Breeding Category

Location

Wexford, Ireland

Prefix

Backchat

Kitten Colours

All colours available from time to time

Kittens Available

Blue and Cream Males and Blue Tortie Female available

Information

My kittens are reared indoors and fully vaccinated, micro-chipped, GCCF registered and insured

Contact

+353 533 942 4528

 

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Please click on the links to our breeders' websites or on Further Information.

 

Chrissy Russell

Hampshire

www.ayshazencats.com

07865 563882

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Christine Stalker

Cheshire

www.vintarnburmese.com

01606 784524

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Claire Lovell

Devon

www.kennbury.co.uk

01392 833341 or 07773 340329

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Heather Harris Devon 01803 770398

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Ian McFarlane

Surrey

www.bengal-burmese-kitten-breeder.co.uk

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Judith Brimsden  Suffolk/Essex Border 01787 278912
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Kelly Charles West Midlands 07794 662404
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Lorna Taylor

Ireland

Further Information

+353 533 942 4528

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Peter Collin

Kittens Available

Cheshire

www.aureusburmese.org.uk

07973 851998

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Rachel Grant Oxfordshire 07437 204647
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Tricia Lustig Gloucestershire 01453 757431
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Tracey Whitmore Bedford www.crystalbrookburmese.co.uk
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You have already put a lot of hard work into raising your kittens and just as much time and effort should be put into finding suitable homes for them. The GCCF General Code of Ethics states that “breeders agree only to sell cats where there is a reasonable expectation of a happy and healthy life”.

There are various ways of finding new homes for your kittens:

  • Personal recommendations, which are probably the best
  • Advertising your kittens through websites such as loveBurmese
  • Advertising through local and national press or internet websites

Any form of advertisement should clearly represent the pros and cons of owning a Burmese kitten. They are an extrovert and playful breed and need plenty of company. They are not suitable for all people or their situations.

Ready for the next step!Initial enquiries by phone or Email will usually elicit what colour and sex kitten the prospective purchasers are looking for and possibly the price. It is probably helpful to find out what other breeders are charging in your area. Enquirers can often misunderstand the distinction between brown and chocolate Burmese, as brown is the colour of the chocolate we eat and chocolate is more like a milky coffee colour. If they are asking for one of these colours try to establish exactly what they mean.

If the prospective buyer has not owned a Burmese before you will need to explain the characteristics of the breed perhaps referring them to Character.

General chat about the breed should elicit further information to help you assess their suitability as an owner of one of your precious kittens. Care should be taken not to make this sound like an inquisition. If you show a friendly interest genuine buyers will usually give you all the reassurance you need and understand your concern for your kitten’s future.

Another precaution to take, if the buyer has recently lost a cat, is to ask how it died. If it died at a great age they will almost certainly be a caring owner. If it was killed on the road they might consider measures to keep a subsequent cat safe and if it had an infection you need to be sure there will be no risk of this infecting your kitten.

You also need to ensure they are buying the kitten for themselves and not giving it as a present; that there is nothing to stop them keeping cats where they live (which is quite common in rented and leasehold properties); whether there is anyone home during the day and if other pets or children are part of the household.

You should provide prospective owners with an explanation of the kitten's feeding regime and tell them of the need to keep a litter tray. Explain what paperwork will be provided with the kitten (pedigree, registration certificate, vaccination certificate, diet sheet and an insurance cover note if you give them). Tell them if the kittens are being registered on the GCCF Active or Non-Active Register and establish if they are looking for a pet or if they wish to show or breed.

Hopefully, armed with sufficient information you can proceed to making an appointment for them to visit you and see the kittens and their mum (and dad if he is your own stud). Ask them not to consider visiting another litter (or litters) on the same day in order to avoid spreading any possible infection. Be sure to exchange phone numbers at this point in case circumstances force you to rearrange their visit or they need to change the appointment.

When prospective new owners visit they will probably want to meet all your cats and will be interested to see how the colours develop and how you manage your own cat family. Ask them to be calm in the kitten room, particularly if they have children with them. They should be offered a seat and asked to wait for the kittens to come to them. If the kittens are well socialised it won’t be long before everyone is investigated and probably climbed all over. Your visitors should be enchanted by the kittens. If they are not you need to find out why.

I'll try not to be any trouble!When you introduce them to the kittens and their mum explain which kittens are available, which are male and female, their colours and talk through their good and bad points from a showing or breeding point of view. Whilst you are chatting go over the points you discussed on the phone and make sure nothing needs further clarification.

If you have an instinct that this is not the right home for one of your kittens, ask more questions. If it still feels wrong you must politely tell them. Your instinct is probably right and even if it is not you will worry if you sell a kitten when you have doubts.

If all is well suggest they talk amongst themselves and perhaps offer to go and make a drink while they discuss it. If they have not made a decision suggest they go away and think about it. It is better to have a final decision that is well thought through than a rushed one which may rebound on you.

If a definite booking is made you may want to take a deposit. You should also explain that the date the kitten will be available for collection is subject to the kittens having their vaccinations on the expected dates and being in excellent health on collection day.

In accordance with the GCCF General Code of Ethics “An offer should be made at the time of sale to help with the rehoming if at any time circumstances require the cat to be found a new home”.

All of this may take some time to do but is worthwhile for you to feel happy that your kitten is going to enhance the life of the new family, be happy and well cared for. In return you may possibly be at the beginning of a rewarding new friendship receiving photos and news about your kitten for many years to come.

At this stage in their development the kittens will be eating considerable amounts of food and you should continue to feed them varying textures and tastes. Dry food can be made available at all times and soft food including meat, chicken and fish four times a day.  Quantities can be adjusted on the basis of the size of the kittens and whether the dishes are being cleaned.

Gares IgraineDependent on mother’s attitude to kittens with sharp little teeth they may still be allowed to suckle but they no longer need to depend on her. Her role now is that of teacher. She will still groom them, but also they will be grooming themselves. They should be using a litter tray only now. Mother will continue to play with them, teaching them stalking, pouncing, climbing and play-fighting. If she is allowed out, don’t be surprised if she brings them a mouse or two!

The kittens will be more adventurous and will climb anything to explore further so you need to take care that the environment is safe and they can’t climb to really high places where the only way down is to fall. Cords on blinds can be very hazardous as can the danger of falling down the back of wooden furniture and radiators. Kittens can also do serious damage to curtains so these should be tied up or, preferably, removed.

They will be enchanting (and highly amusing) to all who come into their world and hours will easily disappear just watching them. However, there is still work to do.

You will need to: -

  • advertise your kittens for sale if they are not already booked.
  • make sure that the kittens have been wormed
  • make an appointment with your Vet for a health check and a first vaccination at 9 weeks of age and a second at 12 weeks
  • register them with the GCCF
  • prepare diet sheets and pedigrees for the new owners