Willy Wonka is a sweet, chatty boy looking for a loving home.
He is currently in diabetic remission, which is great news! Remission means he does not need any treatment at the moment, and can stay healthy on a low-carb diet. (Don’t worry - low-carb cat food is not hard to find, nor is it more expensive than lots of other cat foods. His foster mom has a list of all of his favorite foods, including the Purina DM dry food, and Friskies pate wet food.) However, Willy Wonka will need ongoing weekly glucose checks to make sure he’s in tip top shape, and he may need treatment in future.
He has adorable little freckles on his nose, gums, and paw pads.
Willy Wonka is a champion hider, and loves to find new places to tuck himself into. He will come out when you call, especially if you’re holding a tube treat or if he hears his favorite sound - the sound of a can opening!
He has a very cute little meow and will « chat » with you, especially around mealtime! He likes to announce his presence in a room with a hello meow. He enjoys catnip and playing with string toys. He loves to play with a laser toy.
He is a little shy around new people, or when he’s in a new place, but he warms up quickly - especially if there’s tube treats involved!
He enjoys both wet and dry food, though he prefers wet food, and he is very food-motivated. He enjoys being petted and brushed, and will happily purr away while being groomed. He enjoys affection on his own terms - he will let you know when he’s had enough, sometimes with a light swat. For this reason, he may not be an ideal fit for homes with very young children, although older children who can read his body language should have no problems. He’s not mean - he just wants to let you know when he’s done!
He is friendly with the other fixed male cat in the home, but they are not bonded. He would likely integrate well with other cats, given proper introductions. He may also be happy as a solo cat.
He has good litter habits (using an uncovered litter box) and he is friendly and calm at the vet. A well-mannered gentleman!
In many ways, he’s a typical orange cat - sweet, playful, affectionate.
If Willy Wonka sounds like the perfect friend for you, please reach out to Team Cat Rescue today!