OPERA HOUSE SIAMESE

Old Style Siamese Cattery

Our Kittens: General Purchasing Information

We raise healthy, robust, properly and well nourished, well-socialized Siamese kittens. Currently, all our purebred, pedigreed kittens are exclusively Seal Point, Old Style (Classic). Kittens are ready for placement to their new loving forever homes at the age of at least 12 weeks. This is a minimum time required for the kittens to be litter box trained, fully weaned, taught proper social skills by adult cats and humans before they are ready to go to new homes. Additionally, a final kitten vaccination* is administered at 12 weeks to provide the kitten with one year of vaccine protection as well as relieving the new owner of the responsibility and further cost incurred by follow-up vaccination.

 

The price of a registered purebred unaltered pet kitten is currently $750.

 

 We price our kittens to offset the veterinary and dietary expenses we incur with raising kittens in addition to a large variety of fixed and variable expenses associated with keeping breeding cats and maintaining the high-standards cattery.

The purchase price also includes:

  • appropriate for kitten's age vaccinations*, de-worming and preventive Giardia treatment**
  • the first veterinarian health exam
  • signed Health Certificate and a Health Record chart
  • CFF registration papers and the kitten's pedigree or copies of the parents' pedigrees
  • sales contract with written health guarantee
  • a kitten pack to help ease the transition, which includes  the food we feed, both dry and wet, small bag of litter, a litter pan, a blanket, toys etc. the kittens are used to
  • a brochure with cat nutrition information and the recipes of the food the kittens are weaned to
  • support for the life of your kitten

 * Heska Feline UltraNasal Intranasal FVRCP vaccine – modified live virus, code 16D1.22 (Heska Corp., Loveland, Co);

** Panacur® – fenbendazole (Merck & Co., Inc., Summit, NJ)

Please note, our kittens DO NOT RECEIVE Rabies vaccination due to risk factors involved at this age. The new owner should have a Rabies vaccine administered to the kitten at the discretion of the veterinarian and as dictated by state laws.

We require a non-refundable deposit of $200 in order to reserve a specific kitten you select from a current litter once the kittens are born. No deposit is necessary to be on the waiting list. The deposit is your commitment towards purchasing one kitten. The remaining balance due will be the difference between the asking price and the amount of the deposit. Please note, however, that the deposit amount is always integrated into the final purchase price, regardless of whether or not the deposit was made in advance to hold a specific kitten, inasmuch as the deposit equally serves as a reserved amount to cover added expenses incurred in possible but highly unlikely situations when a kitten is returned to us due to unforeseen circumstances of non-health related nature. These expenses include among others a new advertising campaign, additional health check-up visit to our veterinarian, to name a few. There is no refund of deposit if you choose not to take the kitten you previously selected. We do, however, refund the deposit made in advance, if we have decided to refuse the sale. We reserve the right to refuse the sale of any of our kittens/cats to anyone at anytime in view of the fact that we also reserve the right to place kittens in homes of our choice that we deem to be in the best interest of the kittens.

We do not offer price discounts. If you are seeking a Siamese-like kitten for the lowest possible price, then we suggest you probably should look elsewhere as there are pets with point coloration available for considerably less. Adopting a fine Siamese kitten is an investment, as well as matchless joy of faithful companionship for up to 25 years. Anyone who has ever owned a Siamese can testify that Siamese are different from other cat breeds, and that's exactly why we love them so much!

Currently, the kittens leave our home unaltered. If you are adopting a kitten as a pet (not breeding or stud), a female kitten must be spayed between 6 – 8 months, and a male kitten neutered between 5 – 6 months of age. You should contact your veterinarian, or if you are located in the New York Capital District, we suggest the Just Cats Veterinary Clinic of Dr. Susan Sikule, D.V.M. (2073 Western Ave. Guilderland, NY 12084; 518-869-5779518-869-5779). Please note that this policy is subject to change at our own discretion. In case you are adopting from us an altered kitten, the cost of the surgery will be incorporated into the final purchase price.

 Our kittens are weaned – as early as five weeks old – directly onto raw meat food we prepare ourselves, and to the Young Again brand 50/22 Cat Food dry food, a genuine premium quality food, which we strongly recommend. Learn more about the benefits of the Young Again 50/22 Cat Food or place an order.

The recipes of the raw meat food we make will be available to you as a part of the kitten’s kit.

Our kittens are litter box trained. By the time they leave our home, they have been using a litter box for a few weeks. We use Feline Pine Original pine wood pellets cat litter, an all-natural litter that's chemical free. Even if ingested by an excessively inquisitive kitten, it is safe, posing no health danger. This litter does not produce any dust, it is far more economical, and it is flushable. Feline Pine Original is available in Walmart, Target, local grocery stores etc. In contrast, clay clumping cat litter is made from granulated bentonite clay, which has the natural ability to expand (up to 15) and clump together when wet forming a solid mass separate from the other litter in the box. When a curious kitten "tastes" such clumping litter, the litter expands and turns into swollen cement in the stomach posing a serious health hazard that can cause a host of health threats and complications. In addition, clumping litter usually also contains quartz or diatomaceous earth, and sends fine dust particles of quartz silica, a known occupational cancer hazard, into the air creating possible respiratory problems both in cats and humans.

 We prefer that our Siamese are not declawed. We trim our cats’ claws on a regular basis and provide scratching platforms and posts to satisfy and quench their natural needs and desires to scratch. Declawing is not an acceptable option for the beautiful, loving animal that depends on you. We strongly believe that declawing or onychectomy of cats, executed for non-medical reasons, is done exclusively for the convenience and benefit of the pet owner and not at all in the cats’ best interest. This surgery is pretty much an American thing. It is uncommon outside North America, and its practice is being governed by a variety of laws in different countries. It is a huge mistake to think that declawing a cat is a trivial procedure similar to trimming fingernails, much like a manicure. Scientific journals refer to declawing as "elective mutilation". It is a serious surgery involving amputation not just the claws, but the whole phalanx (up to the joint), including bones, ligaments, and tendons! A graphic comparison in human terms would be the removal of the human finger at the first knuckle. Thus, a more correct term would be not "onychectomy" (claw removal) but rather "phalangectomy" (digit removal). Cats are born with claws and they should keep them! Not only does declawing handicap the cat physically for the rest of its life, but also socially and psychologically, predisposing the cat to certain temperament and behavior problems such as shyness, biting and litter box avoidance. By regularly trimming your cat's nails and offering a suitable scratching target you are providing a natural outlet for a normal, healthy behavior and you will be rewarded with a content and confident companion. If nonetheless you hold to your intent to declaw a kitten, you will be denied the opportunity to adopt a kitten from us.

For more information please follow the links below:

Declawing: What You Need to Know

The Truth about Declawing - Technical Facts

Declawing: Alternatives, Problems, Pros & Cons

Per our customers' request we now offer a credit card payment option via PayPal. Please click on the button below to proceed with the payment. For using this option, you will have to add a 3.1% surcharge to the total amount you are paying; that is, if the amount is $200, the surcharge will be $6.2; if the amount is $550, the surcharge will be $17.05 etc. Please note, that you can use this option only after you have spoken for a kitten. Before you pay, please contact us to make sure we have a kitten for you. 

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