that Midas deserves stability in his life and not be shuffled from house to house, so if you're a person who travels or moves often, please consider another kitty. He has been re-homed previously due to reasons not in his control, and we want this family to be his forever family. See Midas's video for a first-hand view of this fantastic guy in action. Meet him in Burke, VA . Posted 3/27/13
NOTE: We do not ship or transport; ADOPTION AREA LIMITED TO 65 MILES FROM BURKE,VA. Out of area adoption also dependent on our ability to do a pre-adoption homevisit. Adoption fee $200.