What a Kitten Buyer Should Ask a Breeder

author Cristen Dillard                    Magnolia RagaMuffins

After a couple of people contacted me, interested in a kitten, it seems most buyers are oblivious to the questions they should be asking the breeder. As a breeder, I have a list of questions I ask every one that is seriously wanting a kitten. I want to know where my baby may be going. I dont take that lightly but buyers also need to think of the questions they should ask. Not how much the kitten costs, but try to find out what type kittens the breeder is raising. A buyer should try to make sure they are not purchasing from a back yard breeder, or a scam. Things I think we should ask a breeder before we adopt:

1. May I see the pedigree?

2.Have your lines been tested for HCM? PKD, FeLv, etc.

3. What is your cattery set up?

4. How many litters do you have a year?

5. What do you feed your cats?

6. Are kitten vaccinations done at the vet?

7. How do you socialize your kittens? (Socialization is way more than do they like people!)

8. May I see pics of where the kittens grow up? The adults? Are they raised in your home with the family?

9. Ask yourself, why is this kitten so much less than the others I contacted.

10. Are your cats ACFA/CFA/GCCF registered?

11. Probably way more things to consider.