Table of contents:
- How much does a Thai cat kitten cost?
- Where to buy a Thai cat kitten?
- At what age is a Thai kitten ready to move to a new home?
- What to look for when buying a Thai kitten?
- What documents should a Thai kitten have?
- What is the health of Thai cats?
- How many years do Thai cats live?
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How much does a Thai cat kitten cost?
The Thai cat is a fairly common breed, so its cost can be called standard or common for the "cat" market. Thai kittens without documents from parents of unknown origin cost from about 1000 rubles. Kittens without documents, but pedigree parents will cost about 5000 rubles. Metrics and pedigree increases the value of Thai kittens several times. Purebred kittens breed-class cost from 15,000 rubles for kittens show class asking for 25,000 to 35,000 rubles. Abroad, the price of kittens ranges from $ 200 to $ 2000… The cost of each kitten is determined individually and depends on the show career of the breeders, the exterior (class) of the kitten itself, its age and sex, color, level and location of the cattery and related breeding costs.
Where to buy a Thai cat kitten?
There are plenty of cattery breeding Thai cats in Russia. Nevertheless, people who want to breed Thai cats or purchase a high class kitten for exhibition activities may be interested in the offers of foreign catteries. When choosing a show-class kitten, it is advisable to resort to the help of a specialist who understands the breed, otherwise there is a possibility of deception.
It should be noted that many nurseries (both Russian and foreign) provide delivery services. It is recommended to check the reputation of the selected nursery before purchasing. Having decided to buy a Thai kitten, it is advisable to make a reservation or agree with the breeder in advance. You should know that Thai kittens are born completely white and only after a few weeks they begin to develop points (color).
At what age is a Thai kitten ready to move to a new home?
It is recommended to pick up a Thai kitten from a breeder at the age of 12-18 weeks. Staying with the mother is very important for the kitten: she feeds him with milk, teaches important skills (lap, eat solid food, etc.). By following the mother, the kitten quickly learns to use the tray and scratching post. Being in a group of their relatives, kittens socialize, learn to communicate with their own kind. In addition, up to 12 weeks of age, kittens are already quarantined after the first vaccination, and some cats and cats are recovering after sterilization and castration operations, removal of dewclaws.
When purchasing cats over 18 weeks of age (for example, adult animals), Thai cats can be taken to the new home immediately after agreement has been reached between the buyer and the breeder. Do not be afraid to buy adult cats, especially those who have finished their show career, i.e. retired. They are no different in affectionateness and speed of adaptation from young individuals of the same breed.
What to look for when buying a Thai kitten?
When purchasing a Thai kitten, first of all, you need to pay attention to the producers used to obtain this litter and their documents, if any. It should be noted that cats without official, properly executed documents confirming the origin of animals, regardless of their external data, are not recognized as representatives of the Thai cat breed and are considered outbred.
It is important to evaluate the external characteristics of the parents and the kittens themselves. Attention should be paid to the color and quality of the coat, the absence of bald spots, eye color, general body structure and other exterior details. It should be borne in mind that the shortcomings of the exterior of the producers with a high degree of probability will be passed on to the offspring. When choosing an already adult Thai cat, its parents should also not be ignored, but in this case more attention should be paid to health, especially hereditary diseases. Parents' documents must be reviewed and verified when purchasing cats of any age.
That which is not visible to the eye must be asked. The breeder should clarify information about the general health of the producers and the chosen kitten, diseases, injuries, operations, vaccinations, vaccination and deworming schedule. If a pet-class kitten is purchased in the cattery, it is advisable to clarify the information on its sterilization / castration. Also important can be called information about the features of care, maintenance, feeding, disease prevention. If necessary, it is recommended to ask the breeder to inform about the rules for exchanging the metric for a pedigree, to provide advice on the show career, the peculiarities of breeding, transportation, to clarify legal issues.
What documents should a Thai kitten have?
All pedigree kittens must have a document confirming their origin (purebred) - pedigree (or metric), veterinary passport with appropriate marks, F1 certificate.
It should be noted that in order to participate in exhibitions, additional documents will be required, in particular, a certificate of vaccinations and a certificate of passing a paid veterinary control.
What is the health of Thai cats?
Due to inbreeding in the early history of Siamese cats, some genetic diseases and defects can also occur among Thai cats, such as hydrocephalus. Thai kittens with hydrocephalus live only a few days after birth.
Thai and Siamese cats are susceptible to various types of cancer, congenital hematopoiesis defects and metabolic disorders.
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Being long-lived, Thai cats, however, have a number of hereditary diseases:
- amyloidosis of the liver, leading to liver failure, - diseases of the cardiovascular system (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, endocardial fibroelastosis), - dental problems (gingivitis, hyperesthesia), - eye diseases (strabismus, retinal atrophy, open-angle chronic glaucoma, congenital nystagmus), - tumors (adenocarcinoma of the small intestine, malignant breast tumors, lung cancer), - psychological alopecia, - esophageal achalasia, - brachiuria (p), - subluxation of the sternum, - GMG1 gangliocidosis, - hereditary hypotrichosis, - dysplasia of the hip joint, - diseases of the upper respiratory tract, incl. allergic bronchitis, - mucopolysaccharidosis, - neonatal isoerythrolysis, - porphyria, - cleavage of the "upper palate", - diabetes mellitus, - pylorus stenosis.
Naturally, your pet will not get all these "sores" because they are not so common. Breeders of the breed, having identified such diseases in cats, do not allow them to breed, thereby reducing the number of sick kittens. Even completely healthy cats need annual vaccinations against major infectious diseases and preventive examinations by a veterinarian.
How many years do Thai cats live?
Thai cats live an average of 12-15 years (but there are some that live up to 20-24 years). Life expectancy depends on the conditions in which the cats are, the food they eat, the quality and number of veterinarian visits, genetics, and other factors.
Authors: wolchonokW7, Gurieva S.