- Date Assessment Taken: September 27, 2023
- Kitten Approaches Humans: Yes, she plops down next to me on the couch and walks all over my laptop when I’m working 😁
- Eyes are Wide with Curiosity: Yes!
- Kitten Plays, and Bounces Alone or with Littermates: Yes, she loves to play with her mama!
- Kitten Hisses or Hides When Handled by Humans: No
- Kitten will Sit calmly on your lap and allow pets: She’d prefer to sit next to you, she is not what I would consider a “lap cat”.
- Confidence Level on a Scale of 1 to 10: 8
- Eager and Enthusiastic to Play and Interact with a Toy: Yes! She loves springs, feather sticks, and the door stopper on the wall LoL
- Dangle Test: Passed
- Energy Level: High
- Baby Hold Test: Passed
- Best Way To Describe her: High energy independent girl, she’s nosey but does manage to find some time to herself 🙂
The dangle test might seem silly, but it’s a great factor to test the temperament of a kitten, especially if there will be small children handling the cat. The longer a kitten will dangle, the more tolerant he/she is.
High-Energy kittens tend to need a lot of interaction and mental stimulation, even into adulthood. They also bond well with people. They’re likely (but not guaranteed) to break stuff and push your glasses of water off the sink.
Low-Energy kittens are calm and secure. They do play and interact, but they’re not instigators. They usually do well being left alone at home. They do well with other pets and kids especially well. This temperament is likely to be a lap cat.
Shy kittens might prefer to be the only cat. They bury their heads when you hold them and might shiver when you pick them up. Shy kittens build bonds with their humans once trust is built and become very loving adults.