Welcome to Pedigreecatworld’s buying a kitten advice page. The fact you are here is a great start but there are many things to consider before giving a home to any animal. Are you ready for a cat and the emotional and financial commitment for potentially the next 20 years? Do you know what type of breed would best suit your lifestyle? Check out our breed info pages for help on choosing a breed. Finally, and most importantly, you need to choose a breeder. This is where we can help!!
Below, we will explain what to look out for when choosing a kitten from a reputable breeder, and how to avoid ‘Back Yard Breeders’ – people who think you can throw 2 cats together and sell the offspring as ‘pedigree kittens’ and make a few hundred pounds in the process. These people have very little care for animal welfare, nor to what happens in the future to a pet that you will undoubtedly love, and especially not to your pockets! Kittens will be sold without papers for spurious reasons; they will be labelled as ‘pedigree’ even though there will be no family history, they can be sold un-vaccinated and parted from their Mum’s far too early. Whilst you may feel you have a bargain, sadly, and all too often a new owner ends up with at best large vet bills and at worst…well, we really don’t need to explain.
The same can also be said more often than not for kittens often termed as ‘rare colours’. Prices can range from startlingly high to a more ‘normal’ price but what these kittens are, in fact, are colours which are not recognised by the main registration bodies, or just poor examples of what the colour should be.
It is not always easy to spot a ‘BYB’ but the following points should help. If you feel that any of the breeders advertising on Pedigreecatworld are not up to the standards we expect, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the best assets you have when choosing a kitten is your instinct. Having read the above points, if you get the feeling something is not quite right, then our advice is, no matter how hard, no matter how much you have ‘fallen in love’ to walk away. At Pedigree cat world we strive to ensure that breeders who use our advertising service follow the above ‘rules’ and are ‘ethical and responsible’ breeders and sell only the best quality pedigree kittens. We hope that you find the new addition to your family amongst our advertisers – please send us your pics to email@example.com and let us know how you got on!
At Pedigree Cat World we endeavour to only allow the most ethical, reputable breeders who produce happy, healthy kittens. We do not however, accept any kind of responsibility for any kitten purchased from one of our advertisers and strongly advise you thoroughly check all details before you purchase