When you purchase a kitten, it is very important to remember that the baby moving into a new home is under a lot of stress...
What Breeds do you work with?
Do you have a special education for breeding?
How often do you have (or expect to have) new litters of kittens?
Why do you have a Contract?
Do you offer a health guarantee?
I am opposite to vaccinations. Do you vaccinate all of your kittens?
If I reserve a kitten can I name them?
Do you sell kittens with breeding rights?
Do you offer Stud Service?
Do your kittens come with shots?
How much do your kittens cost?
Do you ship your kittens?
The cost for shipping within the U.S. is an additional $500, which includes a travel crate, vaccination against rabies, and a veterinarian's health travel certificate (CVI). Please check the price at the time of shipment, as the price may vary by airline.
Alternatively, you can arrange for an independent pet nanny to hand-deliver the kitten to you, either at your doorstep or at another location of your choosing. You can find such a service online, and we can also advise you on a reputable pet nanny with whom we have worked in the past.
How do I reserve a kitten?
How can I pay?
How do I reserve a kitten from a future litter?
How long do I need to wait after filling out the form to be on your waitlist?
I cannot provide any specific timeframe. In this matter, there's little I can control. With cats, everything is just like with humans. Sometimes, it takes a few tries for a successful pregnancy; sometimes, there are miscarriages, and occasionally, stillborn kittens are born. Similarly, sometimes a cat gives birth to 5 kittens, and other times only 1 or 2. That's why I don't charge for the waiting list.
Furthermore, getting on the waiting list doesn't guarantee getting a kitten from our cattery. You need to make a good impression on me, and sometimes I decline people based on my intuition. It might sound strange, but acquiring a kitten from Cataristocrat isn't an instant process. I maintain long-term connections with many parents of our graduates. So yes, you need to make a good impression on me before I initiate our relationship.
Why do you prefer email contact versus chatting over the phone?
How soon after making a holding deposit am I required to pay for the remaining balance on a kitten?
When do you allow your kittens to leave the cattery?
Do the kittens see a veterinarian before going to their new permanent homes?
Are your kittens registered?
Do your offer for adoption your retired adult cats?
What do you feed your Cats and Kittens?
What type of litter do you use?
Do you support De-clawing?
Do you deworm your kittens?
I’m hesitant to buy a male kitten because I’ve heard they are prone to spray.
How do I deal with the clawing issue?
How friendly are your cats?
How do your kittens get along with children?
What is the difference between males and females?
Females are more independent and usually adopt only one or two people. For singles and couples without children they are the best choice. When children or people come by who they do not know they are under the bed, or very reserved. Not all females are this way, and this cattery breeds for more friendly female behavior. However, if you want to be owned by a cat the female is the best choice. Be prepared to sleep with her on your pillow.