- STATUS: IN HER NEW HOME
- Go Home Date: November 19, 2022
- COLOR: Blue Ticked Torbie [g 25]
- GENDER: Female
- BIRTHDATE: Sept 1, 2022
- PARENTS: Chichi x Beastie
- NAME ORIGIN: Song by Tool
Tempest’s Mom and Dad
- Date Assessment Taken: October 26, 2022
- Kitten Approaches Humans: Yes
- Eyes are Wide with Curiosity: Yes
- Kitten Plays, and Bounces Alone or with Littermates: Yes, shes a wild woman
- Kitten Hisses or Hides When Handled by Humans: Never
- Kitten will Sit calmly on your lap and allow pets: Calmly? LOL – I wouldn’t classify it as calm, but she will sit and receive a few pets.
- Confidence Level on a Scale of 1 to 10: 9
- Eager and Enthusiastic to Play and Interact with a Toy: Over the top, yes
- Baby Hold Test: She doesn’t really like begin held like a baby right now- she has too much energy and too much to do.
- Dangle Test: Passed Somewhat. She is a vocal kitty, so she said “Put me down, thank you very much”
- Energy Level: High
Miss Tempest is a tortie, so she has all of the sass and class that you’d expect from a little kitty with a tortietude. She’s a very friendly and high-energy kitten that loves to play and romp around. She’s mischievous, and plays hide and go-seek by jumping out at you when you’re not looking. She likes to chase your feet and tap you on the legs when she wants your attention.
Explanation of Tests
During the baby hold test, we check to see if the kitten will let you hold them like a baby. A very calm and laid-back will allow it, while a high-energy “sorry, gotta go” kitten will not tolerate the baby hold for long.
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 to break stuff. 🙂
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.