Some stories tell us that the earliest known reference of Siberians are from 1000AD. But when did they gain recognition as a breed? In September of 1989 a group of breeders from Leningrad and Moscow applied for the registration of the Siberian Cat to the SFF. The breed then became registered on August 6th, 1990 (Certificate №1). At the same time the colourpoint Siberian was also registered as a "unique color variety" of the Siberian with a second name "Neva Masquerade" (Certificate №2). In the United States, the Siberian was not accepted for registration by TICA until the 1990's and the CFA until 2000. Siberians are still a fairly rare breed to find, though they are rapidly gaining popularity.
TICA describes the Siberian breed as a "strong, powerfully built cat with strong hindquarters helping them jump exceptionally high. They are a slow-maturing breeding reaching full magnificence at about 5 years of age". If you love the Norwegian Forest cat or the Maine Coon cat, you will love the Siberian. Siberian cats have dog-like, extroverted personalities and beautiful bushy fur. But we feel the Siberian cat is superior. Superior how? This Siberian is safe for most individuals with cat allergies or highly sensitive individuals: it is considered a mostly-hypoallergenic breed. That's right. If you've been allergic to cats in the past, and thought you could never have a cat, your life may have just been changed forever.
The main cause of cat allergies in people is FelD-1. FelD-1 is a protein with unknown function and is produced by the skin and by salivary and lacrimal glands of all cats. It is transferred to the cat's fur by licking and grooming. Then dried saliva and dandruff are spread from the cat hair as small airborne particles into the surrounding environment. Siberians, however, produce less of this protein than other cat breeds. And this low level of FelD-1 makes them low-allergen. Many of the individuals that adopt from us are allergic to cats.
FelD-1 levels do vary with each individual cat. Does sex determine FelD-1 levels? Some say that female Siberians tend to be more low-allergen than male Siberians. However, in our experience, we have not found that sex is related to FelD-1 levels. What about color? Some research does indicate that tabbies have the lowest levels of FelD-1 and that cats with white fur or very silvery fur have the highest. There is not enough stable and consistent data to confirm this, however. What is important to understand about FelD-1 is this: every single cat has a different FelD-1 level. In a litter of five, some kittens may be classified as very low and some as average. And what this translates to is that just because you ARE allergic to a particular Siberian, does NOT mean you are allergic to all of them. Typically people with mild cat allergies can comfortably be placed with most all Siberians ("Standard Siberians"*). However, the worse the cat allergy, the more important to get a cat that has been FelD-1 tested to be “low” or “very low”. Tested Siberians cost more. That said, it is helpful to know that IF you do react to some Siberians, you can still always be placed with a Siberian you won’t react to. It just means you’ll need to get one that is tested and shows low levels.
Our beautiful, friendly, very curious, even-tempered Siberians are affectionate and intelligent. Our Kings and Queens come from researched and registered Siberian breeders in Russia and Prague.
We raise our Siberians with love, by hand, in a clean environment. Siberians are GREAT with other pets such as dogs and cats and rabbits and turtles. They're sweet and gentle with children and even babies. They are very easy to groom (despite their longer coat) and frequently lick and clean themselves. They are also a very low-shedding breed (despite their longer coat). Full grown they typically average 11-17lbs.
Moubani Cats is a TICA and CFA certified breeder and operates under the CFA Breeder Code of Ethics. Moubani Cats also meets and exceeds the CFA Cattery Standard Requirements. Our cats and kittens are raised in our house and in their specially-built cattery. We handle them and love them everyday.
ALL OF OUR KITTENS ARE SOLD AS PET-ONLY. BREEDING IS NOT AN AVAILABLE OPTION WITH KITTENS FROM MOUBANI CATS.
We let our kitties go to their forever-home around 10 weeks of age. Our kittens are dewormed at 3 weeks, 5 weeks, and 8 weeks of age. Between 8-10 weeks of age, they will receive one dose of Nobivac Feline 1-HCPCh+FeLV.
All of our litters are registered with TICA. Your kitten have a 8-month Genetic Health Guarantee specific to the Siberian breed. And you will receive the registration to your kitten once spayed/neutered.
The cost of each beautiful kitten is $1650. A $500 non refundable deposit is required to "hold" and $1100 is due at pick up. ***Your kitten is NOT reserved until we receive the deposit*** No exceptions. Also: prices are subject to increase; however, once you place a deposit, you will be locked into the listed price at the time of placing your deposit. WE DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS ON DEPOSITS OR KITTEN PURCHASES.
We do not allow breeding rights on any of our kittens. Spay/neuter is required.
When you submit a deposit with a Queen for a waitlisted litter, you will choose your actual kitten (once the litter is born) based on your place on the waitlist. For example, if you are third on the waitlist/you were third to place a deposit for that particular litter, then once the litter is born, you will be third to choose your actual kitten. We do not guarantee color or sex. If color and sex is important to you, you'll want to place a deposit very early! As our kittens sell fast.
Our babies are adopted quickly, so reach to reserve your fur-ever friend or if you have any questions.
We limit visitors to serious buyers only because it is stressful for our cats to be constantly "viewed"; it is also not in the health interest of our cats to constantly be exposed to new germs (especially from younger children) - especially when we have small kittens. However, if do want to visit, simply contact us to schedule your visit.
Cattery visits & Open Houses not available at this time.
Most people that buy from us are either allergic to cats or have a family member that is allergic to cats. As of present, we have not experienced a buyer of our kittens to have an allergic reaction to our cats; however, each cat has a different level of FelD1. If you are moderately to severely allergic to cats, you will likely want to have the FelD1 level of your specific kitten tested. On the other hand, if you have a low or average cat allergy (stuffy nose, moderately red/itchy eyes, some sneezing), a Standard Siberian* will probably be fine for you & specific-kitten-testing is probably not necessary. Either way, the option to test is available to you (in addition to coming to visit) - for a fee. As well, if you are in need of a Siberian that is tested to be low to very low in FelD1, we can also offer you this option. Our Siberians that are specifically tested to be low to very low in FelD1 cost $4000 per kitten and require a $1000 non-refundable deposit. Email us to discuss this option. *Our Standard Siberians are $1550 and require a $500 non-refundable deposit. Simply ask if you have questions about this.
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