There are defiantly some dos and don’ts as far as Persian cat for sale goes, and making the wrong choices can cost you a lot of pain and heartbreak in the pet department. It is always surprising to me how many people get sucked into buying in all the wrong ways and for all the wrong reasons, so hopefully this guide will outline some tips to keep you on keel to buy the best possible pet for your family. No matter where your cat comes from, there are some things you need to know for sure and getting started off right will save you so much hassle later on.
Buying From a Store:
When you buy a kitten from a pet store it means never knowing if the animals are healthy genetically, what the lineage is, or even if the Persian kitten is a pure bred animal. You will also pay way too much in most cases for the animal you are buying and a breeder will almost always get you a better deal for a better pet. That is not to say that all pet store puppies or kittens are diseased or inbred, but there is almost no guarantee that this isn’t the case either.
Buying From the Shelter:
Many people will have a problem with my use of the term “purchase” in this category but let’s face it, if you pay over a hundred dollars in “donation fee”, you purchased the pet I don’t care what shine someone wants to put on it. This is a fine way to get a pet, as at least it will not reproduce any defect it has genetically as pound and shelter animals are sterilized before they leave the facility. Be aware that many do have behavioral issues that will take time and love to work through.
Buying From a Breeder:
This is by far your safest option, provided you are purchasing through a reputable breeder in the first place. At minimum, you will get papers on a pet proving its purebred status and you will be able to see relatives of your pet and be reasonably sure as to how it will mature over time. The best breeders are profit driven, and have the nicest products available for purchasing, I am always wary of someone breeding purely for the “love of the breed”.
Remember, buying a pet should be fun, but there is a certain amount of practicality that must be observed as well. Many people will count on you not being able to say no to that cute little face, and not counting on the superiority of their product. This puts you in a bad position as far as Persian cats and Persian kittens are concerned, and even affects the quality of future generations. Make sure if you are buying such a pet that you are acquiring the best possible animal you can and also that if you have any interest in breeding that your animals are sufficiently up to snuff.