Frequently Asked Questions
Here you can find useful, important, or just interesting information and facts about our Cattery and British Shorthair
Welcome to Happy BRI. We are a family-home-based cattery in Indian Harbour Beach FL USA. Our cattery is registered with The International Cat Association (TICA). We work with the best European champion bloodlines and breed plush British Shorthair Kittens in rare Black Silver Shaded, Black Golden Shaded, Blue Golden Shaded, and Chinchilla colors. Our kittens are well-socialized, healthy, and affectionate. Never caged, they are raised underfoot and on the lap and a true part of our Family. Our focus is on health, personality, and finding the lovely right home for our babies. We’ve learned a lot about breeding since our first kittens were born in 2010, and have become one of the top breeders in the USA. To find out more or to reserve one of our wonderful kittens, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions.
When you decide you are ready for the new addition, just call us, text, or email us. We will appreciate information about your household and what kitten you are looking for. You are very welcome to our home to meet everyone if you have a chance. Otherwise, you can choose the kitten by photos, and videos or we can facetime anytime convenient for you. After you choose your kitten, we will email you the contract that you need to fill out, sign, and send us back together with the deposit for the kitten. The deposit can be sent through Zelle, Venmo, or cash / personal check if you come personally. After that, the kitten is reserved. The deposit is 100% NON-REFUNDABLE. We would guide and help you through the process. We will email Kitten Care File, Amazon Shopping List with all the useful information about diet, toys, litter boxes, etc. We will also send updates about how your kitten is developing with pictures and videos. Call us at 321-682-8122 (Anna), and it will be our pleasure to talk with you and answer all your questions. If we do not have available kittens you are more than welcome to be on our waiting list, call or email us and let us know what kitten you are looking for.
When Kitten is ready to go home and what our kittens come with
Our kittens are ready for a new home when they are at least 11-12 weeks old. Our kittens are vaccinated and checked by the vet at 7 weeks, 9 weeks and 11 weeks old. Also, we would like to mention that if you need to wait for that very special date (Birthday, Valentine's Day, Christmas, Anniversary) we don't mind holding the kitten till then but please let us know about it in advance. All our kittens come - under contract with health and genetic guarantees, - fully vaccinated with FVRCP ( 3 times) - fully dewormed with Pyrantel (3 times) -blood tested for FeLV/FIV/HW -Fecal test for internal parasites - treated with Advantage Multi for external parasites - Vet checked 3 times -with Certified Health Certificate -Complete Health Record -TICA registration -and of course lifetime support and advice from us :)
Pick up or Delivery
Of course, we love when you can come to meet the kitten, see our cattery and then come back to pick him/her up. But we do understand that sometimes it's just impossible due to personal reasons or distance. That's why we work with every person individually. Just let us know what is more convenient for you and how would you like to do it. We do not ship our kittens' Cargo, so we can either do Personal Delivery to your nearest big airport ( The price for personal delivery depends on the destination) or you can fly into Orlando International Airport, and I meet you there with the kitten and all the paperwork, or you are very welcome to our home. We live approximately 1 hour from MCO - Orlando International Airport
Colors We Breed
The British Shorthair coat, which is short and dense, comes in all colors of the rainbow: Black, Blue, Lilac, Cream, Chocolate, Red, Colorpoint, Tabby, Bicolour... the list is endless :) We breed British Shorthair kittens in Black Silver Shaded Colors with Green and Blue eyes, Blue Golden Shaded, Black Golden Shaded with Green and Blue eyes, and Chinchilla colors. BRI ns 11 - Black Silver Shaded BRI ns 11 33 - Black Silver Shaded Point BRI ny 11 - Black Golden Shaded BRI ny 11 33 - Black Golden Shaded Point BRI ay 11 - Blue Golden Shaded
All the kittens are born with blue eyes. At about 5-6 weeks of age, they start to change their eye color according to their coat color. The point kittens will have a blue eye color and it will not change. The color of the eyes stabilizes from 12 weeks to 12 months. You can try to predict the kitten's eye color by looking at his parents. So if you will take a look at the cats in our cattery and their ancestors, they have deep green, aqua, and blue eyes.
All our kittens, cats, and British Shorthairs in general are healthy without any health problems, and it's important to keep it this way. We as a breeder can only give you a piece of advice and suggestion on how to feed your new family member. A well-balanced diet is very important. Kittens should be fed 3-4 times a day with canned food and adult cats should be fed 2 times a day with canned food. Dry food is available all the time and it is not considered a meal. Water should be available to kittens/cats all the time. When choosing canned and dry food, please give a preference to the professional class "premium" or "super-premium", for example, Orijen, Acana, Weruwa, Farmina, and Fromm. We also give boiled beef, and chicken. As well as cooked salmon and shrimp but no more than 2 times a week. All we want to say is that if you are eating chicken vegetable soup with some croutons and your furry friend wants it, please give him to try. He might like it :)
If You Have Other Animals in Your Home
British Shorthairs are calm, good-tempered, easygoing cats, and they are excellent, well-balanced companions. They are lively, playful, and very affectionate, but not to the point of being bothersome. They adapt to any size household and are particularly good with children and other pets. Truly a perfect family cat. However, you should take into consideration that some other breeds are more aggressive. So it might be very difficult for a kitten to adjust to the new place. We just want our babies to be happy and relaxed in their new homes. So please let us know if you have other animals in your house and we will help you to make the transition as easy as possible with the small tricks.
Is There Such a Thing is Hypoallergenic Cat?
No! There are no hypoallergenic cat breeds. Before we discuss what is causing the allergies we have some interesting facts for you. 1) The prefix "hypo" means "less than" and thus the word hypoallergenic tells the kitten/cat buyer that the breeder believes the cat to produce fewer allergens than other cats. How is this measured or regulated - well it isn't. There are no legal regulations defining allergens (let alone allergens in cats), nor are there any guidelines. So the word "hypoallergenic" has very little meaning. 2) Around 2-15% of the world's population is allergic to cats and 1/3 of these have a cat in their home. 3) Up to 40% of Asthma sufferers are sensitive to cats. 4) A large proportion of cats surrendered to shelters are from allergic pet owners. 5) A study of 321 patients with allergies showed that dark-colored cats were 4 times more likely to cause more sneezing, wheezing, and overall allergy-symptom than light-colored cats. 6)The allergen has been found in almost 1/3 of non-cat owners' homes and on the clothing of co-workers who don't own any cats, and in doctor's surgeries and schools. What causes the Allergies? The primary cause of allergic reactions is caused by allergens found in the cat sebaceous glands in the cat's skin, such as the allergenic glycoprotein called Fel D1(short for "Felis domesticus"), which is also secreted via saliva in lesser quantities. When cats lick themselves, they spread this protein, which is rather sticky, and glues itself onto dust particles, the home, your clothing, and their fur; whether it's long, short, straight, curly, or absent fur. As all cats have sebaceous glands, all cat breeds can potentially cause allergies. Allergic allergens are also found in the feces, serum, urine, mucous, dander, and hair roots of the cat. Cat allergen is about 10 times smaller than pollen or dust particles it is so small that it easily penetrates the bronchial membranes. Also remember before you blame the cat for your itchy and watery eyes, constant sneezing, or runny nose, go and get allergy tested, as the cat may not be to blame after all. Why we are telling you this? it is very simple because we don't want the poor little kitten to be re-homed if you find out you are allergic to him or her. Don't let your new family member become another statistic at a shelter. In case you or your family cannot keep the kitten at your house for whatever reasons, please do not put him/her in the shelter ... We will take our baby back :)