Everything you need to know before you start raising cats

For the sake of the animals, the provisions of the law related to the breeding and sale of cats were tightened. Many rules must be respected to become a breeder.

It is an embodiment of thinking that a cat or cat “needs” to have children to be happy. Animals do not have the same awareness of motherhood or paternity as humans, so they are not No need to reproduce them for their happiness. If you are a purebred cat owner, registered in to praise (The Official Book of Cat Origins), you may want to give offspring to your cat. But beware: We do not improvise the educatorEspecially with certain breeds you may have difficulty breeding.

The pros and cons of raising cats

Raising your cat is of course a great adventure and watching cats grow and develop will bring you great pleasure. However, you should not overlook the flaws. Once you pay the fee, you probably just Very little profit from cat sales. Should looking for a malefair Test your cat for FIV, leukemia, and a cold before matingAdvertise and interview potential breeders. You will have to follow the breeding stages from mating to weaning the kittens. Next, you will have to take steps with LOOF to record the trash. You will then need to advertise to find and receive young buyers. Therefore it is a very demanding activity and does not quite correspond to a busy professional life.

Some information about the breeding of a purebred cat:

  • You must have a pussy at least a year ;
  • All she has to do isOne litter per year max ;
  • The Loaded bumpthe price is based on the parent’s quote if it is a purebred cat;
  • toMating lasts two or three days. So the cat stays with the male owner during this period.
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What is the profitability of raising cats?

When you first think of cloning your animal, it seems pretty simple. If it’s an alley cat, it’s actually quite simple. But this is not recommended. Indeed, alley cats are already abundant in France and some areas suffer from overpopulation and the suffering of the accompanying animals (migrations, diseases, accidents, etc.) To young groups who are looking for a master.

If your animal is an exquisite purebred cat and registered with the LOOF, the circumstances are different. But it isn’t necessarily perfect. If the average maintenance budget needed to produce and raise four large kittens, it does not include the purchase price of the breeders, nor the costs of routine maintenance of the premises and fixed costs (internet, telephone, cleaning products, etc.) Breeding some cat breeds is more complicated than others And it systematically requires a cesarean section, x-rays, genetic testing…not to mention that a cat can cost 1300 EUR Approximately for the breeder, who will not be able to sell it for more than 1,500 euros (depending on the breed, this figure can be adjusted up or down). So the margin does not existor even can become negative in the event of a health problem, which unfortunately can always happen (the cost of a caesarean section is about 300 euros).

Procedures before starting to raise cats

Even if the activity of cat breeding is carried out in the family setting, it has been largely supervised since 2016 (Law of January 6, 1999, amended by the Decree of October 7, 2015 relating to the trade and protection of pets and Executive Decree of June 7, 2016.) Only registered breeders are allowed to sell cats. Persons who sell one litter annually and per tax household of purebred cats, who are registered in the genealogy and have a litter number, are exempt from the registration obligation (but this is not the case for owners of non-pedigree cats or who are not registered with the LOOF). An individual who sells their own cat litter is considered a breeder.This is not the case if it is a gift. Register with a Business Process Center (CFE) This should be done from the first kitten sold, this leads to the Siren / Siret number being assigned.

A person who sells more than one cat litter per year should also Announcing this activity to the District Directorate Responsible for Population Protection (DDPP) At least 30 days before the start of the activity. A breeder who sells only one litter per year and each tax family is subject only to the obligation to register with the Chamber of Agriculture.

Training to become an educator

to practice breeding cats (sell more than one litter per year), Training in the needs and maintenance of animals in an institution licensed by the Ministry of Agriculture Mandatory. At the end of the training, a certificate is issued by the Regional Director for Food, Agriculture and Forestry (Draf).

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To be sold or given away, it must be a kitten greater than 8 weeks. An advertisement for cats to be sold, including on the website, should specify the following:

  • cat age
  • kitten identification number (or mother’s number);
  • whether the cat is registered in the genealogy book or not;
  • the number of kittens in the litter;
  • The siren number of the breeder or seller (or the litter number, if the cat is registered in the genealogy book and its owner is exempt from registration).

In the case of a free transfer of a cat, the advertisement must additionally indicate the phrase “free”. little reference “Sweat” followed by the name of Breed Reserved for Registered Cats On the flock book and litter count. Otherwise, the phrase “not belonging to a race” must be clearly indicated.

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Cats must be identified (at the breeder’s expense) prior to transfer (whether gift or sale) by vet. The breeder must give the new owner:

  • cat identification card;
  • Transfer Certificate
  • a document on the characteristics and needs of the cat;
  • A veterinary certificate certifying the health status of the cat contains the following information: the identity and address of the carrier; cat identification document; European pet passport number; If necessary, a veterinary sterilization certificate; carried out vaccinations; For purebred cats, a copy of the birth announcement has been entered in the genealogy book.

The breeder must also send to i-CAD, within 8 days, The document certifying the change of ownership of the cat Transfer certificate, gift acknowledgment or invoice.

So we don’t improvise as a breeder. It is a project that requires weighing the pros and cons, studying the necessary arrangements in the house, even for the occasional litter, budgeting and studying the market. But what an adventure!

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