Thursday, 15 July 2010
Cheap ragdoll Kittens!!! Please think before you buy!!
I'm going to have a little rant or plea from the heart now! I meet a lady yesterday, who had previously spoken to me about a ragdoll kitten but said she was unable to afford my prices. She was so pleased with herself as she had brought a Ragdoll kitten for £225 ! She had the kitten with her in the craft shop she was working in! It looked a cute little thing, my first instinct was to ask it's age because it was so tiny, she told me she had collected it last Friday and it is supposedly 8 weeks!!! Far to young to be away from it's mother, it appeared much smaller than Joy's kittens which are the same age and on the thin side for my liking! My question is that how did she think she had a bargain?! When she now has to pay for the vaccinations at least 2 lots of worming , flea treatment and another 6 weeks worth of food which was going to cost £150+. Also you are setting your self up for vet visits when they are taken away from parents so young! Without the four weeks free insurance cover which comes with most pedigree kittens in most cases!What decent breeder would allow this, the answer is none if they cared about the welfare of their cats, this breeder is only in it for the money and will have made far more profit than any registered breeder this way. On top of that because she has no papers, her cat is not registered with the GCCF or another approved body, she can't be absolutely sure that she has a pedigree Ragdoll, even if you've seen both parents that is not to say one or both of them haven't got local Moggie parents! You've also not idea how closely related the parents are they could be Mother and Son, brother and sister leading to the chances of all sorts of problems!! So please , please think about it before you part with your money!!!!!!!!!!!!!