How likely is it that a healthy six-month-old kitten will wrestle with another cat and ... BREAK HIS HIP??? My beautiful little future sire kitten (I breed Siamese cats) got into an altercation with an older female who escaped from her area of the house on Friday night. I heard the yowls and a crash and ran to check, and my little guy came limping out of the room. No crying, no big deal, just a limp. The vet told me to put him on crate rest for the weekend and he was happy enough but still limping, so I had him seen this morning. The x-ray showed a dislocated fracture of his left hip!!! Nothing to do but clip out part of the femur so he won't have chronic bone-on-bone grating and pain. The hip couldn't be pinned because it had been three days. So. Six months old. Broken hip. No hip joint in future, just muscle and ligament holding his leg to his skeleton. I can't believe it. Poor little guy - he was still purring and trilling at me as the vet took him away for surgery.