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Des Moines, IA

Adopting a kitten from modest meows

So you want to adopt a bengal?

All of our kittens have been raised in our home. They are well socialized and are around are children almost all the time. This means they go to their new homes ready to become an amazing pet for you.

We do recommend taking it slow with new kittens when you first bring them home. Even though they are well socialized here, moving to a new home is still a big change for them. We recommend keeping them in a small safe space like a walk-in closet or a bathroom for the first few days to allow them to adjust. Only after they seem comfortable in their new space should you introduce them to the rest of the home and any other pets you may have. This gives them the best start as a new member of your family.

Please read through the FAQs below for details on adopting a Modest Meows kitten.

All Modest Meows Kittens Include:

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a kitten cost?

The current full purchase price of a Modest Meows kitten is $1200. We ask for a deposit of $100 when you select your kitten. The deposit will go towards the purchase price, so after the deposit, the additional $1100 would be due when you pick up your kitten. We currently accept cash, PayPal, Venmo or CashApp. We can also send a stripe invoice if none of those methods will work, but our preference would be Venmo or cash.

Will my kitten be registered?

All of Modest Meows’ breeding cats and their litters are registered with the International Cat Association (TICA). Your kitten will come with printed health records, microchip information, and a TICA blue slip with information on how to register your cat. You do not have to complete registration with TICA but you will be able to register your kitten if you choose to do so. We also keep all registration info on file for every litter born here at Modest Meows.

What veterinary care is included?

All kittens who go home after 16 weeks of age will have had two FVRC-P vaccines, Rabies vaccine, veterinary health check, microchip, and will be spayed or neutered prior to going home. If you pick up your kitten between 14 weeks and 16 weeks, they will not have had a Rabies vaccine yet due to the legal age requirement. 

At this time, Modest Meows does not offer intact cats for breeding programs.

When can I bring my kitten home?

We want the very best for our kittens, so we allow kittens to go home at 14 weeks. If you want your kitten to have their rabies vaccine prior to going home you can wait until 16 weeks to pick up your kitten. This length of time allows the kittens to be properly socialized and they are ready to be separated from their mother and littermates.

What is included in the Health Gaurantee

We gaurantee that you are bringing home a healthy kitten from Modest Meows.

The 30 day health check gaurantee would cover any health issues found at their first veterinary check up after coming home.

The initial one year gaurantee covers things that would compromise the overall health of the kitten but is not be congenital or related to their care here at Modest Meows. Particularly FIP is covered under the 1 year gaurantee. Any FIP cases beyond 1 year would be handled on a case by case basis. 

The Lifetime Gaurantee against congenital defects would cover any type of congenital defect such as HCM.

The Modest Meows health gaurantee only covers medical costs for the 30 Day Health Check. Any issues beyond that 30 days would be resolved by returning the animal to Modest Meows and the owner would receive a replacement healthy cat. 

At no time will Modest Meows agree to refund the adoption fee of an adopted kitten.