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Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by Master, Dec 12, 2020.


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  1. Master

    Master PetForums Newbie

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    Hi there. I reserve the kitten with is apparently 10 weeks old. Is half ragdoll x blue British shorthair. I really concern that kitten is not the age sellers told me. Please is someone can give me advice. Price for kitten is £450
     
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    lorilu PetForums VIP

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    Walk away. Go to a shelter, plenty of moggies, there, which is what you are about to pay a fortune for., a moggie. Or if you are determined to pay a lot of money, contact an ethical responsibile breeder who doesn't breed questionable mixed breeds and sell them too young.
     
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    Tigermoon PetForums VIP

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    Honestly if you want a moggie/crossbreed then you will find many gorgeous cats at one of the many rescue places near you and they are a fraction of that price. If however you'd like a pedigree kitten then please go to a reputable breeder, who tests their breeding cats for inheritable diseases and fully vaccinates, microchips and registers their kittens as a bare minimum. Depending on the breed, you will pay slightly more than the £450; but heck, it's a no brainer!!

    Don't support Backyard Breeders whose only aim is to part you from your money.
     
  4. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    You are probably right. Kittens start costing a lot more to raise after about 8 weeks, when they start eating a huge amount of food and using a corresponding amount of cat litter so BYBs like to sell their kittens at 8 weeks (or less sometimes) to maximise their profit.
     
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    spotty cats PetForums VIP

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    Even if this were a genuine accidental mating from a breeder with 2 breeds, that are fully health tested, if you don't trust the breeder then walk away.
    Accidents are still raised to high standards, kept for the appropriate age, neutered, vaccinated, microchipped.

    If an intentional cross then even more reason to walk and not support a byb.
     
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    lenanowa PetForums Member

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    I would recommend watching this re: risks of getting a puppy/kitten from a dodgy breeder
     
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