Characteristics of a Quality Birman Breeder
If you’re looking for a Birman breeder, there are a few crucial things to keep in mind as you look for a cat breeder near me. First, find out if your kittens’ parents are certified and if the cattery is registered with the CFA (Cat Fanciers Association) or with National Birman Fanciers, www.birmansusa.com
A reputable Birman breeder should have their cats fully tested and evaluated for any diseases to confirm that they’re healthy and have no genetic problems. If possible, find out if you can meet the kitten’s parents. If the parents are present, make sure they are in good health and have a pleasant temperament. A healthy cat should be confident and well-adjusted in its environment. Kittens should also be socialized between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks old. The right socialization by a Birman breeder will ensure that your new pet gets along well with other humans and animals of all ages.
As you look for a Birman breeder, find out what kind of vaccinations their kittens have had. All cats and kittens should be properly vaccinated, so ask this question and find out when they’re due for their next shot. Kittens should also be checked for worms and dewormed if required.
In general, you should be able to find out whether or not the kittens have had a visit with the local veterinarian for an examination. If there are any problems with the kittens or cats, the breeder should mention them to you right away.
Find out whether or not the Birman breeder offers any kind of guarantee. If the kitten ends up with a severe illness, what can the breeder do to help you? Of course, one of the best ways to find a reputable breeder is to ask for references or referrals. Other customers can tell you about their experience so you can feel confident in your decision.