When gorgeous kitten Princess Poppy popped in for her first check up, her besotted new owners were in for a shock.
When they picked their new pet up from the breeder’s home four days before, they were told she was eight weeks old and ready to leave her mum.
In fact, Princess Poppy was just five weeks old.
Elise Smith, Blue Cross Veterinary Nurse, said: “Princess Poppy’s owner was told that the kittens were eight weeks old and therefore ready to be rehomed. Her owner was given no written information from the breeders.”
Five weeks is too young for a kitten to leave her mother as they are still very small.
Her owners found Princess Poppy listed for sale on a popular classified advertising website. When they visited the breeder’s home, they saw her with her three siblings and their mother, and the seller told them that she was eight weeks old. The seller didn’t ask the buyer to pay any money for the young kitten.