Frequently Asked Questions
WHEN CAN I GET A KITTEN?
Generally, the waitlist is about one year from the time you join. It may be shorter or more time. The waitlist has quite a lot of others waiting for kittens and we must give the queens breaks to regain their strength between litters. The kittens can go to their new homes at just over 17 wks of age after weaning, ready to depart from their mother and littermates, neutered, and healed. So, plan ahead for Easter and Christmas, don't wait too long to join the waitlist. There is a fast pass option to jump ahead of the waitlist for purchase see below.
PRIORITY OF CHOICE
We have a waitlist that is growing with each passing day. The waitlist and priority to choose the desired kitten goes in a first come, first served basis. You should apply to join the waitlist as soon as you decide that you want a Siberian kitten with blue eyes and mostly white coloring. The waitlist is continuous, which means the timing of the birth of future litters cannot be accurately predicted at this time but those approaching the top of the waitlist will be notified privately as their litter progresses. Your perfect kitten will be well worth the wait.
Sometimes, there is an option available to jump ahead of the general waitlist (if someone drops off or passes on a current litter due to their personal life circumstances). If you wish to jump to number three on the waitlist there is a $1000 fast pass fee and if you wish to jump to number one on the waitlist to choose from all kittens in the litter there is a $2,000 fee. There are limited "fast pass" slots available to jump ahead (like when someone drops off) so make your choice known as soon as possible in order to obtain the slot you desire.
HOW MUCH WILL A KITTEN COST?
These Siberian cats are purebred to maintain their vital hypoallergenic qualities, breed standards, friendly personalities, and beauty which is why they are so very special.
The cost of each kitten is $3,000, plus the required purchase of mandatory early veterinarian care which is an additional $675.
The mandatory early veterinarian care includes the following:
Veterinarian physical exams at each visit and any medical care for issues that arise
while under our care.
Special care for kittens that need extra support, such as syringe feeding 8 times a day
around the clock for weeks and weeks.
FVRCP x 2-3 doses (needs another in 2 weeks or 1 year) - depends on kittens exact age at neuter appt. If eligible we will get the third dose done.
Rabies Vaccine (needs another in 1 year)
Recovery care, post op medication, and close monitoring after surgery for ten days or longer as
Then the kitten is ready to go home to their new family as long as healing is going well.
Once the kitten is with the new family, the new owner needs to take the kitten to your chosen vet within one week of bringing your kitten home in order to get the microchip placed, obtain any booster vaccines needed, and to verify that the kitten is in good health. The next vaccines are due in 1 year (after this update - if needed).
All cost estimates are subject to change without notice prior to entering into a signed, written Kitten Purchase Agreement with Magic Siberians.
We understand the price shock may be severe. Please know that this price point has been established based on numerous factors including the rarity of our cat breed, rare coloration, superior genetic make up, expenses to import breeding cats, increased costs for breeding rights, top notch daily food and personal care, pet health insurance, wellness care, routine and emergency veterinary care (for laboring mother and/or newborn), as well as the current market prices for all factors which is elevated due to the recent inflation. Our vet costs, food, litter, etc. has all gone up due to inflation and we don't even account for the numerous hours dedicated to raise these kittens for four months including daily feeding, litter box training (and inevitable accident clean ups), cleaning litter boxes, socialization, additional veterinary care, and time spent socializing, just comforting and playing with the kittens because we love them all.
The waitlist time is helpful in spacing out the payments on a schedule or saving up the funds. You can pay ahead of schedule and we both will track the remainder if desired. The below are the minimum requirements on the kitten payment timetable.
$200 Initial Deposit with waitlist application - refundable in the event of a catastrophic event
such as a stillborn litter. Otherwise, non-refundable as it holds your place on the waitlist and
denies others that priority.
$1,000 First Installment - Kitten Reservation payment after the kittens are born, around
10-12 weeks old the waitlisted families next in line will be sent photos and a
personality description of each kitten and they can choose which kitten they would
like to reserve. Priority is given on a first-come, first-serve basis by date of initial deposit,
or fast pass status and approved application or fast pass purchase.
$675 Second installment payment is due when your kitten is 14 weeks old and will go
towards the early vet care including neutering and vaccines.
$1800 Remainder is due in full at least 24 hours prior to pickup, drop off, or other
transport of the kitten from our cattery.
Please also keep in mind while you are considering the financial aspect of this investment, shipping (third party) would incur additional costs.
You may pick up in McKinney, Texas 75071 for free of course.
IS THERE A HEALTH GUARANTEE?
Yes, your kitten comes with a 1-year limited health guarantee in the rare event that a genetically related health problem arises. Both veterinarian documentation of the genetic disorder and verification of continued veterinarian care under your wellness plan will be required. The resolution would be offering a replacement kitten. No refunds will be granted.
Communicable viruses, diseases, other illnesses, injuries, or any problems from a lack of veterinarian care do not apply after the kitten leaves our cattery since those are out of our control. For these reasons we strongly recommend the wellness plan for at-least or the first year and getting pet health insurance like Trupanion, Lemonade, or Fetch to begin on the day the kitten is in your possession or that of your courier.
WHERE IS MY KITTEN LOCATED?
We are based about 45 min north of Dallas, Texas. If you live or can meet in the Dallas area, we offer free delivery up to 15 miles from McKinney, Texas, zip code 75071 (including a local airport with valid flight info) which can save you between $500-$700 in courier services. You would also have the option to drive to the area and pick up your kitten.
HOW CAN I TELL IF I'M ALLERGIC TO SIBERIAN CATS?
Do you or a family member have cat allergies or asthma? If so, it is recommended to first order an Allergy Test which consist of a fur sample and detailed instructions to test your allergies at home. The Allergy Test is $75 (payable through Zelle or Venmo using the email address email@example.com as the recipient).
Refunds or returns cannot be granted if allergies are discovered after purchasing a kitten. So, please do your due diligence to figure this out before hand. The fur sample may take 1-2 months to arrive because sometimes cats shed a lot, and other seasons they shed much less. Once your order is placed we start working on building it.
HOW CAN I START THE PROCESS?
Email us to request the application .pdf form. The application is nothing scary. It will just help us know your needs and preferences. When you've completed the application, return it and pay the $200 non-refundable deposit. Your name will be placed on the waitlist for the next litter with available slots. If you are interested in getting your kitten/s asap please ask if there are any fast pass slots available. Sometimes they come up if someone on the waitlist drops off for some reason, like a family emergency.
HOW CAN I SUBMIT PAYMENTS?
In order to actually get on the waitlist, please return the application with the initial deposit of $200 (payable through Zelle (preferred) or Venmo (using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org as the recipient). Once payment is received and your application is approved, your name will be placed on the waitlist in the order of date the deposit was received or based on fast pass plan purchased.
The $200 deposit would be to hold your spot on the waiting list which would also be denying that preference spot to someone else. The waitlist deposit is nonrefundable. There are a few built in and rare chance fast pass slots for urgent requests for an additional fee.
AM I GUARANTEED A KITTEN IN THE LITTER I WANT?
No, because when estimating how alive, biological beings will procreate is challenging. There are many factors of nature that are out of our control like the timing of heat cycles for the queens or fertility of the stud, how many kittens in a litter will survive the neonatal stage, etc.
God forbid, but there is always a chance one or an entire litter could be stillborn, thus being on the waitlist doesn't guarantee that you will 100% obtain a kitten in that litter or on the estimated timeline.
CAN I PICK WHICH KITTEN I WANT?
After the kittens are born and survive for about 10 weeks, the waitlist people will be able to choose their kitten in the order that their initial deposit and application were received, or fast pass purchased. We send out photos privately to the waitlisted folks that are next in line.
Upon reserving a specific kitten there is a $1000 non-refundable installment payment due.
ARE THEIR OTHER THINGS I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?
We understand you may be still shopping around and may decide to go with another breeder. This is why the initial deposit is small compared to the other installment payments. Your spot on the waitlist would still be months away, so hopefully, you will know which breeder you plan to go with soon. Don't delay getting on the waitlist, because it is growing every week. Plan ahead for next Easter or Christmas!
If all is going smoothly and the litter is born but there is not a dream kitten for you, you can roll all of your payments into the final cost of the kitten you pick from the next litter. You may pass up to two litters.
Please note a litter of kittens can have 1-8 babies and being on the waitlist doesn’t guarantee you will get a kitten at the next “available” litter. If you are number 5 on the waitlist but the litter only has 4 kittens, you will be first in line for the following litter. You may also pass for up to two litters and choose a kitten from the following litter. We do not guarantee our best estimates of when you will get a kitten since there are so many natural factors beyond our control such as female heat cycles, male willingness to mate, fertility, survival rate of the babies born, how many litters the queen has had in a given 12 month period, and health/death of the breeding queens or studs. Our queens are our pride and joy! We must give them breaks in breeding to replenish their bodies, mind, and spirits to be ready for another litter. After two litters a queen is required to have a six month minimum break to regain her strength and be ready to mother another litter of kittens. We are not a kitten mill churning out kittens at any expense. We are bonded personally with each queen, stud, and kitten... literally they sleep with us nightly and snuggle, bond, and play with us all day. We must protect the health of all cats and humans involved even if that means moving the waitlist slowly or way less profit. We do this because we are passionate about bringing hypoallergenic cats to people that otherwise can't have a pet, and we love the breed, babies, and adult cats. Please be patient in waiting on the waitlist. I wish we had kittens galore to go around asap to all who want one now, but the truth is a kitten takes 3 months of pregnancy and another 4 months after birth to nurse, mature, and be ready to go to their new home. Waiting until 16-17 weeks is what responsible breeders do. Releasing a kitten prior to 16 weeks is too early and risks behavioral problems (peeing/marking repeatedly outside the litter box, scratching, biting, improper play, anxiety, excessive stress responses, and other developmental delays) down the line due to improper socialization with their mother, litter mates, and humans in their home of origin at the early impressionable age early in life. Also, responsible breeders do not allow kittens to leave the cattery without being neutered. This is to preserve the purity of the breed and not contribute to the over population of cats endemic in the US. If you are not allergic to cats we encourage you to explore all adoption options in your area before ordering a purebred kitten. We specifically breed these kittens to provide an option for allergic/asthmatic people to be able to finally have a pet. If you are so fortunate to not be afflicted, please consider adopting from your local shelter. Of course we will work with any family wanting a Siberian, but it's best to try adopting first if you don't have allergies.