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  • How much are your kittens?
    It depends. As small hobby breeder specialized in selective few shaded colors, we put a lot of investment and effort into selecting our foundation cats for the most suitable matches for the look and temperament we desired. Each litter receive different degree of care during different phase of the breeding program, therefore, our price varies depending on the litter and each individual kitten. The average cost of our kitten is 2500 USD as pet.
  • What are included?
    Your purchase includes the adoption of 1 kitten/cat. microchip, certification of pedigree registration, all age-appropriate veterinary cares with records, health warranty, and a lifetime of support from CinderBelle Cattery on tips to care for your kittens. New starting 2023. We'll also include a complimentary 1-month pet heal insurance policy through Trupanion. Activate the policy directly with Trupanion and rest assured that your new baby's vet bill is taken care of for 1 month.
  • Are there kitten available? I'd like to join waiting list.
    We have kittens available for immediate adoptions. No need to join waiting list. Please contact us about available kittens. Waiting list is open to customers that are looking into new kittens for 2024 - 2025 breeding program. Please visit our adoption page to join. Waiting times for 2024 kittens goes into summer. A $200 nonrefundable deposit and signed adoption contract is required to join our waiting list. Deposit customers have priority choosing their favorite kittens. Kittens are open for reservation to deposit customer starting at 4 weeks old according to the order deposit was received. They are held for deposit customers for at least 1 week. Kittens that are not reserved by a deposit customer are made available for everyone with a 30% reservation fee. Customers interested in available kittens are welcomed! Visitations schedule Fri - Sun.
  • I have paid a deposit/reservation for a kitten but changed my mind. Can I get my money back?
    Our cattery has a no-refund policy. So please ensure you are committed before entering into the adoption contract. Deposit customers are given a minimal of 1 week to have priority reserving all available kittens. Deposit customers who have not reserve a kitten for any reason are put back in the waiting list automatically without losing their standing. Deposit customers who reserved a kitten has until week 10 to give up their reserved kitten free of charge, however, any reservation fee paid is not refundable although could be credited toward adoption of another kitten at a later time.
  • I want to receive the kitten sooner, is it possible?
    For the well-being of the kitten and to ensure the re-homing is a pleasant experience for your family, we do not suggest taking kitten younger than 12 weeks old home. We prefer to re-home kitten between 14-16 weeks old, to allow them to naturally wean from their mother and socialize with their siblings and other adult cats. Some kittens need a bit more time to be with us. We reserve the right to keep them for up to 18 weeks. We can and will re-home kitten as early as 10 weeks old to local families that have ample experience caring for young kittens. Kittens that travel home by plane must be at least 16 weeks old, preferably 18 weeks old.
  • I need more time to prepare. Can you hold the kitten for me?
    We normal have around 3-5 litters in a calendar year, usually born between spring to falls. Please let us know your desired time to take home a kitten, so that we could suggest kittens of suitable age to you. We can usually keep kittens in the cattery for up to 18 weeks free of charge for paid customer, but it depends on the capacity of our cattery at the time. Please contact us to discuss details if you love to take home a specific kitten but is not yet ready.
  • What makes your kitten so expensive?
    The cost of our kittens are in line with the average cost of kitten of this and similar breeds in the U.S.A. We do not compare ourselves to kitten mills or backyard breeders who don't have the knowledge or a program to breed healthy kitten ethnically. A quick google search with the keyword "why are purebred cats so expensive" will turn up some interesting read for ya.
  • Why is your kitten so cheap? This other breeder wants xxx dollars more.
    Good question. I don't know. Perhaps it is because $100 dollars actually worth $112.49 in Ohio, according to the Tax Foundation, which used data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) to show just how far your money will go in all 50 states, published by CNBC in 2019. (Sorry, NY and CA) Or perhaps each kitten is unique.
  • Your kittens are so cute. Can I buy one now?
    Thank you so much for loving our babies. But due to the overwhelming inquires we often have a waiting list to fulfill. The only way to secure a kitten from our cattery is to place a deposit and sign our adoption contract to enter our waiting list. Available kittens are posted on our website and Facebook page. Please contact us any time about them and we are more than happy to give you accurate updates.
  • I want a kitten for (insert holidays or special occasions) for someone. Can I have the kitten on this date?
    This must be one of the sweetest gifts on the planet! However, please do make sure this lucky person truly wanted a live kitten, and he or she is capable and committed to take care of a kitten. The celebration with a kitten is a life time of joy, not just on a special day. If you are truly committed, we want to try to make it happens for you on your special day. But the cats decide when their babies are available. Naturally, the winter months are not a good time to welcome a kitten to new home. Contact us and let's chat and see what we can do.
  • Can you ship/delivery my kitten and what is the cost?
    We can certainly ship within the U.S, but really prefer not to ship kittens in cargo. This service is provided as a courtesy and subjected to weather conditions and flight availability. Cost of shipping is not included in the price of the kitten. Shipping cost will be quoted by the airline at the time of booking, which is typically between 250-400 USD for cargo shipping. We charge additional 150 USD to cover additional vaccines, documentation, airline approved crate, and transportation to a nearby airport. (Cleveland, or Akron Canton) Kittens travel by cargo must be at least 20 weeks old. Your arrival airport may charge a terminal fee in additional to the shipping fee charged by the airline. Please check with your local airport prior to shipping for accurate cost information. We can also work with you on alternative re-homing methods such as courier deliver in cabin or meet in between if you live within 150 miles. Please contact us and see what we can do.
  • Are your kittens pure breed?
    Yes. All CinderBelle foundation cats have minimal 5 generations of pedigree, registered in one or more World Cat Congress Member Associations. Kittens born at CinderBelle will be registered with TICA, however, the certification of registration will not be sent to you until after we receive proof from your vet indicating that the kitten had been spayed or neutered. You will be able to register the kitten and order pedigree from TICA directly using the certification number we provide. TICA's certified pedigree is recognized by all World Cat Congress Member Associations.
  • At what age should I spay/neuter my kitten?
    The appropriate age to spay/neuter a pet is a constant debate. While some shelters and even breeders are fixing kittens as early as 8 weeks old before sending them out, these very young kittens assume much higher risks. We suggest you to ask a lot of questions and do your research if a breeder will send out altered kitten younger than 10 weeks. We believe the health and safety of our kittens' safety is more important than anything else, therefore, we require our kitten parents to wait until kitten is at least 5 month old but no later than 7 month old.
  • Why don't you spay/neuter the kitten before re-homing like some other breeders do?
    The operation is performed under general anesthesia, which can be fatal for very young animals' undeveloped organs. While modern veterinarian practice has drastically reduced the risk of fatality and complication of anesthesia performed on young animals, we decided to stay at the safe side for our own cats. We require our kitten parents to wait until kitten is 5 month old, but no later than 7 month old to spay/neuter their kitten. Kittens develop rapidly both physically and socially between 10 to 20 weeks. We do not want you to miss out on spending this precious time with your kitten. So, we will send them to your home as soon as they are ready, provided that you consented to alter them. We trust you to be responsible and spay/neater your kittens when they reach 5 months old.
  • I really do not want to spay/neuter my kitten. Can you make an exception?
    There is no exception on our spay/neuter policy. Cats live a much more peaceful and healthy life after they are spayed and neutered. Occasionally, we reserve kittens shown promising characters for our breeding program. Those kitten are under observation from birth to about 6 months old. If their development do not meet our expectation, we will adopt them out altered. Please follow us on Facebook on news on these kittens if you are interested in adopting an altered kitten instead.
  • Are your kittens hypoallergenic?
    British Shorthairs cats are not hypoallergenic, our cats are no exception. Many people associate cats allergy to cats hairs. The reality is, when someone is allergic to cats, they are not allergic to cat hairs but are allergic to allergens found in every single cat's saliva and scent gland. Since cats love grooming themselves, these allergens get on their hairs. Some cat breeds genetically have less of those allergens in their body, therefore, less likely to trigger a person's allergic reaction. British cats are not one of those cat breeds, therefore, you will be as allergic to a British as you would to any other cats. Shorthair cats tend to shred less hairs than long hairs cats in general, but the British have exceptionally thick coat compared to many other shorthairs cats. That's what give them that adorable teddy bear look! British shorthair cats shred above average while compared to other shorthair breeds, due to this beautiful thick coat. If you are allergic to cat, having a British shorthair will require more frequent brushing to manage your allergy.
  • Why does this other breeder claim that their British Shorthair kittens are hypoallergenic?
    The rumor is probably originated from a research being conducted in Swiss, to reduce allergens produced in cats by drug. This research is still in trial phase and not yet pass European or U.S drug regulations. The laboratory uses a British Shorthair cat as their first trial subject, likely due to the easy going and sweet natural of the British cats. That British Shorthair may be hypoallergenic if the drug was effective, but how likely is this breeder you have talked to have this hypoallergenic British Shorthair from Swiss, or have access to this unreleased therefore likely illegal drug? We suggest to ask many questions and do your research when dealing with breeders who claim their British cats are hypoallergenic, or "from experience" less likely to cause allergic reaction. ​It is simply not true.
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