Table of contents:
- How much does a Siamese cat kitten cost and where can I buy it?
- How does a Siamese cat differ from an oriental one?
- How to prepare a Siamese cat for a show?
- What documents should a purebred Siamese kitten have?
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How much does a Siamese cat kitten cost and where can I buy it?
The Siamese cat is one of the most popular domestic cat breeds in the world. In Russia, there are many nurseries for breeding these beauties and even more non-professional breeders-owners who sell "Siamese kittens" without permission. Therefore, it is recommended to consider a large number of sellers, checking their reputation, reading reviews, communicating with the seller and his customers before making the final choice.
When choosing a high-class Siamese cat, it is advisable to carefully study the breed standard, and it is better to choose in consultation with an uninterested professional. Due to the popularity of the breed and its long-term presence in Russia, those who want to buy a Siamese kitten, the exterior of which is as close as possible to the breed standard (show class), has a wide choice, but buying a Siamese cat with the right to breed can be problematic (measures against competitors) …
The geography of sales of Siamese cats is extensive. In Russia, most of the sellers are concentrated in the European part of the country. Private breeders from whom you can buy a Siamese cat, usually of unknown origin and poor exterior quality, can be found in any region of Russia. Many nurseries exist outside of Russia. Many, disguised as Siamese cats, sell the old-type Siamese, which are currently distinguished into another breed - Thai.
The cost of Siamese cats also depends on the sex of the cat, its origin and external data, own awards, age, cattery class, seller's location, breeding costs and some other factors. Kittens pet-class (pets) can be obtained from 7000 rubles, kittens breed-class (for breeding and participation in exhibitions) - 20,000 rubles, show class (future winners of exhibitions) - 30,000 rubles and more.
How does a Siamese cat differ from an oriental one?
There is an opinion that oriental cats are the same Siamese cats with only slight differences in color and eye color, and not a separate breed. It was once so.
Oriental cats were not recognized by felinological organizations as a separate breed and were not admitted to exhibitions. They were considered Siamese cats with significant flaws. As you know, Siamese cats have a very strict breed standard that does not allow any other eye color other than blue, and no other color other than color point.
Oriental cats have a solid color of various shades and green eyes. In all other respects, these breeds are almost identical. Not surprisingly, the notion of "defectiveness" lasted so long.
Despite the fact that the breed standard of Siamese and Oriental cats is almost the same, with the exception of coat color and eye color, there are some minor differences between them. They are connected with the fact that orientals were obtained by crossing Siamese cats with European ones, therefore, along with the features inherent in the oriental type, they also have features characteristic of the European type.
Siamese are exclusively oriental cats. So, quite often Orientals have a longer head and muzzle than Siamese, but are inferior to them in terms of the height of the forehead arch. The frontal and parietal parts of many Oriental have a tendency to flattening, which is characteristic of cats of the European type. Almond-shaped eyes are characteristic of both breeds , but they are often narrow in the Siamese, and wide in the Oriental.
Further evidence of a common ancient origin comes from Thai manuscripts in which images of both Oriental and Siamese cats have been found. However, the recognition and official status of the breed were received at different times.
How to prepare a Siamese cat for a show?
If you are going to participate with your Siamese at exhibitions, then the pet must be prepared for this from early childhood. Many cats, who find themselves in an unfamiliar and noisy place for the first time, experience stress and, as a result, aggression towards strangers - judges and a steward (the one who shows the cat in front of the judge). Therefore, an exhibition kitten must be introduced to people, animals, children, ride with him in nature, walk around the city or in parks (naturally, on a leash and under the close supervision of the owner). If possible, go with the cat to visit friends.
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In addition, it is necessary to prepare the kitten for the fact that it will be stretched as much as possible at exhibitions in order to demonstrate the length of the body. Since it is difficult for an unprepared owner to prepare the cat for stretching "on the arm" (the body of the cat lies on an outstretched arm, while the front paws of the Siamese are held with the fingers of the same hand, and both hind legs are supported by the brush of the other hand), train the kitten to free stretching "to sag "(The cat is held under its front and hind legs, and its body sags freely).
What documents should a purebred Siamese kitten have?
The breeder must provide you with a metric for the kitten (it contains the parents, the breeder, the name of the animal and the data of the club in which the breeder is registered), a veterinary passport (with marks on the vaccinations made) and a certificate of the kitten's health. The metric can subsequently be exchanged at the club for a pedigree (most likely paid). When buying a kitten, a sales contract is concluded, which specifies the details of the seller and the buyer. Do not forget to take a receipt from the breeder about the receipt of money for the kitten.