Looking for Siberian cat breeders in Kentucky to connect you with a cute little Siberian kitten?
Unfortunately, at the time of publishing, I was not able to find any breeders in the state of Kentucky actively breeding Siberians.
If you own a cattery or are a breeder, or if you know anyone breeding Siberians in the state, please feel free to drop me a comment below.
I’ll add them to this post to help residents of Kentucky find a breeder near them.
While you’re here, feel free to read this article to find out more about Siberians and why they’re such awesome family pets.
Here are links to my lists of breeders in other states, maybe you can find a breeder in a neighboring state:
Siberian Cat Breeders Across the U.S.
Doing Due Diligence and Looking for TICA and CFA Certifications
Buying a Siberian cat is a big deal, buying any cat or pet is for that matter. It makes sense to do some due diligence before rushing into a decision.
When deciding on a breeder you want to buy from, a couple of things I recommend doing are:
Looking online for reviews from previous customers – This is not always easy to find, as they may not have many previous customers and not many people go out of their way to leave a review somewhere.
Looking for professional certifications – Two of the professional certifications breeders and catteries can obtain are from The CFA (The Cat Fanciers’ Association) and TICA (The International Cat Association).
It doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t work with a breeder if they’re not affiliated with any professional organizations, it’s just added peace of mind.
Ultimately, you need to be as comfortable as you can be that you’re buying a kitten from a breeder you trust.
There is a long list of things that can affect the price of a Siberian, so it’s almost impossible to give you an accurate estimate.
That said, I looked at 10 popular breeders, and taking into account their pricing it’s fair to say you can expect to pay somewhere in the range of $1,500-$4,000.
Something to look out for are breeders that charge a lot more for cats with low Fel D1 allergens or show quality pedigree.
If you just want a Siberian as a housepet on a budget, it’s worth calling around and making this clear to breeders.
Some Additional Siberian Cat Resources
If you were not able to find what you’re looking for from the breeders above – or maybe you just want to adopt a cat in need of a home – I recommend checking out Adoptapet.com.
Adoptapet is one of the largest online resources for cats in shelters, rescues, and catteries across the country looking for a new home.
It’s surprising how often you see rare breeds, too, so it’s worth taking a look.
Another resource I wanted to share is the subreddit for Siberian cat owners. I know how daunting, and exciting, it feels to bring home such a special breed of cat.
Sometimes it helps to connect with other owners. You can share pictures, stories, and ask any questions you have no matter how silly they are.
Are Siberian Cats Good for Allergy Sufferers?
One of the main reasons a lot of people start considering a Siberian cat it’s because they are marketed as hypoallergenic.
It’s true too, in the fact that a lot of allergy sufferers can be around Siberians without having a reaction.
The reason is because the allergen cats produce that causes reactions, which is called FelD1, is produced in a lower concentration by Siberians.
They do still produce this allergen, however, so some sufferers do still experience an allergic reaction. Albeit a much milder one, if at all.
If you’re buying a Siberian because you or someone else in your household are allergic to cats, I recommend spending some time with a Siberian before committing just to be sure.
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?
Siberians are great family pets, you have nothing to be concerned about in regards to how well they’ll settle into your home.
They adapt well to different climates, have a calm and friendly temperament towards other animals, and enjoy human company.
Ideally, there will be someone at home most of the time, as Siberians prefer company.
They are cats though and are perfectly fine being left alone for short periods. They do like their sleep but are more active at night like most cats are.
If you do let your Siberian out, you need to be aware that they love exploring and are very good at catching prey for big cats.
A combination of some sturdy cat furniture, some interactive toys, and plenty of play and fuss time is the perfect recipe for a Siberian.
Oh, and of course some regular brushing is required to help keep their thick coats in good order and free of matting.
Image credits – Header photo by Elsa Noblet on Unsplash