Buying a Kitten

What to expect from Breeders

Taking your Kitten home

Hazards in the Home

Poisonous Substances

Poisonous Plants

Grooming a Semi Long Haired Cat

Caring for a Stud Cat

Visiting Queens

Useful facts about Fleas

Flea Allergy in Cats





If you are going to allow outside matings, to safeguard your 
stud cat, and your breeding lines, the queen should

*be a suitable match for breeding with your stud (you should also 
 be able to advise the owner of the queen on colours expected)
*be registered on an active register
*have had a recent blood test for FeLV and FIV 
 (some stud owners ask for a Coronavirus test also)
*be free of parasites
*show no signs of ill health when she arrives.

You are also obliged to make sure, that she has clean, warm and 
comfortable accommodation within the studs own living area where
they can meet nose to nose safely. When she is ready to mate,
you should supervise the matings. Often in a day or two, they
can be left to run together as any aggressiveness, usually the queen
to the stud, will have waned.

The queens' owner should be made fully aware in advance of the visit, 
of the stud fee and of any conditions you may attach to the kittens born. 
A mating certificate should be given to the queens' owner on receipt
of the stud fee. It should state when kittens may be expected and include a copy of the studs' pedigree. Etiquette demands that a second mating should be offered if the queen does not 'take' first time.