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Finding and Choosing a Kitten

Finding the kitten for you

Purebred or Crossbreed

This is very much a personal choice. Purebreds can be expensive but their future appearance and personality is easier to predict.

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Where to get your kitten from

There are lots of places to get your kitten from - local animal shelters and charities, ads in the paper, friends and family and pedigree breeders. If you're looking for a purebred, try breed clubs or specialist cat papers for information about litters. If you've decided on a mixed breed kitten, local cat charities and rescue centres are a good place to start.

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The pick of the litter

If you are choosing your kitten from a litter, a few simple tips can help you pick well. Take your time and ask lots of questions. Have the kittens seen the vet, had health screens, been vaccinated and wormed? What sort of environment is the litter being kept in? Be wary of choosing a kitten who has had little human contact, a kitten who has been raised in a shed or pen far from the house, for example.

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