No, all our kittens and cats are spayed and neutered before leaving us to go to their new homes. There may be rare exceptions...
No, our home and cattery is closed to the public. This is for our safety and privacy. There are no exceptions.
No, we do not ship our kittens by cargo. You would have to meet us in person for the exchange. We can deliver to the Detroit airport for a small fee just to cover gas and parking.
We reserve the right to alter our prices due to many circumstances. You can expect to pay at least $1,200 and up to as much as $2,500 or more for a Balinese or Tibetan kitten from any responsible breeder. Retired adult queens are offered to the right homes for a small fraction of the costs for a kitten. In 2023, all our kittens will be $2,000 each and a ten percent discount is given on the second kitten if they are picked up together as a pair of siblings.
The vast majority of the people who get our kittens are allergic to cats and so far we have not had anyone who wasn't able to tolerate our low-allergen cats. No cat is proven hypoallergenic or non-allergen. However, Balinese are often listed as such and most allergy sufferers are quite able to tolerate these cats with little to no allergic reaction. You are expected to be prepared for some initial adjustment, but no we are not going to guarantee you will never sneeze around our kittens. No sensible breeder will guarantee that.
We are in Waterford, Michigan.
We have a notification list. It's $50 per kitten to be added to the list. It is not refundable, but it applies toward the $500 deposit. People on the notification list have completed the application, phone interview and consultation, reference background check and they know what colors or sex of the kittens they want. They are given preference in the order of when they paid to be on the list. It entitles you to be informed once the kittens are born and as soon as we know their colors. It can take weeks after birth to establish what colors the kittens are. When we are certain which kittens are suitable based on preference, people on the notification list are given the first opportunity to place a deposit to reserve specific kittens and they will be listed as reserved once the deposit is placed. Your receipt is electronic as given by PayPal.
In order to reserve a kitten, you would have to be given our consent first. Then you would be asked to place a nonrefundable deposit via PayPal in the amount of $500 per kitten. Use our email email@example.com for this transaction.
Absolutely, it's good for one year against congenital defects that may cause death or serious health concerns.
Preference is given to people who send inquiries by email. I want to know who I am speaking with before I start a conversation. If you send an application and I am willing to proceed, I will be calling you. We stopped listing our phone number to the public because it was taking up so much of our time talking with people who are not serious about working with us to acquire a cat or kitten. Many people were just calling to be rude or at very inappropriate times asking ridiculous questions! Anyone who leaves their phone number open to the public is at risk of this type of harassment.
No, those costs are additional. They are at much reduced fees that we have negotiated with our veterinarian. You will be given a copy of the receipt and we expect you to reimburse us for the full amount at the time of the meeting and exchange.
The short answer is no. Why? We have done this before and no one has ever had an allergic reaction. It is a well-known fact that Balinese are listed as low-allergen or 'hypoallergenic.' We have been breeding these cats for a decade and there has never been any exceptional case where someone was so allergic to our cats they had rehome or surrender any of them. This is like asking a Poodle breeder to send you a hair sample because you flatly refuse to believe all the common knowledge about Poodles being okay for people with allergies to dogs. Moreover, it is not the hair of the cat that people are allergic to, so it's senseless to send this. It may make you feel better to get some hair, but it's a false sense of assurance. We are interested in working only with sensible people who have faith in our breeds and trust our process. Our Google reviews have dozens of testimonials from people who have our cats for years and they are not having problems with allergies to the cats bred and raised here at Thai Dee Maew Cattery.
We breed Balinese and Siamese in the following pointed colors: chocolate, seal, lilac, lynx, tortie (female only), torbie (female only) and red/cream (a.k.a. 'flame point' males only). We may have blue points available in the future. Lynx, tortie and torbie have a base color with these patterns and they can come in seal, chocolate, lilac and blue. Torbie points are a combination of lynx and tortie point. It is by far the rarest color pattern of Balinese in the world. We will probably never have anyone on our waiting list for one!
We also breed Tibetans in the following colors: natural mink, seal point, chocolate point and chocolate mink.
Our Siam Longhairs are exclusively bred here at Thai Dee Maew Cattery. Ours come in any color of Balinese as well as solid colors such as black, white and chocolate.
If you have completed an application and we would like to move forward with the adoption process, yes. That's only if we have photos to send that are not already uploaded to this website or our Facebook page. Random strangers emailing us for pictures without sending an application are probably people who are scammers who steal breeders' photos to create a fake website that they use to defraud people. Only people we have spoken to who are or definitely plan to get on our notification list may receive additional photos by email or text.
You can see we are legitimate with proof that this is a registered cattery with the American Cat Association. We have Google reviews you can read. Call Trupanion to verify if we are authorized. Trupanion only deals with quality breeders for their free trial offers. Check our online footprint on Facebook. The fact that we are verified with PayPal and we only use PayPal for deposits is right there the best proof you can get because PayPal will not let scammers use their platform. We have references. The adoption process here is strict. You will not find any stricter anywhere, so that should tell you we aren't desperate for money. Scammers, backyard breeders and cat mills will only care about your money.
Our veterinarian will spay and neuter once the kittens are twelve weeks old and weigh at least three pounds. Most males can go home in about three days afterwards. Females need at least ten days to heal up before they are ready to leave. Sometimes, smaller kittens (especially females) need longer to get to three pounds. They cannot leave us until they are spayed, neutered and microchipped. They are microchipped while under anesthesia, so they don't feel it being implanted.
Firstly, you will probably need more than one eventually and it depends on how big of a home you have. I do not recommend ones with lids or robotic for clumping litter. Scoopable clumping cat litter is deadly and toxic to all kittens! Here are links to sifting litter boxes that I recommend:
We have been using pine pellets from Tractor Supply Company since 2014 and we highly recommend it! Tractor Supply: Pine Pellet Stall Bedding.
Most all of them are made with plastic. Only use stainless steel for water and food dishes. Water bowls should be cleaned daily! Ask yourself how difficult it would be to clean that water fountain on a daily basis. Are you up for a time consuming challenge?! Or do you have better things to do with your time?
If you are flying in and meeting us at the airport, I highly recommend you get this carrier: Sturdibag™ Pro 2.0.
If you are driving in from a short distance that's less than two hours away, you can purchase a good one where we meet up for the exchange. You will need to find a proper pet bed to fit inside.
If you have a long drive, you can purchase a pop-up kennel from us that's 36" x 22". It's $25, but you will need a pet bed and litter-box to go inside.