FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
1. What inspired you to start a cattery?
We're a family of four and my daughter 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 do you choose who gets to adopt a kitten from you?
We work with a waiting list in order to filter out seriously thought through inquiries. Important for us is a decent introduction (preferably via E-Mail) and good living conditions (not about size, rather about clean home, time...) and simply a good and respectful relationship to the breeder.
3. How does the adoption process work?
Once it is your turn on the waiting list and you have chosen your kitten a deposit (50% of the purchase price) is paid to reserve your kitten. The second half will be paid once the kitten is 14 weeks old. For more info about the adoption process take a look at the "Waiting list" page. Waiting time until your forever friend is born can vary between 6 months & 2 years.
4. At what age can I get a kitten? Are they vaccinated?
Our kittens leave with an age of 4-5 months. They are microchipped and get vaccinated two times (against panleucopenia and cat-flu) + rabbies + veterinary health check.
5. What is included in the kittens price?
Apart from perfect socialization, health and the best nutrition... vaccinations + rabbies, veterinary health checks, international passport, a pedigree and a self-written kitten guide (total of 9 pages). The parents of your kitten have been HCM & PKD screened, as well as had their blood taken to test negative on FIV & FeLV.
6. If I don't live in Germany from which airport would the kitten fly?
We do let our kittens travel internationally! Closest airport for cabin flights is Düsseldorf or Cologne (for cargo transports only Frankfurt or Amsterdam is possible).
7. How high are the shipping costs?
Absolutely depends on the season & on your chosen flight ticket (+ your country of origin), in case you choose to fly by yourself. Cargo flight prices usually vary between 800-1.600 euros. Car transports to closer destinations usually range between 400-800 euros.
8. 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.
9. 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. In my division I do not work with odd eyed or blue eyed cats since they are prone to genetical diseases.
10. How often do you have kittens?
Depends on the season and on the cats of course. Every female has not more than one litter each year.
11. What do you feed your cats?
In the morning and evening raw food (mainly beef, rabbit & chicken- 3 KG every day), 24/7 dry food from Purizon and Orijen and sometimes also wet food as a goodie (Feline Porta)- all 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.