How To Buy Kittens
How To Buy Kittens
Are you thinking of getting a kitten? Learn about your options for bringing a happy and healthy kitten into your life in this short VideoJug film.
I'm going to give you some tips on how to safely buy a kitten. We see hundreds, if not thousands, of these adverts all over the place, the internet, the free ads, everywhere you look. What's important when you buy kitten is that you've only parted with your money to someone who is going to provide you with your best chance of having a safe, healthy, happy kitten.
Sadly, there are plenty of kitten farmers and backyard breeders, and these are people who simply range from allowing their cat to wander off in season and getting pregnant to the local tomcat to breeders who breed pedigree breeds, but who simply put any two cats together, no paperwork, no regard to suitable health tests. A number of pedigree breeds in cats now do need health tests, blood tests, eye tests, heart tests. Before you buy any kitten of a pedigree breed, make sure that you've researched what's necessary for the parents of your kitten.
The heartbreak of taking on a young kitten and discovering it dead a few weeks later is, sadly, becoming more common. Do your research. When you buy a kitten, it should be ideally no less than eight weeks old.
For a pedigree breed, it should be twelve weeks old, have its registration papers and be fully vaccinated. You should be able to see the parents. They may not have the stud cat.
It's not uncommon to have that elsewhere, to have used the best stud to produce the best kitten. If health tests have been done and paperwork is available, you will have copies given to you. Your kitten should seem alert, bright.
Its eyes should be clear. Its nose shouldn't be running. It should seem interested in you and it should seem happy and healthy already at that young age.
It should even be a little naughty, perhaps climbing your clothes, looking in your pockets. I would rather see that in a kitten than one that sat quietly and was a little bit concerned. So, research your breed, research your health tests.
Use rescue if necessary. There are plenty of good rescues out there offering kittens good homes and a second chance at life they weren't going to get otherwise. So, go rescue, go to a breeder.
Adopt or buy a healthy looking happy kitten. And that's the best way to buy a kitten safely. Are you thinking of getting a kitten? Learn about your options for bringing a happy and healthy kitten into your life in this short VideoJug film.