When considering adopting a Persian, Exotic Longhair, or Exotic Shorthair Kitten, it is always a good idea to prepare.
There are lots of ways you can get ready for your new family member! Please visit our Persian, Exotic Longhair and Exotic Shorthair kitten information pages for more information on preparing to bring home your new kitten.
Books about Persian Cats and Exotic Shorthair
As a long time Persian cat breeder, we have read a few great books that we feel are a great resource for any prospective new cat owner. Below a just a few of the books that our Persian cattery highly recommends. Not only do they contain great information about Persian cats and their care as well as some great ideas for acclimating your new kitten, behavior modification, grooming, safety tips, preventing clawing, scratching, biting, rough play and finicky eating.
Preparing to bring your kitten home - Kitten Proofing
Preparing to bring your new kitten home is somewhat like "child proofing" your home. Imagine yourself as a kitten, what would you play with first? A few things come to mind: the string on the mini-blinds, an electrical cord, the large poisonous plant sitting in the corner, potpourri, or even worse, the banister railing of the second floor. Make sure you are ready for your new kitten. Please visit our Preparing to bring your kitten home - Kitten proofing information page.
Does your home or landscaping include plants that would be poisonous or fatal to your new cat or kitten?
Shipping a Persian or Exotic Shorthair Kitten on an Airplane
We ship Persian and Exotic Shorthair kittens within the continental United States. Sometimes internationally. The purchaser is solely responsible for the cost of shipping, the kennel and health/flight acclimation certificates. Prices for shipping a Persian kitten vary depending upon destination and the weight of the cat or kitten being shipped.
Some people believe they should declaw their kitten. We do not agree with this practice. We believe that declawing causes behavioral issues in kitties because it is traumatic and painful for them.
Scratching Posts - Cat Scratching Behavior
Despite their reputation for independence, cats can readily be trained to use a scratching post instead of the sofa, curtains, or rugs. Using surgery to prevent or correct a behavioral problem is expedient, but it is not the wisest, kindest, or best solution for your cat. Cats can be trained not to scratch furniture or other objects.
Separation Anxiety – when you leave your kitten…
Separation anxiety is a disorder in which an animal panics when its primary caregiver is not present. This can occur when all owners are completely out of the house, when the owner is absent and someone is still present with the animal, or when the animal is merely separated from the owner, such as by a doorway.
Seven signs requiring immediate veterinary care
Although some animal medical emergencies can be managed at home, others require immediate veterinary attention. These signs indicate an emergency that requires immediate veterinary assessment.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
When a cat owner and veterinarian decide that a pet is suffering or is unlikely to recover, euthanasia offers a way to end a cat's pain and suffering. This decision is most likely to be difficult for the cat owner but for the veterinarian as well.
Pet Loss - The Stages of Grieving
Grief is a process of physical, emotional, social and cognitive reactions to loss. The grieving process is hard to work through, be patient with yourself or others experiencing the loss of a pet.
Pet Loss - Is Your Cat Grieving?
Is your cat grieving the loss of another pet? Although cats are typically portrayed as being independent, is is not unusual for one cat to mourn the loss of another pet. Do you know what signs to look for?
Anyone who considers a pet a beloved friend, companion, or family member knows the intense pain that accompanies the loss of that friend.