A great way to buy Scottish Fold kittens is to go to scottishfoldlove.com or cats.oodle.com and search for available kittens located in or near the desired area of adoption. These websites provide gender, color, age, vaccination and personality information to make the adoption process as smooth as possible.
Scottish Folds found their origin in 1961, when a barn cat in Scotland with oddly folded ears had kittens of her own, some of which inherited the folds. Breeders soon became involved and discovered that the ear folds were a dominant gene in the cats. Scottish Fold cats are known for their ability to "speak" in small, short meows.
Scottish Fold cats are very smart, playful and friendly animals, and are ideal for families. They enjoy attention and affection, so they are not the best option for a person who is gone most of the day. Owners should groom Scottish Folds at least once a week. Scottish Folds usually live to be around 15 years old. Some potential health issues include degenerative joint disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and polycystic kidney disease, though these are not very common. Symptoms to look out for involve short, thick tails; joint pain; lethargy; slow movement and limping. Owners can help relieve symptoms with glucosamine supplements or cat treats specifically for joints.