Frequently asked Questions
Here you can see the questions that we get asked a frequently, hopefully our answers can make it easier for you to adopt a kitten from us
What kind of cat litter do you use and what is the difference?
Is there any good reliable way to groom cats at home?
Is it really hard to take care of the longhair coats?
Generally there are four well known types of cat litter : pine shavings, natural clay ( not clumping), clumping litter, and clumping crystals. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages. Robotic/Automatic Self Cleaning Machine is another great option. Unscented cat litter is greatly accepted by many cats vs scented one.
Yes, there is. High quality brushes and combs will do the job. In fact, regular daily brushing helps the skin to renew the cat's fur more quickly and make the coat to feel thick and look shiny.
Majority of British Longhairs cats have semi-long hair, but there are some requirements for the hair maintenance as far as time and frequency to do that. Just remember, no matter how often you brush them (daily or weekly), please, do this regularly to achieve better results to improve hair coat appearance.
Do kittens ever get sick?
Is my kitten that I am buying or reserving from your cattery, a result of inbreeding?
Is there any way for cats not to shed?
Kittens have a lower immunity than adult cats due to being a new living organism. Through time and exposure to outside world kittens gain a stronger immunity. In some cases, this immunity is built through viral sickness. This is equivalent to humans as the babies and toddlers are more likely to be susceptible to colds.
We do not practice inbreeding. We are against any act of incest. You can be assured that the parents of your kitten are unrelated to each other. Upon your request, we can provide you a pedigree and DNA test of the parents in case of any doubt.
Yes and No. All cats and all animals that have fur shed. There is no way to eliminate shedding fur, but you can get a hairless cat like a Sphynx breed. Instead of shedding fur they do produce an oil off their skin included with dandruff. So typically there is no way to avoid shedding of fur or other substances.
Do British cats like being held?
Are there any good cat trees around?
Is the contract required to purchase a kitten ?
Some cats enjoy the warmth and security of being held, but others may feel restrained. Cats are generally self-sufficient, and they value their personal space which may show their territorial instincts.
There are hundreds and hundreds of cat trees available on the market. Unless you decide to go with custom made cat trees (much better, but pricey), please, keep in mind several factors when choosing a cat tree at store or on-line retailers: built quality, design, height, room/other existing furniture color match, thickness of sisal rope, and other factors are involved while choosing a cat tree.
Signing a purchase agreement is a standard procedure in buying cats. It is a legal document that protects both parties.
Are your kittens litter and scratch post trained?
How do you prevent fleas and earmites in cats?
When is the kitten ready to go to a new home?
This is correct. Majority of kittens learn how to do that from their moms while staying with them for the first two months of their life..
External parasites are not common, but constant preventive treatment with widely available drugs keeps our furry friends free of any unwanted skin guests.
How have you socialized your kittens?
What you can tell about health and mortality for your cats?
Four weeks after birth each kitten is held, pet, played with and in contact with our family members on a daily basis.
British breeds belong to the top of healthiest breeds of cats with minimum health issues and extended longevity (with proper feeding and care).
Generally, registered kittens are ready for a new home when they reach the age of 8-10 weeks. However, we can hold kittens a little longer if you or your place is not ready for them. Please, let us know if something is not going as you planned first. For example, if kittens are born in February ,they may go to a new home in April. We spend a whole second month with every kitten, and work with boys and girls individually. Socializing is important. Third month is also very critical as far as observing the kitten’s health to make sure there is nothing that our little babies may be suffering from.
Do your cats shed a lot and who actually sheds more, shorthair or longhair cats?
How healthy your adult cats?
We keep and breed only healthy cats. This is very important for us and more than important for the customers who choose a baby from the healthy breeding pair. For generations purebred cats have been indoor cats and their immunity is not built to the outside world. Therefore, they do not have the same immunity as an outdoor cat of a mixed breed would.
Do you show your cats?
Yes. We take our prized cats to cat shows so they can be rated by experienced judges on their quality. We try our best to breed the greatest and healthy cats with their kittens. Its better to know which of our members of the feline family are the best in providing you the best quality kitten with a great lineage.
Are there any other tests done in your cattery that may determine cats health?
Blood draw for "CBC test" is also performed annually for every breeding cat who lives with us. Of course, these results may not show everything that applies to a cat, but it is very helpful and handy to have in order to prevent various disorders in the long run.
Are your cats blood and DNA tested?
Yes. All of our breeding cats are tested regurarly for FIV, FeLV, PKD, HCM, FeCV, Fe Cov, and Heartworm, We submit both to the lab: blood and molecular samples. All the adult breeding cats must have negative results to participate in our breeding program.
All cats with fur shed. Shedding is a natural process for your cat to lose dead or damaged hairs. However, the amount and frequency of shedding can often depend on a number of factors such as season, for example. The hair coat in shorthair cats is normally much thicker, so they shed more (by 30% or so) compare to longhair cats where their hair is just longer in length and not as thick. Brushing your cat on the daily basis significantly decreases the amount of fur that sheds.
Do you ever offer adult cats for adoption and is there any health warranty for them?
Yes, occasionally we do offer retired adults of various ages who no longer participate in our breeding program and they do not come with health warranty. However, they do come with most recent vet exam with Health Certificate issued by accredited licensed vet.
Why are longhair kittens born from shorthair parents?
When parents are shorthairs, and both carry long hair genes which are dominant in cats, then longhair kittens can be born in the same litter.
How much do your kittens cost?
Are your cats registered?
Our felines are TICA (The International Cat Association) and WCF (World Cat Federation) registered as purebred British Shorthair and British Longhair. All our cats accompanied with registration certificates and pedigrees.
Kittens are not the same. They differ from each other, so prices may vary depending on color, gender, appearance, and demand. Please, contact us to get current pricing.
Can you ship a kitten to Canada or Hawaii?
Do you ship kittens within United States?
Yes. We may arrange a delivery for you if you are unable to pick up your pet from us. Shipping by PetSafe Air Cargo (Delta/ Alaska/ American/ United Airlines) to your nearest major airport within U.S. is available.
Yes. We do ship or deliver our kittens to Canada. Some additional docs are mandatory for the kitty to be boarded on the plane and may costs some extra .
Do you ship animals to Europe, South America or Asia?
Yes. We do ship and deliver overseas as well. Just let us know where the kitten will be going and we will get back to you with a quote. There are some government requirements and restrictions for imported pets . We will try to provide a reasonable rate for you.
If we reserve a kitten from you, what is the deposit amount and forms of payment?
Non-refundable deposit of $500 will hold a little one for you until he or she is ready for your new home. If you do not want to lose an opportunity to get your dream kitten, a reservation deposit can be paid now. In this case, you would have an option for first or second pick of the best baby from the litter (short or longhair, boy or girl, silver or golden, with blue or green eyes, etc.) Basically, the kitten you prefer. Deposit payments are accepted by Paypal, Credit Cards, Zelle, Venmo, Money order, Cashier's check, bank deposit and cash. Kittens are available if no deposit funds are received.
Are you offering personal delivery?
We offer personal delivery to your home via car or plane for an additional fee. This is the most suitable way for the kitty since the animal is under our best care during the transport. Delivery in person to Seattle area is free on days of our choice.
Is it safe to take a cat to a vet clinic for an exam?
The veterinary clinic is a ground place for hospital acquired illnesses from various microorganism due to visits from all types of pets. We highly recommend you to first check out the clinics based on the cleanliness, sterilization and disinfection habits. Also, we suggest coming in for the earliest appointment where the cat/kitten is less likely to catch anything even through airborne microorganism. Overnight the offices are cleaned thoroughly. Clinics that are closed on the weekends give time for most airborne organisms to die off within the two-day frame. We highly recommend to bring in your pet on a Monday at the earliest possible appointment after a closed office two-day weekend.