Why Siberians

Hypo-allergenic Traditional and Neva Masquerade Siberian cats make excellent pets, as they are intelligent, playful, loving and loyal.
Furthermore, Siberian cats love water and will often dunk toys into their water bowl, or bring toys to their favourite human for a game of fetch!

Siberian cats are known to be dog-like so tend to be both a great problem solvers and also, like dogs, loyal to their adopted family.
This robust and natural breed is  well suited to households with other pets and children and integrates well with other animals.

Siberians are often a good choice for allergy sufferers, as they produce less FEL D-1 protein in their saliva. It is the saliva, not as commonly assumed the hair, that people are allergic to.

Siberian Kitten Development

ArteKatz Graffiti at 6 weeks, 6 months ( pointy muzzle) and then at 2 years.

I love how this breed changes so much untill they mature at 5 years

artekatz|Siberian Image collection


We have been feeding our cats raw since we started our cattery in 2012, buying the various components of a balanced diet from multiple sources. Vets discourage raw feeding because many people don’t feed a balanced diet, but today there are several companies providing balanced raw food for cats and dogs.

One such company that we use to feed our cats is Chefs4Pets. Orders are placed online and delivered frozen to your door. Kibble from Royal Canin we give to our cats as treats, not as food, and should not be left in a bowl for cats to help themselves. Rattling a tin of kibble is the best way to get cats inside in the evenings.

What our cat parents say...


The first official pedigree was established in Russia in 1987 and the breed was registered in the USA in 2000, so it is a relatively new breed. Siberian cats can take up to 5 years to mature, with males weighing up to 10Kg 

They are typically not very vocal cats (our big silver female is an exception) but some communicate with small chirps. Talking to them as kittens does get them to ‘talk’ back and one can teach them to be vocal

ArteKatz Cat Cafe


Tea in the lush garden surrounded by the 
beautiful hypoallergenic Siberian cats

By appointment only

Logo Development

The development of the ArtéKatz logo, from the original idea to the final product. Cherylee is an artist and a cat breeder, so the logical name was combining both –

Our Litters

When ArtéKatz Siberian litters are born, they are generally already reserved for customers, as we normally a waiting list of 3-6 months during the breeding season, depending on litter sizes and if people drop off the waiting list.

At 6 weeks we ask for the deposit and the remaining balance prior to picking up or shipping the kitten. At the time of transfer, the kittens are around 12 weeks of age, have been  neutered/ spayed, micro chipped (registered on the Identipet database) and received their first 3-in-1 vaccination. For first time kitten owners a starter-kit can be ordered and a document is provided containing all of the information you require to make the transition for the kitten as easy and pleasant as possible.

We pride ourselves in doing the best possible job in socialising our kittens, making them brave, not afraid of noises or movement, eating various foods, getting used to cat carriers and be an all-round great pet. Above all, they have shown to adapt to their new environment and people exceptionally fast, immediately exploring their surroundings (no hiding under beds here) and settling in within a  day or two.

You are welcome to come and visit Our Cattery in Noordhoek, Cape Town, to see how we socialize our kittens as well as to test for an allergic reaction if you suffer from cat allergies. Come and see these wonderful cats in their home environment and book a Cat Cafe session, we are always happy to meet any potential ‘parents’ of our kittens in person. You can Contact Us 7 days a week.