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Siberian Kitten/Cat Breeder in Uxbridge, Massachusetts

We have 14 Years of Experience in Breeding Healthy Happy Kittens for Familes!

Siberians have low dander levels that make them a good 

choice for most Allergy Suffers

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Our kittens are raised under foot.  Our kittens go home at 12 weeks. They are adopted with a contract stating they
will not be declawed or be an outside cat. 

We do a two hour Kitten Care and Testing Class for all of our adoptive families. This helps insure that families are
prepared to care for the needs of their new forever family member.  Even experienced cat owners have come away from
this class saying they have learned things about caring for a cat that they did not know.

Kitails is a TICA registered,
home based, Siberian cattery
in Uxbridge, Massachusetts.


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 An estimate of what a breeder makes.

  5 hours a day x 7 days a weeks at $10.00 and hour = $350.00 a week.

So, $350.00  x 4 weeks or 1 month = 1,400.00

$1,400.00 x the 5 months it takes to get a kitten ready to go home;

$1, 400.00 x 5 = $7,000.00

Minus food,  litter, medical expenses, and suppliments may run about -$150.00 a week

So, $150.00 x 4= -$600.00 a month

$600.00 x 5 months = -$3,200.00

Income $7,000.00 - Supplies $3,200.00 = $3,800.00 5 months

Minus, cat shows. Minus state and federal taxes

This does not take into account the other 7 months of the year where the females may or
may not produce kittens and the year round care of the males.

And medical expenses, cat shows, a website and services, time it takes to produce pictures,
update website and social media, buy pedigrees, paper work, processing application,
grooming cats and socializing kittens, taking them to the vet, talking to custumors, printing
forms, getting them kittens ready to go home, cattery up keep, doing research on cats and
what they need, etc.

This is just a really rough approximation of the cost to produce a kitten. It actually costs
much more and we actually make less.

So, we make less than $5 an hour.

If, you were to pay a breeder for all the time and money they spend  to produce a kitten at
$10.00 an hour the kitten would cost closer to $ 2,800.00 to $3,000.00

None of this takes into account how long it takes to learn. When breeding there is an ongoing
need to learn, that takes years. it takes months of searchig and talking to other breedes to find
the kittens you need for your cattery. And vet voisits and tests to ensure you have healthy
kittens once you find them. Maybe they are imported- costing thousands of dollars and time
for trips to airports to get them and bring them home.

The price that people pay for pure breds is not enough to enable breeders to go to shows.
Many Cat Clubs don't have enough breeders coming to support the show. Yet, many
adopters want to get kittens from Champoinship lines. Without shows the breed standards
will mean nothing and your pure bred will become a thing of the past.

Think about what you are asking breeders to do when you buy the cheaper anaimals: To not
give medical care when needed, not give supplements to help ensure health, not to buy the
best food, not to provided the best enviroment for their animals,
not buy pet insurance
( pet insurance does not cover anything realted to breeding. Breeders foot the medical bill
whenever there is an surgery or medicla issues that are a breeding related. )
What you are
expecting -a healthy kitten...?

If, breeders were plumbers or construction workers, or dentists or Drs. You pay them. Isn't
your animal worth paying for also?

If, you go on vaction, how much will you spend on that? Or how much do you spend on
holiday gifts and such?

A Farrier once said" If, you go to a fastfood joint you don't expect a steak dinner."

So, please don't go buy that cheap kitten from the back yard breeder who under cuts prices.
You will just be encouraging bad breeding practices and kitten mills.


If, you truely love animals then, it will be worth the money you pay your breeder.


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Life of a Breeder

In order for any breed of domestic animals to remain beautiful, true to it's structure, healthy, and without defect, the breeders have be willing to maintain this in all catteries. Selling or trading unfit animals does the animals nor the buyers any good. In turn it will do no good for the people who adore them and want to have them as pets/show/breeder. We should all insist that those who breed live up to these responsibilities. Do not let others destroy any breed, in order to attempt to get ahead at the animal or someone elses exspense.

Breeding is not easy. Rescues think you add to problems of animal abandonment when it is
the  owners that abandon their animals not breeders. Adopting shelter animals is good, but everyone shoud not be able to make their choice. The sapy/nueter programs have been so
effective animals you see in sheleters may have been imported from other areas of the country
or even other countries. The typical mutt basically does not exsist anymre. That is why we
mostly see pure bred animals up for adoption because breeders have become almost the only
source for a family pet other than a shelter animal.

When adoptive families are not willing to continue the care of their adopted animals, the
breeder is often expected to care for their animal by taking it back when the animal is not
their resonsiblity. Or the more likely thing is that they put their pet in a shelter and walk
away.
Adopting a pet is for the entire life of that pet.

Breeding is a lot of work and breeders often get little respect for all that work.
Breeding is expensive and you may not make much of a profit but, go into a lot of debt.
Money made will barely cover your food bills at times. People will gripe about the cost of
a
kitten and expect you to spend a lot of money on health care, so they can get a perfectly
healthy kitten. It is frustrating at times. It is a lot of dirty work and may destroy some of
your property and make your house stink. You can get scared up from scratches. It is time consuming and will tie you down every day with work. There are no days off as breeder.
The animals need daily care and will sometimes keep you up all night and running to the vet
for emergency and other care. You will need genetic knowledge, medical knowledge, animal
care knowledge, and salesman ship skills. You will have to test people for allergies, answer
tons of emails, and have your phone ring off the hook. You will work all hours of every day.
Not to mention building a web site, maintaining it, keeping books for tax purposes, filling
out forms, dealing with those who are trying to scam you or waste your time. There are blue papers, pedigrees, and cattery registrations to pay for. People like to buy kitten from show l
ines, so there more money going out to get the titles, along with the risk of bringing
something home from the show. You will need a contract drawn up. Your breeding cats
will need testing for various diseases and yearly check-ups. There are yearly shots due for
them and sometimes they will die in labor or from some other illness.
You will watch a kitten die every now and then. You will spend money trying to help any
sick or injured kittens.
People will expect you to be totally honest with them about the health of a kitten while
some may not be so honest with you about various things. You may have kittens returned
to you and monies to refund or court cases to pursue. There is grooming: brushing, teeth,
and nails.

A situation with a breeder can turn bad. If you place your kitten with them and they
don't take care of them you will feel horribly guilty for trusting them to begin with. What
if their breeding program turns into a kitten mill?

What if they start selling the offspring of your kittens or their own kittens, to other breeders
and create an over abundance of breeders. If, that happens you won't be able to sell your
kittens!

People say they value their animals but, when it comes to spending money to buy them,
most want to get away with as little money as possible. The reality is that breeders do
not have enough money for basic care because people want cheap pets that cost a LOT of
MONEY to raise. In order for a breeder to survive and breed, most work two jobs!!! They
breed and work another job. One job to support themselves and the cats with, the breeding
money also going to support the cats. Most breeders will never make any money for all
their hard work.

Pet owners want cheap pets when is actually costs and lot of money and time to produce a
kitten. Buying supplies is expensive. The Pet Industry and vets benefit because of breeders.
We supply the pets that they make money on. We show our costumers their products without
any compensation. There are very few breeder programs and the few that do exsist give very
little help to breeders and vets do not cut us a break either. A breeder can go wthout pay for months only to have to buy all kinds of supplies with money that does come in.

Most breeders never make any money at all.

A typical kitten should cost around $2,000.  This would give a breeder enough money for medical care, food, cat litter, grooming supplies, cleaning supplies, maintance of cat scratches, toys, show money, money for registration papers, ect. This would give us, breeders working one job and having more time for cat duties and healthier kittens. It would also cut down on the amount of kitten mills and animals bought and thrown away. 

In the U.S.A. right now there are 5 animals to every one man, women, and child. People don't always have a true commitment to their pets. Breeders are blamed for the FACT that owners do not keep and take care of their pets for life. If you don't breed and place kittens responsibly you will ad to throw away kittens and cats and the death of some because owners may not follow through and take care of them. They will leave their responsiblity on someone else's shoulders, with the animal  paying the price-  life in a shelter- often leading to its death.


 

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Kitails Siberian Cattery 2005 through 2019