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 Kitten Price (written by Kelimcoons)


Just thought we would write up a quick page on why our kitten price is what it is and share with you some of a catteries expenses....

VET EXPENSES
- Yearly vaccines for all adults - distemper, rabies and 2 kitten shots per kitten.
- Antibiotics and other medications  for kittens, adults, de-worming medicine for all adults and kittens.
- Then you have unexpected large expenses such as a female might need a c-section, pyometra emergency spays, seems like a few cats per year get some type of expensive illness, also routine dentals and spays & neuters. 

BREEDING SCREENING CLEARANCES
- We try and ultrasound the hearts on our all our breeding cats yearly, especially every year for the males.  (roughly $150-$250 per cat)
- Recent DNA gene test on all breeding cats. ($60 per cat)
- We also do some hip x-rays to make sure our cats do not have hip dysplasia.  (roughly $50-$100 per cat)

SHOW & REGISTRATION EXPENSES
- Roughly each show costs about $500 a weekend.  We have travel expenses, food for us, show entry fees, one or two nights hotel.
- All of our cats are registered in 2 associations, TICA & CFA..
- Then we have to register the litters in each association.
- Any Championship, Grand Championship title has a claim fee.
- Show supplies such as shampoo, grooming products, show curtains & show tents.

HOME EXPENSES
- Cat litter
- Cat food (canned and dry)
- General supplies, cat boxes, cat toys, bed, scratching posts, cat trees, cat carriers.

BREEDING/SHOW CAT EXPENSES
- A male breeding cat costs roughly $1200 - $2000 and females are roughly $900 to $1500.  Again that is without shipping costs which can run up to $300.

 

Created by Kelim Coons, © Nascat Maine Coons 2005