WHAT IS GWEVALLO?
Our prefix is Gwevallo, which was signed off in June 2021 by the GCCF board, is an acronym for my daughter's name which is why it's special to us and we will be proud to give each kitten the name Gwevallo.
ARE GWEVALLO KITTENS REGISTERED PEDIGREE?
Your kitten will have a registration document as all kittens will be GCCF registered non active. You then have to complete the steps on the registration document at home to transfer the kitten to yourself via the GCCF website or post. All Gwevallo kittens will come with a pedigree certificate which shows the last 5 generations.
ARE GWEVALLO KITTENS VACCINATED AND HEALTH CHECKED?
Our vet provides all kittens with a kitten pack this includes two health checks (one at each vaccination), a vaccination card and your kittens microchip details. The pack is presented in a folder with vouchers and a kitten care book. They are wormed and flea’d 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. I use Panacur wormer, as recommended, when the kittens are 5 weeks old, for 3 days at the point of weaning. Then our vet worm and flea treats all kittens with Advocate (prescribed) at 12 weeks old during the scened health check and vaccination.
DO YOU HEALTH AND GENETIC TEST PARENTS?
As a breeder, my queens all have regular health checks throughout the year as well as being fully vaccinated. We also check for long-term health issues like FIV and FeLV (which is required before any cat goes to another stud cat, stud cats are tested by their owner) and genetic disorders, such as PRA which all my cats are tested for. All my cats and the stud cats we use are PRA n/n, my cats are tested via Langfords Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Details of studs and photographs can be provided on request for the kittens.
WHAT HELP AND ADVICE DO YOU PROVIDE FOR THE KITTEN?
My vet provides a care book for kittens within the kitten pack, I also provide a care and diet sheet to explain the current feeding routine as well as lifetime advice for both you and the kitten.
WHAT AGE CAN YOUR KITTENS LEAVE TO JOIN OUR HOME?
In line with the GCCF Breeder Scheme, all of our kittens are usually ready to leave between the age of 13-14 weeks.
DO YOU HAVE A KITTEN SALES AGREEMENT AND PROVIDE A SALES RECEIPT?
A kittens sales agreement will be provided that will need to be signed by both parties, myself and the buyer in line with GCCF recommendation. Should you wish to see the sales agreement prior, I am happy to provide you with a copy. We do provide a sales receipt for all of the kittens.
ARE GWEVALLO KITTENS SOCIALISED?
None of our kittens are caged and are fully integrated into our home so they are used to all the smells and sounds of a home.
We are massive animal lovers in this house, we have 8 cats, 4 domesticated with 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 Shorthair GCCF registered active. So, all of the kittens will be socialised with other cats. WE have an 8 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog names Mya who is an absolute saint with the cats and she lets the kittens jump all over her, pull her ears and snuggle up to her too. Then we have the the boss of the, an African Grey that will be 22 years old in April who I've had from a baby. People think that cats prey on birds… well let me tell you, Max the parrot is the boss. She 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 younger nieces with the youngest being 2 who visits. Supervision is of course again the key with young children and educating them on handling so that they don’t use little hands and fingers as a toy to start bad habits.
DO YOU SHOW YOUR CATS?
We usually attend cat shows usually at least once a month, unless we have kittens due, where we show our own cats. Shows mean that we enjoy the company of fellow breeders and friends but also see all the amazing cats. My daughter Gwen is also a novice candidate of the GCCF YES! scheme, so she presents our cats to judges and talks about them to breeders and visitors. She also has to complete written work that helps to build her knowledge of not just Siamese and Oriental cats, but all 46 of the registered GCCF breeds. This includes behind the scenes knowledge of the shows.We are both members of the Midshires Siamese Cat Club, Blue-Pointed Cat Club, Shropshire Cat Club and Havana Oriental and Lilac Cat Club.
DO YOUR KITTENS COME WITH A KITTEN PACK?
Your kitten will come with a kitten bag which will include dry food, wet food, wooden pellet cat litter, toys, a blanket with mums scent to help them settle in, 4 weeks free insurance with Pet Plan, a years free membership to Midshires Siamese Cat Association, Vaccination card and fully vaccinated, 2 health checks, flea and worm treated with Advocate (vet prescribed), microchipped, kitten booklet, care & diet sheet, offers and vouchers, all in a Gwevallo tote bag. More, importantly I will give you lifelong support to you and your kitten. The best part is seeing for us is seeing our kittens grow into happy and healthy cats in their new homes and being spammed by updates on our kittens.
DO YOU HAVE MANY LITTERS A YEAR?
All my cats and pets are my life. They may as well be my children. They are extremely affectionate, playful and loving as a result of not just good breeding but also how they have been raised as youngsters. Those few weeks are the most important from birth to fully socialise a kitten. So I raise mine with that in mind and on the basis of how I would want my kittens and cats to be as pets. For this reason, I will never breed a large amount of litters from our queens in a year because the smaller the number of kittens you have, the more attention that each kitten gets. Our kittens are never caged, once they are confident and mum cat is happy for them to explore, they are allowed to fully integrate into the home, under supervision. That way they are accustomed to household sounds, visitors and being handled regularly. They will have their nails trimmed regularly so if you continue to do this periodically they see it as nothing to fear. Despite all cats having their own personalities this gives all my cats and kittens a playful, pleasant and loving outcome. Health, happiness and temperament is more important to me while getting the best balance in type.
“Animals are such agreeable friends—they ask no questions, they pass no criticism.”