Lillith The Ragdoll
TICA registered (if purchased. He is added to the website but not fully registered because it costs money to register kittens fully and I don't want to pay that for all 8 remaining kittens, if the buyer doesn't care about the paperwork.) Mother is Blue mitted Tortie and dad is Seal Bicolor. I have been going through a lot of issues, this was my first time attempting to breed purebreds and around 2 1/2 months of age, we encountered an upper respiratory infection. I had $2000 saved to do everything the right way with vaccinations, vet visits, dewormers, flea treatments, etc but this virus has literally taken every dime I had saved, plus some. They are FIV/FELV negative. They don't have parasites that I know of, definitely no fleas or ear mites. I've taken them to the vet 5 times, 3 different vets, within 2 months... They had antibiotic shots, as well as liquid antibiotics by mouth. Majority of them were better, with only a few of them with lingering symptoms, then all of the sudden, they all started getting symptoms again. The vet told me pretty much that as long as there are so many cats in an enclosed space (my house), they will just keep passing it back and forth. The last thing I can do for them is to attempt to find them new home, so they can get over this illness. I haven't advertised up to this point because my goal was for them to be healthy by the time I did, but it's just not happening. I charging drastically less for them as a result. I am asking $400 for unregistered and $700 for registered cats. That's to make up for any vet fees you encounter as a result of the issues. I have successfully adopted out two kittens and two adult cats, all of which have gotten better relatively quickly after leaving my house, according to the new owners. Ragdolls typically sell for $2000-$3400, depending on if you want breeding rights. That's entirely other topic. You can purchase breeding rights, if you wish. I will add breeding rights with registered kittens for only $200 extra, so $1000 total. So, $400 without paperwork, $700 with and $1000 for paperwork and breeding rights. Even if you do end up taking them to the vet, needing antibiotics or decide to get their vaccinations/rabies shot yourself, it wouldn't be more than $1000 total (assuming you don't want breeding rights. Breeding rights is usually $1000 by itself.) I AM attached to this kitten, so there's a chance I may not want to adopt him out. I am hoping I can sell just one or two or them, and then try the vet once again for the remaining kittens I have. I am open to offers, but I've spent thousands and thousands of dollars trying to get them back to optimum health and spend $300 a week just on cat food and litter. They eat Royal Canon Kitten hard food, it's expensive, and Sheba sea food options for wet food. I am really hoping that I can at least make a little bit of my money back and am trying to be more than reasonable with the prices. The virus they have is definitely not fatal, probably the Herpes URI cats get. It's a common URI for cats. I do have two success stories and I can show images of what these kittens looked like when they left my house versus what they look like now. Both owners adopting knowing the situation and actually had to persuade me into adopting them out while they were still sick, but I'm really glad I did because they're doing much better now.
September 22 on GoKitty