At StoneArch Cattery, we are committed to raising healthy, well-adjusted kittens and placing them in caring, loving homes. Thai cats generally live long, healthy lives (~15-20 years). Please be aware of the following as you consider adopting a Thai kitten from a StoneArch litter.
Our kittens are $850 each. This price is necessary to provide proper care during your kitten’s first few months. (Raising kittens is more expensive than you might think and is by no means profitable!) The price includes all vaccinations appropriate for the kitten’s age, usually at least two rounds, as well as any other vet care that is necessary. It also covers litter, and premium food (lots of it) for mom during gestation and lactation and for the kittens once they begin eating solid food.
- You will receive a 5 generation pedigree for your kitten. Kittens will be registered as Thai in TICA.
- We use a written sales agreement, in which we guarantee our kittens will be negative for feline leukemia and FIV. We will refund the money for your kitten if your veterinarian finds a health problem or other abnormality at the initial veterinary examination within two weeks of the date of purchase.
- Kittens are placed beginning at 12 weeks of age. Kittens are raised in the house with us. Keeping kittens for 12+ weeks is important for proper development. Critical stages of socialization take place during these weeks; separation from their littermates or mother too early may contribute to a variety of behavioral problems as kittens mature. Abnormal behaviors may include wool sucking/chewing, increased aggression, poor interaction with stranger humans, etc.
– The kittens are well socialized during their young kittenhood — they interact with the adult cats (besides Mom), a playful golden retriever, and provide constant entertainment to a stream of unfamiliar humans who visit, play, and handle them.
- Other important info:
- I do not have a waiting list, nor do I take deposits to hold kittens. I try to honor requests for color and sex, but I’m more concerned with placing a cat based on its personality, and how it will fit into your family. Please do not take offense if I ask a series of questions about your home or other pets. I’m only confirming that the kitten will have a good home.
- Cats may not be declawed.
- If you are unable to care for the cat at any point during its life, you must return the cat to me. It is not to go to a shelter or transferred to another owner without my knowledge or consent.
- Please contact me if you have any questions about your kitten’s health or development.
Please keep in touch. Send pictures! I love to know how they grow up. And it’s important for me to find out whether they develop any health or behavior problems, too.