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Daphne Du Maurier

Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Daphne Du Maurier

  • ID C221005
  • Adoption Fee: $225
  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Female
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Current Weight: 0.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 10/11/2022
  • Declawed: No

Daphne Du Maurier's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Adults: All
  • Good for Apartment Living: Yes

Daphne Du Maurier's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Likes to Vocalize: Quiet
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious
Other Traits:
    Playful, Timid, Skittish, Intelligent, Gentle, Plays with Toys

Daphne is the most cautious kitten of her litter. She is super sweet and curious, but it takes time and effort for her to come out of her shell. She definitely copies her mom in behavior. She’s very scared of people. But, if she hears her favorite toys, she’ll emerge from hiding and give you a chance (even with boisterous kids around).

Daphne is a fiend for particular kinds of toys. When I get those toys out, a lot of her fear disappears. Recently (within the last few days) she is finally eating churro off my fingers and allowing very brief pets. She is getting better at letting me touch her while she eats; for example, she used to run away immediately when I did that, but now she allows it up to five seconds.

She will sniff treats when I offer them to her with my fingers, but won’t eat them until I put them down. She gave me her first slow blinks just yesterday as I pet her while she was falling asleep. I think she has a lot of promise but she needs patience and a little more time.

Check out this video of me eating treats here! Also I’m adding a couple videos of me playing here and here!

Daphne is from a local impound. If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an adoption application. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

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Want to adopt a kitten? We highly recommend you consider bringing home two instead of one! Adopting kittens in pairs has been proven to be beneficial for cats’ emotional and behavioral well-being and greatly improves the likelihood of long-term adopter happiness as a result. Adopting more than one kitten also reduces the risk of “Single Kitten Syndrome” (also known as Tarzan Syndrome), a symptom of under-socialization during a kitten’s most formative weeks. Kittens who are under-socialized may develop aggressive tendencies toward both other animals and humans as they grow, creating lifelong behavioral issues for owners.