This cattery focuses on structure, personality and health. Our cats are all raised strictly indoors, in our home, have full access to our whole house and stay with us until their wings are given. We never adopt our retired cats out. We do not breed for specific colors. All of our cats are medically and genetically tested clear. Our cat's undergo extensive exams twice a year. To learn more about the cattery, continue reading. Any questions, please reach out to the cattery :)
Q. How are kitten's raised in your cattery?
A. Our kittens are raised in their own room. Closely monitored each hour. Kittens have open area play time with the other cats and dogs multiple times a day. Litter boxes are cleaned twice a day. Our home is disinfected multiple times a day, we are germ freaks! Our home is vacuumed and mopped at least twice a day. Kittens are litter box trained with pellets and later transitioned to clumping litter. Kittens start early neurological stimulation at three days old. Kittens are free fed dry food all day and given wet food four times a day. We do not feed raw. Kittens are socialized through different sights, sounds, sense and touch. Early socialization really helps kittens become accustom to busy and loud homes. Kittens see a veterinarian four times before going home. We limit our visitors when mom's are pregnant and when we have kittens under eight weeks.
*NOTE: Please keep in mind when transitioning home's, your kitten will be accustomed to a very clean and organized home. Your kitten's eating schedule and diet will mostly likely be different than here. Your kitten will come from a very spoiled cattery. Please be patient.
Q. What is included with the kitten?
A. Kitten dry food (Orijen Kitten), wet food (Ziwi Peak & Weruva), toys, multiple veterinarian physical exams, FVRCP vaccine, dewormed every two weeks, negative intestinal parasite test, cardiologist wellness exam, full service spa day, free 30 day Trupanion insurance, flea & tick preventative, a collar, microchip at veterinarian's discretion (not all kittens are big enough for this. This is optional at no additional cost to you), life time support and a well socialized kitten.
Q. Do you health test your breeding pairs?
A. Absolutely! Even though our breeding pairs are cleared by parentage, we still test for complete clearance. We do not allow any genetic carriers or medically issues of any sort in our cattery. All of our adults see specialists, not family veterinarian's, for their heart, eyes, hips, elbows and other internal organs twice a year. Our cattery does a complete blood panel on all our cats once a year.
Q. Do you have false pregnancies?
Q. How long have you been breeding?
A. Cats: since I was 15. Growing up on a farm breeding and raising cows, pigs, goats, chickens, dogs, gerbils, guinea pigs, snakes and much more has truly given me the confidence to breed and raise kittens.
Q. Do you have references?
A. Yes. However, I encourage anyone interested in my kitten's, to take their time to get to know me on their own rather than rely on someone else's words. Call me. Video chat with me. See my cats in real time. Ask me questions. Throughout my years, I have known many breeders who ask for close friends and family to speak highly of their cattery without ever purchasing a kitten. I also have ran into breeders who ask others to make fake reviews. There is also people who post negative feedback that has no truth. Keep in mind.....there is always three sides to every story....the left, the right and the full truth. I am TICA cattery registered, I am an approved breeder on many websites and pages. What you see and hear may be totally different.
Q. What do you feed your cats and kittens?
A. Orijen (different meats), Ziwi Peak & Weruva (different meats). Our cattery loves lamb, rabbit, bison, mackerel and venison.
Q. When can kittens go to their new homes?
A. 9 to 12 weeks - Kitten's MUST be medically cleared prior to leaving our cattery. All kitten's stay with me at least a week after their initial vaccine in case there are side effects.
Q. Is my deposit refundable?
Q. How are kittens transported between your two home states?
A. If more than one kitten, we usually travel by car unless short flights are available. Anything can go wrong at any time. Being a medical team, we always carry our medical equipment with us. Costs and specific delivering details of how this works, please contact us directly.
Q. Do you take payments?
A. Sorry, no.
Q. How soon can I expect a kitten after placing a deposit?
A. Depends on your wants and mother nature. Realistically, 5 to 6 months after you do the pregnancy math and 12 weeks in cattery. Sometimes, 9 months if you are very specific. If you are impatient, I am not the breeder for you. Most people want boys, there is a longer line for this. Most people wants smoke colors, there is a long line for this. I cannot control mother nature, please understand this. If you place a deposit, you are agreeing to all the terms willingly. Or you can check back in to see if I have any kittens available.
Q. When will you contact me after a litter of kitten's has been born?
A. I ONLY contact families/individuals that are next in line per deposits received. If I do not contact you, you are not next in line. If you do not hear from me, please do not freak out. I will eventually reach out to you when it is your turn. I respond best by text. Keep in mind, I do have a full-time career outside of the cattery, I work long hours (10 to 16 hours a day and I am on-call) plus a human family to care for as well. Some breeding pairs are kept private until 8 weeks for showing observation. Private litters will be offered to those who have placed a deposit first, then to the public.
Q. How are kittens chosen once born?
A. Kittens are picked in the order of deposits received. Breeder always has the right to withhold any kitten for whatever reasons. I will call and text each family when this time comes. I prefer families to video chat with me to pick their kitten and see the personalities.
Q. When do your females have their first litter?
A. Majority of the time, after their first birthday. Some females do cycle multiple times before their first birthday. To prevent pyometra (this can be deadly), some veterinarians will recommend to breed after their fourth heat cycle or birth control. Nine months is my minimum.
Q. How many month's after a litter is born, do you breed female's again?
A. My female's are NEVER bred unless examined by a veterinarian and cleared. We wait at least four months. Our males also need to be cleared and we do give them breeding breaks.
Q. How many litters do your females have per year?
A. Max is two however, I am not one to pump out as many kittens as I can so usually it is only one per year.
Q. When do you retire females and males?
A. Our cats retire in their late 20's to 30's. Most human's stop having children by their mid 30's. Our cats are the same.
Q. How many litter's/kitten's do you have per year?
A. I would be lying if I gave you a number. Like I said before, I do not pump out as many kitten's as I can. I focus on taking care of what is in front of me, not the number of kitten's.
Q. What sets us apart from other catteries?
A. We do not charge for different colors nor charge different for males and females. To me, this is greed! Unless the breeder cares for the different colors or different boys/girls, there's no need to charge more. Some breeders do charge more for polydactyl kittens because they do give extra medical care, please check with the breeder about this. Our polydactyl kitten's do see a specialist to make sure their paws are growing properly. Our all white kitten's see a specialist for BAER testing. Most breeders only offer a one year warranty/promise. We are very confident in our cattery practices, we offer a two year promise. Your money should solely go towards your kitten. My price does not include the cost of spay/neuter. Make sure you ask your breeder what is included in the price regardless who you chose to move forward with. We do not require families to buy specifically what we feed, just to have the extended warranty like some breeders do. I do not breed for the biggest! Our kitten's medical care is all done by a licensed veterinarian unlike most breeders who vaccinate, deworm, microchip, etc., by themselves and still charge you the big bucks! You must be extremely careful with any breeder who vaccinates, deworms and microchips their own kittens. Many times, the vaccine is given in the incorrect location, many breeders dispense the wrong deworming dosage for their kittens and please do keep in mind the microchip needle is huge (this can cause bruising, damage to the skin)! A veterinarian will not microchip kittens if the kitten is not big enough and/or not have enough body fat, spay/neuter time is the best for this. Our adults never leave our home even after retiring. Our cats do not live in guardian homes and never will. We are a loving cattery that practices "Labor of love, NOT, Labor of money". I do not spend cheaply on my cats and kittens like some breeders do. Our cattery gives high quality wet food meals four times a day plus free fed dry food. We do not have our kittens and cats examined by "on the go wellness veterinarian's nor low cost clinics" like Petco Vet Clinics and shelter/rescue services.
*If you are seeking for the biggest, cheapest and/or the soonest kitten available, I am not the breeder for you*
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