British kittens for sale

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Available
Kittens

We do have kittens available now. e-mail us!

Please be aware that we try to update this page often, although the kittens listed may be available one hour and gone the next. We do not hold kittens without a deposit--so if you are considering a kitten, it's important to remember that there is only one of that particular kitten, and it could be spoken for at any time. We are not to be held responsible for availability if another family is ready to place a deposit or pick a particular kitten before you decide.

Our kittens can go to their new homes after they are 12 weeks old. They are to be spayed or neutered. Our kittens can only go to homes with no other kittens, unless you get 2 from us, to prevent them from catching contagious disease.

Looking for a kitten?

There are many things you should look for in a cat breeder to make sure they have the best interest of their kittens at heart. Do not buy from a pet store. All of the puppies and kittens in pet stores come from mills and poor breeders. A good breeder would never allow a store to decide where their kittens are going to live the rest of their lives, or let people get them on a whim, or as an impulse buy. Make sure the breeder has health tests done on the parents to keep them from passing on hidden health problems to their kittens. Responsible breeders LOVE their cats and care about where their kittens will end up and how they will be cared for. They keep in touch to make sure everything is going smoothly in their new home. Find out more about finding a quality kitten on TICA's website.


 
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Here are lots of pictures of our kittens

Here are our favorite cat supplies!

My favorite clumping litter:

Purina Tidy Cats Cedar, Pine & Corn Cat Litter

I don't like scooping dirty cat litter, so I use boxes that sift the litter for me.
I do still need to use a scoop to scrape the bottom of the box for urine clumps that stick.

Self sifting litter box for use with clumping litter:

Omega Paw Self-Cleaning Litter Box, Large - $30

Or smaller size:

Omega Paw Self-Cleaning Litter Box, Regular - $20

A great scoop for clumping litters if you're not using a self sifting box:

Sifter with Deep Shovel - $13

Clumping litter tends to track out of the box, so the door needs to be facing a wall or corner to contain it some.

This mat works great to catch litter and it can be poured back into the litter box:
Large Cat Litter Trapper Mat - $25

Or you can use pelleted litters that don't track very much.
But they need to be in a cabinet or out of the way room because they can't cover the feces as well, so it will stink for a few minutes after your cat goes.
I use a pellet litter box outside the door of the covered clumping litter box and it acts as a catch for the smaller litter.

Litter box for any pelleted litter: (large crystals, navy beans, corn kernels, pine wood, Breeze pellets, gravel or glass beads)

Purina Tidy Cats BREEZE Litter System - $25

The best deal I've found on Crystal litter is 30 lbs SoPhresh at PetCo - $30
Pine pellet litter can be Feline Pine brand, or you can use stove pellets or horse stall pellets.
You can collect gravel from a river, or buy it at a hardware store.
You can also use glass pebbles, like for aquariums.
I put pine pellets under the mesh in the litter box, and crystal litter or gravel on top of the mesh.

The easiest way to clean up after you and your pets is to have one of these:
Eufy RoboVac - $250

For getting fur off furniture, clothes etc:
Mini Furemover Brush - $6

You can get the last little bit off with a pumice stone.

There is an electric vacuum for furniture and cars, but it is a lot noisier:
Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum -$30

If you feed your cat a raw meat diet, their fur will be much healthier and they will probably only shed for a short time in the spring.

 
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QUALITY
We are breeding cats to improve the breed in personality, show conformation, and health, and to keep the breed quality continuing, not just to produce more kittens. We usually only have a few litters of kittens per year.

Kittens shipped worldwide

LOCATION
We live in Northern California, between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. We don't ship our kittens. You are welcome to drive here to get your kitty if you live close enough. Or you can fly to Sacramento, CA or Reno, Nevada and take a kitty back in the plane cabin with you.

SPAY OR NEUTER
Our kittens need to be spayed or neutered by the time they are 8 months old. We don't sell kittens for breeding unless they are going to an established show home. We do this to keep people from breeding cats unknowlegably and having them end up in pet stores and shelters. Or having people breed our cats to poor quality cats that aren't health tested just because they're registered. There are too many unwanted cats in this world to produce more that aren't exemplary examples to carry on the breed. Most people who start breeding cats give up after a while because it is hard work and keeps you at home a lot. So I'm just saving you the trouble! If you think you want to get more involved with cats, you can start by showing a neutered cat so you can learn all you can about the breed.

THE BEST START
We love our kitties very much and lavish attention on them as soon as they are born in our bedroom. At first they stay in a nursery pen with their mom, to keep them safe from the bigger cats.
When they are 4 weeks old they move to a playpen in the living room. We pick them up and pet them a lot to make sure they grow up to be friendly and happy, litter trained and eating kitten food. Once they climb out of their playpen they are running around the living room exploring all kinds of new things. During the very impressionable ages of 0-7 weeks of age we make sure they get extra attention and like being picked up, playing on their backs with our fingers tickling them, belly rubs all over, and letting them use us as a jungle gym to make sure they are bonding well with people and can adjust to many situations. They are all ready to be loved when they go to their new homes! We also make sure they are using their litter box consistently before letting them have the run of the house. When they start eating we give them an excellent home made diet of raw ground turkey, whole chicken with bones, pork shoulder, beef heart, liver, yogurt and eggs. They also have high quality Evo food, dry and canned.

GUARANTEES
Your kitten should never be de clawed. A Grand Champion 4 generation photo pedigree, without registration numbers, is provided for each kitten after they are neutered. They are guaranteed healthy and free of contagious diseases for 10 days. After that they are guaranteed free of heritable disease. All of our breeding cats are negative for the infectious diseases FIV and FELV. We require that our kittens go to homes with no other kittens, unless you get 2 from us, to prevent them from catching contagious diseases that are common among catteries and shelters. The kittens will be vaccinated before they go to their new homes.
All of our breeding cats are tested negative for the Polycystic Kidney Disease at UC Davis Veterinary Hospital or by DNA sample. Our male breeding cats are scanned for heart disease, including HCM by heart specialist Dr. Lori Siemens by echocardiogram every few years. Any queen who produces any kitten with heart problems is also scanned for heart disease &/or spayed.

GETTING A KITTEN FROM US
If you are new to getting a pure bred kitten we will describe our usual process so you will know what to expect. You can tell us about your family and what a great home you have for a kitty! Most kittens are born in the springtime. If there is a particular color you want, we suggest you send your deposit before they're born to avoid the rush after they arrive. If one isn't born that you like, we will send your deposit back. We will send out an e-mail birth announcement when a litter is born to everyone who has contacted us. After they're born you can tell us which kittens you are most interested in. When the kittens are 4 weeks old we can tell more what they will look like when they are older and what their personalities are like, to help us determine which homes they would do best in. The kittens are born in our bedroom to make sure they are getting the best care possible. When they are 4 weeks old they move to a playpen in the living room. We pick them up and pet them a lot to make sure they grow up to be friendly and happy, litter trained and eating kitten food. Once they climb out of their playpen they are running around the living room exploring all kinds of new things. We will continue to send pictures of the kittens growing up. When they are 12-16 weeks old, you can come get your kitten if we think s/he is ready to go. Then you can take your kitty home and love it! We would love to hear how your new kitty is doing & receive pictures of your baby growing up with you!

AGE TO GET YOUR KITTEN
This is a breed that the whole family usually loves, because they grow up big and strong, but they're really love bugs.12 weeks old is a good age for them to go to their new homes.
They love going to their new home with a sibling, because they will always sleep together, which is hard for cats to do who haven't grown up together.

TRAINING
We want to make sure you're not planning to de claw your kitty. British Shorthair are one of the mellowest breeds and don't scratch nearly as much as others. They are easily taught to use a scratching post or throw rug. A squirt bottle is a good tool for teaching them to stop doing anything you don't want them to do. First I warn them with a "pst" sound I make, then if they're not listening I get out the squirt bottle. It usually only takes one or two uses. The best thing I have found to keep them off counters is to feed them raw meat for their meals. They'll never find anything that good up on the counters so they don't even look anymore. They just wait for mealtime. They love having bar stools to sit on and watch you cook though!

SIZE
Your kitty's mature weight will be achieved at 3-4 years: Females 9-12 lbs, Males 12-18 lbs.

KITTEN CARE
When you first bring your new kitten home, set him/er up in one room while they get used to their new surroundings. Don't chase your kitty! Some kittens are nervous in their new home at first. Let them hide under the bed for a while if they want to. Draw kitty out with a toy on stick, and at mealtimes sit near the kitty, at other times see if he/she will lick some tuna juice off your finger. The best food for cats is raw meat.
They love ground turkey, whole chicken with bones, pork shoulder, beef heart, liver, yogurt and eggs.
If you're choosing a commercial food for your kitty, a good food:
Has at least two meat source listed first, at least one of them being a named meat meal.
The best foods don't have any grain, but if it has grain it should be rice.
Doesn't have more than two grains listed.
Doesn't have any corn, wheat, soy, gluten, beat pulp, or byproduct.

TRAINING
I make a "pst" noise whenever my cats are doing something I don't like, like scratching furniture or they are on the counter. If they don't listen to that a spray bottle with water in it that sounds similar when you spray it teaches them quickly. You can trim your cats nails and there are also nail caps that can be glued over their nails that keeps them from scratching anything. We don't want our kittens declawed, cats love to stretch and scratch their scratching post and it would deprive them of that pleasure. They like posts wrapped in rope best.

NEWBORN KITTENS
"Bottle" feeding with a syringe. Heat some milk replacer(or goat's milk, or glop) up to just warmer than your finger, by placing it into a shot glass and lowering it into a 1/2 full cup of warm water. Draw some up into a syringe with a kitten nursing nipple on the end. When the kitten meows you can slip it into it's mouth. Squeeze a drop out and usually the kitten will start sucking which makes the milk come out and the plunger go down. You can help it along with gentle pressure. If you're going too fast you'll see milk come out the sides of the mouth. A newborn kitten will want about 3 cc per feeding. You can feed every 2-4 hours. If it's an orphan kitten without a mom to clean it up you need to wipe under it's tail with cotton so it will relieve itself after feeding. Wash the syringe between feedings with soapy water and separate all the pieces to air dry on a paper towel.


 
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