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Frequently Asked Questions

If you need information that is not listed here, please contact us.

I love your kittens, but I don’t live near you. Do you ship your kittens to other states or countries?

Yes. We would love it if everyone could come and pick up their new family member from us. But we understand that not everyone has the time or the ability to make the trip. We will ship kittens, but all courier/airline expenses are the responsibility of the purchaser.

We are happy to refer you to a courier/nanny, but all travel arrangements are the responsibility of the purchaser. If a courier does not have a good reputation, we will ask you to find an alternative. The safety of our kittens is very important!

We are able to take kittens to the two airports that are closest to us, for pick up by new owners or by a courier/nanny: San Jose (SJC) and San Francisco (SFO). A fee of $25 will be charge for delivery to SJC and $75 for delivery to SFO.

Can I come and visit my kitten in person before I pick him/her/them up?

Yes! If you are local (or willing to make a longer trip) , have already paid your deposit for your kitten, and want to visit for some quality snuggling time, we can schedule a visit. Visits cannot be scheduled until your kitten is a minimum of eight weeks old.

*In-person visits are limited to one visit per week, 30-45 minutes maximum.

Cannot visit in person?  Not to worry, we are more than happy to schedule video visits with your new little fuzzy family member!

I am thinking about adopting a kitten, but I am not certain – can I come to the Cattery and see your cats and kittens?

Yes. We feel that it is important for you to meet us, and see our home and how our kittens are raised. We are happy to schedule an in-person meeting so you can see our adult cats and kittens. Be aware that you will fall in love with this amazing breed of Scottish Cats!

I am thinking about adopting a kitten, but I am not certain – can I schedule a video call to see your cats and kittens?

Absolutely!  We love to show off our cats and kittens, and you are more than welcome to schedule a video call with us.

Why do I have to wait until my kitten is 12 - 16 weeks old before I can pick it up?

There are several reasons for this.

It is recommended that kittens stay with their mama until they are a minimum of 12 weeks old.  This is so important for their social development and overall health. However, studies have shown that kittens who stay with their mama until they are 14-16 weeks old for optimal learning and growth.

The advantage to you is that your kitten will have had all its shots that are due up to the age of 16 weeks, will be micro chipped, and will have been spayed/neutered.

ALL kittens will be spayed or neutered before they leave our Cattery. We are not fans of altering a kitten before the age of 12 weeks.

What is the price of your kittens?

Our price varies depending on if your kitten is a fold or a straight.

The price includes vet examinations, vaccines up to 16 weeks of age (including the rabies vaccine), microchip, spay or neuter, a food sample, and a baby blanket and toy that will go home with your new kitten.

The non-refundable holding fee required to reserve a kitten is $850.

We do offer a discount for people who are getting two kittens.

I love my kitten and I think that its DNA should be passed on! Do you sell your kittens with breeding rights?

No. We are a new Cattery, and are working to create the perfect cat. All our kittens are sold as household pet quality, and all will be spayed or neutered before they leave us.

At Cyrious Cats, we do understand the urge to let your cat have “Just one litter of babies!”

But really, it is best for you, for your cat, and for the Scottish Fold breed that you do not breed your cat!

Why do some of these cats have folded ears and some have straight ears?

Welcome to the fascinating world of genetics! Whether or not a cat has ear folds is based entirely on genetics. The ear fold is happens because of a DNA mutation first found in 1961, in a Scottish barn cat named Susie.

If a cat has a single copy of the fold mutation, that cat will the breed's characteristic folded ears. The offspring of a cat with a single copy of the fold mutation have a 50% chance of developing folded ears.

If a cat does not have a copy of the fold mutation, that cat will have “straight” ears.

**This is VERY IMPORTANT:  The only ethical pairing of Scottish Fold cats is to breed a fold ear cat with a straight ear cat. That does mean that there is a 50% possibility that the kittens develop folded ears. The kittens are all born with straight ears, and the folding will develop when the kittens are approximately 3-5 weeks old.

BUT:  Breeding two fold-ear cats together will result in fold ear kittens that may have 2 copies of the mutated gene. More kittens born from that breeding can have folded ears, but it also means the kittens can have cartilage- and bone-related health problems, including misshapen toes, thickened and inflexible tails, and accelerated progressive osteoarthritis. Age of onset and progression of such secondary effects are highly variable. Cats with two copies of the fold mutation are prone to more extreme health problems affecting cartilage and bone.

PLEASE, always do your research and be patient.  It is better to wait to get a healthy kitten, then to go to an unscrupulous breeder or dealer and get a fold ear kitty with health problems. It is heartbreaking for you and leads to a sadly reduced quality of life for your cat baby!

Why does your adoption agreement stipulate that cats must be indoor only?

There are several reasons for this.

1.      The safety of your cat. The outdoor world has dangerous predators that love to munch on cats.  Raccoons and coyotes will not hesitate to snatch up a cat. And cars do not care how much you love your cat.

2.      Parasites. Cats that go outside are more likely to gain an unwelcome hitchhiker. This means vet visits, medicine, and general annoyance.

3.      Theft. Your kitten is micro chipped. But your kitten is also beautiful. There is always a danger of theft if your cat is allowed to wander outside.

4.      The safety of small animals and birds. Your kitten is floofy and adorable. But it is also a natural predator and will not hesitate to kill as many small animals and birds as it can. In the past, cats have been responsible for the extinction of entire species. To save the natural world, please let your cat look at local wildlife without giving it the opportunity to touch!

If you have a completely secure “catio”, that does count as indoor space.

FAQs: Adoption
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