Visiting The Cat Breeder
Some cat breeders house
their cats outside in a cattery, and others in their home. Good cat breeders
will allow you to see the cats before your buy. House reared kittens tend to
socialize earlier. Although cattery reared cats are at reduced risk of
disease and infection. Kittens from a good
will be handled and socialized, but is not as complete as if they were
raised in a home.
Usually you make an appointment to see and select from a litter
of kittens, but it is possible to book in advance if you like a certain cat.
By visiting the breeder you can see the conditions the kitten will live in
for the first few weeks. If you ask the right questions and see the mother
and the rather you will be able to see the kittens heritage. You can also
lay foundations for a ongoing relationship with the breeder who will help
you for years to come.
A pedigreed kitten will not normally leave the breeders home
until itís 12-14 weeks old, when it should be house-trained, inoculated and
A kitten ready for handing over should be weaned and introduced
to a diet of fresh, canned and dry foods. It should be registered with one
of the registering bodies and have proper documentation.