Snapdragon was a big momma's boy that always loved to cuddle with mom. Now that he is older he still loves to be the center of attention from anyone he meets, he gets along great with other cats and would love to be in a home where he can play and cuddle. He loves to play and cuddle with his humans and gets along great with other cats. He is FIV+, which doesn't stop him from being an amazing kitten. He would make a great addition to ANY home, especially one with other cats to play with. FIV+ cats can live perfectly long and happy lives like any other cat and in a home with other cats that are FIV-.
Some facts on FIV:
When a cat tests positive for FIV, it means they either carry the virus or have been vaccinated for it at some point (which causes them to test positive for the disease, which is why this vaccination isn’t recommended, among other reasons). FIV is not spread through casual contact such as shared food/water/litter, mutual grooming, or playing. It is most commonly spread through deep, vicious bite wounds typically inflicted by intact toms fighting on the streets over food, females, or territory. FIV+ cats can live as long and healthy a life as non-infected cats. This doesn’t mean they will never become ill; they are, after all immunocompromised, so illnesses can be easier to catch and harder to fight off. They have the same needs as any other cat: high quality nutrition, a clean, stress-free, strictly indoor environment, regular veterinary visits, and lots of love. If they should become ill, they are generally treated earlier, longer, and more aggressively than non-immunocompromised cats (meaning they need to see the vet at the very first sign of illness and may be on a stronger medication or on medication for a longer period of time). If the cats get along they can also live with non FIV+ cats.