Table of contents:
- How much does an Egyptian Mau kitten cost, and where can you buy it?
- What information and documents should an Egyptian Mau breeder provide?
- How to prepare your home for a kitten's arrival?
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How much does an Egyptian Mau kitten cost, and where can you buy it?
Egyptian Mau are expensive and rare enough cats. It is impossible to actually buy a cat of this breed from hands or on the market. It is worth warning that the offer to buy a Mau from hands, for cheap or without documents, should be treated with extreme caution, since the probability of fraud is very high.
The cost of a real Egyptian pet Mau starts at 20,000 rubles. Many factors influence the pricing, so it is usually determined individually for each kitten. The approximate minimum cost of a three-month-old Egyptian Mau kitten is 35,000-50,000 rubles. The closer the exterior of the Mau to the standard, the more expensive it will be. If you are going to buy a show-class kitten, then get ready to give at least 70,000-100,000 rubles.
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The choice of places to buy is small. In our country, there are very few catteries engaged in breeding and selling cats of this breed, all other similar catteries are located abroad and there, by the way, they are also few in number. If you are going to buy a kitten of this breed, it is recommended to make a reservation in advance, check the reliability of this cattery.
What information and documents should an Egyptian Mau breeder provide?
When selling, the breeder of the Egyptian Mau must acquaint the buyer with the pedigree of the kitten's parents, provide complete, and most importantly, reliable information about the litter and the particular kitten separately. The kitten must have a metric and a veterinary passport. The metric within one year after the birth of a kitten can be exchanged for a pedigree (for an additional fee). Kittens up to eight weeks of age do not have a veterinary passport, since, according to the updated rules, it is issued at the veterinary clinic when the first vaccination is given.
The breeder or the representative of the nursery must inform the buyers about the existing hereditary, possible and past diseases, birth injuries, about deviations in the exterior, about the features or habits, if any. As a rule, nurseries provide assistance in the further maintenance of the Mau in the form of consultations, discounts on feed and other things.
It is recommended that you take some litter from the litter box at your nursery and place it in the litter box in your new home. This will help the kitten quickly get used to the new toilet and successfully adapt. Do not forget to conclude a sales contract and take a receipt from the seller about the receipt of money for the kitten.
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How to prepare your home for a kitten's arrival?
Before you bring a Mau kitten into the house, you need to protect it, that is, remove everything that poses a danger to the little creature. These things include:
- Christmas tree tinsel (cats often play with it and accidentally swallow it, which can lead to the death of the animal), - sewing thread, dental floss, balls of wool, elastic bands (danger - intestinal blockage and death), - blinds (while the kitten is small, it can get entangled in the blinds and suffocate), - household chemicals (dangerous in any form, it must be hidden in places that are difficult for cats to reach), an
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- antifreeze (danger - severe death from poisoning), - plastic bags and bags (the kitten can eat a bag that smells like sausage or meat, the danger is intestinal blockage), - electrical wires must be removed or well insulated (danger - electric shock), - open sources of water (toilet, buckets of water, aquarium without a lid, swimming pools, etc., danger - drowning), - houseplants, especially lilies (ask whether your plants are poisonous for cats, see the list), - glass, fragile and small objects (the kitten can break or swallow them), - open washing machines and dishwashers, ovens (the kitten can climb into them), - a household garbage grinder and shredders, - small holes, chimneys, ventilation (the kitten can get into them and suffocate), - windows (special anti-cat screens must be installed on the windows so that the kitten does not fall out of the window).
Authors: wolchonokW7, Gurieva S.