All breeders listed are members of the Rex and Burmese Cat Fanciers of South Australia and registered with a recognised governing body.
However, the club can not make any guarantees about these breeders' kittens.
Everyone looking at purchasing a kitten from ANY breeder (also any breed) should take care when selecting a kitten.
Please read the "Guidelines on what to look for in a kitten" at the end of this page.
Most Breeders are prepared to ship internationally. If you are outside of South Australia and don't mind shipping, just contact the specific Breeder.
Most breeders participate in early de sexing, generally at the age of 12 weeks. If you have concerns about the procedure, please read the report of the Winn Feline Foundation.
Guidelines on what to look for in a kitten
- Don't buy a kitten on impulse, no matter how cute it is.
- Don't buy a kitten from a show or pet shop. It is much better to visit the breeder at home, so you can see where the kitten has grown up. You will be able to see one or both parents, so as to have a better idea what the kitten will look like when it's grown up.
- The breeder should be willing to take his/her time to talk to you about the breed and how to care for it. Don't feel bad to ask lots of questions!
- The living area of the kitten should be clean (this doesn't mean each litter tray has to be spotless) & not overcrowded with too many cats.
- Kittens should be in good condition: not skinny; no rashes; they should not have runny noses or eyes (not to be confused with 'sleep') or be sneezing regularly.
- Check the kitten's temperament: they should be happy to be handled, not be timid or hissing; be alert and inquisitive. Kittens should be raised with a lot of human contact, not in a secluded area where they don't get much attention. Handling by people from an early age is vital in their socialization.
- Kittens are generally allowed to go to their new homes at 10-12 weeks of age. They should have had at least one vaccination (make sure to visit your vet to finish the vaccination course) and be wormed. Kittens may already be desexed when leaving the breeder. If not, remember to do this at the age of 4-6 months!
- If you are interested in showing, remember that a breeder cannot guarantee how a cat will do on the show bench.
Contact the breeder if you suspect any problems, even later on in the cat's life. Most breeders love to hear how their kittens are doing and they should be more than happy to discuss any health or behavioral problems. Remember, they are a great source of experience and knowledge, but they can't help you if they don't know what is going on!
Good luck finding the right kitten! It will be a great addition to your family!