I have over 24 years breeding experience and take great pride in all my babies. They are raised in a very clean loving smoke free family home.
They have the wonderful Russian Blue personality along with the great quality of being hypoallergenic as I personally have mild cat allergies and these beautiful cats do not cause a problem. This is not to say that everyone would not have a problem but it certainly is encouraging and we have many successes placing kittens and cats into allergic homes all over Canada. Many people misunderstand what hypoallergenic means, hypoallergenic simply means less likely to cause a reaction, it does not mean they are non allergenic as no cat is non allergenic.
This is one of the reasons I started breeding was to share the wonderful experience of owning a cat that does not cause an allergic reaction in most people. With allergies on the rise and many families dealing with one or more members of their family allergic to regular domestic felines the Russian Blue may just be that perfect fit for your family.
They are also a lower shedding breed of cat .
That said, our focus in breeding is on health and temperament.
We know it is very important for you to have a healthy companion for many years and it is our main focus to make sure that all our babies have the best start in life we can give them! All adult cats are health tested negative for FeLV (Feline Leukemia virus) and FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency virus).
Cats and kittens are kept very healthy with our on call veterinarians and benefit from regular vet visits.
We are often asked if our kittens come fixed as most other breeders make sure it's done before a kitten is released.
We do not engage in early spay/neuter ( before 6 months) as it is not recommended at all by our veterinary clinic as the kittens need their hormones to grow and develop properly.
That being said our cattery focuses on the well being of the kitten first and foremost so we do what is recommended by our veterinary team who has extensive education and knowledge in this department as specialists in the field of working with breeders.
All cats and kittens are fed both dry and canned as well as supplemented with probiotics(Fortiflora) to promote a healthy immune system and good gastrointestinal health recommended by our veterinarian. We do not compromise on the health of our cats or kittens!
Cats and kittens are provided different types of enrichment in the form of cat trees, posts and scratchers, window perches, and assorted interactive toys.
Cats and kittens are not kept in cages but have freedom in the house as any pet would for a social happy life.
Babies are loved and handled daily from birth. This is extremely important with this particular breed as they are naturally shy but when exposed early to positive enjoyable handling they learn very early to love people and our kittens are very social even with strangers. They are weighed daily for the first 7 weeks to ensure they are gaining and doing well and their nails are clipped once a week. Mom is also monitored to ensure she is doing well.
All Russian blue babies are born with blue eyes that turn green as they mature.
At 6 weeks kittens are moved into the living room area where they are exposed to visiting people and the various sounds of everyday living. Between 4 and 5 weeks they are litter box training and are completely trained by 5 weeks old and are well trained when you take them home.
Kittens and adult cats are provided many interactive toys for stimulation and enrichment, cat trees/condos to play on and assorted scratchers and toys and have lots of playtime running around the living room, dining room, and kitchen where we sit, play and spend time with them. They learn to use stairs and are comfortable using them when they go home. All kittens are trained to use a sisal post and cardboard for scratching so that the need to declaw is totally unnecessary.
We spend a great amount of time socializing and teaching and all of this is very important to creating a very loving, well adjusted and well behaved kitten for you to take home and enjoy!
We have many happy clients all over Canada and some return for a second kitten and a couple of wonderful clients that have returned for a third kitten.