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Manx

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Inquisitive, intelligent, and affectionate.

The most unmistakable trait of the Manx is the fact that it doesn't have a tail. This is a result of a dominant mutant gene that appeared in the breed due to it's isolation on the Isle of Man.

The degree of taillessness varies and they have been divided into four groups: Rumpies (no tail), Rumpy-riser (a small knob of a tail), Stumpy (a short, moveable tail stump) and Longy (having a tail which is slightly shorter than other cat breeds). Manxs also have longer hind legs than the average cat and they run more like a rabbit. This breed is notoriously difficult to breed because of the Manx gene and their physical difficulties yet they have won a loyal following due to their inquisitive and affectionate personalities.

The Manx has a thick double coat that needs to be brushed regularly as the undercoat will build up over time if neglected.

Manx cats are playful and fun-loving companions that make ideal family pets. Although they love to run and play, they also develop strong bonds with their owners and adore being around humans.

How do I toilet train my cat

I rescued an adult female, desexed cat six months ago. Apparently she’s always been an outside cat. I have another cat who is mostly indoors and I would only let outside during the day if I was home. Luna didn’t like being indoors and wasn’t using the litter tray properly. I had her confined in the bathroom for a few days to get use to it and she would go next to it, rarely in it. She will sometimes use a tray otherwise will urinate or poop on the floor. I am at wits end. I have two trays, I’ve changed the type of litter, put dirt in the tray, picked up the poop and put it in the tray to show her that where it goes. I’ve used spray in the tray to attract her to want to use the tray. I bought felliway diffuser which is meant to calm cats and have also used the rescue remedy drops in her food. I’ve recently moved house where there is a cat enclosure so she can go in and out when ever she pleases but still goes in the kitchen (as I now close the bathroom door when she started going to the toilet in there), but tonight I noticed she’s been going in the spare room if anything is left on the floor which is carpeted. So I’ve now cleared that whole room to prevent her from going to the toilet. She is still going in the kitchen. I’ve tried cleaning the area and eliminating her scent by using water and vinegar then once dry use bi carb soda and hydrogen peroxide and it has made no difference. She’s been tested for a bladder infection which came up negative. I love animals. I have another cat which she now gets along with and two dogs which she is still getting use to. I don’t know what else to do and I don’t want to give her up but feel like I will have no choice.