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Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by foxxy cleopatra, Jul 8, 2009.


  1. foxxy cleopatra

    foxxy cleopatra PetForums VIP

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    oh dear :( i was going to wait until i had a house to look for a cat...but i mentioned that there was a rescue centre in bangor...now my friend has taken this to mean that we are getting one. we have emailed a couple of people to try and arrange to see some kittens. I am half really realllly excited, but half really nervous, because i wanted to wait :( what do we have to look out for when viewing the kittens? do the breeders want photos of our house? ive already taken some ready...not sure what to do...never been to one before :(
     
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    hiya Im not sure that i understand what you are asking? your going to look at some kittens and they want pictures of your house?!!

    Ive never heard of this myself!!
     
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    sorry :( i didnt know how to put it lol! my 2 friends and i are going to view kittens....are there any signs i need to look for, do i need to view the parents ect...and they havnt asked for anything, just wondering if i should take the pictures of my house....argh i dont know! never done this before :(
     
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    LOL, I'd say no unless you have a really lovely house you'd like to show off :D

    Seriously. most breeders will just want to know that you're a nice person who is going to love the cats.
     
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    awww thanks for that, you have made me feel a bit better....ive been tidying the whole house like a mad woman lol
     
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    If its a rescue then yes probably home check applies but not if its through a breeder, they will probably just ask things like if anyone is home during the day, have you had cats before, that kind of thing .. nothing scarey! The kittens should be lively and friendly, dont pick the scared ones that run & hide! Clear eyes and no runny botts!

    Why did you want to wait, any reason?

    Good luck :)
     
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    LOL - i know exactly what you are saying Foxxy - you want to proove your place is suitable for the new furbabies.

    When we went to see our two at the RSPCA i was taking pictures of the front of the house to show the distance between the house & the "Motorway" at the front. They were a bit concerned but didn't want to see them. Mind you with the impromptu visit two months afterwards I did a mad dash round the front room to tidy the house & made sure i did the washing up before she arrived!
     
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    Hi! You sound really unsure whether this is the right time to get a cat - lots of unhappy faces in your post! Don't be bullied (in the nicest possible way) by your friend - make sure it's the right time for you. :confused: If it is, you need to decide if you want a moggie (I've got 3) or a pedigree (I've got 2!!). If you want a pedigree, research the breed to make sure it's got the type & temprement you're looking for & go to a registered breeder: have a look at the environment the kittens are kept in, & as others have said, make sure they're lively, inquisitive, with clear eyes & clean bums. Also, have they been raised indoors (better socialised, used to household noises etc)?

    A good breeder will be assessing if you can provide a loving, good safe home for one of their kittens - they won't want photos, but may deliver the kitten to you to make sure that they're happy with the "conditions" the kitten will be in. Most shelters do a home check which is pretty basic, again just to ensure that you've got suitable facilities for a cat or kitten, others don't.

    The main thing is to decide for yourself if it's the right time for you & what you really want (breed/moggie etc). Good luck & keep us posted! :yesnod:
     
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    i was going to wait because my boyfriend and i wanted to have a house and a big garden ect....getting one now though would honestly make me the happiest girl in the whole world to get one, and it would be loved more than any moggy in the whole world, im just sad it wont have a garden :( the kittens we are looking at are british shorthair cross, so im thinking it will be okay indoors...
     
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    Hiya with pedigrees most Will Say they cant go out anyway and have it in their contract as 'indoor cats'

    so having a garden isnt really a big deal to be honest!

    make sure that they have Fully health tested, BSH need to be blood groups (Is this right any BSH breeders here?) PKD?? (Or is that persian??)

    FIV & FelV tested both parents, ask to see mum, and if its a outside stud pics of dad & his pedigree (if you want to look at it)

    make sure that no kits have upset tums and runny /dirty eyes
    how often they are wormed, if TICA or GCCF reg'd will they come fully vac'd (they should do)

    I personally like mum to be friendly (if the kittens are young she still might be protective) and happy with the kits, not hiding in the back scared or new people.

    they should ask you to use Anti'b handwash/gel before touching the kits & take the shoes off at the front door if need be :)

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    awww thats a great help!!! thank you so much! my cat (rip :(:(:(:(:( ) was a moggy, so he just loved to be outside. The kittens are half bsh, and the mother was pedigree and friendly apparently, i think she can be viewed though. I really dont mind about the pedigree though, i just want a happy and healthy kitten/cat. im very interested the the post that lady made saying about the rescue cats, but she hasnt been on here :(
    ive already seen a million things i want to get it :) seen a fantastic scratch post, Buy Cleo Colorado Cat Climber Other Activity Centres doesnt that look like the funnest cat tree EVER. lol i want it!
     
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    With them being crossed with BSH you wont need to see pedigree certificates and they wont be GCCF Reg. but I think you know that already! lol Just make sure they dont "rip you off" and charge "pedigree prices" :eek:

    I kept my BSH in for just over a year before I let him out, what they dont know wont hurt them! lol You can always let him out once you move.
     
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    they are only charging £50 :) i am actaully now really excited, all my flat mates want a kitten, but i had my heart set on an older cat :( i think we need to view some rescue centres too!
     
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    oooooeeeeee :) just rang a local cat rescue centre! :) the woman was so lovely, and ive been on the website, and there are some lovely older cats in need of homes :) ive volunteered for helping out at the weekend :) so excited! :D
     
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    oh wow thats great! I'd like to do something like that! I really hope you find the kitty you're looking for and enjoy the day!

    Im excited for ya! lol
     
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    thank you for your help!!! :D i cant wait! should i take some toys and food for them? the lady didnt really say, she was just excited that someone was coming to help, bless her! :D
     
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    aw thats lovely :) I would maybe take some food / treats as the rescues are always cryin out for food etc if you really want to take something but I think you just helping out is the best gift :)

    What day are you going? I'm really chuffed you're looking at older cats as they get overlooked soooo much :thumbup:
     
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    im thinking next saturday, as i get paid by then, so i can buy more things, i might go sooner though :) i am really excited! ive seen on their website 2 lovely cats, that must go together, they are 6 years old and one has had its ears amputated due to sunburn!...and it gets worse, the owner gave them up because her new partner was allergic! made me really sad! :( i have fallen in love a little bit, but i dont know if having two is a bit much. I have got plently of spare time though....so i guess i will have to see if they like me :)
    http://www.catchat.org/fresh/cgibin/prtoc.cgi
     
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