how much should i expect to pay for a pedigreed abyssinian cat?
on Apr 17th 2011
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It's difficult to say... it all depends on the breed and the breeder you go though AND if you want a "pet" or a show quality cat. Also, sometimes breeders have older kittens or retired breeders they need to place that may be available for a reduced fee. Do your research on how to find a responsible breeder, and contact a couple breeders to let them know of your interest in getting a kitten. A good breeder will have a sales contract and you will want to read that carefully before you put down a deposit on a kitten. Good breeders will sell their kittens with their first sets of kitten vaccines and either spayed/neutered or with a spay/neuter agreement. If you have any interest in showing, make sure you let the breeder know so they can pick out a kitten that is suitable for showing (breed standard wise). Good breeders will show their cats, even only occasionally, to make sure they meet the written breed standard. Good luck searching for you kitten!
Linus (Dreamboat #72a) answered on 4/17/11. Helpful? / 1
Linus gives good advice. First, you must learn about what makes a good breeder. Information on this subject is available on the Web. Going to a few cat shows and getting to know some breeders might also be a good idea. Since, ideally, your relationship with your breeder will continue for the life of the cat and even beyond, try to find someone you like and trust. Also, remember that there are as many breeders as there are people, and therefore some often heard generalizations are not always true. Good breeders often charge more than other breeders and have waiting lists and fancy websites, but this is not always the case. Also, not every good breeder will divide their kittens into pet and show quality--often, it won't be obvious whether the cat is show quality until it's no longer a cute little kitten. Choose a nice person whose goal is producing friendly, healthy cats, rather than in making money. As for the price of an Abyssinian--sorry, I don't know...
Lowell answered on 4/18/11. Helpful? / 1
Why would you ever want to BUY a pedigreed animal unless you were planning on breeding yourself?
ADOPT A SHELTER PET!
Joey (In Memory) answered on 4/18/11. Helpful? / 1