Show Preparation in TICA

Learn how to prepare for a cat show with The International Cat Association.  TICA shares tips to keep your cool when showing your gorgeous feline wonder.

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Before Show Time
Arrive early; the check-in line may be long. Check the flyer for the time. The check-in table is usually at the show hall entrance. Have your confirmation slip(s) available for check-in. You will receive your cat's catalog number. This number is used in the catalog, as your benching number and as the number that appears in the Judge's Books for scoring.

Buy a catalog if one is not included as part of your entry fee. Check your entry information immediately; if incorrect, contact the master clerk and write to the executive office.

Find where your cat is benched; set up your cage curtains, litter pan and water dishes. Don't wait until the last minute. Allow yourself plenty of time to set up the exhibition cage for your cat. You will want to make your cat as comfortable as possible as quickly as possible. You and your cat can relax and enjoy the show after the set-up is complete.

Look at your catalog; there should be a judging schedule, usually on or near the back cover. Locate your breed on the schedule to find out which judging ring you will go to first.

What To Bring to a Cat Show:
* Cage curtains and clips for hanging them
* Litter — litter is often provided by the Show Committee, however, a litter pan, water and food dishes will be useful.
* Something soft for the bottom of the cage
* Nail clippers
* Any necessary grooming equipment
* Confirmation slip received from the entry clerk
* Vaccination records for each entry
* Pedigree and registration papers if applicable.

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Ann    Dansville, NY

1/24/2011 4:51:47 PM

pretty much the same for showing cats in CFA

belinda    baltimore, MD

12/1/2010 8:28:11 PM

GOOD INFO,When u never been to one !!!

Emily    Brook, IN

2/7/2009 11:11:55 PM

This is also good infor for younger cat lovers who wish to participate in their 4-H program for cats.

lia    des moines, IA

1/9/2009 5:53:39 AM

good info

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