Purebred kittens are conceived and born in a cattery.
You need to locate a reputable cattery for the breed you are considering.
A breed owner is more likely than not to have leads on where to find a reputable cattery.
Browse by breed or location at sites such as Fanciers Breeder Referral List or Cattery Search.
Once you find a cattery or two to check out, communicate with the owners before visiting.
That is why it is important to communicate with the cattery owner first.
Once you are satisfied that the cattery in question is professionally run and reputable, it is time to visit.
Ask the cattery owner when the best time is to see the kittens - when they are awake and active - and plan your visit accordingly.
This cattery, located in Bush Prairie, Washington, is actually within driving distance of Portland, Oregon.
They also offer kittens in other related breeds.According to their website, Permese kittens are registered with the CFA, and the registry has honored them as a "Cattery of Excellence."
Widening our search to California, To-Pher Siamese and Balinese Cattery is located in Suisun City, near the Bay area.
To-pher Siamese kittens are CFA registered, and the cattery will ship kittens within the USA.
A cattery may present well in a top notch website, but you can't be sure of what you're getting or who you're dealing with unless you visit the breeder in person.
Strangely she went to a cattery for two weeks last year when we went on holiday and her fur grew back.
Also, since she grew back her fur when she was in the cattery, I have to wonder if something could be causing her stress in the home.
If there is a cattery in your area, ask the breeder if she knows of a good plan or has one.
While most breeders take care to make sure the kittens they produce in their cattery are healthy, you should be aware of any health issues prevalent in each breed and have the kitten checked for these issues by a veterinarian.
Ask to see the cattery (where the cats are housed).
Regardless, FIP is often a suspect when one cat within a cattery experiences extreme abdominal swelling and a lack of appetite.
The condition is incurable and just a few incidences of FIP within a cattery can devastate a breeder's reputation.
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