About Siberian Cats
Yes! Overall, as a breed, Siberian cats tend to have lower levels of Fel d1 (the protein in cats' saliva that some people are allergic to).
Please note: hypoallergenic does not mean NONallergenic. No cat is lacking the Fel d1 protein, but some (including Siberians) have naturally lower levels. Within the breed Fel d1 levels will vary from cat to cat, so if you have severe allergies it would be good to spend time with the cat/kitten you are interested in before taking it home; if that isn't possible, you may want to find a breeder who specializes in low allergen cats and performs Fel d1 testing on their kittens.
No, that is a myth.
Honestly, in our experience there isn't a distinct difference between the males and the females. We hear from different people that one gender supposedly has higher or lower allergen levels than the other, or is more cuddly than the other, but we just don't see it.
We encourage our families to choose the kitten they are drawn to, regardless of gender, and so far everyone has been happy with the kitten they chose.
About Our Cattery
We are in Princeton, TX 75407
Princeton is about a 45 minute drive from either Dallas airport, just a few minutes east of McKinney, off Hwy 380.
We also have a breeding pair (Nezabudka and Harley) at our son's apartment in McKinney (just off Hwy 121, just West of Hwy 75).
Yes, we do allow allergy visits for a $50 fee. If you place a deposit within 24 hours we will apply the $50 towards the total price of your kitten.
Allergy visits can be scheduled through our Facebook page.
We got our first breeding pair in early 2016. Our first litter was born in March 2016 and we have no plans of stopping any time soon.
About Purchasing From Us
Our kittens currently range from $2500 - $3300 (depending which waitlist you choose, whether you add any upgrade options, how you pay; plus sales tax if you live in TX). If you make all of your payments with cash (or any other method that does not charge us fees) we will refund $100 after your final payment.
Current pricing and upgrade options can always be see in our store.
Aside from a healthy, happy, adorable kitten (who has been dewormed and will be up-to-date on vaccines), we send you home with their health record, food samples and coupons, toys, 30 days of insurance from Trupanion, and lots of info and advice! We also have a five-year health guarantee!
We want YOU to choose!!! We prefer in-person selections when possible, but are happy to do a video call if that isn't an option for you. If you already KNOW which kitten you want, just let us know!
We start in-person selections when the kittens are around 8 weeks old.
If you don't want to wait until the kittens are 8 weeks old you can choose your kitten at any time after birth by adding the Early Selection upgrade.
Once the kittens are 8 weeks old, families who have paid for Priority Selection will choose from remaining kittens first, followed by other families in deposit order.
Our deposit is 1/3 of your total. You can add/remove different options when adding to your shopping bag in our online store, to see how they affect your total and deposit.
You can check our Available Kittens page for current availability.
I do my best to keep it up-to-date, but sometimes when life gets busy, I fall behind; when that happens, please don't hesitate to reach out by phone, text, or email to ask!
Most of our kittens go home around 11-12 weeks. We let our queens and kittens guide the timeline: if a queen is seeming annoyed by kittens we let them go a bit early; if she and/or they seem to need more time together it will be at the end of that window.
We have driven or flown kittens (in the cabin... we don't ship them in cargo, ever!) to their new homes occasionally in the past, and are happy to do so (for a fee, of course) if the timing works with our schedule. If we are unavailable and you are unable to pick up your kitten, there are professional couriers who specialize in bringing pets to their new homes and we are happy to help you find one.
No, we don’t do early spay/neuter here. I’ve looked into it quite a few times, but in the end, it comes down to me having to take kittens who are 12 weeks old to the vet and tell her to put them under anesthesia and cut them open, and I just can’t do that. They’re still babies when they leave me and I just can’t…
Not at the moment… It’s on our to-do list for future litters, but we don’t have a start date set yet.
If you’d like an official pedigree from TICA you’ll need to order that after you register your kitten. (I register litters, then send you the breeder slip and instructions once you have sent me proof of neutering.) If you'd rather not pay for it, I am happy to print one for you! (It will have all of the same information, it will just have my stamp instead of TICA's.)
Yes and yes!
We normally do one round of deworming as a preventative, and the kittens will be up to date on vaccines when they leave here, with one round of kitten vaccines due after you take them home.
(We use a live virus vaccine which only requires two rounds. We do the first round around 11 weeks, and the second round is due about 4 weeks later.) They will also need a rabies vaccine, which we ask you to do at a later visit (to avoid overloading their systems; the only vaccine reactions that have been reported to us on the second round were in kittens who also received the rabies vaccine the same day…)
This is directly from our contract (I’ll be happy to send you the whole thing if you’d like to look it over):
- Our kittens come with a five-year health guarantee against congenital diseases. If your kitten is diagnosed by a certified veterinarian to have a disease that’s hereditary or congenital, you are eligible to receive a replacement kitten, or assistance with medical bills up to the current selling price of our kittens.
- In the event that a veterinarian should find the kitten/cat to have a life-threatening illness or life altering genetic defect, the buyer will have 7 days to notify the seller. All veterinarian records of illness and any/all registration papers or other related documentation should be provided by the buyer. Seller shall reserve the right to have the diagnosis confirmed by a veterinarian of their choice before any refund or other compensation will be provided.
- The seller warrants that this cat is from a cattery free of diseases and all vaccinations are up-to-date. If your kitten is seen by a licensed veterinarian within 72 hours of going home with you and diagnosed with something communicable we will cover the cost of needed medications. **If you have other pets in your home the window is shortened to 24 hours (because some illnesses have a 2-day incubation), so please schedule your vet visit far enough in advance…**
- The buyer agrees to provide immediate veterinary care to this cat if it shows signs of distress, illness, or injury. Failure to do so will render the guarantee null and void.
- Autopsy may be required to confirm whether death was due to congenital issues. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
The Seller shall at no time and under no circumstances be liable for more than the replacement cost of the cat. Upon the cat’s return or death, it will be replaced with another cat of equal value as soon as is reasonably possible. The Seller reserves the right to issue a cash refund. If no replacement is available at the time of return/death, the Seller will have up to one year to provide a comparable cat.
Health Guarantee is voided if Kitten/Cat:
- is declawed
- receives a feline leukemia or FIP vaccine against our recommendation
- remains intact beyond 1 year of age
- produces its first litter, regardless of age
- is transferred to a new owner not selected/approved by us
- is fed a dry food-only diet, fed less than the equivalent of two small cans of wet food daily, and/or not given access to sufficient clean water
- shows signs of distress, illness, or injury and is NOT seen by a vet or emergency clinic