FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
1. What inspired you to start a cattery?
Sonja started it all. She had an allergic reaction towards animal fur. The doctor adviced us to go for a British Shorthair since there barely is any reaction to these cats. In our case this was true. Our first British Shorthair was called Meggie. We had her as a pet but after we went to our first cat show, that's where our eyes lit up and we got inspired by our vision to breed diverse and excellent British Shorthair cats with characters to die for.
2. How does the adoption process work?
Write an E-Mail and introduce yourself. If it fits from both sides a deposit is paid to reserve your kitten. The second half will be paid two weeks before move-out.
3. At what age can I get a kitten? Are they vaccinated?
For countries like Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands a kitten can leave with 13 weeks. For most other countries it's 17 weeks. They get vaccinated two times + rabbies.
4. What is included in the kittens price?
Apart from perfect socialization, health and the best nutrition... vaccinations + rabbies, international passport and a pedigree.
5. If I don't live in Germany from which airport would the kitten fly?
Closest airport is Düsseldorf
6. How high are the shipping costs?
Absolutely depends on the season & on your chosen flight ticket (+ your country of origin)
7. Is it true that boys are more cuddly & chunky as girls?
Big no, just as cuddly as boys and in regards to chubbiness... Just look at Zea, Zappa, Willow, Paloma. Especially if a girl is neutered there is no difference, if potent there might be since they go into heat cycles.
8. Do any of your cats have blue/green eyes or only amber eyes?
No, since I don't breed point or golden colors. My cats eyes are either honey colored or show a deep amber color.
9. How often do you have kittens?
Depends on the season and on the cats of course.
10. How do you choose who gets to adopt a kitten from you?
Interest shown in the kitten, good living conditions (not about size, rather about clean home, time...) and simply a good relationship to the breeder.
11. What do you feed your cats?
In the morning and evening raw food (mainly beef- 7 KG every day), 24/7 dry food from Purizon and Royal Canin and sometimes also wet food (Feline Porta- 1.2 KG a day)- both available on Zooplus.
12. Do you wash your cats?
In general no. A British Shorthair is not a Persian. Additionally they are very clean cats. If you would like to go on a show I would recommend to wash white cats.
13. Can I get a cat if I have a dog?
Absolutely! We have a french bulldog and they love each other.
14. How do you get your kittens to be so social?
Getting them used to as many loud sounds as possible (Vacuum cleaner...), additonally lots of love, cuddles, love and more cuddles.
15. Will my cat love me less if I get a second cat?
No. I personally think it's only right to get a companion. Imagine you would have no other human around you to talk to. They don't change, they simply enjoy life more.
16. Things to do when welcoming the kitten at home? Do's and Dont's?
Be prepared (cat toilet, tree, toys, food...). First thing: Show him where the toilet is. Don't be afraid to let him walk through your whole home. Don't lock him away for a few days. The quicker he knows everything the faster he gets used to his new home. Don't interact when your other cat & kitten meet. Don't overdo it in the first days. Everything is new for the kitten so give him time to adapt and don't cause extra stress.
17. Would you recommend to take two cats at once?
I think taking two kittens together is always nice since they grow up together. Getting another cat a little later is also no problem. But in general I think it's not fair to only keep one cat. Cats should be kept in pairs.