Pricing and Policies
Pet kitten prices are $1800-$3000, average is $2000-$2500. Kittens with Show Potential as a pet, will be on the higher end. Prices are based on pedigree, quality, & rarity in pattern color & eye-color. Most kittens are reserved well in advance. A deposit can be placed on a kitten that you would like to purchase to reserve it & hold it until they are old enough to be rehomed. The deposit is $500, & non-refundable. The deposit is applied to the total price of the kitten. During this time, I am turning away many good homes that are interested in the kitten. Make sure that you can meet this commitment of purchasing the kitten, before placing the deposit. I reserve the right to cancel the sale at anytime and will return the deposit if I cancel. The Costs in Breeding Kittens
What's included with a Mr. Whisker's kitten?
Your new kitten with have 2-3 vaccinations, precautionary de-wormings, and a Health Check at the vet. Your kitten comes to you with a 2-year health warranty. This is our commitment to you that we are sending home a kitten that comes from parents, who have been well cared for, are physically sound and throughly health tested.
Every cat that enters our breeding program has been throughly tested, for illnesses, and excluded if they have a genetic condition. We put a lot of time and expense in to making sure we are producing the healthiest, highest quality offspring as possible. Please take a look at our Health Warranty & Contract
Because we purchase and use only the highest quality, tested breeding cats, it will greatly reduce the number of issues showing up later in the kittens we place.
Visits to our Home/Cattery
Unfortunately, I have heard too many horror stories from other breeders about allowing visitors into their homes. There are many illnesses that can come into our homes when visitors come to see if they are interested in a kitten. I am very concerned with the health of my cats and kittens and run many tests and screening prior to allowing a cat into my home. Kittens are highly susceptible to illness and don't even start to form their own immunities to the most common viruses until after their second vaccine and that is around 11-12 weeks old. By then, the kittens are reserved for their new homes.
My goal is to help new owners bond with their new kitten and help them to prepare for their arrival. I send updates and photos as often as I can, and provide a care sheet with the most common questions answered. Of course you are welcome to ask questions, however I do ask that you check the care form first. There are times where I am very busy, not only with my family, my job, and like when I'm litter training, weaning, multiple litters, etc. Every morning and evening I am caring for my cats and kittens, dumping and scrubbing, disinfecting litter boxes, washing kitten bedding, cleaning up accidents, preparing their meals, and cleaning them and their area up after meals, cleaning their living areas, bathing, blowdrying, taking them to their vet checks, bottle feeding, order their food, picking up their food, returning emails, updating my website, fb page, taking photos, loading them, and sending out to the new owners, and so on. When I take photos, I take several hundred to get a few good ones of each kitten. It's a long process of bathing kittens, hoping for sunlight, setting up, taking photos, uploading, editing and sending out. I feel like the process takes away from time I could be devoted to socializing the kittens, so I don't try to take new photos each week.
Transportation & Misc.
We are in compliance with the new regulations of a max of 4 breeding females, and so, we are able to ship in the US and overseas, however, I want the new owners to pick up the kitten in person from me in Salem, Oregon. I am currently only selling kittens in the US & Canada. If you are flying in from out of state, people fly in to Portland, Oregon & I try to schedule everyone to come in around the same time, so I'm not spending every day off at the airport. We can discuss me transporting if there is no way you can pick up the kitten, or possibly a transporter, but I am giving first preference to homes that will pick-up the kitten. I can accept payment with cash, through Western Union, Cashiers Check, or some forms of Paypal.
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