ABOUT GWEVALLO KITTENS
An Honest Cat Breeder
All kittens will be GCCF registered non active and boasting 5 generation pedigree certificate. They are raised in a family home with as we are massive animal lovers in this house, we have 8 cats, 4 domesticated one born in my bedroom (all neutered pets), 1 pedigree show pet GCCF registered who is a siamese cross (neutered), two pedigree GCCF registered active siamese and a pedigree oriental GCCF registered active. So any kittens will be socialised with other cats. We have an 8 year old dog named Mya who is an absolute saint with the cats and she lets kittens jump all over her pull her ears and snuggle up to her too. Then we have the boss of the house an African Grey that will be 22 years old in April who I’ve had from a baby. People think cats prey on birds well let me tell you Max the parrot is the boss and will happily walk around with the cats and if anything the cats are afraid of her (we know Max is a boys name that’s another story). Oh and not forgetting the goldfish. So these kittens will be socialised with animals of fin, feather and fur. Do understand meeting any new animal as a kitten for the first time takes care, patience and supervision. Having a 9 year old daughter means the kittens get handled lots by little hands and I have even younger nieces the youngest being 2 who visits. Supervision is of course again the key with young children and educating them on handling and not using little hands and fingers as a toy to start bad habits.
Our vet provides all kittens with a kitten pack this includes two health checks (one at each vaccination), a vaccination card and your kitten will be microchipped. The pack is presented in a folder and also has some vouchers and a kitten care book. They are wormed and flea’d also at this appointment by the vet with advocate (prescribed flea and wormer). The vet record for the kitten and all their health checks, vet visits and veterinary notes can be printed if required as a form of health check confirmation. Also I do Panacur wormer as recommended for kittens at 5 weeks old for 3 days at the point of weaning.
All kittens have a take home kitten pack that includes:-
Wooden pellet litter
A blanket with mums scent to help them settle in
5 generation pedigree
4 weeks free insurance with pet plan
A years free membership to Midshires Siamese Cat Association
Flea and wormed (prescribed by vet)
Care & diet sheet
Offers and vouchers
Presented in a Gwevallo tote bag
Our kittens looking for lifelong loving homes.
We have kittens available please see our kitten page.
First Weeks Birth - 13 weeks
As a responsible Cat Breeder, we carefully screen potential owners to make sure they understand exactly what is required when it comes to taking care of these animals. Please note, because they are such a specialised breed, we only offer our pets to the best homes required for them. To find out more or to reserve a particular animal, please get in touch.
From Birth - 2 weeks
All my litters of kittens are born in my bedroom because it’s a quiet and warm, and usually where mum decides to birth her litter of kittens. It does certainly help me to keep an around-the-clock eye on them and assist the mother in birthing and feeding her kittens. I also set a camera up in the nests after birth, that way if I do pop out to visit the shops or family for an hour I can still keep an eye on mum and kittens. Being born blind for the first 8-12 days and with little hearing due to folded ears, they eat, sleep and repeat pretty much for the first couple of weeks. My job is to not only to make sure the kittens are well cared for and weighed every day, to ensure they're all gaining a healthy weight healthily but also that mum cat is being a good mum and nursing, cleaning and caring for her babies. If I feel like I need to top kittens up with kitten formula or help in any way, I will. This includes getting up every two hours to syringe feed and toilet the kittens manually. The key is to make sure that mum has plenty of nutritious food to support her milk production, and so that the kittens don’t drain her body either.
By week two, the kittens eyes are open and they start to gain a some head control, looking around and using their limbs more to get around in a wobbly fashion.
At three weeks they may start to play, find the litter tray, watch mum and I'll start to train and encourage the kittens to use the litter tray if they seem confident enough. We can start getting them interested in more interactive toys and scratch posts too at this point. Teeth are also coming through now ready for weaning so they will like to chew and sooth the emerging teeth. It’s important not to play games with hands and fingers with kittens at this point as it can encourage playful biting but as an adult those bites hurt, so toys are always the best method of play. As the kittens are still in my bedroom, I may use an open playpen to keep them all safe and prepared for when the start racing around, which does keep us up at night.
At week 4, the kittens are fully-fledged, their eyes and ears don't miss anything, they are generally running around like mini whirl-winds now and plenty of staking play with fellow siblings. The long canine teeth come through around now and if the kittens show an interest in mums food, then I will introduce and start some gentle weaning on to what I call slurry. Which is a combination of Royal Canin or Pro Plan kitten mousse with either warm water or kitten formula. They will still be feeding from mum at this point with no restriction.
More molar teeth emerge at 5 weeks, I will gradually reduce the fluid in the kitten mousse and start chunkier kitten food and possibly soaked dry food. I also give a three-day course of Panacur liquid wormer. All my cats are wormed every three months despite all being indoor cats (not forgetting the dog too). Over the days I reduce the water in the dry food so they are totally on dry food if possibly, although not all kittens like dry food. Cats in the wild have to work for their food/prey so I find the best thing is to replicate that. We play with the kittens, that gets them nice and hungry for a meal. After, they go to the toilet and then have a nap. I advise this to be done in the same way when you take your kittens home. Especially at night so they sleep well and aren’t as likely to race about at night and keep you awake. Kittens are generally fully litter trained at this point. Between 4-5 weeks I will take the kittens and mum downstairs into the kitchen in line with weaning. They get used to more noises and then we can start to branch out into more rooms downstairs, all under supervision. Overnight they will stay in the kitchen with mum and all my rooms have cameras that work day and night so I can still keep an eye on them from my bedroom.
At 6 weeks, the kittens have all of their teeth and are mini cats with far more energy. Hopefully they are eating solid foods well at this point.
From 7 weeks I will start to introduce the stairs to them, meaning by week 8 they are used to all areas and rooms of the house. During the night they will still stay in the kitchen with mum though to ensure their own safety. Mum will sometimes start to move away if they try to nurse to encourage them to stop feeding from her. She will also often kick them away with her legs. It’s cruel but kind of mummy to make sure they grow up. I will start to look at homes and people may put a hold on kittens of interest ready for viewings after the kittens first at 9 weeks. I do have a kitten enquiry form that I would like to be filled out by prospective new owners before visiting, as it's important to me as the breeder of the kittens who bought them into the world, to be responsible to find them forever loving homes. Tell me as much as you can about yourself, home, family, work life and holiday plans so we can ensure you’re an awesome match for a Gwevallo kitten. I do encourage people, if they are happy with any breeder including myself, to stick with them if they are after a particular sex or colour of kitten and go on their waiting list. As much as we breeders sometimes wish we can make kittens to order, nature just doesn’t work that way so please don’t rush and buy the next available kitten in a rush without building a relationship with the breeder.
At 8-9 weeks they will visit the vet and have their initial health check, 1st vaccination and microchip and 48 hours after this, the kittens will be available for viewings.
10 weeks onwards
All kittens are just enjoying life and getting to a good size ready for their new homes. At 12 weeks, all kittens will have a second health check and vaccine which gives them a minimum of one week before they leave for their new homes at 13 weeks. Kittens should stay with their breeders for at least a week after the vaccinations in case they have any adverse reactions. This is now the saddest and happiest time. I’m sad they are leaving but it makes me happy seeing the joy they bring their new families, and of course I imagine you’ll be over the moon to have your new family member.