These babies are cute as they can be. They are 2 weeks old in these pictures. They will need to be 12 weeks to leave.
This is the system we use at Buffalo Creek Farms. It eliminates cat litter completely. We order our pads and pellets on Amazon in bulk as a grocery item. On Amazon the pellets and pads in bulk is about a 6 month supply. The boxes are about 20x12x6 so not huge to store. Best it is free shipping and UPS just delivers it when you need it. All kittens start on this system because very young kittens like to put everything in their mouths and eating regular cat litter is not good. The kitten are introduced to regular cat litter between 6 to 8 weeks. That way when they go home if that is what you choose they will know have regular cat litter is. We do not recommend starting any kitten with crystals corn etc.. simply because they will not know what to do with it and may mistake it for a sand box to play in. We never recommend the crystals as they are toxic. The kittens always have access to the breeze system some prefer it because it is cleaner. The kittens do not end up with litter stuck on their feet. We prefer it because a few pellets are easy to sweep up. Cat litter gets every where is is very hard to get up. Regular cat litter is also heavy to lug in and out of the cattery. We find the over all cost equivalent to a good kitty litter.
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Come and see our new toy review. I think you will find this toy affordable, but you may not want to clean up after it.
This spring toy can be purchased at amazon. For more information on the star of this show. Visit her on our Persian kittens for sale page.
At Buffalo Creek Farms, we believe that all animals should eat a diet that is as close
to natural as is possible. For purposes of this discussion, “natural” is defined as food
that has not been processed or cooked. It is my opinion that many health problems with
kittens and adult cats would be eliminated if they were fed sensibly, in a manner that
matches their basic genetic and physiological makeup. It is my intention in this article
to give you a solid foundation for feeding your kitten by providing all the resources you
need to help your kitten live a longer, healthier and happier life.
This may sound familiar because the same applies to foods that we (people) eat, but
some basic rules to follow and questions to ask would be: (1) Would your grandmother
recognize it as food?; (2) Can you pronounce each of the ingredients?; and (3) If you
left the food on a shelf, could you go back and still eat it ten years later? If the answer to
any of these questions is “yes,” you might want to ask yourself why are you eating it or
feeding it to your kitten.
Your kitty is a carnivore. Cats are the only true carnivore on earth. Being a carnivore
means their nutritional needs are met eating meat. The most perfectly balanced food for
your cat is a mouse. Mice, rabbits, birds, fish, and bugs are also natural foods for cats. I
do not consider beef, pork or other red meats to be appropriate for your cat because they
would not be part of a natural diet.
In addition, I prefer a raw diet for cats. If you cook the meat in your cat’s food, you are
destroying every essential amino acid that benefits your cat. I have done a vast amount of
research on this topic. That research led me to how I feed my own kittens, which is what
I’m sharing in this article.
The most well-known study was done by Dr. Francis M. Pottenger, Jr. Following are
some of the mains results of the study. A link to the full study is at the bottom of this
article if you’re interested in reading more.
“The controlled feeding experiment took place over ten years, between 1932 and 1942,
and over 900 cats were eventually included. The optimum diet consisted of 1/3 raw milk,
cod liver oil, and 2/3 raw meat, with one group receiving cooked food instead of raw.
The findings were astounding. Within a few generations, the cats receiving cooked food
facial deformities: narrowed faces, crowded jaws, frail bones and weakened
an excess of parasites
all manners of disease
female cats became more aggressive while males became docile
difficulty with pregnancy and after three generations, pregnancy failed
kittens born of these pregnancies often did not survive to adulthood
kittens showed skeletal deformities and organ malfunctions”
One thing I would like to point out is they used raw milk in this study. All cats are lactose
intolerant. When milk is pasteurized, it destroys the enzymes a cat needs for digestion.
Never give a cat any dairy. Cats on a raw meat diet have a more acidic system that helps
prevent parasites and urinary issues. Also, a cat’s digestive process is much faster than
that of a human, so it does not give bacteria time to flourish the way it would in a human.
The most common cause of death in cats is kidney disease. I think part of the reason
for this is the way we often feed cats a dry food diet. Cats can become dehydrated very
easily because they are not big drinkers. In a natural environment, cats would get most
of their moisture from the blood of their prey. The other issue is that most commercial
cat foods list corn as one of the first three ingredients. Feeding a carnivore a diet high
in carbohydrates is a bad idea. Common health issues linked to commercial diets are
diabetes, heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, fatty liver disease, hair balls and
asthma. Below you will find a link to an article by Lisa A Pierson, DVM. Dr. Pierson’s
article goes into these health issues in much greater detail. She is a strong proponent of
wet food. Here are some of the reasons cited in her article:
“Of course, in order to be on board with the ‘preventative nutrition’ argument, a
person has to understand the following facts:
1) Carbohydrates wreak havoc on many cats’ blood sugar/insulin balance.
2) All urinary tract systems are much healthier with an appropriate amount of water
flowing through them.
3) Cats inherently have a low thirst drive and need to consume water *with* their
food. (A cat’s normal prey is ~70 – 75% water.)
4) Cats are strict carnivores, which mean they are designed to get their protein from
meat – not plants.”
When we feed a cat commercial food, we give them health problems very similar to
common health problems experienced by humans. Put quite simply, this is because we
are feeding them like humans, not the carnivorous animals that they are.
Finally, I would like to give you a recipe for food for your kitty. I do grind the bones and
all in my food. You can add a calcium supplement to start. It is my belief that calcium
from a natural source, such as bone, is processed better by your cat’s system than in
supplement form. I use brown rice because it is a good way to add extra water back into
the diet since we are not feeding them whole mice. I also use sweet potato or pumpkin
because my kittens are Persian and they need that fiber to move the hair out of the system
and prevent hairballs. Another ingredient you can add if you find it is heart meat. As
is any organ that is high in electrical activity, heart meat is high in Turine. Turine is an
essential element for your cat’s health.
Use ground turkey meat and add a calcium supplement, such as kitty bloom, or any one
available. I highly recommend grinding it together so the kitten cannot pick out any
ingredients they do not like. You can put the ingredients in a food processor or blender.
Feel free to double the recipe if you need more. Whole pieces of chicken are excellent if
you have a grinder for the bones. Make sure you use a fine grinding disc so there are no
big pieces of bone.
Cook the rice with sweet potato and egg. Then add all the following ingredients to the
food processor and mix. Put daily portions into sandwich bags. Defrost by putting in a
cup with hot water. Never cook the meat!
2 lbs ground turkey
1/2 lb chicken livers
1/2 cup dry brown rice (cook according to directions)
1 small sweet potato
1/4 can pumpkin
kitty bloom calcium supplement
kitty bloom vitamins
Here is a link to the site for kitty bloom supplements
Buffalo Creek Farms
Here are Gwenavere and Ricky’s new baby’s
Welcome to our cattery. We strive to give our Kings, Queens and kittens the very best of everything. Every kitten that comes from Buffalo Creek Farms is raised here in our cattery. It is important to have plenty of interesting things to do. The girls watch their very own tv with satellite. Birds are in each area of the cattery to provide hours of entertainment. My personal goal is to try every new toy out there. There are water fountains are in all areas of the cattery. It is very important to encourage Persians to drink lots of water. In the cattery we use the breeze litter box system. The breeze litter system eliminates the worry about the cats getting litter stuck on their feet, and is much cleaner. The kittens have both kitty litter and breeze. All kittens start out with breeze to prevent them from eating the kitty litter. Once they are past the toddler stage where they taste everything. They are introduced to regular cat litter. All areas of the cattery have plenty of perches, kitten caves and scratching post. One day I would like to have out door area’s for the kings and queens. The requirements for safe out door fun are pretty high so we are still in the design phase.Out door porches have to made to protect from everything from mosquitoes to wild dogs. I hope those of you that can not visit us will enjoy these pictures. We welcome visitors anytime if you want to see for yourself. Look for our upcoming blog on the kittens section of Buffalo Creek Farms. You can see our kittens for sale on our website: http://www.buffalocreekfarms.net/persiancatsforsale.php
This toy is one of the favorites at Buffalo Creek Farms. Our Persians go nuts for it. You can’t see the tail very well that moves under the cover in these pictures. The tail goes back and forth and around in the circle under the cover. The toy can go slow, fast or intermittent. I would suggest starting the toy at the slow seed until the kittens catch on. Then speed it up so it is not easy to catch. The tail does come off and they do not give it back with out fussing, so keep the toy up when you are not using it. I found the least expensive place to buy this toy is on amazon. Just get extra batteries because they will wear this out.