Karello Manx Kittens
Quality, sound, healthy, well socialized CFA and TICA registered Manx & Cymric kittens for sale from experienced, reputable Manx breeders. Available kittens, upcoming litters, transportation information, tips on finding a Manx or Cymric kitten and Manx pictures.
This lovely young Manx fellow is a black and white tuxedo, dimple rumpy, with long hair or as some refer to being a Cymric. We don't require him to be shown to be adopted. He is as adorable as he looks. Purrs instantly when around you or is picked up, runs up to you and enjoys human interaction. Plays and fits right in. He's old enough to go to his new home now.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about adopting any of our Manx or Cymric kittens and cats, availability or upcoming litters. We always look forward to hearing from you.
Purchasing A Manx/Cymric Kitten
Most potential kitten owners are not schooled in what or whom to look out for when purchasing a Manx kitten like an experienced Manx breeder would be. Most people looking for a kitten have made their minds up they want one, possibly picked it out from a web site or magazine or even visited a breeder. Beyond that, they have no idea which kitten or breeder is better than the next, especially if choice was based on price. Below, some information is provided as a guide to determine quality of Manx produce through Karello cattery, standards our breeders hold themselves to and information to help potential owners make good decisions when purchasing a Manx or Cymric kitten.
Karello kittens are raised in our home, underfoot with constant love and interaction, as if each one were going to be our own beloved pets or show cats. Care is given to insure they are well socialized and grow to be the cherished, confident pets people and judges are looking for. Our kittens and their parents are registered in the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) or The International Cat Association (TICA).
We don't have buildings outside we keep any of our cats in. We don't have a large quantity of kittens available at any given time, especially Christmas. We do not sell our kittens at lower than average prices so we can move them or because we have too many to care for and socialize at the same time. Lower prices can be good when buying clothes or an airline ticket, but when adopting a companion animal, this should be avoided and considered a "red flag" something isn't right. You can expect the price to go down accordingly by age of cat. Saving money isn't really saving if you have hundreds of dollars in vet bills from a lower priced, domestic tailless, knock-off Manx/Cymric kitten.
Our kittens are always placed with a minimum of two distemper shots, vet checked, health certificates if needed and are spayed or neutered prior to leaving our home. (Spay/neuter and any other requested service or testing is in addition to adoption fee.) Below are a few examples we think should be the first indications a potential owner should be concerned about when adopting a cat from any breeder.
Cleanliness - Look at the cleanliness of the kitten, it will be your first indication of health and care given.
Questions: Are the kitten's eyes weeping, swollen, red or half-open, do they have matter in them? Is there discharge in or coming from its nose?
Answer: Cats sometimes have normal matter in the corner of their eyes as humans do. This is ok, as long as the eye area is not swollen, red or have green or yellow colored discharge in or around it. Eyes shouldn't weep or be held half open. These things could indicate a scratch, an ulcer or an infection. Infections can be health or stress related, they could be indications but not always signs of poor living conditions, dirty litter boxes and fumes from them. Too many cats being housed in an area or out building with poor ventilation, up keep and health are often signs of poor cat husbandry and over crowding.
Ideal: Eyes should be clean, open, crystal clear, have an overall appearance of health and be full of life.
Questions: Are the kitten's feet, fur and/or bottom dark yellow stained? Is the fur matted, unkept or missing? Are fleas or flea dirt on it's under side?
Answer: Yellow stains can be seen easily on white fur. It can be signs that feces and urine were on that area and a sign of uncleanliness. This could be an indication of poor health, such as diarrhea or leakage. It can also be evidence of an unclean environment with dirty litter pans, living areas or show poor up keep on the breeders part. Fleas and their feces can sometimes be seen by turning the cat over. Fleas are small black insects that crawl or jump very fast and eat blood. Flea feces looks like dirt or pepper on the skin, when moistened and let to sit, it reconstitutes red like blood.
Ideal: Fur should be smooth and soft, look (and smell) clean from head to toes, with no staining, no mats, no areas of fur missing (except for surgical procedures) with no visible signs of fleas or flea dirt on the body. Fleas are very easy to control with the invention of monthly topical treatments. There's no reason for anyone to have fleas on their kittens, this is totally unacceptable.
Question: Are the kitten's ears clean?
Answer: Ears shouldn't have anything resembling coffee grounds, brown wax, a discharge or any smell. This could be an indication of ear mites, an infection or fungus.
Ideal: Kittens ears should be as clean as you'd want your own to be. They should be dry, matter free and have no smell.
Socialization- This is the key to choosing a wonderful pet and companion.
Questions: Does the person keep their kittens in a clean, warm, loving environment protected from harm? Are they kept outside, treated like livestock animals?
Answer: A well socialized kitten is best raised and kept in a home environment around people, children and other animals to become accustomed best with those sounds, since that is where they are expected to be living their lives out.
Ideal: The ideal kitten is curious and playful, alert and confident, no matter what their surroundings. They may purr when stroked or spoken to, look into your eyes and join in when a toy is introduced. They should never run from you in fear or hide.
We'll add more over time, but think we've given you a good indication of the quality breeder and kittens produced as well as what to avoid. Honesty and quality are high on the list of things to behold, without either you are just another animal breeder trying to turn an easy dollar.
PLEASE NOTE: We don't ship unattended. We can provide a courier service. The following are not included in the purchase fee. Airline fees, gas (if personally delivered or to and from any airport ), a carrier, any vet visit in addition to altering, a health certificate, rabies shot and altering.
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Homeless cats seen throughout communities and in the various rescue/shelter situations are not the offspring of planned breeding programs such as ours. All our cats are placed with a sales contract which specifies they are to be returned directly to us first should things not work out. In an attempt to help control the pet over population, all our cats are altered before placement. Too many times homeless cats are the result of careless owners who allow their unaltered cats to roam freely and reproduce indiscriminately.
Breeding animals is not for the novice or person wanting their cat to have one litter or children to experience the miracle of birth. It is best left to professionals with breeding programs and registered stock who have the time to dedicate fully to the betterment of the breed, through selective breeding. A responsible, registered breeder takes great pride in their accomplishments with their cats. Don't be surprised if we will not allow our cats to ever be outside cats or declawed. This practice is very common for registered breeders, we're more aware of the dangers and effect roaming outside and declawing can have on cats. Owners are often unaware of the dangers when cats are left to roam unattended outside or what actually happens when a cat is declawed. Our interest is preserving the Manx breed for future generations to enjoy. We don't cherish the image of any kittens we've produce spending a day in a shelter, outside or being maimed or disfigured because their natural instinct to scratch and "scent mark" is misunderstood. Therefore, our rare treasures are *indoor only*, *no declawing* for life. No exceptions to this rule will be tolerated.
Have You Heard?
We're always eager to share our love of the Manx breed with others. We promote showing of registered cats, especially Manx. If youre someone who is seriously interested in learning about and showing Manx cats in CFA, contact us to learn more.
~ "Winners make things happen, losers let things happen." ~
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