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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
My cousin is wanting to purchase a extreme faced himalayan. I warned her about the problems that come with these extreme cats. She still wants one. She isn't willing to pay over 200 for one and she wants one with papers.. How much should she be expecting to pay for a pet quality extreme faced himalayan?
post #2 of 16
Tell her to check the shelters first. They have great cats who need homes.
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
I thought of that.. but she only wants a kitten
post #4 of 16
Here in NZ for a Pet quality Persian Kitten you would expect to pay $350. I'm not sure about the USA though. Good luck.
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by Peppersmommy
I thought of that.. but she only wants a kitten
The shelters are over flowing with kittens this time of year.
post #6 of 16
My Himmies , pet quality, with papers sold for $250, and I've been retired from breeding for a couple of years now. I actually paid more than that for my original breeder pair, and that was in 1993/94!
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Peppersmommy
I thought of that.. but she only wants a kitten

Can't hurt to look.
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
Do the ones in the shelters come with reg. papers? She is set on getting a kitten himmy with reg papers and nothing else..
post #9 of 16
I suppose you never really know until you go visit a shelter or ring up and ask. I would say it is rare, though.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Peppersmommy
Do the ones in the shelters come with reg. papers? She is set on getting a kitten himmy with reg papers and nothing else..
I would say it's highly unlikely. I presume it's possible, but I suggest if she wants a registered kitten, she should look for breeders.
post #11 of 16
What about a "breed" rescue? I actually don't know if they do it for cats, but they do have those for dogs...That way if she's dead-set on the Himalayan, she can get one, but rescue an unfortunate animal as well.
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by kluchetta
What about a "breed" rescue? I actually don't know if they do it for cats, but they do have those for dogs...That way if she's dead-set on the Himalayan, she can get one, but rescue an unfortunate animal as well.
They do have Breed rescues for cats, but mostly they are full of cats and it is rare they have kittens.
post #13 of 16
I think it depends on where you live on whether there would be rescues for the type of cat you want and if they have kittens. I am in a big city in CA, we have 2 or 3 rescues for just about every breed and yes, kittens this time of year DO happen.

It never hurts to do a search
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by kluchetta
What about a "breed" rescue? I actually don't know if they do it for cats, but they do have those for dogs...That way if she's dead-set on the Himalayan, she can get one, but rescue an unfortunate animal as well.
They rarely have kittens, especially kittens with papers.
post #15 of 16
Duh! It seems like I missed the whole point about the kittens, sorry!
post #16 of 16
Sorry to rain on your parade, but IMHO the only way she's going to find a cat such as she wants, for the price she wants, is with a BYB (Back Yard Breeder) and then the quality, pedigree, etc. I would find questionable.

In cats, like everything else, you "get what you pay for."

If she could double her budget she would find her options and the possibility of finding what she wants vastly improved.
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