Please don’t be a stranger
We hope you stay in touch with us! Your relationship with us doesn’t end at thirteen weeks when you bring your Siberian kitten home – we hope that we can help you, support you, celebrate your cat’s successes, and be a source of information for many years to come.
Here are the top reasons to stay in touch with your breeder, whether it’s us or another responsible Siberian cat breeder:
It helps you and your kitten.
Your breeder has a wealth of knowledge about Siberians, health, training methods, nutrition, and your cat’s siblings and other relatives. If breeder may have encountered and resolved any challenges that you are facing; thus, a quick chat with the breeder may open the door to fixing any issues that you’re experiencing.
You want to know (and should ask directly) if any of the cats in that line have had similar issues and how they were resolved. Any time you contact your breeder regarding a health issue or with an important behavior question, they should get back to you quickly and honestly.
It helps the breeder.
The best breeders want to be kept in the loop. A breeder cannot determine the success of the breeding by how the kittens look and act at only 8 weeks old. The more you can tell your breeder about your kitten’s skills and talents, health, looks, and personality, the better. This will help us make future decisions about breeding that cat’s parents or relatives again.
You may want another kitten from that breeder.
The best way to know if you you want to go back to a breeder for a second or even third kitten is if you’ve had a good experience with the first one. You should test and prove your relationship with that breeder, so you feel good about continuing it. In addition, using a breeder who truly knows your lifestyle and desires and has watched you with your cat for a few years will enable the breeder to better select the correct kitten for you out of the next litter.
If you’ve already lost touch with your breeder, reach out and send a few photos to get the conversation rolling. Don’t miss out on this wealth of knowledge.