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post #31 of 50
giving them to a pet store would allow the pet store to profit from them and i would bet they wouldnt be properly cared for. fostering them for a shelter would allow the shelter to profit from the adoption fees so you will be saving more lives.

nothing to feel guilty about.
post #32 of 50
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
giving them to a pet store would allow the pet store to profit from them and i would bet they wouldnt be properly cared for. fostering them for a shelter would allow the shelter to profit from the adoption fees so you will be saving more lives.

nothing to feel guilty about.
Unless it's a kill shelter where they can be murdered if nobody wants them.
post #33 of 50
but she wouldnt be handing them over, she would be fostering so they would never see the inside of the shelter.
post #34 of 50
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
but she wouldnt be handing them over, she would be fostering so they would never see the inside of the shelter.
How can you foster your own kittens?
post #35 of 50
you tell the shelter you have kittens that need homes but say you will look after them until homes have been found.

the shelter advertises the kittens on their website, and open days etc but you still have them with you in your house. the shelter benefits because they get the fee for kittens that were going to be sold anyway and they dont spend time or resources on the kittens.

its quite common with the shelters near me.
post #36 of 50
Why not just advertise the kittens on www.petfinder.com? All the shelters around here advertise on that website anyway. Anyhow, this time of year the shelters are going to be awfully busy. I am not sure how much help they are going to be, as they must have tons of cats and kittens. Of course wouldn't hurt to contact them, or persian rescues, to see if they can be of any help. But I would definetly start doing something, as kittens are growing, and while kittens are easy to place, older cats are much harder to place... So time is of the essense...
post #37 of 50
I would pay $100 if they were persians--that is, the sort of pushed in face and long hair; I've had someone once try and sell me to twin half siamese half persians and call them pure blood persian. I think these guys, if they are from true persian parents, papered or not, would be worth $100.

Off Topic~Why is "backyard breeding" discouraged? What's the definition of backyard breeding? I'm not a cat breeder, just a Alex spoiler and I've never heard of these terms before.
post #38 of 50
Backyard Breeder

1. Motive for breeding: "fun", "good for kids", "to make money". Does not screen buyers and seldom refuses to sell, even if buyer is unsuitable.

2. Breeds the family pet to any convenient pet of the same breed just to have purebred cats. Has no understanding or concern with genetics, pedigree bloodlines, or breed improvement.

3. Though the pets (sire/dam of kittens) may be well loved, they were not tested for genetic problems which may run in the breed.

4. Offers no health guarantee beyond proof of shots, if that. Unqualified to give help if problems develop.

5. Seller has little knowledge of breed history or of the registry's breed standard. May claim this does not matter for "just pets".

6. Kittens raised in makeshift accommodations, sometimes unsanitary, indicating lack of long-term investment in breeding and lack of true care for the kittens well-being.

7. Even when selling "just pets", may produce documents or "championship pedigrees" as proof of quality. Yet seller does not increase his own knowledge through participation in national, regional, or local breed clubs.

8. May be unwilling to show a buyer the entire litter or to introduce the sire and/or dam of the litter. Cannot or will not compare/critique kittens or kitten’s ancestors.

9. Prices are at the low end of local range, since must move kittens quickly. Advertises in the local newspaper classifieds.

10. No concern for the future of individual kittens or the breed as a whole. Does not use or ask for spay/neuter contract to guard against the breeding of sub-standard kittenss. If you cannot keep kitten, tells you to take it to a shelter or to sell it.

Reputable Breeder

1. Dedication to producing quality kittenss is serious avocation. Has so much invested in their chosen breed that he/she struggles to break even, not make a profit. Will sell kittenss only to approved buyers after thoroughly screening them.

2. Can explain how planned breedings are used to emphasize or minimize specific qualities through linebreeding, outcrossing, or more rarely, inbreeding.

3. Has breeding stock assessed by a reputable veterinarian, tested for the common feline dieseases and can produce certification to prove claims.

4. Written contractural commitment to replace a kitten with genetic faults or to help owner deal with problem.

5. Loves the breed at large and can talk at length about its background and historical facts. Is able to expand at length about ideal type.

6. Has an investment in the necessary cat equipment or other supplies and the cats' environment is sanitary and loving.

7. Belongs to national, regional, and/or local cat clubs, indicating a love for the sport of purebred catss. May or may not show their cats as an objective test of how his/her stock measures up.

8. Shows litter and dam in a sanitary environment. Helps buyer evaluate and choose a kitten based on buyer's criteria. Explains difference for "show prospects" versus "pet picks". Discloses any known problems in individual kittens or with their ancestors.

9. Prices will be at the high end of local range. Price will not reflect all that is invested in the catss. A reputable breeder never profits from the sale of kittenss. Does not advertise in the newspaper. Has an established waiting list for the kittens.

10. After purchase, will help you with grooming or training problems. Will take back a kitten you cannot keep rather than see it disposed of inappropriately. Sells pets with spay/neuter agreement or already altered before placement.

Hope this helps clear things up.

~gf~
post #39 of 50
Also Backyard breeders are breeders that are "trying to get back at the cat fancy" we have alot of them here in NZ.
post #40 of 50
Thread Starter 
wellingtoncats,i just love ur cat lol. They are purebreed persians,abra.They have very squishy faces with flat noses and really fluffy fur.But some people are saying shelterr and some people want to buy them.which is the best thing for the kittens ?I don't want to make a profit because i don't want to backyard breed .I would love to keep them all but my mother would kill me lol .I already have 9 cats,not including the persian kittens lol.So what should i do ?
p.s.They are 7 weeks today !!!Born:4/4/05
post #41 of 50
she's so precious isn't she.

The best thing for the kittens would be for people to buy them and for you to meet the familys that are going to adopt them yourself (thats my opinion anyway)

happy seven weeks old to the babies! mine are six weeks old on Thursday!
post #42 of 50
What part of California do you live in?
post #43 of 50
Thread Starter 
Anaheim hills
post #44 of 50
Hi, It seems you care a lot about your cats and kittens, and my opinion, you purchase both cats thinking they were the same sex, but they are not, so I would not consider you a backyard breeder, you did not do this intentionally. I would definately have your cats spayed and neutered, once the kittens are weened. I also do agree with Wellington Cats to sell your kittens , but definately meet with the families purchasing them. I wish you and your cats and kittens the best!!!!
post #45 of 50
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Originally Posted by marlearn
Hi, It seems you care a lot about your cats and kittens, and my opinion, you purchase both cats thinking they were the same sex, but they are not, so I would not consider you a backyard breeder, you did not do this intentionally. I would definately have your cats spayed and neutered, once the kittens are weened. I also do agree with Wellington Cats to sell your kittens , but definately meet with the families purchasing them. I wish you and your cats and kittens the best!!!!
Any cat should be taken to a vet after you get the cat home. This way the "oopsie" pregancy isn't going to happen. Also, another confusing thing-if the cats are registered, their slip should have said wether they were male or female. Was there a mistake on the slip?
post #46 of 50
Any update about the kittens?
post #47 of 50
Thread Starter 
They will be 8 weeks this monday but i'm probably gonna keep them till 12 weeks so they get well-nourushed from the mom.They are atucally doing very good but i'm afraid they need baths some times.They are eating dry food but they still nurse.I'm still trying to post pictures but i'm really busy with life and the kittens and plus my computer is super slow .I heard that wet food is bad for kittens ?is that true ?Doesen't it give them diaheria ?
post #48 of 50
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Originally Posted by persiancatlover
They will be 8 weeks this monday but i'm probably gonna keep them till 12 weeks so they get well-nourushed from the mom.They are atucally doing very good but i'm afraid they need baths some times.They are eating dry food but they still nurse.I'm still trying to post pictures but i'm really busy with life and the kittens and plus my computer is super slow .I heard that wet food is bad for kittens ?is that true ?Doesen't it give them diaheria ?
Wet food is not bad for kittens for some it can be to rich ..
post #49 of 50
Thread Starter 
thanks ,so it can make them fatter ?
post #50 of 50
It can but alot of the lesser quality wet foods contain alot of 'junk'. So be careful which one you choose. You can send me the pictures and I will post them for you if you want? My email is captivating@xtra.co.nz
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