Carrie L. Lewis, Artist

Kitten Aquila

Born: May 13, 2021
Gender: Female
Vaccinated: No
Spayed/Neutered: No
Special Health Issues: None known
Special Needs: None known

About Aquila

Aquila (pronounced a-kill-a) is the last of the litter, and the biggest. His mother is a first-time mother.

He’s also the most uniquely marked, once you get past the all white body and two gray tiger spots on his head. His tail is gray with “rings” of white and white on the end. I can’t recall ever seeing a cat’s tail with such markings.

Aquila (circled) with his sisters on the day they were born.

Aquila is a very affectionate little guy. As I write these words, he and Priscilla are sleeping on the back of the couch where I’m sitting. But he often also curls up on my lap or beside me when I’m reading or working.

He plays hard with his litter mates, his mother, and even some of the older cats in the household.

At present, his favorite game is playing in water, whether it’s the water bowl or the kitchen sink. I’ve threatened to teach him to wash dishes, but have had no success so far!

Aquila at about 5 weeks old.

Aquila has been raised entirely indoors, so he’s well-acquainted with the litter box and with the water bottle, which we use for discipline and training. He’s the only kitten that resists the water bottle. Stubborn? Who knows, but it usually takes a couple of squirts to convince him he’s in the wrong.

Aquila eats regular canned cat food and dry cat food at will. Because their mother requires a special diet (Hill’s Biome Dry,) that’s what the kittens eat as well. But they have also eaten Hill’s Science Diet Kitten, Purina Kitten Chow, Purina Cat Chow, and Blue Buffalo dry.

The family has a history of digestive sensitivities, but Aquila has shown no inclination in that direction so far.

He has also had no serious illnesses.

Aquila gives every indication of being a large cat as an adult. He has two uncles in our care, one of which is big and hefty (over 12 pounds at the most.) The other uncle is also big, but is taller and leaner.

Momma cat is starting to turn the kittens away when they want to nurse, so it’s time for them to find new homes.

A detailed, health/medical journal is available upon request. I am also happy to answer any questions you might have regarding Aquila. Fill out the contact form below, and I’ll answer as quickly as possible.

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