Table of contents:
- How much does a Persian cat kitten cost and where can I buy it?
- Is it necessary that the first letter of a Persian cat's nickname matches the letter of the litter?
- At what age can a Persian cat kitten be taken to a new home?
- What information and documents must a breeder provide when selling a Persian cat?
- How to feed a Persian cat?
- How often to feed Persian cats?
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How much does a Persian cat kitten cost and where can I buy it?
The Persian cat is a very popular breed. In Russia there are a large number of catteries and private breeders engaged in breeding and selling cats of this breed, so it will not be difficult to acquire a kitten of even the highest class.
It should be remembered that real kittens of breeding and show classes with a package of documents giving the right to breed and participate in exhibitions can be bought only in catteries. When buying Persians of such classes by people who have no experience in this matter, it is recommended to resort to the help of specialists and start looking for a kitten from professional cat shows.
The cost of Persian kittens is determined by their exterior (type, color), age, sex, origin, level and location of the cattery and some other factors, therefore, professional breeders each kitten has its own individual price. Pedigree Persian pet-class kittens (pet) cost from 10,000 to 20,000 rubles, breed-class kittens (breeding cats) - from 20,000 to 40,000 rubles, the price of show-class Persians (the exterior of the animal fully complies with the breed standard) ranges from 50,000 to 100,000 rubles and above.
The cost of purebred Persian cats abroad ranges from $ 400- $ 5000.
Private breeders often sell undocumented Persian cats for a nominal fee. These kittens (aged 1-4 months) are inexpensive by the standards of the "cat" market - from 1,500 to 5,000 rubles.
Is it necessary that the first letter of a Persian cat's nickname matches the letter of the litter?
For purebred cats purchased from registered catteries, yes. The cat's name should not only begin with the letter corresponding to the letter of the litter, but also include the name of the cattery. But often pedigree animals have their own home names. At home, you can call your peach whatever you want.
At what age can a Persian cat kitten be taken to a new home?
According to the FIFe recommendation, you can take a kitten from the mother at the age of three months or more. At the age of three months, Persian kittens have already received the skills necessary for life from their mother, show curiosity, strive to learn the world on their own.
At this age, the kittens are already quite active, they can lap, they are accustomed to the tray and the scratching post (if the breeder paid attention to this), they went through quarantine after vaccination. It is difficult for non-professional breeders to raise kittens less than 12 weeks old, so you should not risk your pet's life and health.
What information and documents must a breeder provide when selling a Persian cat?
A conscientious breeder is obliged to provide complete and truthful information about his pets. Withholding information, refusal to answer questions, ignorance of the answer to the question asked by the buyer should inform the future owner of the Persian cat that this breeder is incompetent or may be a fraud / reseller.
Questions of interest can be asked during the conversation with the breeder, during the examination of animals or documents. In the absence of experience, you should seek the advice of specialists. Before viewing the documentation, it is advisable to familiarize yourself with their samples on the websites of the clubs in advance.
The main "cat" documents are the metric (or pedigree) and the veterinary passport. Do not hesitate to call the club where the parents and the litter are registered to verify the authenticity of the papers and on other questions of interest. The most significant information is information about the health of Persian parents and kittens, vaccinations, kittens undergoing quarantine, kittens' skills, defects in exterior, activity, temperament, character of animals, rules of keeping and care, prevention of diseases, features of exhibition preparation and others.
How to feed a Persian cat?
A balanced diet is very important for the representatives of this breed, so most breeders recommend feeding Persian cats with super premium ready-made industrial feed. Feed of this class contains the daily requirement for nutrients, so there is no need (and sometimes it is even harmful) to add natural products or vitamin complexes to the diet. It is recommended to check the brand of feed with the breeder or choose it yourself.
For other types of feeding (mixed or natural), products prepared for humans should be excluded; foods containing spices, high amounts of fat, sugar, salt. Tubular bones, river fish, raw eggs are unacceptable. Vitamins and minerals must be added to food.
For any type of feeding, it is recommended to add special additives with seaweed and calcium: for Persians of cream, white and blue colors - 3 tablets per day with calcium + 1 with algae, and for black, tabby, red and tortoiseshell Persians, on the contrary - 1 with calcium and 3 with seaweed.
There should always be clean water in the bowl. As an addition, you can purchase a special fountain for cats, from which cats usually drink with great pleasure.
Some Persians are quite picky about their food, they will only eat what they like
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It doesn't matter what type of feeding the pet is on, the main requirement is the composition. The amount of carbohydrates in cat food should be minimal (less than 10%), but the amount of animal proteins should be at least 30-70% (depending on age, health and physiological needs). Avoid feed containing cereals with a high gluten (gluten) content - wheat, barley, rye, oats, etc., as well as processed meat products, flavor enhancers, etc.
How often to feed Persian cats?
Portions depend on the age and weight of the animal. Kittens are usually fed 4-5 times a day, adolescents - 3-4 times a day, adult cats - 2-3 times a day. It is advisable that there are no gaps of more than 8 hours between feedings.
Authors: wolchonokW7, Gurieva S.