First and foremost, every cat and kitten is our pet and we love them. We need them to go to a good home, so please forgive any questions we may ask of you as we will certainly expect and respect the same from you.
- SaxiKatt is a Norwegian Forest cattery recognised and certified by FIFe. All our parent cats are certified pedigree Norwegian cats that have ancestry bloods to show that they are free from genetic disease. All paperwork is available at any visit to review.
- We VERY rarely sell kittens for breeding purposes. We do not have the time (to be honest) to mentor novitiate breeders, and I am careful not to provide unscrupulous breeders with my babies.
- Our kittens must be either house cats or have access to a secure garden. We may extend this for truly isolated housing. Forest cats have large territories and therefore can easily get lost. They are a large breed that makes them very attractive to thieves. Lastly they are very intelligent but not with traffic. Please discuss this with us as we are here to advise. However it is very easy to get your cat or kitten trained to play on a lead.
- Currently our kittens cost £699 in total. This is made up of £150 deposit and £549 on the day of the collection. We have kept our prices down due to COVID-19 and lockdown and the desire for many people to maintain a good mental wellbeing by sharing their lives with one of our kittens. We have recently put them up as a consequence of rising costs of food and cat litter – Brexit is already hitting as well as the associated price of PPE. Please ask for a quote for overseas.
- Kittens come to their new owners at 13-14 weeks of age. They are socialised, litter trained, fully vaccinated, treated for fleas and worms, fully vet checked and with five free weeks of insurance. We neuter early to help prevent escapes and to prevent unscrupulous breeding. The latest research shows there is no detriment to a kitten once it is past 10-12 weeks.
- We no longer neuter our kittens. You will be expected to neuter your kitten at a time agreed with your veterinary surgeon and supply us with proof that this has occurred. You must not breed from your kitten as you will be in breach of contract.
- We are always happy to show people the cattery, kittens and parents. Obviously with the current times you must not be ill (or anyone in your household), you will be expected to gel your hands and wear a mask. Obviously this cannot occur during lockdown.
- From us you will get a kitten that has been socialised and loved. We adhere to a breeding programme that is specifically for the breed and not the breeder. We work to preserve the Norwegian Forest Cat not our bank balance. It is very true to say that if you feed and breed your cats correctly you will never be a rich man!
- Crossbreeds are not pedigree and should not be sold to you at this price. Be suspicious of any Norwegian Forest Cat being sold for under £500. Demand to see the pedigree of the sire and the queen. Do not accept foreign pedigree registrations. If they are registered here they will have a UK registration if they are not then avoid.
- You will not be interrogated when you get in touch with us. We are honest and we expect the same from you. You are expected to honour our terms as much as we will honour you as a valued customer. If we find that you have not been honest with us we will immediately withdraw any offer of a kitten.
- We desire potential kitten owners who have thought how one of our kittens will fit into their lives so that they can provide the appropriate time to support an intelligent cat.
What you know or want to find out: –
- Why you want a kitten?
- Why you want a Norwegian Forest Cat?
- What the temperament is of a Norwegian Forest Cat?
- Basic welfare of a kitten
- How to introduce a new kitten to a household?
- Have you previously owned a cat and a kitten?
- What other pet(s) do you have? What is the pet(s) temperament?
- Do you work full time? Cat company and play?
- What are you expecting to feed them on? How often?
- All cats will require Veterinary treatment from sometime or another. Do you have a good vet?
- Are you planning an indoor life for your cat? If not how will you maintain their safety?
What is a breeder: –
- Will allow you to see the kitten where it has been raised, both parents and the condition of all their cats
- Loves their animals and they love them back (always go to see them). See the interactions. It is always better that the cats live in the house with the breeder (other than the studs). However whatch the interplay between the stud and the breeder. They may be outside but should be used to getting lots of love
- Check that stud pens are heated.
- Provides a clean, airy environment
- Can tell you about the diet
- Knows their cats
- Vaccinates against FELV and the other standard infectious diseases.
- We also vaccinate against Chlamydophila
- Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), a fatal disease in cats, is a mutation of feline coronavirus. Many cats have coronavirus but very few go on to get FIP. However be aware of any breeder who states they are FIP Free. This is not true as there is no test for FIP! Consider why they may be making such a statement.
- Will be contactable for the life of your pet and beyond in many cases
- Will test or can provide proof for the genetic diseases namely GSD4 (Glycogen Storage Disease) and PK Def (Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency)?
- Micro-chips all their kittens
- Will provide 5weeks insurance cover
Do take care if you decide to purchase a kitten from newspaper adverts and especially from internet sale sites such as Pets 4 Homes and Gumtree. Although there are genuine breeders who use these sites they are also populated by unscrupulous breeders.
Basic kitten checks: –
- Are the kitten’s eyes, nose and ears clean?
- Do they have black wax in their ears?
- Do they scratch themselves or their ears frequently?
- Are there bottoms clean?
- Do they have any flea dirt in their coats?
- Do they have clean healthy mouths and gums?
- Do they have red sore patches on their tongues?
- Are they sneezing a lot?
- Do they cough?
- Do they have sore eyes?
- Do they have Diarrhoea?
- Do their tummies look round and bloated?
- Do they feel too thin?
- Feel under their throats for enlarged lymph glands.
- Are their coats nice and clean and free from knots and tangles?
- Do they have any fur missing or red sore patches?