I also have a new Siberian girl joining me at the end of the month, her name is sofia and she is a warm brown mackerel tabby, more news to follow soon
Update on waiting list, currently I have enough people on the list to account for 2-3 litters, this may mean that those who join between now and spring may have to wait until the summer litters to be offered kittens. I welcome people to read my website for information on choosing a breeder and to plan ahead to avoid any problems. I must also point out the following:
- Always visit the breeders home and see the kittens with mum, no excuses, some times dad is not owned by the breeder so you may not see him
- The home should be clean and the kittens playful and healthy.
- Try and handle the kittens if possible to determine if they feel boney and to determine temperament. Sometimes they will be alittle wary of strangers, this can be normal at first.
- NEVER take a kitten that is not vaccinated or registered.
- NEVER accept the offer to have the kitten dropped at your home without seeing the kittens home first. This is not the breeder being nice and normally means they have something to hide.
- The breeder should be happy to discuss their breeding and offer advice
- if they are being overly pushy and not asking you questions be concerned. This is not the behaviour of someone who is trying to find a good home and more the behaviour of someone who just wants a quick sale.
- Most importantly don't rush your decision to adopt a kitten and do your research.
- Be prepared to wait. Most good breeders have waiting lists and a kitten will rarely be available off list
- I would avoid free advertising sites and DO NOT assume because a breeder is registered or listed on a breed club website they are ethical, That is not always the case. Always do your research and know what to look for in a good breeder
- See here for more advice http://www.druzhina-siberian-cats.co.uk/adopt.html