What is a Pixie-Bob?
A Pixie-Bob is a domestic cat bred to resemble a bobcat, much like the Abyssinian is bred to resemble a little cougar. They have a very dog like personality and are considered medium to large size cat. They love to play fetch, take walks on a leash, play in water and follow you from room to room. They are brown spotted tabbies with short to medium coats. Their tails range from none (a rumpy) to a full tail.
How much are Pixie-Bobs?
Pet quality kittens typically range from $600.00 to $1500.00 depending on how closely the kitten’s conformation matches the breed standard. The average price for a pet kitten is around $1000. Show quality kittens sold as pets start at $1500.00. These kittens can be shown in the alter class in TICA and come with written guarantees to attain certain titles. Prices include the cost of altering which will be done before they go to their new homes. Kittens can be reserved for you with a non-refundable holding fee and a signed contract. If you let us know you want a particular kitten, I will email you a contract. Unfortunately, we are not able to “hold” kittens because it jeopardizes their chances at the perfect home if someone changes their mind. Contracts will be sent out on individual kittens and the kitten will be sold to the first person to return the contract and deposit.
Why are other breeders selling kittens for $200-300?
As with anything, you get what you pay for. We ask you to visit their cats and visit our cats. The difference will be obvious in many ways – veterinary care, quality food, socialization, conditions and appearance. Often, the chances of finding those people again when you have a problem are slim. We are available for the life of the kitten to help with any problems that arise and to share in the joys of the new family member. We keep in contact with all of our kitten families.
How much is shipping?
Transportation charges are approximately $350 for up to two kittens per purchase. This includes the flight, exam and health certificate required to fly and the carrier. Kittens are typically ready to go to their new homes between 12-14 weeks of age.
What do Pixie-Bobs eat?
We feed super premium foods such as Eagle Pack, IAMS Hairball, and Wellness canned foods. This mixture makes it easy for the new homes to pick one food to transition the kitten onto.
Do you feed raw meat?
No, we do not feel that it is an adequate or safe diet for cats.
What vaccines do Pixie-Bobs get?
We vaccinate all of our cats and kittens with Pure-Vax RCP and rabies per state law. The best advice is to follow the recommendations of the AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners).
I have been told by some breeders that Pixie-Bobs cannot get feline leukemia, is that true? Or that the leukemia vaccine will kill a pixie-bob?
Any domestic cat and all wild cats can get feline leukemia. Follow your veterinarians advise for vaccines. We will be happy to provide additional information on this upon request. There have been no published reports of a vaccine giving leukemia to a cat.
How do I know I am dealing with a reputable breeder?
Beware of breeders who do not allow you to come to their home or require you to meet them in a parking lot or at a friend or family member’s house. Always ask if you can visit to see the parents and all of the cats. They should all be healthy and loving. It doesn’t matter what title the person holds or what they say, use your own eyes and judgment to decide if this is really what you want.
Other breeders tell me their cats will be 25 pounds, how big do yours get?
Our cats average 12-17 for males with females being in the 9-15 pound range. Beware of breeders who guarantee a 20+ pound cat. Ask for the guarantee in writing. Ask for a refund if the cat does not reach 20+ pounds by the time its three years old. Some breeders will promise you anything to make a sale knowing you will not return a pet you’re attached to. Also ask for vet proof of size of the stud male and queen. A 20 pound cat is not necessarily a healthy cat. In my work at veterinary hospital the 20+ pound cats that I see are very unhealthy, and they often have severe health complications such as diabetes, fatty liver disease and heart conditions.
What can I look for to find a reputable breeder?
The most important thing is to go see the cattery and see all of the cats. Be sure that they are all healthy and loving. You should be able to handle every cat. Ask to see a current TICA Outstanding Cattery Certificate; the date will be on it along with the veterinarian’s name that performed the inspection. Ask to see the certificates for titles on their cats, while you may not care about getting a show cat, this does tell you if the breeder is heading in the right direction or simply breeding for financial gain. Also, ask to speak to their Veterinarian for a reference.
What is the life span of a Pixie-Bob?
Under optimal conditions a pixie-bob will live just as long as any other breed of cat. Cats kept indoors, fed premium food and have regular health check ups live long and healthy lives.