Table of contents:
- How much does a Burmese kitten cost and where can I buy it?
- What is the best age to buy a Burmese kitten?
- What information and documents should a Burmese breeder provide?
- Can busy people have a Burmese kitten?
- Can families with children have Burmese cats?
- What is the correct name for the breed "Burmese" or "Burmese"?
- Is it true that Burmese do not scratch or bite?
- How to choose a healthy Burmese kitten?
- How to help a Burmese kitten quickly get used to a new home?
- At what age do Burmese kittens' teeth change?
- Can Burmese have blue eyes?
- Tell us about the stages of development of the Burmese kitten
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How much does a Burmese kitten cost and where can I buy it?
The Burmese cat is a widespread cat breed in the world. In Russia there is a sufficient number of nurseries engaged in breeding Burmese. If a low price is preferable to purebred, then you can buy a Burmese kitten from your hands for 2000-5000 rubles. In nurseries and clubs the prices are higher. For a pet-class kitten (the cheapest) they ask from 10,000 rubles, for a breed-class you will have to pay from 15,000 to 25,000 rubles, show-class kittens cost from 25,000 to 70,000 rubles. In American cattery prices for kittens range from $ 75 to $ 1,500, in the UK from £ 160 to £ 1,200.
The price depends on many factors, including gender, class, color, age of the kitten, location and level of the cattery. Many catteries give almost for nothing adult pedigree cats (with titles), retired.
What is the best age to buy a Burmese kitten?
In this respect, Burmese are no different from other cats. It is best to buy a kitten between 12-18 weeks of age. A kitten bought at an earlier age adapts less well to new living conditions, since it is still dependent on its mother and needs her company. In addition, taking care of the first vaccinations, which are usually done by the breeders themselves, will fall on the shoulders of owners who buy Burmese before the age of eight weeks.
What information and documents should a Burmese breeder provide?
Each purebred kitten must have a metric, which is subsequently exchanged for a pedigree (this procedure is paid separately at the club in which the cattery is registered). Kittens after eight weeks of age already have a veterinary passport, which indicates the vaccinations that they were given. You can ask to show the parents of the kitten and the entire litter. It will not be superfluous to see in what conditions the kittens live.
Buyers have the right to ask any questions regarding the chosen kitten and its parents, ask for their pedigrees. The breeder must provide complete, reliable information, including information about possible or already identified diseases, conformation defects, habits and behaviors, if any. Conscientious sellers conduct a conversation that includes recommendations for maintenance, care and feeding. For better adaptation of the Burmese in a new home, it is recommended to ask the breeders for some litter from the tray, as well as to purchase the food that the kitten ate.
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Can busy people have a Burmese kitten?
Not recommended, as these are very social cats and they constantly need to communicate with someone. If you are often away from home, then you should consider buying two kittens at once. In this case, the animals will entertain themselves in your absence.
Can families with children have Burmese cats?
Burmese cats are ideal pets for families with children of all ages. Burmese do not scratch or bite, they are gentle and affectionate, moderately active.
What is the correct name for the breed "Burmese" or "Burmese"?
Burmese and Burmese cats are completely different breeds, despite the similarity of their names. If you look at the representatives of both breeds, it will be obvious that the breeds have no common features.
The Burmese cat, or Burmese, is a short-haired breed, mostly of a monochromatic brown color. The Burmese cat, or sacred Burma, is a longhaired breed, its representatives are inherent in color-point color.
Is it true that Burmese do not scratch or bite?
True. Purebred representatives of the breed do not release their claws during games or when they are on the hands and knees of their owners, as cats of other breeds do.
How to choose a healthy Burmese kitten?
When choosing a Burmese kitten, keep in mind that this is a slow maturing breed. At the age of three months, kittens usually weigh 1-1.3 kg. Due to slow maturation, kittens under three months old are simply not physically and socially old enough to move into a new home. A healthy kitten is playful, curious and very sociable.
Choose a kitten that has no breathing problems (sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose, heavy breathing), diarrhea. The breeder must give you a written guarantee that the purchased kitten is healthy. Full color in kittens appears only by the year. Sable-colored kittens are usually born beige and gradually darken from 3-4 months.
How to help a Burmese kitten quickly get used to a new home?
It usually takes a kitten 2-3 weeks to fully adapt to a new home. Allocate the kitten one room in the house, put there a tray, a bed, bowls for water and food and toys, if possible. This can be a hall, living room or another room in which someone from the family is constantly present. If there are already other pets in the house, try not to let them enter the room at first. It is important that the kitten feels safe. If you immediately allow the kitten to move to the entire house / apartment, it may scare him, and he will simply try to find a place to hide.
Let the kitten spend at least one day in the allocated room. Feed him in it, play with him. On the second day, when you feel that the kitten trusts you, take him in your arms and walk with him to one or two other rooms, for example, the kitchen. Sit with the kitten for a few minutes, then carefully lower him to the floor and let him explore the new room. If he seems scared, take him back to “your” room and try again the next day. Gradually accustom the kitten to the whole house, one or two rooms at a time.
At what age do Burmese kittens' teeth change?
Milk teeth begin to be replaced with permanent ones at the age of 3.5-4 months. During this period, kittens love to chew on things, fingers, or anything else. During teething, the kitten's gums may be slightly red, and the kittens may refuse to eat. The teething period usually lasts about 2-3 weeks.
Can Burmese have blue eyes?
Blue eyes are found in Burmese cats but are considered a disqualifying blemish. Those. pets with such eyes are sold as “pets” at a fairly low price. But this does not mean that the acquired kitten will not have the same wonderful character as Burmese with amber eyes.
Tell us about the stages of development of the Burmese kitten
Immediately after birth, it is important that the kitten receives colostrum, which contains antibodies and which helps its immune system to fight various infections.
On the third day, the kitten gains about 10 g in weight. He sleeps almost all the time, interrupting to feed.
In the second week of life, kittens begin to open their eyes. Usually at this age the weight of kittens doubles. If this does not happen, you need to start feeding. To do this, use a cat milk replacer or a mixture of cow's milk and quail egg yolk. A syringe without a needle is used for feeding. At this age, they give about 20 ml of milk per 100 g of the kitten's weight.
In the third week, the kittens' ear canals open, they begin to actively crawl around the box in which they are with their mother.
In the fourth week, kittens can already stand on their own and learn to use the litter box. Since little kittens try to eat litter, use only natural litter, such as World's Best Cat Litter. It is environmentally friendly, harmless and can be flushed down the toilet. At this time, kittens begin to actively communicate with people and other animals.
In the fifth week, kittens begin to erupt milk teeth, they are already trying to eat semi-solid food. During this period, kittens are fed canned food, unsalted and low-fat cottage cheese, raw eggs (some breeders prefer quail eggs) and any super and super premium commercial food for kittens.
In the sixth week, the color of the iris of the eyes turns golden. At this time, for the first time, helminths are chased to kittens by giving such drugs (of choice) as Drontal, Prazitel, Milprazon, Dironet, Milbemax, etc.
In the seventh week, kittens can already do without breast milk. They move a lot and play with pleasure.
At the eighth week, the kittens are given the first vaccination, and at the twelfth week, the second is given.
At the fourteenth week, kittens begin to change their teeth - the dairy ones are replaced by adult, permanent ones.
At the age of five to seven months, kittens' coat begins to darken.
Authors: wolchonokW7, Gurieva S.