Live in Iowa and have your heart set on finding a Siberian kitten near you? This list of Siberian cat breeders in Iowa will help.
Buying any pet is a big deal. Buying a rare and exotic breed like a Siberian cat is something to take seriously.
Siberians are available in various colors and patterns, so do make sure you do your due diligence and call around more than one breeder if possible.
I’ve also included some additional resources that I think will come in handy, good luck with your search!
Siberian Cat Breeders in Iowa | Kittens & Cats for Sale
Address – Southeast Iowa
Phone – NA
Website – https://archibaldsiberians.com/
Address – Adel, Iowa
Phone – 515-298-2393
Website – Facebook Page
What TICA and CFA Certifications Mean
It’s not a deal-breaker, but if you want extra peace of mind that a breeder is operating an ethical and professional business, you should check if they’re either TICA or CFA certified.
Here is a brief overview of what being a member of these organizations means:
TICA (The International Cat Association) – TICA is the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats.
For a breeder or cattery to be TICA certified, they have to meet some strict requirements. Cats that are TICA registered also have to be verified as being true pedigrees.
CFA (The Cat Fanciers’ Association) – Established in 1906, the CFA is the largest North American registry of pedigree cats.
Breeders register new kittens with the CFA to keep a record of their lineage. The CFA also provides support and a wide range of helpful information, so it’s worth checking out their resources.
How Much Should You Pay For a Siberian Cat?
Siberians, and any exotic or rare pedigree cat for that matter are expensive.
I pulled up the prices listed on several breeder’s websites, and it looks like you’re currently going to spend somewhere in the region of $1,500-$4,000.
It’s normal for breeders to ask for a large non-refundable deposit, too.
This is because there are a lot of costs associated with bringing up a litter of kittens, and they will want some reassurance that they’re not going to get out of pocket if you pull out.
Chances are, you’re looking for your first Siberian cat so I thought I would include a couple of resources that might come in handy.
If you’re looking for more owners to share pictures and stories with, I recommend checking out the subreddit for Siberian cats here.
Also, I always like to mention Adoptapet.com. This is one of the largest online resources that connect people with cats in need of a home.
Maybe you couldn’t find what you wanted from a breeder near you, or maybe you just want to give an older cat another chance, this site is always worth checking out.
Why Siberians Are Good for Allergy Sufferers
One of the main reasons why a lot of people look for a Siberian, in particular, is because they are one of the hypoallergenic breeds.
The reason why some allergy sufferers can’t be around cats without their eyes watering up, sneezing, and all those other symptoms is because of an allergen cats produce called FelD1.
When a cat licks itself, its saliva dries and becomes airborne as it flakes and creates the dander that sets off a person’s allergy.
Siberians have a much lower than average amount of FelD1 in their saliva. It’s really as simple as that as to why allergy sufferers do not get flair-ups around Siberian cats.
They are not 100% hypoallergenic though. They have very low levels of FelD1, but it’s possible that you or someone else with cat allergies will still be affected.
Before making the commitment of buying a Siberian, you should always spend some time around them to see if you’re affected.
Average Lifespan of a Siberian Cat
According to online sources, the average lifespan of a Siberian cat is fairly typical in the 10-12 year range.
Everyone I speak to who has owned them, however, says they expect an age more in the 14-16 range.
Are Siberian Cats Good Family Pets?
Although a lot of people seek out Siberian cats because they are hypoallergenic, there is a long list of reasons why there are excellent family pets.
It’s the personality of a Siberian that wins most people over. They are friendly, intelligent, curious, and social.
If you’re after an independent house cat that you rarely interact with, Siberians are not for you.
They love human interaction, get on well with other animals, and will demand a lot of playtime while they’re still kittens.
They’re low maintenance and their coats are a lot easier to manage than they may look, too.
As long as you brush them a couple of times per week, which is more fun than it is a chore, their coats should stay in top condition.
So, if you’re after a fun, interactive, and playful kitten to become the latest member of your home, I recommend adopting a Siberian.
Siberian Breeders Across the U.S.
If you didn’t find available Siberian that met your requirements from the breeders listed above, click any of the states below to see Siberian breeders in that state:
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