When looking for Norwegian Forest Cat Breeders you may have to look in a lot of places. These cats are somewhat rare and not everyone has the knowledge or the ability to breed such a fine animal. But with the power of the internet you can cut your search time in half. Today we are going to go over some tips that will help you in your search for your new pet.
Even though there are not a lot of breeders out there that specialize in these cats, you never know when one might be in your home town. So start by looking in your local newspaper, this can be a great source for breeder information. Many of these private breeders will post ads locally first before putting them on the internet. Also ask around your friends or family members, they might know someone that breeds these animals. By getting a cat locally you will save on transport fees and you will also be able to physically see where your animal is coming from.
Now it’s time to hit the internet and see what’s out there. Again, try to start by looking for cats close to your location. Search by zip code, city or state. This will give you the closest location so that you will have the chance to actually visit the facility where the cats are being raised. But if you can’t find one close enough, make sure the breeder you choose has a lot of references. This will help protect your investment and insure that you are getting a healthy animal.
There are a lot of scams out there today and when someone asks for cash up front, it’s a real warning sign. When dealing with someone from a distance make sure to use your credit card. This will allow you some protection from fraud and you may be able to stop payment or reverse charges if the deal proves to be a fake. But under no circumstances should you ever mail cash to anyone. Also, get the purchase price in writing before going through with the deal. Have them fax over an agreement and make sure both parties sign it. This will protect you if you have to take them to court if something goes wrong.
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