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Marigold Domestic Short Hair Warminster, PA

  • Kitten
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Tabby (Orange / Red)


Friendly, Playful, Confident, Outgoing, Social, Affectionate, Special needs
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs. Marigold has cerebellar hypoplasia (CH), also known as "wobbly cat syndrome". or an under-developed cerebellum. The cerebellum is the part of the brain responsible for balance, coordination, and fine motor skills, and becomes fully developed a few weeks after the kitten is born. Any damage during this critical period can result in permanent deficits. These kittens are clumsy, tending to wobble and weave when walking, and may fall over frequently. Their movements are jerky, with high-stepping strides and a tendency to sway. It is a non-progressive condition, so the cat will not worsen over time. Cerebellar hypoplasia is not painful, and it is not contagious. For affected cats and kittens, living life on a tilt-a-whirl is normal. Kittens with cerebellar hypoplasia will go through the same growth and learning stages as normal kittens, experimenting first with walking and then with running, jumping, climbing, and play-fighting. They will just be clumsier!.
Good in a home with
Other cats.

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Meet Marigold

Sweet girl Marigold came to Cat Tales when a volunteer trapped the kittens in lower Bucks County. Marigold isn't just special because she is an uncommon female orange tabby (only about 1-in-5 are females) but also because she has cerebellar hypoplasia (CH). (Read more in the special needs detail description.) Her condition doesn't stop her from kittening. Marigold loves to play, especially with anything that crinkles. Marigold's movements are all over the place. When in a safe environment for her she is great entertainment to watch. Marigold has lots of energy and once tired out, will lay still. Once calm enough to hang on your lap she likes to pull your hands into her for "hugs". She is still trying hard to have better control of her muscle movements and has made great progress already with the help of her wonderful foster mom. A carpeted home, supervised playtime, modified litter box and feeding bowls would all be things required by her adopter to help her with the transition to a wonderful new home. With time Marigold will most likely master carpeted steps. She can already pull herself up on the bed. Because gripping onto carpet with her nails helps her with balance, it would be best to trim her toenails only a little bit. Marigold is a darling kitty, who is just doing her best like any of us. She doesn't realize she's different from most kitties. We think she's just more special and extra deserving of love. To learn more about CH - copy and paste this article link:

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If you are interested in adopting Marigold, please submit an application online at and a Cat Tales Adoption Application Review Team member will contact you within 72 hours by email to begin processing your application and answer any questions you have.

All kitties from Cat Tales will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped before they go to their homes. Please note that most kittens are not big/old enough for spay/neuter until they reach approximately 12 or 13 weeks. Most kittens posted here are below that age, so please note their DOB here and understand that they will not be ready for adoption until they have been fully vetted.

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