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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Hey everybody! I was looking around the net for a group of people who know cats well. I have this little dwarf calico colored cat named Gipsy. Unfortunately, I need to sell her because of landlord issues (they are apparently allergic). I'm in MN and trying to sell her in the local newspaper to a good owner. Is there any other place that you would recommend listing her?

Does anybody know what kind of cat this is (breed) and how much I should sell her for to make a quick sale and still get a reasonable price?

Here is a picture of her, shes super adorable and a little over a pound in weight, although she is nearly 6 months old now.

Gipsy Cat by Pop Can 1

Gipsy Cat by Pop Can 2
post #2 of 25
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Originally Posted by adioking
Hey everybody! I was looking around the net for a group of people who know cats well. I have this little dwarf calico colored cat named Gipsy. Unfortunately, I need to sell her because of landlord issues (they are apparently allergic). I'm in MN and trying to sell her in the local newspaper to a good owner. Is there any other place that you would recommend listing her?

Does anybody know what kind of cat this is (breed) and how much I should sell her for to make a quick sale and still get a reasonable price?

Here is a picture of her, shes super adorable and a little over a pound in weight, although she is nearly 6 months old now.

Gipsy Cat by Pop Can 1

Gipsy Cat by Pop Can 2

She sounds like a runt....but she absolutely looks like a calico. I don't think you will be able to get a special fee for her..especially since she isn't pedigreed. If she isn't fixed, I wouldn't charge more than $50 and make sure the person is planning to have her spayed.

Katie
post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thank you very much. I am listing her today. How come cats are worth so much less than dogs?
post #4 of 25
I don't really understand your question? This cat that you claim is a minature is more than likely either a preemie or a runt. It is a cute kitty and worth its weight in gold to the right owner. But that gold is not money, but the pleasure of owning this kitten. She is a calico and they are by far my favorites. They are intelligent and quirky and they have an attitude all their own. If you lived near me, I would take her in a heartbeat, but would I pay for her? No- because you can find one just like her down the street in another litter for free.

She is not a pedigree cat, she is not a pot at the end of your rainbow. She is a kitten looking for a place to belong in the world. Someone who cares enough to feed her, and see to her needs give her proper vet care and just love her on her terms. She didn't ask to be here, probably would rather not be here at this moment looking at such an uncertain future.

I don't know how much money you thought you would make on her? I would at least charge someone $15.00 for her to ensure she doesn't end up as an experiment or a snake's lunch.
post #5 of 25
if you lived nearby hissy and i would be battling it out to adopt her. please, please, be careful with anyone wanting her. her life is so precious and she is either a runt or a preemie who is most deserving of a new home. can you ask anyone in your family or a good friend to adopt her. if you take her to a shelter she might not make it out alive. please screen whoever adopts her. don't just hand her over to anyone who might not take proper car of her. she is adorable.
post #6 of 25
she just looks like a normal kitten to me! or runt kitten maybe, are you sure she is 6 months? why is it that you think you can get a lot of money for her? she is not a purebred cat, just a mix and if she is not spayed yet or doesn't have her shots, what do you expect to get? Maybe $10-$20 tops. $50 would be really pushing it, maybe if she was spayed or had shots and tests. Cats are not just something to make money off of, they are living animals, and in just an average normal kitty like this one, you aren't going to get a reasonable price. The money is ensure she gets a great forever home, not to give you a few extra bucks in your pocket.

be careful who who give her too, you don't want her to fall in the wrong persons hands. she is absolutely adorable though, I would take her too if I live closer to you!
post #7 of 25
Where do you live anyways???.....
post #8 of 25
why don't you send her to hissy? the kitten can be shipped to where hissy lives; and you know she would have a GREAT home. please don't let her fall into the wrong hands. please don't take her to a shelter; she may not make it out alive. you might also try to contact local rescue groups who might take her.
post #9 of 25
Where do you live? I forgot to ask...
post #10 of 25
And BTW, you should never sell a cat for the money. The idea of trying to get her out fast but still at a reasonable price is absurd.

But a reasonable adoption fee would certainly stop people from just taking her for a horrid purpose. Perhaps 50 dollars?
post #11 of 25
There are people out there trying to sell "miniture cats" which are basically non-pedigreed runts for lots of money. I seen a website that was saying they had mini cats. They were trying to sell them for upwards of $500.00 a piece. It was sickning. I wish I remembered where I seen the site-i'd show you all.
post #12 of 25
I know of several sites like that, they are called teacup kittens
post #13 of 25
the ones I seen were moggies and they were being raised in a barn and the people acted as if they were pedigree just because they were "small" and they really wern't all that small-like 5 and 6 pounds.
post #14 of 25
this is similar to all the other posts you see about how someone has an orange female or a calico male that they figure is worth a fortune.

yes they are beautiful, amazing, unique cats (show me a cat that isnt!) but moggies come two a penny so you'll never make any money trying to sell them.

all good breeders understand that you dont even make any money selling the pedigrees.
post #15 of 25
Yes, please give her to hissy, since she has offered. If I were closer, I'd take her in a heartbeat. She's going to need a home where she is loved and spoiled. I can't think of a better place than with hissy!
post #16 of 25
Guys thanks for the vote of confidence, but he is looking to make money off this kitten, not pay out to give her a home. Shipping a kitten across country is expensive not to mention stressful. I just hope he finds a good, loving home near him where they recognize that this kitten's worth has nothing to do with money-
post #17 of 25
Thread Starter 
It's been over a year now, but I just wanted to make one last post as an update on what ended up happening with this kitty

Actually, I wasn't trying to "make money" off of the kitten. I just realized that every life has a value. I was going to give her away for free, but the local website that I used wouldn't let me sell anything for less than $20, so that's what I ended up selling her at.

This wonderful college grad took her, and I'm confident that the home she is now in is suitable for her. I probably won't be back to this website any time soon, but it was a great experience and everybody here has been more than helpful.
post #18 of 25
I'm sorry I missed your thread about your kittie the first time.

I hope the college grad has kept her as a pet and not handed her over
to the lectures...they could quite easily have used her for experiments.

Do you have any contact with the people you homed her with?
post #19 of 25
hi, im looking for a dwarf cat, but cant seem to find one anywhere. i cant see the pictures you posted of her, they keep saying page not found. anyway where do you live?? im very interested!
post #20 of 25
i just joined this site, so im not exactly sure how to use it. i only joined for more info on the dwarf cat.
post #21 of 25
Malexy47, this thread was started nearly 2 years ago. The kitten has already found a home.

I don't know anything about dwarf cats. Maybe you can ask your questions in the Breeders section.

Tricia
post #22 of 25
There's the Munchkin breed. They say they are healthy (though it's a new breed so we dont' really know yet); but they are more like short-legged than small--kind of like kitty Dachshunds.

If you are simply looking for a cat that will be 8-10 pounds in adulthood, you could go to the shelters and look around for a small adult cat. And the runt of the litter can also be small--though it may (or may not) have health problems. If you want a cat which is already litter box trained, probably spayed, probably immunized, and has a well-established personality, then get an adult. If getting a kitten is like adopting a rambunctious, cute, into-everything toddler, then adopting an adult is like getting a feline roommate--somebody whom you get to know on equal terms. I prefer adults, personally; but obviously, kittens do grow up and settle down eventually.

Some breeds are smaller than others, though I'm not sure which ones. Maybe the breeders can inform you? (Why is size so important to you, incidentally? Cats don't vary that much... though I'll admit there's a lot of difference between an 8-pound and an 18-pound cat.)
post #23 of 25
[quote=adioking;997170]Hey everybody! I was looking around the net for a group of people who know cats well. I have this little dwarf calico colored cat named Gipsy. Unfortunately, I need to sell her because of landlord issues (they are apparently allergic). I'm in MN and trying to sell her in the local newspaper to a good owner. Is there any other place that you would recommend listing her?

Does anybody know what kind of cat this is (breed) and how much I should sell her for to make a quick sale and still get a reasonable price?

Here is a picture of her, shes super adorable and a little over a pound in weight, although she is nearly 6 months old now.

Gipsy Cat by Pop Can 1

I would ask an adoption fee. "Selling" isin't exactly the right word when rehoming a kitten. I couldn't see her pictures either. Kittens being "dwarf" can actually be caused by genetic problems. I have a friend who rescued a kitten that never grew past a few ounces. At 8 months old the kitten had to be put to sleep. She had a cleft lip and pallet, reduced organ function, and was unable to absorb nutrition into her body. She was quite sick. Being dwarf isin't nessicarley a good thing and shouldn't be marketed as such - as it can be tied to a whole slew of genetic abnormabilities that aren't good for the cat or her offspring. You should absalutley have her spayed - if not before adoption - then require it afterwards. A "dwarf" moggy isin't one that should be breeding.
post #24 of 25
Yeah... very small kittens are usually unhealthy. But if you get into the 5-8 pound range, they are generally just petite and can be just as healthy as any other. Baby Girl, my 1 1/2 year old cat, is only 8 pounds, for example; and she's quite healthy. That's why I recommended finding a smaller adult at a shelter rather than trying to adopt a 'teacup kitten'; because small kittens often are either unhealthy or grow into normal size adults.
post #25 of 25
Since this cat has a home and the thread is over two years old, I am now closing it.
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