1. What is the difference between Scottish Folds and Scottish Straights?
In order to prevent any skeletal problems with the cat, either the father or mother of the kitten must not be a Scottish Fold cat. We ensure to follow this. Scottish Fold kittens are born with straight ears, and only after three to four weeks, it is clear whether they will remain so, or “will fall”. Those whose ears drop are called Scottish Fold kitten, but those kitten’s ears that don’t drop are called Scottish Straight. Still, it is not a 50/50 chance of getting straight or folded ears. For example, our last litter of 5 kittens produced 5 folds but may be the opposite. At twelve weeks can be made the class definition of kitten – whether its exhibition «show», tribal «breed» or home «pet».
2. Do you have a waiting list?
Yes, If we currently don’t have any litters available, you can place your name on the waiting list, click here. Once the litter is born, we will notify everyone on the waiting list via email or by phone. There is no obligation and no deposit required to be on the waiting list. We maintain an active list of who is on our waiting list, their position in line on the list and what specifically they may be looking for in a Scottish kitten. You can be on the waiting list for as long as you would like to be while waiting for the purr~fect Scottish kitten. This means you can pass on the kittens from an available litter for a future litter. This can be done as many times as you choose to do so. Your position on the waiting list never falls, it only can increase as those ahead pick their kittens.
3. How do I reserve a kitten?
A deposit of $300-400 (depends on the class of kitten) allows you to reserve the kitten that you want, to make sure that they won’t be sold to anyone else. The amount of the deposit will be subtracted from the final payment. Deposits are not refundable. We accept cash, email money transfer (Interac), PayPal (add 3% for service fee), Money Gram, Western Union. The final amount must be paid on day of kitten’s picking up. We will NOT reserve/hold a kitten for you without a deposit.
4. Do you ship to other provinces in Canada?
We prefer that kittens be picked up in our home so that you may meet the parents as well as get an idea of how your kitten grew up the first 9 weeks of its life. We do understand, though, that sometimes this isn’t possible. Therefore, we do offer shipping within Canada .We live in Newmarket, Ontario and usually use WestJet cargo shipment. For more information about that, go to http://www.westjet.com/en-ca/travel-info/pets (click “On their own cargo)” .We also may deliver kittens within GTA (Greater Toronto Area). If your kitten is being delivered/shipped via courier or by plane, full payment is due prior to the courier/flight being booked. All shipping expenses are NOT included in the kitten price. All expenses: veterinary certificates, cages, taxes and charges are strictly the buyer’s responsibility.
5. How much is your kittens?
The price varies depending on several factors: age, gender, Scottish Fold/Scottish Straight, colour, markings, etc.
Domestic pet: from $1000
Show quality: from $1500
Breeding rights: from $3000
6. What is included in kitten’s price?
The price includes:
• First vaccination and deworming
• A full vet’s check
• Health Passport
• PKD and DNA testing done on parents
• Follow-up recommendations and support
7. Will I get a health guarantee for my kitten?
YES! All the kittens will come with a 1-year genetic health guarantee. We keep our cattery healthy and clean. All our queens and studs have their yearly checkups and up to date shots. Everyone get their PKD and DNA tests. We have certificates confirming that all our cats are: NEGATIVE.
To activate your health guarantee, you must take your kitten to a licensed veterinarian within 7 days after picking him/her up to confirm clean bill of health. This is for your peace of mind to know that you, in fact, picked up a healthy kitten. If we do not receive confirmation (vet receipt/certificate of health) your health guarantee will automatically void. If there are any serious health issues with the kitten and it is within 7 days of picking him/her up, you can bring the kitten back for a full refund minus the non-refundable deposit.
We have over 18 years of experience as a breeder and value our reputation that we’ve built over the years. No breeder can guarantee that your cat will be healthy forever, same as no doctor can guarantee that a particular human will be healthy forever.
8. Do you allow visits to your cattery/home?
We do allow visits to our home/cattery. It must be a scheduled visit as our Scottish Fold breeding program is done within our home. We raise our cats and kittens inside our home as part of our day to day family interactions. So not only would you be welcomed into our cattery but also into our home as well.
9. What should I buy before my kitten arrives?
Before your kitten comes home, you will have to buy a few items.
- Carrying bag is very useful for visits to the veterinarian.
- Food bowls. Stainless steel, ceramic or glass are preferable to plastic bowls. Plastic bowls might cause a bacteria which leads to black spots around cat’s mouth. You will need at least 3 bowls. One for dry food, one for wet food, one for water. Clean fresh water MUST be available at all times.
- Premium food: please see “Feline Nutrition” in the top. We feed our kittens Royal Canin kitten food. For canned wet food, their role in the diet depends on the age of a pet: Up to 6 months a kitten needs to be fed 3-4 times per day. After the age of 6 months gradually switch to 2-3 meals per day. After 1 year your pet can be fed 2 times per day. It is important to note that before the age of one year it is more preferable to feed your pet with special feeds for kitten, both dry and canned. It is essential for proper development of a pet. After that you can smoothly switch to feed for adult cats, herewith we recommend not to change the feed maker.
IMPORTANT: Please note, human food can be toxic for your pet. Take your kitten to your veterinarian if signs of anorexia, diarrhea, vomiting or lethargy continue for more than a day.
- Litter box, pack of litter and scoop. It is up to you to become informed & choose which kind of litter suits you best. The litter box should be placed in a quiet, accessible location. It is a good idea to put the litter box away from the food bowl. If you have two cats, then it is good to have 2 litter boxes, one for each cat.
- You will also need a sisal or cardboard scratching post, cat tree or cat house. Cats scratch for several reasons. Clawing is part of the cat’s grooming regime, old layers of the claw are shed. Cats also have scent glands in their feet & when they scratch they put their scent on the object. When a cat has just woken up it may go over to its favourite scratching spot. This is done to stretch the muscles of the shoulders & back.
- Cat nail trimmer: regular use of a cat nail trimmer can go a long way toward making your favorite furry companion cuddlier and less destructive. Be careful while trimming the claws, cut off only the very tip of it in order not to harm blood vessels. This procedure is quite simple. Take a paw, slightly push at the finger so that the claw would come out and take a look at it against the light. You will see a white semitransparent tip and a dark center. Cut off only the semitransparent tip.
- Cat Brush or combing: It is necessary for pets with fur. You have to groom your pet as often as possible. Do it in a gentle manner when your pet is in a mood to fondle.
- Cat bed or box with a warm blanket or towel
- Cat toys, most cats love toy mice, but even basic home made toys can provide hours of entertainment. After all, every kitten is a little child!
In addition, it’s good idea to do some homework and find a reputable vet clinic near you.
10. How do I prepare my house for my kitten?
Before your kitten arrives, it is a smart idea to prepare your house for the arriving kitten. First of all, try to remove small objects. Just like a little baby, a kitten might swallow a small object that is lying on the floor. Try to hide power cords and cables. Try to put them under carpets or behind furniture. When the kitten arrives, try to give it the most attention during these days. Then the kitten will adjust better to you.
11. When can I come my kitten home?
On average, you can bring your kitten home when they are 8-10 weeks old.
12.Were your kittens vaccinated?
When buying a kitten from Beautyfold cattery, you can be sure that our kittens are up to date with their vaccinations and deworming treatments.
Core Vaccination Schedule: The vaccination schedule begins at 6 weeks of age. This is vaccination against viral diseases (calicivirus, herpesvirus type 1 or rhinotracheitis, panleukopenia and chlamydia infection). Kittens must then be vaccinated once every four weeks until they reach 16 weeks of age or older. Kittens are ready to be rehoused at 8 weeks of age, so the kitten will need to get its second vaccination at 10 weeks of age by their new owner(s). This is then followed by the rabies vaccination at around 14-16 weeks of age. Rabies is the other core kitten vaccination. Rabies is a fatal disease that can affect not only cats but also many other animals, including humans.
During the vaccination a kitten gets deworming treatment (dehelmintization).
13. Is it true that Scottish Fold cats are not hyper-allergic?
NO! The Scottish Fold is NOT a hypo-allergenic cat.
14.How does a kitten get on with another pet?
This question often raises fears of the owners who are willing to have one more pet in their family. We are here to reassure you that all the kittens of our cattery are fully socialized and they get on very well with other pets.
Affection for animals can be of different types: for some people it is enough just to buy a cat or a dog, but others cannot be easily satisfied with this and surely want to have several pets sometimes even of different types in one go.
As a matter of fact, cats and dogs are long-standing antipodes and they speak different languages. For instance, raised paw means a “game call” for a dog, but for a cat it means “get ready for protection and defense”. Sometimes even the most innocent dog “gesture” is taken by a cat as a danger to hide from. Escape for a dog is a signal: to overtake, catch and neutralize. So is the nature.
However, as practice shows, cat and dog can live in perfect harmony. Such harmony is possible if pets were brought to the house at the same time, grew up and played together, slept side by side and ate out of one bowl.
Peace is also possible in case a young pet gets settled nearby an adult one:
• A kitten and an adult dog
Usually when an adult dog is settled nearby a kitten it willingly take up a role of its protector and patron.
In any case do not leave your four legged friends face to face in the first days. Be prepared to pick up a kitten in your arms. Your main task is to keep a kitten from getting scared and running away and a dog from running in pursuit. Keep an eye on cat’s behavior: you should not allow it to hit a dog’s eyes with its clawed paw.
In the beginning of their acquaintance pets should be kept in different rooms while you are away so that they could smell and hear each other, but could not meet face to face. If a dog and a cat shared a meal or slept side by side it means that there is love and complete understanding in-between them!
• A kitten and an adult cat
A she-cat and a kitten is the best alternative. A she-cat will either accept a kitten right away taking up a role of its mother and governess or will keep neutrality. They cannot show aggression towards little kittens.
He-cats are more cautious towards kittens than she-cats. Males do not take care of their progeny in nature. That is why a domestic he-cat is more likely to ignore a newcomer avoiding to come in contact with it for some time. After a he-cat realizes that a kitten is not dangerous they will become friends.
It is also important to remember that affection and treats should be shared equally between the pets. Jealousy is not the best feeling to build a friendship on. When both pets equally understand that you are the master in the house their behavior is built in the right direction.
15. Who would you recommend: a boy or a girl?
Temperaments are different for every cat and it does not depend on pet’s sex attribute just as well as for any human!
In any case a she-cat is affectionate and tidy, independent and has a self-consistent character. You have to respect her right for a distance when she needs it. But if a she-cat really loves someone then it is truly a connection to be felt!
He-cats are always ready to be cherished, they are sociable friends that are always willing to have a scratch behind the ear regardless of their mood. While after castration they remain perpetual children!
In any case, purchase of a pet is a great happiness regardless its sex attribute and coat pattern. Have a look at the kittens and listen to your heart!