Details on purchasing one of our kittens
Updated May 2019
The price will be $800 per kitten for the 2020 breeding year. There are no discounts for reserving two. Kittens are allowed to leave around 11-12 weeks old and are NOT spayed/neutered before they are homed. We believe they are too young for this procedure and prefer that they are altered ~5-6 months old.
The price for our kittens include the following:
- IN-HOME veterinarian visit
- 2 core vaccinations before going to their new homes (Merial PureVax Feline 3)
- Written kitten agreement
- Both parents’ 5 Generation TICA pedigree
- Kitten’s TICA registration papers (after confirmation of neuter/spay from a licensed vet)
- Handmade blanket
- Toy from home
- Premium food samples
Waiting list & Deposits
There is no deposit required to put you on the waiting list. All I ask in return is that you let me know if you would like to cancel so that I keep my list current.
A $200 deposit is required to reserve a kitten. I usually ask for deposits after the kittens are born. If it turns out that I do not have a kitten for you I will gladly refund your deposit. However, the deposit is non-refundable if you change your mind after I receive your deposit.
*I reserve the right to prioritize clients who are willing to travel to pick up their kittens.
Shipping will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Shipping costs are not included and may cost an additional $400. We cannot provide an exact shipping price because the total cost is determined by the following:
- Cost of airline ticket & fees (can vary due to airline, weight and size of crate)
- Cost of shipping crate (required to be airline approved)
- Cost of health certificate from a vet (required by airlines within 10 days of departure)
- Cost of travel for me to coordinate the above
How we raise our kittens
Our kittens are hand raised in our home with daily interaction and attention from me and other family members. They are born in a nursery room located right across our bedroom where they spend the first few weeks growing & playing. A pet gate is put in place to keep them safe while allowing them to observe and acclimate to our daily activities and noises. During this time, our queen freely enters and leaves the nursery with the pet gate in place, however, she prefers to spend most of her time pampering her babies. By the time they are 4-5 weeks old, the kittens are exploring a lot and beginning to use a litterbox. Sisal scratching posts are available so that our queen(s) and I can imprint good scratching behavior at a young age.
Eventually, the kittens are allowed to venture out of their nursery and spend time playing and socializing in various rooms of our house. They usually migrate from the nursery and discover the Catastrophic Creations in our sunroom where they get a lot of climbing and playtime. During this time, the kittens are acclimating to the presence of our dogs under close supervision. We do not allow our dogs approach and “play” with the kittens. The dogs are either kenneled nearby or required to be in a non-negotiable down-stay command around the kittens. We also invite friends and family over when the kittens are old enough for visitors so that they learn to socialize with other people. I also introduce the kittens to a variety of food (home made cat food, kibble, canned) so that they are familiar with different tastes and textures. Kittens are also introduced to car rides a few times prior to leaving for their forever homes to help lessen fear/stress/motion-sickness that can happen during travel.
What we feed
Kittens are weaned on dry and wet food in addition to home made cat food. Below are details of each type of food I have used on the queens and/or kittens:
- Royal Canin
- Farmina (Ancestral Grain, N&D)
- Royal Canin (Mother & Babycat, Kitten Instinctive)
- Snappy Toms (Ultimate & Lites, I also use these as treats)
- Purina Pro Plan
- Science Diet
- Inaba Churu lickable cat treats
Homemade cat food recipe (1 batch):
- 5-6 chicken thighs with skin & bone (partially baked to kill surface bacteria, 350F for ~10-15 mins)
- 3/4 – 1 cup water
- 1 egg yolk
- Pinch of salt (optional)
After the thighs are baked and cooled, de-bone the the chicken, keeping the skin, and place the chunks in a food processor. Then add the egg yolk and optional pinch of salt. Grind everything together for about 15 seconds, stop the processor and scrape down the sides. Put the lid back on and add water while grinding the contents together until you get an oatmeal consistency. Portion out one week of freshly made food and keep it in the fridge, freeze the other weekly portions in a tupperware. I reheat a couple tablespoons in the microwave right before serving it twice a day.
Note: I have borrowed & experimented with recipes from other sites and found one that Momo will consistently eat. I tried using the powder supplements recommended on the sites and she does not like it. Since the homemade food is about half of her diet, I don’t worry about vitamin deficiency because it is about 50% of her daily diet with dry/canned/treats being the other half.
Websites where I learned about making cat food and sources for supplements are: