Notice for anyone looking at kitties- I will not be available from Aug 18-Sept 3. I will be overseas, but will check into my Facebook (Mina.ray.12) and emails ( Mina@enchantedkittens.com) for messages. If you want to make an appointment to visit, please plan for a weekday after 1:30pm after Sept 4. Leave me a message so we can make arrangements.
I also plan to be away from Oct 23-Nov 2. I advise anyone interested in kittens to plan ahead. Everyone starts looking close to Christmas and by then we have low availability.
Please read through the contract before purchasing a kitten from Enchanted Kittens. I will be making this as simple as possible so we have a clear understanding about purchasing a kitty.
Before making any deposit, please be positive that you are ready for a commitment to care for your new kitty. I DO NOT offer refunds. This means providing a safe home. This means teaching all family members to respect the new addition and treat them with kindness. Pets are not toys, but a family member.
Pets are not inexpensive creatures. They require food, litter, clean surroundings, vaccines, and other vet related issues that may come up.
I do not intentionally sell sick kitties. I try my best to sell healthy kittens. I have a reputation of being a good breeder and importer. I do not want to ever mess that up. If I feel a kitty is sick, I will take care of it until they are in the clear. I am always honest about any concerns and take responsibility if there is a problem. Once I release the kitty to you, it is YOUR responsibility to GET THEM TO THE VET for a regular checkup. This means you need to have an appointment within a few days of getting your kitty. Not 2 weeks or a month or 3 months. If there is an issue, I need to know asap. I suggest a regular blood test and a test for FIV/FeLV. These tests will show any issues immediately. If the tests come back with some issues, I will take the kitten back and offer you a different kitten. Do NOT go into debt to take care of any issues other than simple things. I repeat, IF there is an issue with blood work or a positive FIV/FeLV test, I will take the kitten back right away. I will let you choose another kitten. I will not be responsible for vet bills you incur because you did not let me take possession of a sick kitty. Please have your vet check the gums of your kitten and to listen to their heart. It is most likely that kittens will have inflamed gums because they are teething. They are young and shedding their baby teeth as well as new ones coming in. I cannot control their gums. It is always best to give mostly dry food to help scrape teeth clean. Cats are not immune to gum issues or sicknesses. Just like humans, they can develop problems. It is as easy as that. We get sick, they get sick. Purebreds are not an exception. BUT, if there is a problem with the liver, heart, kidneys, the blood test will show it. Again, do it within a few days of getting your kitten. Vets are backed up, so plan for it around the time we expect to have your kitten here for pickup.
It is best to continue with the Purina One for Kittens. If you change their food abruptly, it could cause diarrhea or vomiting. Even if you find a different food later on, change it a little at a time. Stomach upset is not fun.
The kittens from Ukraine are usually spayed/neutered. I do this as a courtesy to my clients. There is no added cost for this service to you. IF we did not have time to spay/neuter, it is your responsibility to get it done. You will not breed our cats unless we have an agreement set up. I normally do NOT sell kittens for breeding.
My own litters are usually not spayed or neutered since they usually go to their homes at a younger age. Once you have spayed/neutered your kitten, I will send you the papers for the registration so you can be legal owner of your kitty.
The kittens from Ukraine are now given 3 Distemper vaccines. We used to do 2 Distemper, but we are now completing the series in order to fully protect the kittens during travel. They also receive their Rabies vaccine and are dewormed. They are tested for FIV/FeLV prior to departure. We do everything we can to provide safe travels for them. They are also Microchipped.
My own litters usually have 2-3 Distemper vaccines depending on what age I let them do. They do not get the Rabies until they are about 4 months old. They are dewormed, but not microchipped.
Keeping in mind that we do everything possible to protect the kittens, there is the small chance that they could catch something or become sick. This includes my own litters. Kittens can be easily stressed by a vet visit, travel, going to a new home, dealing with other pets or children, etc. Most kittens are born with The Feline Herpes Virus. It comes and goes through their lifetime. Just like us, stress can bring it on. I STRONGLY recommend quarantining your new kitten for a week before exposing them to other pets. This does not mean that you let them touch or smell each other through the crack under the door. You should also sanitize your hands or even clothing after handling the new kitten. JUST in CASE!!! It is easy to transfer something. It goes both ways. If you hear your pets sneezing, coughing, etc... whatever they may be carrying can pass to the new kitten.
Please read my blog pages since there is a lot of useful information available.
This page of information will need to be signed by you on pickup day or delivery day. I just want to be sure everything is understood so we don't have any problems. Thank you for choosing Enchanted Kittens and I will do my best to provide you with a sweet furry friend. - Mina