Singville Cattery of Singapuras 


Q: How long do Singapura cats live?

The lifespan of Singapura cats is between 9-15 years, however longer lives than the average were recorded as well.

Q: How many kittens do Singapura cats have on average?

Generally they have a litter of 2-3 kittens 

Q: Are Singapura cats trainable?

Certainly. The only problem is they seem to be better trainers of us than we are of them. You have to stay one step ahead of these cats: and they are very good.

Q: What is the favorite thing Singapura cats like to do?

These beguiling creatures with large eyes and ears do not miss much going on around them and want to be part of everything you do but cooking and riding on your shoulder is a particular favorite, pens when you are trying to write and keyboards make great toys too…Of course they are very playful cats even when they are an adults, its like having a kitten all the time and will be happy with the regular cat toy arsenal.

Q: Should I have only one kitten?

Are you likely will be leaving your kitten alone for more than three or three hours a day? In this case it could be sensible and kinder to buy two for a company, unless you have already any household pets in your home like dogs or cats. They are very much human oriented and often bringing out the best in another family pet.

Q: Why my kitten is de-sexed in the early age?

The kittens recover form the operation far more quickly than older kittens and are generally ready to go to their new homes a week or so later. Pet kitten buyers are happy about the fact that paying little more money will save them time and hassles to bring their new babies to the vet for an additional visit. 

Q: What is PK Deficiency?

Erythrocyte Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PK Deficiency) is an inherited hemolytic anemia that occurs in Abyssinian, Somali, Bengal and some domestic shorthair cats. Unfortunately, in the recent years has been discovered that Singapura breed has also been affected by this genetic disorder. It is very important that all breeders will do required testing before producing any kittens offspring that might be affected by PK Deficiency. All cats in our cattery are tested negative for PK Deficiency.  

Q: What are the vaccinations for my Singapura kitten?

1. The first FVRCP vaccinations are administered when kittens are usually 8, 12 weeks old. The first of set of vaccination primes the kitten's matured immune system, while the final set provides immunity for a year. The FVRCP, called also "three way", vaccinations include the following vaccinations against:
     1.Feline Rhinotracheitis that is caused by a herpes virus, and can cause sneezing, fever, ocular discharge, and coughing. 
     2.Feline Calicivirus- this virus can cause respiratory signs, fever, drooling ulcers of the mouth and footpads, pneumonia, diarrhea, arthritis, and neurologic signs
     3.Feline Distemper or Feline Panleukopenia-very common and contagious viral disease that causes fever, weakness, vomiting and diarrhea. It is often fatal in kittens. The virus that causes feline distemper is not the same as canine distemper virus.

2. The rabies vaccination is recommended to administer to the kitten when he/or she is 12 months old and given NOT AT THE SAME TIME as any other vaccinations shots. Make sure there is at least 4 weeks break between each vaccination.

****PLEASE ASK VET FOR a PureVax or only NON -Adjuvanted vaccinations for your cats -read here why

Rabbies is a viral disease and is most often spread by wild raccoons, foxes and bats. There is no treatment for rabies in animals, and the only test involves removing the brain. Untreated rabies is also fatal in humans, who catch the disease from the bites and scratches of infected animals. Dogs and cats can carry and spread the virus for weeks to months while appearing normal.

Q: Should I bring my current household pets to the vet before adopting a Singapura Cat?

YES, if you have other felines in the house make sure they are all check against:

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) -is an incurable virus that destroys the immune system of a cat, leading to fatal infections and cancers. It is transmitted through saliva, urine and other body fluids. It is relatively common in our area. Initially cats appear healthy and normal, yet still are contagious to other cats.
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)- also known as Feline AIDS, this virus also wears down a cat's immune system, predisposing it to eventually fatal infections and cancers.