breeders of Abyssinians and Somalis, we are concerned
about producing healthy kittens with the best possible
temperaments. Of course, we are also hoping for beautiful
kittens that will grow up to be as close as possible
to the show standards, but health and temperament are
always our primary concerns.
An evening watching TV with the kittens
were usually born in our bedroom and remained there until they
receive their first vaccinations at about six or seven weeks
of age. After their first vaccinations, the kittens were allowed
to join the rest of the household. There they get used to all
the usual household commotion, like vacuum cleaners, doorbells,
telephones, adult cats other than mother, and visiting humans
fussing over them. They spent lots of time in our laps and in
active play. After receiving their second vaccinations and their
immune systems are beginning to strengthen, no earlier than
weeks, most kittens are ready to go to their new homes.
We did not allow kittens to leave without their reaching a certain
level of socialization, so they were ready for a strong start
in a new home. This is what you should look for in how a kitten is raised.
usually vary according to the color and the quality of kitten, but
in general, prices start around $1000.