Choosing A Kitten
which will soon grow into
an adult cat, is for life.
Do you need a lively type of kitten, a show-off and an extrovert?
If so, the Foreign Shorthairs and Siamese are more likely to suit your needs!
A cat show is a good place to see the various breeds of cats.
Are you likely to be leaving your kitten alone for more than 2 or 3 hours a day?
In this case it could be sensible and kinder to buy 2 for company.
(YOU SHOULD NEVER GO OUT AND LEAVE A CAT OR KITTEN
SHUT OUT OF THE HOUSE).
If you are elderly you should consider that you may easy trip over a lively young kitten.
Would you be better giving a home to an older and quieter cat?
Finally, a kitten, whether pedigree of not, is your responsibility from the moment you acquire it, needing your care and protection for the rest of it's life.
It is not something merely to feed, give attention to when you feel like it and put it outside when it suits your purpose.
You may wish to see more than 1 litter before you make your choice. NEVER GO FROM ONE BREEDER TO ANOTHER WITHOUT A WASH AND CHANGE OF CLOTHING AS YOU COULD BE THE CAUSE OF CROSS INFECTION.
Always make an appointment with the breeder before you visit and let him/her know if you change your plans.
Breeders should be happy to show their kittens without compelling you to buy.
However, don't expect a breeder to keep a kitten for you infefinitely.
You may be expected to pay a non-returnable deposit if the kitten is to be kept for any length of time after it is ready to go to a new home.