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Kitten FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Q. What are your next planned litters? How do I put down a deposit?

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Q. Do you ship your kittens?

A. Yes. We will ship via climate-controlled air cargo to almost any destination worldwide. We prefer not to ship kittens in the winter months to avoid the minute risks of hypothermia or stress on the kittens. If you live out of area, we prefer that you to fly to Columbus and take your baby back home via a carrier under the seat. This is often much more affordable than you think!

Q. How much are your kittens?
A. Before we answer that, you need to know what is included in the cost of Sacred Siamese kittens:

  • TCA or CFA Registered, Purebred Siamese Kitten
  • 24/7 live webcast of your kitten from birth
  • Picture updates throughout kittenhood, a copy of all pictures available upon request
  • A Royal Canin Kitten starter kit
  • 2 week-supply of Supplement Milk (if needed)
  • Toys from home
  • Handmade personal fleece blanket
  • Veterinary records
  • Registration papers
  • Bayer Microchip
  • Age appropriate vaccinations
  • Two year health guarantee against genetic diseases
  • Lifetime support from the breeder via phone and email

All of this comes to $900 and is worth the peace of mind knowing you will receive a well-socialized, healthy, gorgeous kitten.

Q. At what age can my kitten go home?
A. Kittens leave the nursery for their new home at 12 weeks (or slightly later) of age. Leaving earlier than this increases the likelihood for a whole host of issues, as you can read here: “How Young is Too Young?” We permit and encourage one nursery visit at 8 or 9 weeks to get to know your kitten.  We also keep the KittenCam on 24/7 so you can experience your kitten’s early days as if you were really there.

Q. Are your kittens purebred and pedigreed? Are they registered?
A. Yes. We are a proud TCA-registered cattery that works hard to preserve and protect the original traditional Siamese bloodlines. As such, we *do not* support the CFA wedge which have continuously diluted and inbred the Siamese breed until it no longer resembles the original. However, your kitten is both purebred and pedigreed, and you will receive your papers and your kitten’s pedigree when you take him or her home.

Q. Are your kittens caged?
A. Our cats are never caged and are bred and raised underfoot. Kittens are kept in our private Kitten Nursery until they are ready to be introduced to other household members. We believe that caged cats are never able to fully bond with their humans and we pride ourselves on kitten socialization that is second to none.

Q. Will I get a discount if I buy two kittens instead of one?
A. No, we do not discount kittens like jeans at Express. ;)

Q Will my kitten be vaccinated and treated for worms and parasites?
A. Yes. All of our kittens are given the FVRCP combo vaccine to protect against Feline viral rhinotracheitis (feline herpesvirus), feline calicivirus, and parvovirus (feline distemper) via the HESKA intransal vaccine. Additionally all kittens are treated for Giardia and four types of worms that can effect your kitten. They are also given a 1-year rabies shot at 12 weeks. If I prefer to have the FVRCP combo administered intranasal to minimize the risk of injection-site sarcoma. (See more at the Vaccine Associated Feline Sarcoma Task Force)

Q. Should I expect to see any reactions from an intranasal vaccine? When does my kitten need its next vaccine?
A. Yes, you will see some minor reactions from the intranasal vaccine. The intranasal vaccine irritates nasal passage therefore causing the kitten to sneeze for 10 days after the vaccine is administered. No further vaccines are required for the first year of the kittens life.

Q. Must the kitten be spayed or neutered before I can take him/her home?
A. Yes. Once we have made final arrangements for your kitten, they will be taken to my veterinarian for laser spay or neuter. It is both safe and effective and is done in one day.  You are responsible for the additional cost of the laser spay or neuter, but my veterinarian is one of the most reasonable in the area.  We provide surgery estimates upon request.

Q. Why early alteration?
A. Early alteration eliminates the possible onset of sexual hormones released. Delaying alteration encourages early seasonal cycles in females cats and spraying in male cats. The alteration surgery performed on a kitten at 10 weeks actually facilitates a more rapid recovery since there is less anesthesia required and generally less trauma experienced compared to a 5 month-old kitten or of an older cat. Since there are fewer layers of fat to cut through there is less pain felt at the incision site. Also, since young cats of 5 months and over require larger quantities of anesthetic they run a higher risk of anesthesia overdose. Additionally, kittens shed the anesthesia much quicker than adult cats do. After surgery, adults cats are seen groggy, need pain medication and are disoriented for the next few days. However within an hour after surgery kittens are seen moving around, playing, and eating with seemingly no recollection of the surgery.

Q. I just want a Pet and not a Show Cat. Is there is a difference in price?
A. Although all of our kittens come from excellent bloodlines, the price that you will be paying is for a pet kitten.

Q. Do you sell kittens with breeding rights?
A. Only to reputable breeders upon careful arrangement.

Q. How do I go about being placed on the waiting list and how much does it cost?
A. If you are interested in one of our kittens, simply call or email us and we will place you on the waiting list. If you have a specific request for a gender and color, we will only contact you when one of the kittens arrives. The waiting list is free, but we do not hold kittens until a $300 deposit has been made.  The deposit may be made via cash, check, or PayPal.  We stress that you look for a personality match versus a specific color, as each kitten is an individual and each one will fit into their homes differently.  We will help you with personality matching, of course, but we typically allow for “first, second, third, etc” pick of the litter.

Q. Why do you make your deposit non-refundable and will it come off the original amount of purchase?
A. A non-refundable deposit of $300 is your commitment towards purchasing a (one) kitten. This helps to discourage those who may not be serious about kitten ownership.  The non-refundable deposit is 100% applied to your kitten adoption.

Q. I would like to buy litter mates. Is that ok?
A. We prefer NOT to sell littermates. Unlike your average domestic cat, Siamese are very people-oriented and respond more like dogs. We feel that it is important for the cat to bond closely with their family during the first few months instead of bonding with the littermate. If you are looking for a pair, we suggest a kitten from subsequent litters so they are still very close in age but have that precious time to bond. To understand more about littermate syndome, read this: Littermate Syndrome

Q. Is it true that the Siamese is a hypoallergenic cat and are better for people who suffer from allergies, including people with asthma?
Q. Yes, for the most part. For those with extreme allergies, it may be necessary to do an in-home test. It is said that allergy suffers report less allergic reaction to both the Siamese and Balinese cats. Despite popular beliefs, it is the protein excreted in feline salvia and skin glands that bring about an allergic reaction for most people, not the cat dander itself. The Siamese cat excrete feline salvia at a lower molecular weight, reducing the likelihood of an allergic reaction. Additionally, the Siamese and Balinese cat have a different genetic hair structure, which produce less of the allergen that humans are allergic to.

Q. Do they shed?
A. While all cats shed, Siamese shed much less than your average domestic cat. The only exception to this is the occasional Siamese with a “teddybear” coat that is thick and soft. This Siamese seems to shed more frequently, but is still good for those with allergies.

Q. Do you support declawing?
A. Declawing has been very controversial in the last several decades, and we are surprisingly for laser declawing as opposed to traditional blade methods. In the wild, a cat requires the use of her claws to hunt and defend herself. Indoor pets do not have the same trials and tribulations are their wild ancestors, and will often damage their surroundings as they sharpen them. All of our queens were laser declawed and because of the method in which it was done, they don’t even realize it. They still continue to “sharpen” and play as if their claws were there. Read our article about Laser De-clawing and make your own determination. If you wish to have your kitten de-clawed, it must be done by our vet during their spay/neuter.

Q. How do you socialize your kittens?
Socialization is a an imperative process that we apply for proper kitten rearing.  We begin socialization at 2 weeks of age with techniques that allow them to bond and understand us.  Other humans are brought in at 3 weeks to transition to general bonding, which allows them to learn to trust and love humans.  By week 4, our kittens actively look for us and seek our presence. At weeks 5-6, they are exposed to dogs and small children.  Consequently, the integration of these skills are carried into adulthood, which have a lasting effect on the personality of the cat. To neglect socialization at an early stage of a kitten’s life can have irreversible repercussions, which range from nervousness, feral behavior and a general fear of humans. Socialization of cats facilitates the development of proper brain simulation which is said to help develop a cats intelligence.  We encourage you to watch my socialization methods via the kitten cam!

Q. What happens if I get my kitten home and things aren’t working out?
A. If your kitten is not fitting into your home for any reason, we will take them back with no questions asked and you will be refunded the balance of your purchase price (minus the deposit).  The same goes for kittens or cats of any age.  If a family member falls ill, you have to move, circumstances change, etc. we will ALWAYS take them back. (For obvious reasons, we cannot refund veterinary fees for spay/neuter, etc.)

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