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Avasmommy

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Alright Ladies and Gents. I have finally found a breeder I am comfortable with. I dont know if we can post names in here. If not, Admin I apologize in advance. The cost of a kitten is 1,300. She isnt planning on breeding her female until Feb. As of right now, no one has put a deposit down. So I would be the first one. (Aka pick of the litter)
Facts
1. 3 year health guarantee including HCM
2. Kitten will come with shots, and a spay
3. She has given me the name of the King, Queen, and the GrandCats (So I can look them up)
4. She has the HCM scans for the King and Queen along with vet records at my request
5. She is letting me make payments through paypal (So I can pay slowly so the husband doesn't have to know how much the kitten is going to cost)
6. She will allow me to show the kitten
And thats all I can think of at the moment. I have talked to her on the phone for about an hour and a half all together, and have shared numerous emails with her. My gut feels comfortable about dealing with her. She has invited me to come to her home before I get the kitten so I can see how they are raised. She's given me her recipes for the raw food diet (Im not going to do it, but I said what the h
 
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Mews2much

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Congrats
You need to remove the cattery name though.
I know that cattery but have never met any of the breeders from there.
Price and everything seems right.


 

Fester

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She sounds great! --lot's of luck.

two points to be aware of:
1. should anything go wrong money-wise paypal provides no recourse for items ordered more than 60 days out -- but it does provide a nice paper-trail, and a third party between her and your bank account --not that I'm suggesting that this would be needed.

2. kitten mortality before 8 weeks is higher than anybody likes -- even the most responsible and conscientious breeder --just saying be prepared for that possibility.


now that you found a breeder you trust, here comes the most difficult part... waiting for the next 8 months !
 

Mews2much

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Waiting for a kitten is the hardest part.
I thought I would never get my first sphynx and now have 3.
If you would like any advice on showing I can help you.
 

Avasmommy

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Fester, thanks for the info on the mortality rate. Shh, lets think good thoughts! :ThumbsUp: I like the paper trail idea with pay pal as well. I dont think the wait will be that hard for me. My Chihuahua of 7 years past away a year ago this past July, and i've been looking for the perfect new addition since then. 8-9 months is nothin'! I have you guys to talk to, and your stories to read, and your pictures to look at!
 

gizmo6370

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You can also ask for a copie of the Felv and Fiv test of both parents...and if they are tested on PKD ( copies also then ) good luck....it sounds great ( only the looooooooong wait...pffff :Wink: )
 

Bella07

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Congratulations! Sounds like you and I are going to bring home our Sphynx kittens around the same time then. I can't wait!
 

ckutkuhn7

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Congrats!!!! Yea the hard parts,,,the waiting,,,picking which kitten cuz they are all so darn cute and of course,,the name!!! Yikes!!!

I'm happy for you,,,congrats!!
 

marlene

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I hope the perfect baby is born for you Avasmommy. Waiting is the pits. I'm still waiting too.
 
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Congrats on finding a breeder! Yes waiting is soooo hard!

I bring my Butter Jones home in November and it seems like forever!

I think I may try my hand at showing him too!
 

susi794

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Congrats! Sounds like you got a good deal and a breeder that you like. Now the preparation for your new little arrival begins....
 

MissMySphynxBoys

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Congratulations. The wait will be awful but will be worth every minute of it once you have your baby. I'm so excited for you.
 
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