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  • How to set up a cat cattery?

  • In setting up the cattery, it is wise to plan an isolation area. New cats coming into the cattery, cats returning from shows, and sick cats can be confined here to avoid the risk of contaminating the entire cattery. Ideally, this area should be on a different heating and cooling system from the rest of the house.

  • How do you get a cat with breeding potential?

  • Many breeders won’t sell a cat with breeding potential to someone with no experience in the world of cat breeding and showing. If you already have a cat, take it to some shows (most shows have sections for cats that aren’t a specific breed), and make some contacts. Pick a queen (female) carefully.

  • When is the best time of year to breed cats?

  • Once you’re satisfied, introduce your cat to the stud when it’s fertile, which is usually during the spring or summer. For tips on how to budget for breeding cats and how to tell if your cat is pregnant, read on!

  • What does it take to be a professional cattery owner?

  • A cattery owner doing all that it takes to produce healthy, happy cats and kittens truly is a professional. You must know cage building techniques, construction and maintenance procedures, security measures, and sometimes even the legal aspects of licenses and permits. Add to the list animal health practices, sanitation, grooming and care.

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