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post #1 of 8
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My DH and I are planning on getting two Somali Kittens soon but living in germany it's hard to find breeders in country so I was wondering what everyone's opion is about breeders the ship kittens/cats Overseas. Is it even safe to do it?
post #2 of 8
Just make sure they're clean and slap a fedex pouch on each one. They'll be fine!
post #3 of 8
If you are talking about a breeder in the states shipping to Germany, you are limited. There are not too many of any cat breeders that are willing to ship overseas - mostly because of all the paperwork, time, regulations, etc. that are involved.

I did post two German breeders for you to check out in your other thread in the Breeder's section If you get them in Germany, it would be less hassle bringing them back to the states (still will have about 1/2 ton of paperwork rather then a ton )

Most breeders that ship have long standing connections with another breeder in the other country and not just a person wanting one of their kittens.
post #4 of 8
I do know there are Somali breeders who will ship overseas. I believe Rampageous is one of those catteries because I recall her saying something about sending a kitten to Japan. I know of another cattery who will ship overseas but is a cattery I cannot recommend. I also believe Dushara in the UK will. I am sure there are more I just don't know which ones for sure. I would try this site and email breeders asking them even if they do not the Somali world is quite small and most breeders know most breeders so someone might be able to direct you to a breeder.

http://www.breedlist.com/breed.html
post #5 of 8
Also when you ship cats between countries in Europe you need to either have them in a "pet passport" scheme or they'll have to go into quarantine (how long differs on the countries but can be a few months).

The pet passport thing will only work for cats 6 months old or older, they'll need to be microchipped and have had rabies vaccination etc. So it's definately easiest on the cats if the breeder is happy to hold onto the kittens until they're 6 months old and then ship them over.

Quarantine is expensive and usually hard for the cats. Especially if they're kittens.

I'd look for German breeders, I'm sure there are some around and it'd be much easier for everyone involved.
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Originally Posted by Siggav View Post
Also when you ship cats between countries in Europe you need to either have them in a "pet passport" scheme or they'll have to go into quarantine (how long differs on the countries but can be a few months).

The pet passport thing will only work for cats 6 months old or older, they'll need to be microchipped and have had rabies vaccination etc. So it's definately easiest on the cats if the breeder is happy to hold onto the kittens until they're 6 months old and then ship them over.

Quarantine is expensive and usually hard for the cats. Especially if they're kittens.

I'd look for German breeders, I'm sure there are some around and it'd be much easier for everyone involved.
Wouldn't getting a kitten from any breeder within the EU help to prevent the quarantine problem? Or is there still a quarantine depending on the origin of the cat?
Very curious here
post #7 of 8
I don't know exactly. I live in the UK so I'm most familiar with the rules for importing animals into the UK.

Any animal coming into the UK needs to be under a pet passport (and over 6 months old, microchipped and vaccinated for rabies in addition to the usual vaccinations) or go into quarantine.

Even importing from a completely rabies free island like Iceland isn't excempt.

It's rather ridiculous because Iceland is very isolated, completely rabies free and if I remember correctly free of feline leukemia and FIV as well (and yeah there are very strict rules for importing animals into Iceland)
post #8 of 8
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I belive the UK is the only country that does a quartine on pets, in the army I know lots of ppls who take there animals from one station to another and they have no problems with it. Because of England's quartine the military avoids flying personal with a lay over in England. Although right now all those ppls are one leave so I can't ask them if they ever shipped thier animal by itself.
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