Adopting a Chartreux Kitten
If you decide to adopt a Chartreux kitten, you will get the kitten with a minimum age of 12 weeks. In many cases the breeder prefers to leave the kitten 13 up to 15 weeks with their mother, because Chartreux cats develope relatively slow and the close relation between the kitten, their mother and the other kittens of the litter helps to educate and socialize the kittens.
The kittens leave to their new families entwurmt and inoculated against Feline Upper Respiratory Disease (cat flu) and Feline Panleukopenia (distemper). The basic immunization is done in the 8th-9th week, and the final vaccination in the age of 12 - 13 weeks. The inoculations are documented by the vet in the vaccination documents. On demand and in agreement with the breeder, additional vaccinations e.g. against rabies or identification via a micro chip can be arranged after the 12th week.
If you plan to start breeding or to present your Chartreux in a cat show, the blood type can be determined and a basic immunization against Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) can be provided in agreement with the breeder. Moreover, the breeder will show you the official pedigree of the cat parents as well as their vaccination documents. In all cases a writen sale contract is signed.
Your breeder will answere all your questions about handling, feeding and health care. Together with the kitten, the breeder will hand out some feed, cat litter and toys familiar to the kitten to help him settling in his new family.
If you have further questions related to your Chartreux kitten, please do not hesitate to contact the office of the 1. DCHA e.V.