Loc: Boise, ID
|Posted: 3/8/2013 9:55:25 AM|Tomorrow we are going to go pick out which Siberian Kitten we want and are so excited! We chose this breed because they are hypo-allergenic.
UPDATE; Here is the little girl my son chose. She is spunky and full of personality already! We cannot take her home until she is 12 weeks old.
We spent all afternoon with them and my son had no reaction at all. Which was surprising considering this was a home filled with cats and dogs!
We reviewed the contract which included a return policy if there are any issues. Oh and the mama cat is 4 years old, not 8 months. As someone else stated that was just when the photo was taken.
Thank you all for you input and guidance so I was able to ask good questions.
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Loc: Big Bottom Valley
|Posted: 3/8/2013 9:58:04 AM|
Post a pic when you pick!
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|Posted: 3/8/2013 9:58:07 AM|You should have included a warning in your thread title about those graphic photos!
I'm on cuteness overload!
Congratulations on your new family member!
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|Posted: 3/8/2013 9:58:52 AM|
awww...I'd pick the last one. I love his tiger stance!
Loc: Stuck in the middle
|Posted: 3/8/2013 9:58:53 AM|Oh, I need that second kitty with the little skunk stripe on his head!
Best Cat Evahhh!
|Posted: 3/8/2013 10:00:33 AM|::: sigh :::
And this is how people begin the life as one of those "cat people". You should be ashamed of yourself!
|Posted: 3/8/2013 10:08:38 AM|
What will you name it?
|Posted: 3/8/2013 10:11:14 AM|
They are so cute. I love cats. Too bad dh is allergic. Please post a photo of the one you choose.
Loc: Where the polar bears live
|Posted: 3/8/2013 10:12:49 AM|Super cute
Mary Kay Lady
I'm thinking . . .
Loc: The state of Confusion!
|Posted: 3/8/2013 10:16:21 AM|
They are all so stinkin' cute I wouldn't be able to choose. I'd have to go "eney, meney, miney, moe ..."
Have fun choosing. Please come back and post a picture of which one you decide on.
Loc: Houston, TX
|Posted: 3/8/2013 10:41:37 AM|
Soooo sweet. I want the first one!
Mom of Carly (16) and Nathan (14)
|Posted: 3/8/2013 10:41:58 AM|
Oh - adorable!
We have a cat that just showed up here that makes that first picture look like a short hair.
I have never in my life seen such a fluffy kitty. It has the sweetest nature too - never stops purring.
Loc: Far from Home in McKinney TX
|Posted: 3/8/2013 10:45:18 AM|
The second one with the stripe reminds me of The Gremlins!
|Posted: 3/8/2013 11:04:37 AM|
Kitten overload! Sigh. I still remember the kittens days. So much energy. I had to constantly keep an eye on her. She would find herself inside things and would not be able to get out. We 'lost' her on Easter Day, all day, and finally found her under our waterbed, trapped. And this was after tearing apart the house. I am too old for a kitten. But boy they are darn cute.
Not so clever.
|Posted: 3/8/2013 11:15:54 AM|
OMG!!! I could eat them all up!
They are beautiful, good luck choosing just one!
Typical Liberal Pea
Loc: Fly Over Country
|Posted: 3/8/2013 11:21:36 AM|
I love the last one......I want it.
Loc: Tulsa, OK
|Posted: 3/8/2013 11:23:45 AM|
I call dibs on the 3rd one!
Lost and Found in Pea-land
Loc: NC but wishing I was somewhere else
|Posted: 3/8/2013 11:30:28 AM|
I'm pretty allergic to cats, but I would love to have one of these. They are totally gorgeous.
WHO PUT A DICK IN THIS BOX?
|Posted: 3/8/2013 11:36:00 AM|
I like the 3rd one, looks like he'll grow up to look like the dad, who is strikingly handsome! I WANT!!!!
Getting blonder every day
Loc: LI girl, livin' in the gulf
|Posted: 3/8/2013 11:37:10 AM|
That's exactly what DH has always wanted, but he wants it to be almost all white. Are they expensive?
Loc: Boise, ID
|Posted: 3/8/2013 11:40:29 AM|Thanks for all the wonderful replies.
My son is also allergic to cats which is why we chose this breed. They are hypo-allergenic in that they do not produce the chemical in their saliva that causes allergic reactions.
My son is leaning towards the first super fluffy kitten, but I told him to not choose for sure until he sees them in person so he can check out their personalities.
As to the expense, They start at $1000 and go up. If my son wasn't allergic we would get a FREE kitten from the shelter, but since we can't get any ol cat, we are willing to spend the money to get this one.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 3/8/2013 11:40:35 AM|
You should always get kittens in twos. But in this case I'd take all four!
You need to add a ***cuteness alert*** to your title.
|Posted: 3/8/2013 11:46:06 AM|awww! They're all so darn cute! My DH isn't a cat person so I have to live without...but if I could have one I'd take that sweet white one with grey ears and nose (3rd baby?) Adorable
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Loc: Wherever my mind wanders
|Posted: 3/8/2013 12:04:54 PM|
OMG, they are so cute! I love the 2nd one below mom.
Loc: PA /FL
|Posted: 3/8/2013 12:08:45 PM|
Wow those are some adorable kittens
Loc: Washington State
|Posted: 3/8/2013 12:20:06 PM|My silver Persian has that same white on his mouth as your dad cat
Such cute kittens!
~ Dori ~
Loc: The Land of Steady Habits
|Posted: 3/8/2013 12:51:40 PM|
They are so cute!
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Loc: South Bay, CA
|Posted: 3/8/2013 1:02:09 PM|
There is no way I could just take one!
|Posted: 3/8/2013 1:03:10 PM|That is a whole lot of cuteness! I don't think you can go wrong with whichever one you choose.
|Posted: 3/8/2013 1:10:00 PM|
Oh my gosh...how are you ever going to choose just one?!?! They are adorable! Definitely post a picture of the one you choose and Congratulations!!!
|Posted: 3/8/2013 1:42:13 PM|
Isn't that mom just a regular cat? Will it still be hypo-allergenic?
Cute kitties, though. I like the white-headed one.
|Posted: 3/8/2013 1:44:26 PM|Oh, the cuteness!!!
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Loc: Somewhere over the rainbow...
|Posted: 3/8/2013 2:20:52 PM|I'd take any/all of them if my DH would let me. I just those little faces!
Loc: Boise, ID
|Posted: 3/8/2013 3:20:03 PM|THank you ladies!
Gsquared, they are all Siberians. Here is the info on her:
Arebeska, our eldest Siberian Queen, came to us from Tomsk, Russia. She has the most impressive pedigree of all our Siberian cats. There are 24 champions in the last four generations including Grand International Champion, World Champions, International Champions, and European Champions! She is a traditional black classic tabby Siberian with gold/green eyes. Her coat, though not as long as Ledenets' and Belle's is incredibly silky and soft. All of her ancestors were traditional Siberian black tabbies and her kittens are highly sought after.
More info: Sullivan Siberians
Loc: On the right side.
|Posted: 3/8/2013 3:31:32 PM|
Forget the super-cute babies, I'd snatch up the daddy cat. Holy moly, he's a beaut!
Loc: Middle Tennessee
|Posted: 3/8/2013 4:23:09 PM|They are sooo cute! I would love one, but DH HATES cats.
Working for SHALOM
|Posted: 3/8/2013 4:51:18 PM| Get two so they will always have a playmate!!
black eyed pea with soul!
Loc: LI, NY
|Posted: 3/8/2013 4:53:18 PM|
They are all too adorable. The second kitten has a little face that spoke to me though! Wish I could adopt that one!
I'm just a pea:)
Loc: *Sunny Southern California*
|Posted: 3/8/2013 4:53:39 PM|
Peaing under the Radar
Loc: In the Middle
|Posted: 3/8/2013 4:58:26 PM|
I wouldn't be able to choose between kitty #2 and kitty #4. I'd have to get both!!
Loc: I like calling North Carolina home!
|Posted: 3/8/2013 5:57:54 PM|Must.step away.from the.cuteness.overload!!!!
I'm one of those "cat people" (even though my avatar is my pit bull Rosie)! I have three. lol I'm so tickled for you. They're all just adorable, but that Daddy cat...holy cow, he is GORGEOUS!!!
Keep us posted on which little bundle you choose!!!
"What fresh hell is this?" Sheldon Cooper
|Posted: 3/8/2013 6:11:11 PM|
$1000 and go up
What the WHAT?!?
I need to get out of the cattle business and into the cat business...
Mr. Conductor, if you Pea...
|Posted: 3/8/2013 6:25:58 PM|
I would have at least two or three of those but DH hates cats. Sigh... I should know better than to open any post with "goodness" and "FLUFFY" in the title!
Have fun with your new kitty.
Loc: Where The Grass Is Blue
It's all just nonsense anyway!
Loc: California, NY & Orlando
|Posted: 3/8/2013 6:49:14 PM|
I love the last one......I want it.
Take a card and stand in line...behind me
NOT IN UTAH
|Posted: 3/8/2013 6:57:23 PM|
We looked into getting a siberian cat, but when we visited the breeder my allergic kids started reacting like crazy. Hives, itching, eyes swelling shut... It wasn't pretty. lol. No kitty for us, no matter how hypo-allergenic they are supposed to be.
I love how fluffy they are. Such pretty cats.
The only happy ending will be mine
Loc: Vic, Australia
|Posted: 3/8/2013 7:28:14 PM|The kittens are very cute but you've been fed a crock about them not causing allergies.
In general breeds there is no such thing as a cat that does not cause allergies, and the term "hypo' itself just means lower, not none.
All cats produce the fel d1 protein (the main one responsible for allergies although there are a couple of others).
Different cats produce the protein in different amounts and kittens produce less than adults.
Therefore a person can be very allergic to one individual cat from a breed who produces a high amount of fel d1, and less allergic to another individual cat who produces less.
The only way to know would be to live with the cat or to have the cat tested.
But if a person is very sensitive to the protein, then any amount the cat makes will induce a reaction.
There has now been one truly non allergenic cat produced by Allerca and that will cost you close to $7,000. The dogs are $15,000
All Siberians have not been shown to make less fel d1 than other cats, in fact some Siberians tested made 60x more than the average although around 20% did make less than the average (note: *less* not *no* fel d1)
Also the silver colored ones have been shown to produce the most protein out of all the Siberian colors.
If that breeder told you they do not make the protein at all, then she flat out lied to you.
So you'll get the cat home as a kitten your son will seem to be fine, but as the cat grows and starts to produce more fel d1 and the levels build up in the environment, then his allergies will probably kick in - what's the plan for the adult cat when that happens?
Peas-okay; Queues-not so much
Loc: Caribe or Cali
|Posted: 3/8/2013 7:52:02 PM|Now here I've been insisting on NO MORE pet-ly family members since my best bowwow passed away last year, but these are tooo cute! Might have to give in ...
Wish your family and future poof ball all the best.
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|Posted: 3/8/2013 8:48:15 PM|
Love the first kitty...
Seems a pity to miss such a good pudding.
Loc: Spokane, WA
|Posted: 3/8/2013 8:55:45 PM|
"It's so FLUFFY I'm gonna die!"
Seriously cute kittiehs.