Exotic shorthair male born on 11.02.2017 with CFA & FIFE registration, for show & company. The parents are international champions (FIFE). PKD free.
The cat is microchipped and fully vaccinated, ready to travel to his new home.
The kitten comes with the following:
_Four generation pedigree certificate
_First, second & antirabies vaccinations.
_Flea and worm treated.
_Litter tray trained
_Shipping included in price
All kittens must be at the minimum of 8 weeks of age before they leave their mothers and onto their new home.
If you suspect that this advertiser is letting the kittens go before they reach the age of 8 weeks, then you must report them to us.
Cat microchipping is very similar to dogs. The chip is implanted under the cats skin and the owners details are registered on a national database, so the cat can be traced should it become lost.
Microchipping isn't mandatory like it is for dogs. It is still advisable to microchip your cat and that the registered breeders, or owners details are kept up-to-date.
Make sure the breeder can verify that the kitten/cat has been microchipped, this can be done by providing all of the relevant paperwork. You must also contact the microchip company to update your details as the registered keeper within the first 21 days of ownership.
Kittens should receive two of their vaccinations, the first vaccination will be around eight weeks old, and then the second vaccination will be two weeks later. Its important that the kitten doesn't go outside until seven days after their second injection. Cats occasionally require their booster vaccinations and this will need to be discussed with your vet. Its important that cats vaccinations are kept up-to-date, as always this is part of being a responsible owner.
If the breeder has not vaccinated their kittens/cat then this will be your responsibility to get this done straight away. If the kitten/cat has been vaccinated it is important that you receive their paperwork and verify that everything is correct. This can be done by ringing the veterinary practice that administered the vaccinations.
This is a small surgical producer, that is preformed by a veterinary surgeon, which prevents the cat from having kittens in the future. If you do not want your cat to have kittens in the future, then its recommended that you get your cat neutered. It has many health benefits.
If this advert stipulates that the kitten or cat has been registered, this means that they've been registered with the GCCF, TICA or FIFE. The cat, or kitten will have a pedigree certificate which records all of their details and the cats ancestors/lineage. You will need to a request a copy of the pedigree certificate before buying the kitten or cat and confirm that the pet is registered with an official body.
Important Checklist for adopting or buying a Exotic
Before making contact, or planning a visit for this Exotic, please make sure you have considered all the points made on the below checklist. We advise that you DO NOT buy a kitten or cat from the advertiser unless you are happy that you can tick off every point on this list and are confident that the advertiser is genuine. If you have any concerns over an advertiser please report them to us.
The fact that you’re considering adopting, or buying a new kitten or cat is an important decision and one that should not be taken lightly. Your new furry friend will solely rely on you in many ways, so it's important that you’re 100% committed before hand. You can do further reading about caring for cats and their well being in our pet advice section.
Is the advertiser genuine?
Confirm that the advertiser is genuine. You can do this by arranging a visit with the potential advertisers home, if they try to avoid you visiting, or make excuses, then you should be concerned. If the advertiser asks for money, or deposit to be paid online without you visiting the cat at their home, or they request to meet you somewhere or drop the cat off at yours, then please DO NOT agree. We advise that you should never send money online. If you’re concerned about an advertisers authenticity then please report them to us.
MyPetZilla conducts various checks on advertisers on this site, but are unable to confirm that all are genuine. So please make sure you visit the advertiser at their home and verify this yourself.
The advertiser should let you see the kittens with their mother and in some circumstances their father as well. If the kittens are shown without their mother, then this can indicate that they've been breed by the advertiser and or possibly imported. If the advertiser makes excuses as to why you can't see the mother, we advise that you immediately walk away.
Check the kitten is over 8 weeks of age
Before bringing your beloved kitten home, it's important that the kitten is over 8 weeks of age and has been properly weaned before they leave their mothers. Some sellers will keep the kitten longer than this and this is perfectly fine.
Health check of the kitten or cat
It is very important that you check the health of your kitten or cat before you decide to adopt or buy. Although this can be difficult, most sellers will agree that you can return the kitten or cat within 48 hours should they have any health issues. It's worth taking your kitten or cat to the vet for a health check as soon as you take them home. The seller should be willing for you to do this. If the kitten has already had a health check by the sellers veterinary practice, then they should provide you with the legitimate paperwork to support this. It is also worth ringing the vet to confirm everything beforehand.
Check the kitten or cat is up-to-date with their vaccinations
All kittens should receive 2 vaccinations, the first within 8 weeks of age and the 2nd vaccination 2/3 weeks later and should not be allowed outside until the 7th day after their second vaccination. Cats should have also received their yearly vaccination booster and this should be checked with the seller. If they've not had their booster vaccination then its is your responsibility to ask why. If the seller has not yet received their vaccinations, then you will need to arrange for this before taking them outside. Again, if you're concerned about the care or legitimacy of the seller, then please report them to us.
Have the kittens had treatment for worms and fleas?
Kittens should be wormed at the age of 2 weeks and again around 5 weeks old. Before the kitten leaves the seller, they should have had more worming treatment at 8 to 12 weeks of age.
Ask questions about the kittens mother
It's worth asking the seller how old the mother is, and how many litters she has had. How is the mother's temperament. All these questions are important for the future health of your cat and the seller should want to tell you everything about the kittens mother
Are the kittens socialised?
It's necessary that the kittens have interacted well with their kitten litter and have been raised in a home environment around other adults, children, and general household life. Kittens that don't receive this kind of training and development from a young age, may go on to develop behavioral problems later in their life and become difficult to train. They may likely develop temperament issues and will find it difficult to adjust to family life.
Check if the kitten/cat is registered with GCCF, TICA or FIFe
If the kitten or cat has been registered with the above recognised bodies, then you must check that you’ve been given the correct documentation before you take the kitten/cat home. It's worth considering to check the documentation and phoning to verify the registration.
Considering the kittens pet insurance costs
Insuring your kitten or cat is one of the most important decisions you should make when bringing your beloved kitten home. Veterinary fees can become extremely expensive and it's important that you have the correct level of cover beforehand. We recommend that you research pet insurance providers and purchase the correct level of cover. Most polices will allow you to start the cover the day your kitten or cat arrives to their new home. Please check our pet insurance section for further information.