Wonderful pedigree Siberian kittens sometimes available to loving INDOOR ONLY homes.
To go on my waiting list you will be required to pay a non refundable deposit of £100 to secure a place. (this comes off the overall cost of a kitten). On choosing your kitten a further £100 is required to reserve them and the balance payable on collection.
Sorry I no longer accept waiting list enquiries without a deposit.
Please contact me via my website !

Allergy testing available on request for a small fee

WARNING! Scammers on free advertising sites selling so called pedigree kittens for cheap, do not approach these people and go only to a registered breeder. I have also noticed people selling very young unvaccinated, unregistered kittens for cheap on these sites, again these type of kittens do not make great pets and are far to young to be rehomed, they most likely won't be purebred siberians either!

Information on my website 'adopting a kitten page' on why you should choose a reputable, registered breeder.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Babies leaving

Today and over the next week or so we start saying goodbye to litters O1 P1 Q1 as they leave for their new homes. I wish all owners lots of happy times its always sad to see them go.

Our 2 new litters are now 3 wks old and doing well. Unfortunately we lost one of sophies babies in the first week to respiratory distress. We think she may have accidentally laid on him as he was previously fine. The 4 remaining kittens all seem well as are narcyzas. I hope to get pictures soon.

It is looking promising for 2 new silver litters in july and if all goes well most of our remaining people on the list will get to choose their kittens. This will then allow space for new people as we plan our last 3 litters in july. I expect these babies will be ready to leave in December.

If you are looking for a well bred siberian kitten near the end of the year please get intouch.  All kittens are offered in order of list

Monday, 7 May 2018

Litter S1-sophie and arlos babies

We also saw arrival of sophie and arlos babies over weekend. This is a repeat mating from last year which had lovely babies. We have 5 babies 4 boys 2 of which silver tabbies and 2 brown tabbies and 1 brown torbie female. Mum did have a tough labour as these kittens were quite big at birth but she is doing well now as are kittens.  All will be available as pets for the waitlist around 8 weeks old.

Our next litters are planned for july all being well. I will update when i know more.

Here are a couple of shots of the babies



Litter R1 - narcyza and Nicos babies

We saw the arrival of nicos first babies recently.  We have 4 beautiful silver girls in a mix of black smoke black silver tabby and black silver torbie. All are doing well as is experienced mum narcyza. These babies will be under observation for breeding for awhile but the rest will be available to the wait list when around 8 weeks old. Here are a couple of shots of the newborns

Thursday, 3 May 2018

The costings involved in buying a pedigree siberian

I have done similar posts to this before but as price comes up alot when people are researching breeders i thought i would touch on this with my thoughts. Since i started breeding 9 years ago the price of siberians has risen alot. This is partly down to improved breeding practices and increased popularity. There is an increased demand for these cats now they are more well known and that in itself can drive up price.... however how much of it is breeders charging the most they can without providing the best service and how much is genuine increases in the costs of breeding pedigree cats?

Well i would say it is abit of both depending on who you go to.  I get increasingly annoyed by the number of online adverts on free sites advertising unregistered unvaccinated 8 week old cats bred by someone who has been deceitful in obtaining entire pets and breeding unregistered for money. Lets face  it that is thier only motive because if they loved the breed and wanted to do best by their cats they would do things properly. This is why i early neuter to stop mine ending up with people like this but they still manage to buy unneutered cats from those who do not care what happens to their kittens later in life.  What shocks me more is people actually buy these kittens? Ok so they charge £600 which is cheap for a sibby these days and boast how they have no contract no restrictions are entire so you can breed too like that is a good thing?   Yes if you want to make some money and do things badly by being a back yard breeder maybe but if you are a pet owner why would you want a kitten from someone who offers no contract or health guarantees?  Thats basically the breeder saying once you buy this kitten and i have your money dont expect any help or a replacement should something go wrong. You may think you cannot afford the higher prices but for the sake of the kittens welfare and  knowing you get some health guarantees would you not want to save up and wait? If you really cannot afford a well bred kitten then you have to ask yourself can you afford a pet at all. I will not go into lifetime care costs here but to do everything properly it is not cheap having a pet and good breeders will expect the best care possible when vetting you.

Then there are those registered breeders who use free sites like pets4homes to sell kittens. Some are genuine others not so. There are people charging £1000 for a vaccinated kitten with nothing else apart from a paper homemade pedigree if you are lucky. They have no website and probably do not register their litters. They are not very transparent about how many litters they are breeding annually or who the parents are. If litters are registered then you can only register one every 9 months from that female depending on the registry. This is to protect the female from being bred back to back. Its very easy for a female to have 2-3 litters per year with no break. Do you really want a kitten from someone who subjects their cats to this. That poor mother will be exhausted and if she is not in peak health before breeding her kittens will not be healthy. They must have a break.
As far as im concerned if you have no website and are not transparent about who parents are of each litter and how often they are bred then its because you have something to hide and i would bet money on it being the above. Ie Breeding more than 1 litter from a female per year. Websites are free in some cases and if you do not have kittens then you can easily advertise this so you are not pestered with enquiries. THERE REALLY IS NO EXCUSE

So with regards to the free advertising websites are they a good place to find a well bred pure siberian? Short answer NO.....it is a minefield knowing who is genuine and who is not and whilst i have placed adverts for my waiting list in the past it is merely to give people the option of finding a good breeder amongst the unscrupulous mess that can be found online.  Many are scams or  cross breeds being advertised as full pedigree. Some are not even 8 weeks old and to be honest 8 wks is far too young to leave mum. Yes they can eat and use a litter tray but 8-12 wks is the period the kittens learns manners from its mother and how to behave. Get them before 12 weeks and you could end up with an aggressive unhandleable kitten. If the parents are not registered do not believe a word the person says because paper homemade peds can be forged and a photocopy of the parents is simply not good enough.

The highest price you can expect to pay for a kitten is £1200. As far as im concerned anything £1000+ should be the highest standard possible and have everything done properly by a knowledgable experienced breeder. Ie......

Health tested parents ie hcm pkd pkdef
Full core vaccines before leaving
Pedigree and registration
Microchip
Neutering
Health contract of atleast 12 months or longer for hereditary issues. Mine is 5 years
A website which is open and transparent so you can see all breeding cats and know when they were last bred and how they are kept to avoid buying from someone exploiting their breeding cats
An open friendly breeder who is experienced and knowledgeable who can provide lifelong advice.

I really hope one day every owner looking for a pedigree will be more selective and avoid these sites and breeders. You get what you pay for but you also can be overcharged for not much by those greedy breeders. If everyone thought more about where their kittens came from, how the parents are looked after etc these bad breeders would stop because if they cant sell their kittens their need to breed stops when the money dries up. To those good breeders not early neutering please consider it because these people could be buying your pets and breeding from them.

There have been stories of breeders selling cats as pets at a reduced price because they have a defect to people who promise to neuter and keep them as pets. One lady i know of sold a kitten with a heart problem and was honest with the buyer about it selling her at a reduced price only to find out that pet home turned out to be a back yard breeder who bred this more cat who went on to pass her heart defect onto her kittens. The breeder had no power to get this cat back and the kittens went to homes where owners ended up heartbroken when they lost their kittens.  Whilst no breeder can ensure their kittens will not get sick later in life we do our best to ensure parents are healthy and give the chance of a replacement should they develop a hereditary health issue. We monitor our lines and retire cats who produce unhealthy cats even if they are still prime breeding age because we do not want to knowingly produce sick kittens.

So pet owners please demand more....ask questions and if you are not sure avoid. If you need my advice before buying a cat who you are not sure about please contact me. I am more than happy to give an unbiased opinion. A point to consider is good breeders will be in demand and have waiting lists. There is a good reason for this so try and be patient and dont go online for something sooner. You may live to regret it and i do not want to have to speak to people who have fallen foul to such adverts and have to provide advice when deep down they should really do their research. Please please please AVOID FREE ADVERTISING SITES and if you go to somewhere like the siberian  Cat club please take the above into account. Registered does not always mean ethical. You need to visit your kitten and know what to look for before adoption and walk away if not happy. Anyone who refuses visitors is clearly not worth bothering with.

Once last important point is once you get your kitten from that backyard breeder for less do not be surprised if you spend the cost of the cat and more at the vet because they are not well.  All good breeders have their kittens vet checked before leaving.

Good luck finding your perfect siberian. I hope this has encouraged people to be more careful before buying.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Litter P1 - 10 weeks old

Here are some snapshots of the babies for those who could not make the visits this weekend.  All are growing well and big eaters.  They have their first vet check and vaccine booked for thursday and will leave a few weeks later.  All are reserved and one stays here.  I could not get all 7 in the same  shot but think  you will agree the 5 together are super adorable.  We have 2 new litters due any day and more plans for summer babies.  The waiting list is fairly full but should we have more than 4 babies in each litter there may be space for more people to join this year.  If you are willing to wait then we are more than happy to assess your application to join.




































Litter O1 and Q1-10 weeks old

Here are a few snapshots of the babies for those who could not make the visits this weekend. They had their 1st vaccines on thursday and all got a clean bill of health.  They are growing well and a lovely bunch of babies.  All are reserved and will be leaving here in a few weeks

I have put names of kittens on pictures so you can tell who is who















Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Responsible cat ownership

As a vet nurse i am always trying to educate owners on responsible pet care. This is a great new resource from isfm on how to be a responsible cat owner. For those who are already owners or for future owners of our cats i recommend you take a look. Lots of useful advice and recommendations on how often you should be getting your kitties health checked..you can also find a list of cat friendly vets in your area which takes some of the stress out of the vet visit.

http://www.catcare4life.org/cat-owners/