Even low-allergen matings have considerable variations in Fel-D1 allergen, and can produce full normal allergen level kittens. Families with moderate to severe cat allergies should consider purchasing a kitten with tested low-allergen levels.

Kittens begin to produce Fel d1 allergen in noticible levels between 12-13 weeks, and allergen will continue to increase until 16 weeks of age.  Most kittens are sold before allergen levels that cause reactions are reached.  Families with moderate to severe allergies should not purchase an untested kitten younger than 13 weeks.  Always spend time with a kitten prior to taking it home.  

In addition to lab fees, there are hidden costs involved in testing kittens. Among these are: keeping kittens longer than normal, waiting until kittens are 14 weeks of age before allowing kitten selection, poor sales on kittens with normal allergen levels. 

Because of the cost of multiple tests and lab fees, quite a few Siberian catteries in United States are testing using old methods that we designed in 2002 for experimental use on adult cats only.  We stopped using those tests, as the error rate exceeds 40% in kittens and 20% in adult cats.   

We provide the only accurate test method licensed for saliva testing Fel D1 levels in kittens.  If you have questions as to whether a cattery is licensed for testing or if a given litter or kitten was tested and registered through us, send us an Email.

Kitten buyers who intend to purchase, or who have purchased a specific kitten with tested allergy levels may contact KittenTesting for verification of the test results.  Please note, we do not disclose any other information about the catteries listed.

Many catteries have offered testing in the past. All Siberian catteries who currently offer Fel-d1 testing of kittens, are licensed to use the allergen charts on our website, and who have tested a litter of kittens within the past year are listed below. 

Allergen warranties vary considerably between the catteries listed.  Several offer full returns for allergic reactions within 90 days, and some offer partial refunds only, and require kittens are returned within 7 days.  We strongly suggest asking about the warranty provided. 

Angara Siberians ~ Boston MA

Glorious Siberians ~ Vancouver, WA

Lundberg Siberians ~ Stayton, OR

Rozhenitsa Siberians ~ Roseburg, OR

Sullivan Siberians ~ Garden Valley, ID

SiberLove Siberians ~ Roseburg, OR

Blue Eyes Siberians ~ Quebec, QC        US sales

Martin Siberians ~ Quebec, QC              Canada

Sibericat Siberians ~ Port Hope, ON     Canada & US sales 

The information and discussions on this website are copyrighted.  The allergen tables, use of allergen levels to describe kittens, use of allergen levels to describe allergen severity, and other information is restricted to the testing catteries listed on the site.  All other commercial use is restricted.

© Meredith Lundberg 2005 - Lundberg Siberians