I'm Michele Ristuccia, I have been a breeder under the Miamber prefix for over 30 years and my husband breeds Mandalay cats under his own prefix Blackglama. Miamber is a hobby cattery in Adelaide, South Australia. We are both registered breeders with the Governing Cat Council of South Australia and dual register with the Feline Association of South Australia. I also breed Griffon Bruxellois under the Tenayshus prefix with Dogs SA, there is a page for them in this site too at https://www.burmilla-cat.net/griffon-bruxellois.
Our kittens are reared with the dogs and are dog friendly as a result.
23 years ago I fell in love with the Burmilla and now breed these almost exclusively, I believe the Burmilla epitomises the absolute in feline beauty and temperament, they are an ideal indoor companion and as such are highly suited to apartment living. I have dedicated the last 20 +years to improving and developing the Burmilla, starting the breed in Victoria with the first litter in 2000 and moving into mentoring the Burmilla Semi-Long Hair breeders. I qualified some years ago as All Shorthair judge and have judged interstate, in New Zealand and at National shows.
I am dedicated to not only improving the Burmilla type, but also to breeding healthy and well adjusted companions. Every cat used in my breeding program has had their ancestors tested and found to be PKD and HK negative, and are certified as such by University of Davis, California. I am able to provide the certificates for your kittens ancestors. All responsible breeders of Burmilla should be able to provide DNA certification of PKD negativity.
My kittens are born and reared in our home and in our laps, alongside our Griffons. Our kittens are used to the usual activity and noise of a family and are well known for their loving and laid back natures. I do work full time, but do my best to interact continuously with my kittens, and their owners. and I do keep my site constantly updated. I hope you enjoy your visit to my site and seeing our beautiful cats.
Many happy owners can attest to the fact that if a purring lap cat is what you want, the look no further than a Miamber or Blackglama cat or kitten. Please enjoy your visit to my site, it is updated frequently, so there is often something new to look at.
The five freedoms of animal welfare are:
Freedom from hunger and thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigor
Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area;
Freedom from pain, injury and disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment;
Freedom to express normal behavior by providing sufficient space, proper
facilities and company of the animal’s own kind; and
Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.
These 5 Freedoms are reflected in the excellent living conditions we keep our cats and dogs in, catering to both mental and physical health.