our kittens are sold as pets only.
allow the new owners to choose the registered (pedigree) name of
their kitten, but please let us know your choice as soon as possible
so that we can register your kitten, and his/her brothers and
sisters, with the GCCF. The GCCF certificates of registration will
be given to the new owners on confirmation by a veterinary surgeon
that the kitten has been neutered.
Your cat's lifestyle and social needsBurmese and Australian Mists are highly sociable and enjoy the company of other cats, so it is kindest to keep
them with another cat. This is essential if you are going to be out of
the house for more than a couple of hours every day - because they are
intelligent and active, they can get very bored and demanding if left
alone. Adopting two kittens from the same litter is ideal, but
otherwise people often introduce a Burmese kitten to an older cat, or
adopt a kitten from a cat rescue as well.
advise you not to let your kitten out because of the dangers we have
discussed with you. Because Burmese and Australian Mists
are so trusting and friendly, the main risk of allowing them outside is
that they will be stolen, or taken off by some well-intentioned person
who thinks that they are lost (collars and name tags often come
off...). The dangers of traffic are present for all cats, but it is
possible the trusting and confident nature of Burmese makes them more
vulnerable as they just can't imagine anyone, or anything, doing them
any harm. Finally, outdoor cats are far more vulnerable to infection
with various diseases which are caught in fights with other cats, or
from hunting. For these reasons, we recommend that you keep your
Burmese or Australian Mist cats indoors for safety, but concentrate on providing them with
a stimulating environment, feline companionship, and lots of fun and interaction.
Your kitten has had the immunisations which are
recommended for a house cat. However, if you do let the kitten out, you should have a further immunisation given
for Feline Leukaemia.
your cat should ever need rehoming, for any reason, please contact
us immediately. We will always be available to help.
ensure that your kitten is registered with a veterinary surgeon.
For your pet's safety, we recommend that you choose a practice
which has its own out-of-hours emergency service, rather than one which
uses an agency. Agencies usually will not have access to your own
vet's records and this can be disastrous for your pet. For more
details, see Rights4Pets at Vets
three meals a day until about 6 months old, then move to two meals a
day. All dry and pouch/tinned food should be of the kitten variety,
until one year of age.
the food for about 15 minutes and put away any uneaten food at the
end of that time. Dry food can be kept for later, but moist food
should be thrown away. This is more interesting for the cat than
simply leaving food down all day.
is more interesting for your cat if you can offer a variety of meals
each day, eg:
dry kitten food - Hills Science Diet, Royal Canin, IAMS or James
Wellbeloved. Dry food helps to keep your cat's teeth and gums
healthy, but it is important to keep fresh water available at all
of quality moist kitten food - eg Nature's Menu, Hills Hi-Life or
cooked meat - chicken, fish, lamb etc.. These can be easily obtained
from supermarkets in free-flow frozen packs and microwaved as
needed. Add a pinch of bonemeal if possible as some meats are low
kitten has been wormed several times before leaving us, but will need
to be wormed regularly in future. If it is kept indoors and fed
hygienically-prepared food then every four or six months should be
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