The Timeline, What to Expect, and More
The very first step is to contact us.
We are usually extremely fast in replying to you! Be aware it could be as little as a few minutes.
Please view our purebred kittens for sale HERE. If you don't see anything posted, don't panic! We have kittens often during the year. Our typical wait time may be anywhere from mere weeks to 2 or 3 months. Thus far, no one has ever had to wait 6 months for a Russian Blue from us unless they specified wanting their kitten that far out. All of our kittens are bred by us. We do NOT import kittens to resell! Those who are doing this are often referred to as kitten peddlers or brokers. Reputable breeders would never import entire litters to resale, nor would they ever consider selling an entire litter for such purposes.
If you would like to move forward with purchasing one or more of our kittens, the next step will either be a deposit to hold a kitten until pickup or scheduling pickup. If no kittens are currently available, deposit will hold your place in line for the upcoming litter. Deposit is between $300 - $500 depending on a few factors (color and whether they have been born already or if you're joining our waitlist. Deposits are non-refundable but do go toward the cost of the kitten. Prior to placing a deposit, we will answer all of your questions. You will be provided a written deposit agreement in which to fill out and sign. We provide you with a copy we have signed. Final balance is always due at pickup. We are a TICA registered cattery. We breed both Russian Blue and Russian White. Because of this, we may also have Russian Black kittens born, or Pointed Russian (Blue Point).
All of our kittens receive 3 vaccinations prior to leaving as well as being dewormed. Kittens leave between 10-12 weeks old. We believe this enables them to transition easier into their home and also allows you to enjoy the kitten stage a bit longer. It also allows the kittens to be with their mother and siblings longer, wean naturally, and learn invaluable lessons from them as they grow.
We provide you with updated pictures as your kitten grows! We generally start taking pictures about 10 days after birth, since doing so prior to this time can create undue stress to both mom and babies. Thereafter, we do our very best to send updated pictures every couple of weeks until pickup.
Kittens are negative for Leukemia and FIV at pickup. We use monthly preventative on all adult cats (Revolution / Senergy) which guards against fleas, ticks, certain types of mange, ear mites and heartworm. We do not allow our cats outside, but fleas can come inside on clothing, shoes or other ways just like mosquitoes and ticks. Using a monthly preventative on our adults also protects kittens, ensuring we have an environment which eliminates any of these pests that might wander inside. Kittens come with a written genetic health guarantee for the first year of life.
Spay or neuter is mandatory. You will be able to register your kitten with TICA once we receive proof of spay or neuter.
We trim kittens' nails every 10 days or so, with a final nail trim done right before pickup. Nail trimming is very easy. This helps guard against accidental scratches to people. You can also use Soft Claws which is yet another alternative, sold online and in some stores.
Using the litter box is a natural instinct. Kittens begin using their litter box often around 4-5 weeks old. We use open litter boxes for our kittens not only because it's easier for them, but also due to safety concerns. Kittens also leave with a sample of food and blanket to help with transition.
We are here for you! Regardless of whether you're waiting on the next litter to be born, waiting on your kitten to be ready to leave, or have your kitten home... we are here to answer questions, offer advice, and listen.