Links & FAQ

Links & FAQ – All Your FAQs answered and explore the links for the specialist services Rislani utilises to ensure the best care for their beloved furbabies.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No. We sell all our kittens desexed.

We do not endorse or encourage non-registered breeders to breed with their cats. We also do not want our kittens to wind up in a backyard breeding program. We, therefore, desex ALL kittens before they leave the Rislani Cats cattery.

To be eligible to purchase an entire kitten from Rislani Cats, you must be able to prove to us you are a registered breeder with an approved registering body within your state. You also must prove you also practice early desexing.

If you cannot prove the above – please do not be offended when we refuse to sell you a kitten.

Yes we do. Our list may even be longer than other breeders given we specialise in older style breeding and there are very few breeders breeding older style in Australia.

It is impossible to answer this question as each person on our list has provided a “wish list” which includes breed, sex, and colour.

This question is also impossible to answer due to numerous factors, such as:

  • It is quite common when we contact people to advise we have a kitten that matches their “wish list” we get responses like: “Can we wait till the next litter because…”
  • While we do review our waiting list regularly and do matings specifically to maximise the chances of us getting kittens in the colours most requested – the genetic gods are the ones that determine what kittens are produced by a mating.
    ie. we could do a mating specifically to get seal point, and then get nothing but cinnamon point.
  • We aim to mate our queens no more than once annually (where possible). Queens not ready for mating may be the only queens calling.
  • While queens do typically call regularly – they do tend to stop calling or reduce the number of calls they have during the colder months
  • We cannot guarantee matings done are successful. As with humans, there are also no guarantees the queen does not miscarry.

Our kittens are typically ready to collect between 12 – 16 weeks of age. The exact age of your kitten at the time of collection varies as each kitten develops differently.

Once your kitten reaches the required weight for surgery it can be desexed. Typically, boys can be collected 1 week after desexing, while girls can be collected 2 weeks after desexing.


We have lovingly raised your kitten since the day it was born.

If you ever (be it 3 days after you’ve taken your kitten home, or 15 years after adoption) have any concerns, questions or problems we would love to hear from you.

Even though the kitten no longer belongs to us, we love getting updates and photos!


We always have a waiting list of people who are seeking cats and kittens and often have people keen to adopt an older cat or retiree. We can assist you find a suitable alternative home for your cat.

If your situation is so bad that the kitten/cat must leave immediately, we can often take the kitten/cat back until a suitable new home is found. However, please note we will not provide a refund of your purchase cost of the kitten/cat.

There are a lot of risks in the outdoor world for your cat. By keeping your cat indoors, or within a cat-proof enclosure, you reduce these risks that could reduce the lifespan of your cat. Some of these risks include:

  • Exposure to Feline AIDS from catfighting
  • Being hit by a car
  • Animal Traps
  • Poisoning, accidental or intentional
  • Complaints and threats from neighbours
  • Rain, wind and cold
  • Loneliness and fear
  • Harsh Winters
  • Getting skin cancer from UV exposure
  • Fleas, ticks, worms and other parasites
  • Getting Caught in a car engine or garage
  • Getting their collar caught on fences, trees, etc.
  • Being stolen
  • Exposure to disease from other animals
  • Cruelty from strangers


However it is recommended you get your cat used to being bathed from a young age – however, Siamese & Orientals are not a cat you need to regularly bathe. This would only need to be done when your cat has rolled in something icky or if you are going to bathe your cat with a flea shampoo due to flea infestation (it happens to us all from time to time!).

ALWAYS ensure you use a pet shampoo. Human shampoos and soaps can damage your cat’s coat and may also be toxic if licked from the coat.

Common health issues with the Siamese/oriental breeds are:

  • Respiratory conditions eg. Asthma
  • Depression Siamese/Oriental cats are very people-oriented and ‘latch’ onto their human. Often Siamese/Oriental cats that have been abandoned in shelters become depressed
  • Vestibular disease Feline vestibular disease is a condition that results in a sudden loss of coordination, falling or circling to one side, involuntary darting of the eyes back and forth (nystagmus), a head tilt, and often nausea or vomiting. These clinical signs usually appear suddenly, many times in less than an hour.
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) PRA is night blindness, which can lead to complete blindness

Useful Links

We are registered with:

Australian National Cats Inc. (ANCATS)

All our kittens go to their new homes with a complimentary 6 week trial pet insurance policy from:

Links & FAQ - Petcover
PetCover Pet Insurance

Our cats are expertly cared for by:

Links & FAQ - Baw Baw Paws
Baw Baw Paws Vet Clinic

Any required DNA testing is performed by:

Links & FAQ - UC Davis Veterinary Medicine
UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory
Links & FAQ - Orivet
Orivet Genetic Pet Care

Other Breeders Rislani Cats Deals With:

Most people do not realise what sort of dedication, time and money is involved in breeding cats. Without the ongoing support, advice and sharing of bloodlines, Rislani Cats would not exist.

We greatly appreciate the assistance provided over the years by the following breeders. If we cannot assist you with your choice of a kitten can highly commend the following breeders:

Azov Cats
Azov Cats
Calian Cats
Calian Cats
Ashanti Siamese & Orientals
Ashanti Siamese & Orientals

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