To buy a cat is not easy. After choosing his breed, you will go to a breeder, an individual or a pet store. But you can also decide to adopt a cat from a shelter. Then all you have to do is find a name for it!
Buy a cat from a professional breeder
If your choice fell on a purebred cat, it is recommended to buy it from a professional breeder. The question of his choice then appears. There are several ways to find a serious breeder:
- On the websites of the French feline federation and the Official Book of Feline Origins (LOOF), you will find contact details for breeders.
- Contact the club for the breed you have chosen. Indeed, all the breed clubs (listed on the two previously mentioned sites) will be able to refer you to a breeder who produces kittens corresponding to what you are looking for. At the club, you will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the breed and its peculiarities.
- The feline press, cat websites and classifieds sites are also good sources of information for Persian cat prices in Delhi.
Buy a cat from a private individual
Many individuals decide to breed their cat, whether it is purebred or not. In this case, they look for a male, breed the cat and raise the kittens at their home, until they find a new home for them. Usually, hobbyist breeders advertise their litters:
- on ad sites;
- in shops;
- or, if they have reproduced two purebred cats holding a pedigree, in the same networks as the professional breeders (LOOF, FFF, Club de race …).
If you buy your kitten from a private individual, make sure that the latter:
- has taken all the necessary steps;
- gives you all the required papers.
Buy a cat from a pet store
Different pet stores have different prices. Before buying your cat, the most important thing is to consider what Persian cat prices in India have. Pet stores often have a bad reputation, sometimes with good reason. But fortunately, some are serious and offer for sale healthy kittens, holders of valid papers. However, it is good to know that:
You will only find the most famous and popular breeds in a pet store.
Alley cats or cats of purebred appearance (but without papers) are sold there much more expensive than at a private individual.
What documents to buy a cat?
When you buy a cat, whether purebred or not, you must leave with the following documents:
- SIEV identification card;
- European passport (if the kitten is over 3 months old and has been vaccinated against rabies);
- sales certificate bearing:
- contact details of the seller and the buyer;
- SIRET number of the seller (if there is one);
- Full Name;
- Date of Birth;
- ID number;
- pedigree number or LOOF registration file number if the kitten’s pedigree is not yet available at the time of purchase;
- information on guarantees against crippling defects (serious, fatal or even contagious diseases);
- contact details of the seller’s veterinarian;
- terms of sale;
- payment method;
- date of sale and delivery.
- breed information document;
- pedigree or pedigree application certificate number if the kitten is purebred;
- certificate of good health established by a veterinarian for less than 5 days.
After purchase: visit to the vet
The very first days following the acquisition of a cat, it is necessary to take it to a veterinarian for the purchase visit, a measure of legal and health protection. Because, whatever the quality of the breeding, it is unfortunately possible that it is infested by a contagious disease. It is therefore necessary to bring the kitten to the veterinarian as soon as it is received in your home. This will allow you to benefit from recourse against the seller if your new companion is ill. The diseases in question, considered as crippling defects in the sale, are the following, accompanied by their period of suspicion:
- typhus : 5 days;
- leukosis : 15 days;
- PIF: 21 days;
- IVF: undefined.
If a kitten is affected by any of these diseases, the sale is canceled. The owner then returns the animal to the seller. If he wishes to keep it anyway, the latter must return part of the sale price to him.
In addition to these crippling defects, hidden defects can also lead to the cancellation of the sale:
- These are diseases that are not on the list of crippling defects, but for which the responsibility can be attributed to the seller of the cat, whether he is a breeder or an individual.
- It must be a serious illness and not visible on the outside. It is often a genetic disease.
- A hidden defect also results in the cancellation of the sale or the reimbursement of part of the purchase price.