Excited Cats advocates for adopting before shopping, though we fully understand there are many reasons for seeking a breeder. So, we encourage it to be done the right way. We have not personally visited or investigated all of the breeders below. We have put the top-recommended all in one place for you to get in touch and make the best decision for you. .
Persian cats are beautiful long-haired cats with a characteristic round face and short muzzle. Though these cats likely date back to 17th-century Persia, they were officially recognized by cat fancy in the 19th century. With selective breeding, Persian cats come in many varieties, including the Himalayan, exotic shorthair, and flat-faced Persian.
If you’re looking to bring a Persian kitten into the family, you can find several excellent breeders in Oregon. Find out more about Persian kittens for sale in Oregon and the top 3 breeders in the state.
3 Persian Kitten Breeders in Oregon
1. Panei Persian & Exotic Cats and Kittens
Located in Springfield, Panei Persian & Exotic Cats and Kittens is a prized breeder that’s been in operation for over 40 years. The breeder produces show and companion kittens with Cat Fanciers Association pedigrees.
To provide a secure, forever home, the breeder carefully screens potential pet owners. The breeder selects owners who will provide indoor homes and regular veterinary care. All kittens are well socialized, and come with vaccinations, spaying/neutering, a health clearance, and microchipping if desired. Owners also get a kitten guide and home kit at pickup.
2. JazMaTaz Persians & Exotics
JazMaTaz Persians & Exotics is a registered breeder with Cat Fanciers Association and produces exotic shorthairs, Persians, and Himalayans. Parent cats are carefully selected to promote breed standards in loving family pets.
All kittens come with a health guarantee, vaccinations, and deworming, The owner contract specifies that owners must complete the kitten’s vaccinations at appropriate life stages, and the buyer must return the kitten to the breeder in the event they can’t keep it. Breeding rights are available on a case-by-case basis.
3. KaDoKits Exotics
KaDoKits Exotics is a registered breeder with Cat Fanciers Association and promotes breed standards for temperament, confirmation, and health. All kittens are intended for household pets, though breeder- or show-quality kittens are available on a case-by-case basis.
The breeder takes care to match kittens with ideal households. All kittens come with health clearances, current vaccinations, and spaying or neutering. Exotic shorthair kittens, Persian kittens, and exotic longhair kittens are available, as well as retired adults.
A Word of Caution About Kitten Mills
While most people have heard of puppy mills, kitten mills are equally insidious and common. As bans and awareness grow for puppy mills, mill breeders turned to cats and small animals as a means of producing high volumes of animals to turn a quick profit.
Like puppy mills, cat or kitten mills keep animals in horrendous conditions, often with extreme temperatures, poor bedding, and inadequate ventilation. This can lead to impaired emotional and mental development, skin and fur conditions, and chronic illnesses. Kittens may also suffer from genetic illnesses since parents are bred without concern for promoting healthy bloodlines.
As expected, kitten mills don’t advertise themselves as such. Potential pet parents must do their own homework to choose reputable breeders with healthy animals and ethical practices.
Here are some questions you should ask when choosing a breeder:
Kitten mill breeders are good at hiding their practices. If a breeder is hesitant to answer questions, introduce you to parent cats, show the facility, or produce veterinary records, proceed with caution.
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