Info about kittens
will be born in our bedroom in a kitten box, where they spend their first
weeks with their mother. When the kittens are about three weeks old it
might happen that the mother cat wants to move the kittens from their box
to some other place (e.g. the lowest box of climbing frame) from where we
persuade her to move the kittens back after having changed the kittens box
to new one. As doors between other rooms are always open, kittens easily
get used to other cats living with us.
the very first weeks there is a barrier of ca
first food is the mother cat's milk. At the age of about four (4) weeks
they are adjusted to al dente food. At first they get fresh food e.g.
minced meat (with vitamins) and later industrial wet food and a bit dry
cat food. When kittens are ready to move to their new homes they have well
balanced diet of all type of food (depending on their personality).
are dewormed, vaccinated two times, microchiped, registered in Federation
of Finland (SRK) (and
Every kitten is of course valued as a loved pet in the new family. We would appreciate it very much if the new owner would visit cat shows (even if only once). We shall pay for the first show fee of the transferred kitten. Judge's evaluation about the cat would be suggestive support for the breeding.
Somali cats are very active by nature and participate in family's everyday life. Tips: itīs better to close the toilet lid always after use, and when opening the closet door (wardrobe, kitchen closet, bookshelf closet etc.) be sure that the cat is not inside the closet before closing the door (normally there is!). Somali cats love to climb, they can easily jump up on the top of the door, and even bookshelf is a good climbing tree. If you want to get it easier, you can buy a climbing tree or made one yourself.
do not want our cats to be sold as outdoor cats. Outdoor activities are a
lovely hobby, but only under controlled circumstances. You can take a cat
for a walk with a harness, or you can build a pen or put net over your
balcony. There is story about Pipsa's
activities in my parent's summer cottage: when being outdoors Pipsa
preferred to lie down on a chair rather than walk in the forest with a
You are warmly welcome to visit us to get to know our Somali cats, even then when there are no kittens to be seen!