Welcome To Rislani Cats
Our names are Chris & Melanie. Both of us have had a wide variety of animals our entire lives. Melanie's very first Siamese, a blue point, was adopted by her mother before she was even born.
When Melanie met Chris, she was owned by a Seal Point Siamese by the name of Fabio. Fabio is the cat that made us decide to breed siamese.
We are a small cattery based in Gippsland Victoria and have been operating since August 2006.
We are proudly registered with The Australian National Cats Inc. (Member number: 10841) and attend as many ANCATS run shows as we possibly can.
To view upcoming ANCATS shows please select the below links:
ANCATs Show Calendar
Please be aware: If we have a cat due to give birth, or have family commitments, we will not be attending shows run on these dates If you are wishing to meet up with us at a show, please contact us via the Contact Us portion of this page, or via private message on our Facebook page to confirm whether or not we will be attending the show you will be at.
Our Siamese & Orientals breeding program
Originally, when we became registered breeders, we simply aimed to breed healthy well-adjusted kittens that would become the type of pet we experienced ourselves with Fabio.
However, as time drew on we made the decision to move into specialising in older style Siamese. As traditional, or applehead Siamese are quite uncommon, and we are using modern lines, our progression to older style siamese is still very much a work in progress. However, as time goes by we are getting more and more litters with more older styled babies in them.
At this time, we are breeding cats that are about halfway in-between the current modern siamese/oriental and old style.
Please note: We breed only solid colours in both Siamese & Orientals. We do not have any tabby (linx) or bi-colour litters.
Colours currently bred by us include:
We are often asked what the difference is between Chocolate, Cinnamon & Fawn is. So here is a picture which clearly shows the differences between these colours:
TOP Chocolate (Rislani Choc Truffle) MIDDLE Cinnamon (Dc Gd CH Rislani Bindi) BOTTOM Fawn (Rislani Cassiopeia)
It is also interesting to note with this image that Rislani Bindi is the mother of both Rislani Choc Truffle & Rislani Cassiopeia.
All of our breeding cats are DNA tested for PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) shortly after their arrival at Rislani.
At present we are using UC Davis Veterinary Medicine in the USA or Orivet to perform these DNA tests.
Introducing Our Lykoi, Loki...
When you come to Rislani to meet or collect your kitten, you may spot a very unusual cat running around. His name is Loki and he is our Lykoi bred by the wonderful Fiona from Managalakatz.
The Lykoi is an extremely new and rare breed of cat in Australia. We therefore wanted to take this opportunity to introduce this amazing breed to the public. To learn more about the Lykoi breed and our baby, Loki, please click here.
We love hearing how our babies are going settling in their new homes - here's some of the feedback we have received over the years:
My handsome boy Rusty came into my life Feb 2019 from Melanie, owner of Rislani Cats. I've had many siamese before but the ongoing support from Melanie has been amazing! Always there to help, and she will get back to me almost straight away. I keep in touch as Mel loves to know the ongoings with her babies. SHE knows every one of her babies and who came from where!! My Rusty is a chocolate oriental but Rislani breed many colours. Thank you for this beautiful boy and all the love and support you give
From the time I decided the time was right to have new "babies" in my life, you have given me wonderful advice and mentoring. From the day I arrived at your home to collect Koko, a Seal Point Siamese, you gave me support and advice, and I am so grateful for that. Then a few months later I added to my family, Kola, a beautiful Black Oriental. The cheekiest and most loving BIG boy. I can text you at any time and you always reply very quickly. Anything from diet to any other problems, you are a truly loving and caring breeder. So glad my "babies" came from such caring and loving person.
I just wanted to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH for Frodo! He has made my house more homely and brought so much joy and love to my life!
We adopted Lara from you, a blue pt siamese, we have since renamed her Dyna, as in Alice's cat from Alice In Wonderland. She settled in really well! It only took about three days and she was racing round like a crazy woman totally at ease in her new home.
Her and our Maltese bitz and pieces, Scrappy play together, they chase each other around the house, and play hide and seek, they are so entertaining. After a big play they both curl up together on their bed. Her favourite place to sleep though, is curled up in the cot with our 12 month old bubba, they are best of mates. I am shadowed, as I go about my work during the day, cat, dog and baby all in tow, helping.
Any ways just thought I'd let you know, we are absolutely in love with her!
Thanks for everything!
I adopted my two lads Azriel and Shadow three years ago from Mel and Chris. Right from the first phone call you could tell Mel not only know her breeding and all things feline but she was a true lovers of her meows and they weren't just a business (unlike many other breeders I have encountered).
Mel invited me to her house to visit prior to picking up my boys and on adoption day you could see a home full of very spoilt and much loved meows and meezers. Prior to adoption day Mel kept me updated with photos and emails of the boys progress and answered any questions I had.
Mel continues to provide tips and info to this day! My family and I are besotted with our lads and highly recommend Mel!
They have beautiful temperaments. They are litter trained. They are beautiful and love people.
Update: We have had Simon for 2 years now he is the most loving and caring cat He love our 3 year old twin granddaughters. He will curl up with me when I have a migraine. He loves honey on toast. Our 19 yr old has taught him to chase daddy long legs
Just a quick e-mail to keep you up to date on the black oriental boy that I purchased 2 weeks ago. Murphy, as he has been named, has settled in very well. He is a delightfully outgoing pussy cat who sleeps with us every night.
Our other two cats have just gotten used to him (took a while) so I’m sure he’s glad of the company. He is sitting on my lap as I type this e-mail and loves nothing better than than that spot. Thanks for raising such a well adjusted, confident little man.
UPDATE:Just to let you know that “Marvin” has settled in well with Murphy. Marvin was only hissed at by Murphy twice, before Murphy realised he had another buddy to play with and then it was full on!! Talk about the gruesome twosome!! They get into everything!! They are both loads of fun though and love to both sleep with us, stretched right out of course, hogging most of the bed. Marvin is quite fond of Paul and just follows him around and “attacks” his ankles when he gets home, just to make sure he gets attention.
My family has had a lot on some sad some hard work an added needs child needed a task someone to love as well as her other furry friends my other little girl loves to day 2 this little man from mel loved my little girl needed bellys rubs pop his paw into her hand and the purr flowed my hubby gained a furry soul mate and we're forever thankful for such a fantasic kitty we love so much
I am so deeply in love with Isis and Osiris (Ra just did not seem to suit such an affectionate boy). He is so adorable it is breathtaking and she took no time to climb and navigate every crevice. This morning she snuck into the wardrobe, climbed my clothes and was having a great time swinging off the hangers! They are both purring like crazy and slept in my armpit, on my back, on my head etc. I think they have decided to own me - phew!
Thanks for breeding such well natured kittens, they have all the beauty of their breed but it is the nature that you have instilled which make them incredible.
Thanks Mel for always being supportive and helping to settle Diablo into our family! We were super nervous bringing a pet into our home, but after speaking with Mel and meeting her beautiful cats we were soon excited to meet and bring home our Siamese Seal Point boy. We are now discussing getting him a friend and we will absolutely be coming back to Rislani Cats when we decide it’s time.