Am I Prepared To Get
A New Fur-baby??
for prospective owners
These are questions you need to ask
YOURSELF to be sure you are ready
to take on a new pet...you do not
need to respond to us with your answers. We just want to make
sure you have thought over this commitment thoroughly. :-)
Impulse buyers rarely have thought
through what a kitten needs over the rest of the pet's years. People
need to be aware of the time, energy, and expense bringing a living
animal into a home requires.
- Do You Own? If renting, do you
have permission from your landlord?
- If you move, are you prepared
to take this pet with you..and what if you can't?
- Did you talk this over with the
other family members?
- Are there children in the home?
Have they been around other pets? Know someone with a cat or kitten?
Make sure your kids go VISIT and pet the cat...you definately need
to test if the kids are allergic first.
- Do you currently have other pets?
If yes, then what species and breed? Keep in mind that there are some
breeds of dogs that should not be exposed to a young kitten. Certain
breeds of dogs have been bred specifically to hunt down small animals
(terriers, for example); some breeds have an instinct to attack (doberman,
pitbull)...you need to be aware of the temperment of your current
- If yes, then are you prepared
to keep the new pet apart for a few days so they can adjust calmly?
- Kittens may not need as much
work as puppies, but they still need attention
- Our kittens are INDOOR
ONLY..a persian would be a disaster outside
- If you go on vacation, it is BEST
to find a local pet-sitter to come in for pet chores.
- You need to have a regular vet
that you can talk to and knows the breed
- Take time to
LEARN about the Persian breed's characteristics such as
size, activity level and grooming requirements. You ARE choosing the
most high-maintenance breed you know!
They are truly NOT a ton of work and caring for one is not daunting...they
do need combing every day or two..they do need nails clipped every
2 weeks...and a monthly bath is a great thing! (See
our Grooming page) Not up to that?? Hey..that's what groomers
- Are you buying this kitten as
a surprise gift? Noble gesture, but not
a good idea. What if the recipient can't keep it, doesn't want
it or is allergic?
Well, that's the questions...if
you have any doubt, waiting never hurts! Nothing is 100% predictable
in anyone's lives...things happen, but it's always good to consider
what your plans would be just in case.
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