Carinya British Shorthair - At Carinya, we have a small breeding program that focusses on health and temperament first and foremost and of course on type. At Carinya British kittens are born and raised in our home and have lots of cuddles and attention. Babies are handled from birth to ensure an easy disposition.

As well as the usual veterinary work, we also DNA test our breeding cats for health concerns and also heart scan annually to ensure we are breeding with the healthiest cats possible. Our cattery is also FeLV and FIV free.

Vaccinations: Kittens will be vaccinated with F3 at 8 weeks and again at 12 weeks of age. They will also be wormed regularly.

At around 10 weeks of age, depending on size / weight, the kittens will go to our wonderful vets at the Garden City Veterinary Clinic to be desexed and microchipped.

Having bred cats for over 45 years, we have had lots of opportunity to investigate whether a totally indoor cat is as happy and well-adjusted as one that is allowed outside.

Personally, I feel the cats are just as happy and content if they have a loving and caring family who spends time with them. Cats are social beings and LOVE to be made a fuss of so keep your kittens / cats safe, save the wildlife and keep them indoors.

Breeder Questionnaire

Question. Do you health test in accordance with the current standards and recommended guidelines for your breed? This includes genetic testing, and having sensible, sustainable breeding strategies in place to promote the health of your cats and kittens.
Yes
We adhere as closely as possible to our Council's requirements for breeding age. Most queens have one or two litters and are then desexed and rehomed. We breed no more than three litters per two year period maximum. Our kittens are desexed, microchipped and vaccinated X 2 before leaving home. They are born and raised in our home with lots of love and cuddles so generally have wonderful temperaments. All breeding cats have been tested clear of all heritable diseases as available via DNA testing, including FALPS for British S/H. Our cattery is also FeLV and FIV clear.
Question. Do you ensure that your kittens are appropriately socialised.
Yes
All kittens are born and raised in our home and get lots of attention from their human slaves as well as visiting grandchildren and friend's families.
Question. Do you have any of the following: conditions of sale, health guarantee or warranty, de-sexing agreement, a buyer questionnaire, verbal or personal interview?
Yes
I prefer to be able to have a face to face with potential purchasers. With apps like WeChat etc, we can achieve this even when they live away from us. We do have a questionnaire that we like prospective purchasers to answer, though this is sometimes done through a video chat as well. There is no need for a desexing agreement as they are already desexed prior to leaving. Naturally we offer a health guarantee with all of our babies.
Question. Is ensuring that your kittens go to the right home a high priority? What measures do you take to ensure your cats and kittens are going to responsible, loving homes?
Yes
This is why we like a face to face / video chat with prospective owners. We like to get a feel for how this person plans to keep the kitten/s, totally indoors or in a secure enclosure is a MUST. I will not sell to people that I don't feel will abide by these rules.
Question. Do you offer ongoing support?
Yes
We are always happy to assist our purchasers with any help they require. The last thing we say as they leave with their fur baby is " Now remember, let us know if you have any questions or concerns - we are always here to help!"
Question. Do you assist the buyer with re-homing an animal that was purchased from you if they are unable to keep it?
Yes
ON the very rare occasion that a fur kid needs to be rehomed, we try to find a good match for the particular cat though this is not always something we achieve. We do try though to make it happen.
Question. Do you offer pet insurance?
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British Shorthair Kittens - Carinya British - British Shorthair Cat Breeder - Queensland
Phone: 0417 370 045
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