Buying A Kitten Guide
All of our Pixie Bob kittens for sale are TICA registered with full pedigree, vet checked, certified free of FeLV and FIV, ID microchipped, and fully inoculated. We even provide PetPlan medical insurance and a kitten pack with each kitten. Bringing a new pet into your family involves a long-term commitment of time, energy, and money.
A Responsible Breeder?
Set off on the right foot, and buy your kitten from a responsible breeder. This ensures that your new companion has already had the best possible start in life. By the time they come into your world, they are healthy and happy souls and will integrate just perfectly as a NEW family member. While no one can guarantee that your kitten will never have a medical problem, a responsible breeder’s commitment to ethical, responsible breeding increases your chances of getting a good well-adjusted kitten. When you buy a kitten from a responsible breeder, you can expect the breeder to:
- Guarantee Pixie Bob kittens for sale are in good health and free from Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).
- Strongly urge you to have your own vet examination within a few days of purchase to confirm its good health.
- Require neutering/spaying at the appropriate age.
- Provide a written sales agreement that describes all terms of the sale. This agreement includes the breeder’s health guarantee and the neuter/spay agreement.
- Be intensely interested in the welfare of every kitten they produce, and encourage you to call whenever you have questions or concerns about your kitten.
Health & Wellbeing Check
- Physical Condition – Handle the Pixiebob kittens. They should have good muscle tone, a clean coat, and bright, clear eyes. Kittens should not be sneezing or sniffling. Their eyes should be free from discharge, and the ears should be clean and pink inside. There should be no bald patches or signs of dry, flaky skin. Check behind the ears and low on the back, at the tail’s base, for flea dirt (which looks like black sand).
- Psychological Condition – The kittens should be well-socialized. Play with the kittens using a non-threatening toy, such as a feather or ribbon. After a period of normal caution toward strangers, the Pixie Bob kittens for sale should relax into a friendly, active, and playful attitude. Many perfectly friendly kittens would rather play than be held; however, after becoming acquainted with you, they should let you hold it for a short time.
Why Is The Breeder Asking Me Questions?
Don’t be offended if the breeder asks you questions. The breeder is not trying to embarrass or intimidate you; they are simply trying to determine whether their Pixiebob kittens will have the kind of home they want. Every kitten has its own individual personality, just like us humans. Remember to a responsible breeder a kitten is not a commodity; it is an individual to be loved. A responsible breeder strives to find the best possible homes for their Pixie Bob kittens for sale, so ALL questions are good questions.
Can The Buyer Ask Questions, Too?
Of Course, the breeder would expect you to. A responsible breeder will be happy to discuss the breed’s characteristics and special requirements with you.
- What are the characteristics of this breed? For example, some breeds require a lot of grooming; others typically have loud voices, and still, others are relatively aloof. Be sure you discuss the breed’s characteristics with the breeder and decide whether Pixiebob kittens are right for your lifestyle and personal preferences.
- Do you provide a written sale agreement that includes a health guarantee? A responsible breeder offers a Pixie Bob kittens for sale only with a written contract that includes a health guarantee.
- What diseases and conditions does your health guarantee cover? A responsible breeder guarantees that the kitten is in good health and is free of Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).
- What vaccinations have the Pixiebob kittens received? A responsible breeder will vaccinate the kitten at least twice against Panleukopenia (Feline Distemper), Calicivirus, and Rhinotracheitis.
- How are the kittens raised? A responsible breeder puts careful thought and much care into raising healthy, outgoing kittens and will be happy to discuss their methods with you.
- Can you provide references from people who have purchased kittens from you? A responsible breeder will be able to provide references on request.
- When can I take the kitten home? Pet kittens stay until neutering, and breeding kittens will stay until at least 12 weeks of age. If you’re used to seeing barely-weaned kittens advertised, this might seem old, but it is actually better to wait and a good age to make the transition to a new home. At 12 weeks, a kitten is weaned, litter trained and has been vaccinated at least twice. The best part is that you still have plenty of comical, lovable kitten-hood moments to enjoy.
- What should I do after I bring the kitten home? The Breeder will supply you with an information pack to help you when you bring your kitten home. Plus, no doubt a lot of advise while you are visiting. Please ensure you follow the instructions carefully.
- Will I receive the kitten’s papers? Your pet cat/kitten will be neutered before leaving and registration documents will be provided. A breeding cat/kitten’s paperwork will be provided when all T&Cs outlined in the contract are met. Until that time registration documents will be retained by the breeder and the transfer of ownership will wait. Breeding must be refrained from unless breeder gives their consent in advance of mating. To register your kitten/cat, you fill out the registration form and send it with TICA’s proper fee. TICA will process this and then send the paperwork to you. This is done for two reasons. One, breeding a cat with less than ideal show confirmation adds to the pet overpopulation problem and degrades the breed’s overall quality. A responsible breeder is acutely aware of the vast numbers of unwanted cats and kittens; therefore, they prevent (as best they can) any such practices that would exacerbate this. Two, breeding is hard-work and, at times, harrowing. It is not advised for anyone to consider if they are not already a knowledgeable breeder who knows what to do when things don’t run so smoothly. Therefore, they will deter anyone from thinking they’ll “giving it a go” to ensure their placed kittens’ welfare throughout their life.
We offer several methods of payment. We try to be as flexible as possible so that having a Totallycoastal cat is an option for EVERYONE worldwide! If you are outside of the UK, you can make a payment via PayPal and International Bank Transfer Payments service.