Just thought we would write up a quick page on the reasons behind our Hang Ten kitten price and
share with you some of a catteries expenses....
- Yearly vaccines
for adults - distempter, rabies and 2 kitten shots per kitten.
- Antibiotics and other medications for kittens,
adults, de-worming medicine for all adults and kittens.
-Health checks by our vet on every kitten in every litter with final vaccination.
Unexpected large expenses such as a female might need a c-section, pyometra ermergency spays, seems like a few cats per year
get some type of expensive illness, also routine dentals and spays & neuters.
BREEDING SCREENING CLEARANCES
- We try and ultrasound the hearts on our all our breeding cats every other year, especially
every year for the males. ($200 per cat)
- Recent DNA gene test on all breeding cats. ($60 per cat)
SHOW & REGISTRATION EXPENSES - FOR TEN -
WHO IS A NATIONAL WINNER - A BUNDLE!
Roughly each show costs about $500 a weekend. We have travel expenses, food for us, show entry fees, one or two nights
- Most of our cats are registered in 2 assocations, TICA, CFA.
- Then we have to register the litters in each association.
- Any Championship, Grand Championship title has a claim fee.
- Show supplies such as shampoo, grooming products, show curtains & show tents.
- To put a title on a cat like National Winner, Grand Champion Tropikoons
Hang Ten of Mainesuspect is extremely expensive, as he was shown 13 times in his 4 months as a kitten. You can do that math.
- Cat litter. We use crystal only, except for kittens. Expensive but the best.
- Cat food. We use raw ground beef heart and
canned. We feed no dry. Oncee again, expensive but the best.
- General supplies, cat boxes, cat toys, bed, scratching posts, cat trees, cat carriers.
BREEDING/SHOW CAT EXPENSES
- A male breeding cat costs roughly $2000 - $2500 and females
are roughly $1200 to $1800. Again that is without shipping costs which can run up to $300.