AGE OF REHOMING

Hypoallergenic Siberian Kittens

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1) Kittens‌ ‌are‌ ‌not‌ ‌dogs.‌ ‌Weaning‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌process‌ ‌for‌ ‌them.‌ ‌‌

2) Cats‌ ‌need‌ ‌the‌ ‌interaction‌ ‌with‌ ‌their‌ ‌siblings‌ ‌in‌ ‌order‌ ‌to‌ ‌develop‌ ‌more‌ ‌appropriate‌ ‌responses‌ ‌to‌ ‌aggressive‌ ‌behavior.‌ ‌

3) As‌ ‌breeders,‌ ‌we‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ ‌greater‌ ‌responsibility‌ ‌than‌ ‌survival.‌ ‌An‌ ‌8-week-old‌ ‌kitten‌ ‌can‌ ‌survive‌ ‌without‌ ‌their‌ ‌mom‌ ‌and‌ ‌siblings,‌ ‌but‌ ‌breeders‌ ‌should‌ ‌be‌ ‌shooting‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌optimal‌ ‌time‌ ‌for‌ ‌psycho-social‌ ‌development,‌ ‌and‌ ‌health.‌ ‌That‌ ‌puts‌ ‌it‌ ‌more‌ ‌at‌ ‌12-16‌ ‌weeks.‌

4) Most‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Siberian‌ ‌kitten‌ ‌owners‌ ‌are‌ ‌first‌ ‌time‌ ‌cat‌ ‌owner‌ ‌due‌ ‌to‌ ‌allergies.‌ ‌That‌ ‌means‌ ‌they‌ ‌won’t‌ ‌be‌ ‌as‌ ‌experienced‌ ‌in‌ ‌handling‌ ‌a‌ ‌kitten‌ ‌let‌ ‌alone‌ ‌an‌ ‌8-week-old.‌ ‌

5) It’s‌ ‌very‌ ‌easy‌ ‌for‌ ‌an‌ ‌8-‌ ‌or‌ ‌9-week-old‌ ‌kitten‌ ‌to‌ ‌crash.‌ ‌One‌ ‌bout‌ ‌of‌ ‌tummy‌ ‌trouble‌ ‌and‌ ‌they‌ ‌will‌ ‌lose‌ ‌weight‌ ‌rapidly‌ ‌when‌ ‌they‌ ‌can‌ ‌least‌ ‌afford‌ ‌it.‌ ‌It’s‌ ‌a‌ ‌huge‌ ‌difference‌ ‌between‌ ‌8‌ ‌weeks‌ ‌and‌ ‌14‌ ‌weeks.‌ ‌

6) Sending‌ ‌kittens‌ ‌home‌ ‌with‌ ‌1‌ ‌vaccine‌ ‌at‌ ‌8‌ ‌weeks‌ ‌is‌ ‌dangerous.‌ ‌We‌ ‌all‌ ‌know‌ ‌pet‌ ‌owners‌ ‌often‌ ‌skip‌ ‌vet‌ ‌visits‌ ‌and‌ ‌those‌ ‌kittens’‌ ‌boosters‌ ‌are‌ ‌huge.‌ ‌

7) We‌ ‌are‌ ‌not‌ ‌selling‌ ‌kittenhood.‌ ‌We‌ ‌are‌ ‌selling‌ ‌a‌ ‌15-year‌ ‌companion.‌ ‌Our‌ ‌responsibility‌ ‌is‌ ‌to‌ ‌our‌ ‌kittens‌ ‌not‌ ‌to‌ ‌some‌ ‌perceived‌ ‌value‌ ‌in‌ ‌4-6‌ ‌weeks‌ ‌old‌ ‌cuteness.‌

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