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We encourage you to read these guidelines before buying or adopting a cat.
Carry out the research so you have the necessary knowledge of the pet you are getting. Since owning a cat is a big commitment, you should research about the breed fully to make sure it fits your current lifestyle and budget.
Take time to visit the advertiser's home to confirm if they are genuine. Do not settle for online communications and photos. UK Pets does not verify the authenticity of all advertisers. The advertiser should allow you to personally see the kittens with their mother. If they keep on giving you excuses why you could not visit their home or the address stated in the advert is not the accurate and permanent location of the kitten, consider this a red flag.
Never pay anything online through money transfer companies especially if you have not personally visited the advertiser and seen the kitten, this includes deposit and delivery cost for the kitten. There is also no means to recover your money if issues arise. Before closing a deal, you must have signed a well-defined contract.
Ask for all the necessary documents such as GCCF, TICA or FIFe certificate and veterinary card. The kitten should have up-to-date vaccinations, as well as deworming and flea treatments. Genuine advertisers would also agree to refunds if health checks on the kitten confirm poor results.
The advertiser should only release the kittens when they are 8 weeks old or older. They should be responsible enough to know that separating the kitten from the mother earlier results in medical and behavioural issues.
Renowned for their lovable personality, blue-eyed Ragdolls are one of the popular choices as family pets. Although these felines are relatively low-maintenance, they require a maximum time of attention from their owners.
The Ragdoll cat breed originated in California back in the 1960s. It was made possible by Ann Baker, a Californian breeder. She spotted a domestic long-haired white cat wandering recklessly around the neighbourhood and decided to take her in. The breeder then named her new feline companion Josephine.
The sweet, playful, and devoted Ragdolls are one of the most docile cat breeds you could ever own. Unsurprisingly, they have earned recognition worldwide and are considered as one of the most favourite breeds amongst cat lovers. Are you thinking of getting a Ragdoll? Read our list of 6 cat facts about these gentle giants.