Kitten/Cat Breeder in 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
We have 3 New, 2019 Litters of Kittens
kittens are raised under foot. Our kittens go home at 12 weeks.
They are adopted with a contract stating they
do a two hour Kitten Care and Testing Class for all of our adoptive
families. This helps insure that families are
Kitails is a TICA registered,
home based, Siberian cattery
in Uxbridge, Massachusetts.
An estimate of what a
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
This does not take into accout the other 7 months of the year where there the females may or may not produce kittens and the year round care of the males.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
pet is for the entire life of that pet.
Lastly 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?
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.
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
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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