Manx & Cymric Kittens
Quality, sound, healthy, well socialized CFA registered Manx & Cymric kittens for sale from an experienced, reputable Manx breeders. Available kittens, upcoming litters, transportation information, food we recommend, tips on finding Manx or Cymric kitten and Manx pictures.
Karello Cattery is located centrally in rural Pennsylvania, close to Penn State University's main campus. As a rule of reference, breeders featured on this website do not have Manx kittens for sale at all times. We don't breed our females to fill demand or to make a profit by selling kittens. We breed our cats hoping for that one show quality Manx kitten to show. Many Manx litters have more "pet quality" (hi-riser, semi tailed or tailed) kittens born in them than show (the tailless ones are the only ones you can show). We breed for quality not quantity, to produce sound, healthy, well socialized Manx cats. Look through our website, within it you will find Manx & Cymric pictures that are examples of the high quality Manx produced, pet or show.
* KARELLO CATTERY (AND ASSOCIATES) USUALLY PLACE THEIR MANX WITHIN THE US AND CANADA ONLY*! (This is not because we don't desire to share our breed with the world as much as it is the logistics and stress the cat must undergo to do this.)
Kittens available unless otherwise posted. To inquire about purchasing a Manx kitten and availability click the "Contact Us" button above left.
Purchasing A Manx or Cymric Kitten
Most potential kitten owners are not schooled in what or whom to look out for when purchasing a Manx kitten like an experienced Manx breeder would be. Most people looking for a kitten have made their minds up they want one, possibly picked it out from a web site or magazine or even visited a breeder. Beyond that, they have no idea which kitten or breeder is better than the next, especially if choice was based on price. Below, some information is provided as a guide to determine quality of Manx produce through Karello cattery, standards our breeders hold themselves to and information to help potential owners make good decisions when purchasing a Manx or Cymric kitten.
Karello breeders kittens are raised in our homes, underfoot with constant love and interaction, as if each one were going to be our own beloved pets and show cats. Care is given to insure they are well socialized and grow to be the cherished, confident pets people and judges are looking for. All of our kittens and their parents are registered, no matter the quality. Karello Cattery's current stud is an International Winner and Supreme Grand Champion in the International Cat Association (TICA) and a Grand Champion, Breed Winner in the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA), the two largest cat registries in the world. (These awards are not bestowed on any cat, they are earned in each association through having superior quality and the best representation of the breed.)
We don't have buildings outside we keep any of our cats in. We don't have a large quantity of kittens available at any given time, especially Christmas. We do not sell our kittens at lower than average prices so we can move them or because we have too many to care for at the same time. Lower prices can be good when buying clothes, but when buying a companion animal, this should be avoided and a "red flag" something isn't right. Unless the kittens are older, then you can expect the price to go down accordingly. Saving money isn't really saving if you have hundreds of dollars in vet bills from a lower priced kitten.
Our kittens are always placed with a minimum of two distemper shots, a rabies shot (16 wks of age, if required) and are spayed or neutered prior to leaving our home. Below are a few examples we think should be the first indications a potential owner should be concerned about when purchasing a kitten from any breeder.
Cleanliness - Look at the cleanliness of the kitten, it will be your first indication of health and care given.
Question: Are the kitten's eyes weeping, swollen, red or half-open, do they have matter in them? Is there discharge in or coming from its nose?
Answer: Cats sometimes have normal matter in the corner of their eyes as humans do. This is ok, as long as the eye area is not swollen, red or have green or yellow colored discharge in or around it. Eyes should never weep or be held half open. These things could indicate a scratch, an ulcer or an infection. Infections can be health or stress related, they could be indications but not always signs of poor living conditions, dirty litter boxes and fumes from them. Too many cats being housed in an area or out building with poor ventilation, up keep and health are often signs of poor cat husbandry and over crowding.
Ideal: Eyes should be clean, open, crystal clear, have an overall appearance of health and be full of life.
Question: Are the kitten's feet, fur and/or bottom dark yellow stained? Is the fur matted, unkept or missing, are fleas or flea dirt on it's under side?
Answer: Yellow stains can be seen very easily on white fur. It can be signs that feces and urine were on that area a long time, a sign of uncleanliness. This could also be an indication of poor health, such as diarrhea or leakage. It can be evidence of an unclean environment where dirty litter pans and living areas abound as well as show poor up keep on the breeder�s part. Fleas and their feces can sometimes be seen by turning the cat over. Fleas are small black insects that crawl or jump very fast and live off the cat�s blood. Flea feces looks like dirt or pepper on the skin, when moistened and let to sit, it turns red like blood.
Ideal: Fur should be smooth and soft, look (and smell) clean from head to toes, with no staining, no mats, no areas of fur missing (except for surgical procedures) with no visible signs of fleas or flea dirt on the body. Fleas are very easy to control with the invention of monthly topical treatments. There's no reason for anyone to have fleas on their kittens, this is totally unacceptable.
Question: Are the kitten's ears clean inside?
Answer: They should not have anything resembling coffee grounds, brown crusty wax, a discharge or any smell. This could be an indication of ear mites, an infection or fungus.
Ideal: Kittens ears should be as clean on the inside as you would want your own to be. They should be dry, matter free and have no smell.
Socialization- This is the key to choosing a wonderful pet and companion.
Question: Does the person keep their kittens in a clean, warm loving environment protected from harm like little children or are they kept outside, treated like animals?
Answer: A well socialized kitten is best raised and kept in a home environment around people, children and other animals so as to become accustomed with those sounds, since that is where they are expected to be living their lives out.
Ideal: The ideal kitten is curious and playful, alert and confident, no matter what their surroundings. They purr when stroked or spoken to, look into your eyes and play when a toy is introduced. They never run from you in fear or hide.
We'll add more over time, but think we've given you a good indication of the quality breeders and kittens produced as well as what to avoid. Honesty and quality are high on the list of things to behold, without either you are just another animal breeder trying to turn an easy dollar.
Transportation is the owner�s choice. We have flown kittens all over the US and now Canada. We prefer owner's come to our home to pick up their kittens but when this isn't possible, we've used Continental Airlines for shipping. They are the most reasonably priced at this time for shipping kittens under 9lbs. They transport the animals to and from the airplane in a heated or cooled vehicle. They don't have temperature restrictions other airlines, have which ground animal flights when temperatures raise or fall.
PLEASE NOTE: Transportation fees are in addition to the purchase price of the kitten. They could include fees for airline shipping, a carrier (see example below), gas (if personally delivered) any additional Vet visits needed, a health certificate and additional shots. NO REFUNDS!
22.25" X 14.5" X 14.25" 25" X 17" X 17"
We Feed and Recommend
Do you really know what is in your pet's food? With the latest pet food recalls, animal owner's across America have begun to question and become more interested in what is in their pet's food. Life's Abundance has developed a web site to educate the common pet owner, to bring to light the need for healthy food in your pets diet and to help you eliminate the middle man by purchasing directly from the manufacturer. The links below will take you to a web site, which will open your eyes to the pet food industry and provide you with a pet food like no other.
If your looking to provide your pet with the highest quality of ingredients and don't want to feed a raw meat diet, a holistic, health food diet for your pet is available in Life's Abundance health food and Instinctive Choice premium canned food for cats. These foods are made fresh weekly.
*Life�s Abundance Health Food for Cats & Dogs - Veterinarian formulated, holistic pet food made with the freshest, human-quality ingredients you can find! Finally, a wholesome, nutritious meal that merits two paws up from your breeder and feline! If you want your pet to live a longer, healthier life feed your pet Life's Abundance.
*Instinctive Choice Premium Canned Food for Cats - Instinctive Choice is formulated to provide your cat with a meal that is similar in nutrition and moisture to how a feline would feed in the wild. Instinctive Choice was created to be fed with Life's Abundance Dry Cat Food.
Homeless cats seen throughout communities and in the various rescue/shelter situations are not the offspring of planned breeding programs such as ours. All our cats are placed with a sales contract which specifies they are to be returned directly to us first should things not work out. In an attempt to help control the pet over population, all our cats are altered before placement. Too many times homeless cats are the result of careless owners who allow their unaltered cats to roam freely and reproduce indiscriminately.
Breeding animals is not for the novice or person wanting their cat to have one litter or children to experience the miracle of birth. It is best left to professionals with breeding programs and registered stock who have the time to dedicate fully to the betterment of the breed, through selective breeding. A responsible, registered breeder takes great pride in their accomplishments with their cats. Don't be surprised if we will not allow our cats to ever be outside cats or declawed. This practice is very common for registered breeders, we're more aware of the dangers and effect roaming outside and declawing can have on cats. Owners are often unaware of the dangers when cats are left to roam unattended outside or what actually happens when a cat is declawed. Our interest is preserving the Manx breed for future generations to enjoy. We don't cherish the image of any kittens we've produce spending a day in a shelter, outside or being maimed or disfigured because their natural instinct to scratch and "scent mark" is misunderstood. Therefore, our rare treasures are *indoor only*, *no declawing* for life. No exceptions to this rule will be tolerated.
Have You Heard?
We're always eager to share our love of the Manx breed with others and help promote showing of registered cats especially Manx at shows. If you�re someone who is seriously interested in learning about and showing Manx cats in CFA, contact us to learn more.
~ "Winners make things happen, losers let things happen." ~
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