Kittens for sale
If you choose to buy a kitten from a breeder, make sure that the cats are well looked after. We advise that kittens should be alert and engaged with bright eyes and a sociable nature and that they shouldn't be removed from their mothers until the 8-9 week mark. Alternatively why not consider adopting a kitten? Adopting a kitten is very rewarding for both yourself and your new pet. Consider if rehoming an animal is for you, and if so we'll make sure your new pet is healthy, vaccinated, wormed, neutered and microchipped.
Buying a kitten
If you want a purebred choose a breeder carefully and be sure their cats are well looked after. Make sure you see the kitten where it was bred before committing yourself. Like dogs, purebred cats can be more prone to health problems.
A kitten should be sociable and alert with bright eyes no visible health problems. They should stay with their mothers until they are around 8-9 weeks, taking them away earlier than this can lead to behavioural issues.
Use the Kitten Checklist
Use this checklist to help you find a healthy, friendly kitten and avoid buying from an irresponsible breeder.
The Kitten Checklist has been designed to get you all the information you need before making the decision to buy your new kitten. This includes common signs of ill health, the kitten¿s behaviour and how comfortable he or she is around people, all of which can indicate whether they have come from a responsible breeder and whether they will make good friendly pets.
Some information should be gathered before you even consider visiting the kitten. Use the checklist as a guide to which questions you should ask - responsible breeders will be happy to answer any questions and will help you complete the checklist. Some of the things you¿ll need to know are:
- When was the kitten born?
- Was the kitten raised with its mother?
- Is the kitten friendly?
- Is the kitten healthy?
- Where was the kitten born, and where did the kitten spend most of its time when it was between one and nine weeks old?
You should always visit the kitten where it was bred and meet its mother. The Kitten Checklist will guide you on things to look out for and ask when you visit the kitten such as:
- Can you see the kitten with his/her mother?
- Is the mother healthy? Friendly?
- Are there many other cats or litters of kittens in the home?
- Is the kitten¿s environment clean?
- Does the kitten look healthy?
- By the end of your visit was the kitten friendly? Nervous? fearful?
Thinking of getting a kitten? Make sure to take our kitten checklist with you.
Adopting a kitten
The UK is experiencing a cat crisis and our adoption centres are often full. Consider adopting a cat or kitten before buying a kitten from a breeder - you'll find that the affection of a rehomed pet that needed a second chance is all the more rewarding.
If you adopt a kitten from us you can be sure that they're ready to go to a new home and are happy and healthy. Where possible, they'll also come:
- vaccinated, where appropriate
- with six week's free pet insurance
- with all the advice you need
- neutered, where appropriate
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