russian kittens

Siblu Russian Blue kittens are highly socialised, and are ready to go to their new homes when they are approximately 11 weeks of age. They are vaccinated, wormed, registered, microchipped and health checked by my vet.


I am always happy to answer any questions you may have about the magical Russian Blue, so please feel free to email Siblu Cattery.

 

Russian Blue new born kittens

Siblu Lilia Lopokova with her brand new babies

 

how to find a responsible breeder

Cat shows are one of the best places to meet and talk to breeders. Breeders should encourage your questions and should patiently answer all of the questions you have.

 

You may also find breeders in cat magazines or in a newspaper ad, however, regardless of where you find them, there is no guarantee of the breeder's ethics or the health of their cats. Ask questions and if at all possible go to the cattery to see it for yourself. Don't be put off by the breeder also asking you a lot of questions. This indicates they care very much about their kittens.

Some things to stay away from: kittens raised in cages, overcrowding, poor record keeping, poor housekeeping, dirty litter trays, dirty food and water bowls.  

 

About catteries: Some people disagree on the need to keep cats confined,but it is a necessary part of a clean, healthy, and controlled cattery environment, particularly so if there are males present. Breeding males should be housed in a cattery; which should be spacious, well furnished, clean, providing shelter from the elements as well as offering plenty of fresh air and sunshine.You want a kitten that is accustomed to being cuddled and held every day. Kittens should be raised in the home, not outside in the cattery. The overly quoted phrase “raised underfoot” means that they are allowed free roam of the house. Breeders ALWAYS claim this but it is not always the case, thus the importance of visiting the cattery and seeing all for yourself. Of course, you are looking for friendly, outgoing kittens, but you should also evaluate the temperament of the adults, are they friendly, healthy and clean? Also, look at litter trays for cleanliness - use your eyes and your nose when you are visiting.Responsible breeders don't allow kittens to go to their new homes until they are at least 10 weeks old. There are many reasons for this, but proper socialisation, having a fully functioning immune system and commencement of a vaccination protocol are three good ones.

 

Even if you are only interested in a kitten as a pet, you are well advised to find a breeder who is also a successful exhibitor. Ask what association the breeder belongs to and registers and shows their cats with. If the breeder is a successful exhibitor, you will know:


1. Their cats conform to the breed standard. Backyard breeders and operators of “kitten factories” don't care about this sort of thing at all.
2. Their cats are healthy, top quality animals and the breeders tend to be more responsible because of this.
3. These people are not in it for the money. Operators of “kitten factories” or the backyard breeder consider showing an unnecessary expense. Breeders who exhibit at cat shows regularly, rarely if ever break even.