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  • Why a Maine Coon? 
    • Maine Coons are special. They are exceptionally beautiful, of course, but they steal your heart like no other. Whether it’s their gentle nature,  their dog-like behavior, or their ability to love everyone in the household, Maine Coons are perfect companions! 
  • How much do your Maine Coons cost?
    • Our Maine Coon babies costs $2,500-$3,500 each. Older kitties are even more affordable. All kitties are  CFA/TICA registered, up to date on all vaccinations, and health screened. (A $500 deposit is required to reserve a kitten, which is deducted from the full price at pickup.)
      • Why do Maine Coons costs so much? 
        • As with any registered purebred animal, the cost of breeding and care is substantially higher. There are less expensive Maine Coons out there, but be careful, most of them are SCAMS. You might be buying a cat with no proof of Maine Coon lineage, without health screening, or you may never receive your kitten at all!
  • Do you offer a health guarantee? 
    • Yes. All kittens come with a one year health guarantee. 
  • Where are you located and how can I pick up my kitten?
    • We are located in central Florida. As many catteries are ‘closed catteries’, we have made the decision to do the same. Cats are bred in our home. We do not have a store. Although we do use cameras at every turn, there have been some visits that made us uncomfortable. In addition to that, there are health factors to take into account for our kittens as well as home insurance requirements. Video chats are always welcome!
      • Kittens can be picked up at Tampa, Orlando, or Sarasota/Bradenton airports, or another agreed upon location. If you are looking for a flight nanny to accompany your kitten a longer distance, I can help you with a recommendation.
  • How big will my Maine Coon get? 
    • While there are many photos floating around the internet of gargantuan beastly Maine Coons, this should not be your reason to purchase one. A lot of times the old fisherman’s camera trick is used or small people/children are used to make the Maine Coon appear larger. Maine Coons are big, don’t get me wrong, but being bigger than a domestic cat and being the cat used in the “I caught a fish this big” photos are two different things. In any case, larger cat trees and litter boxes are needed for this breed. 
  • What kinds of products do you use? 
    • Food: Purina One + Healthy Kitten, Fancy Feast Kitten Pate, and a raw diet
    • Litter Box:  
      • As my Litter Robot 3s have been wearing out, I have been replacing them with Litter Robot 4s. Both are suitable for Maine Coons. All kittens start with a small regular litter box and work their way up to the the Litter Robot, so they are trained to use both. 
      • I do not by heavily scented litter. It is not good for cats’ respiratory tracks. I use almost all kinds of Tidy Cats litter, with the Glade scent being the exception. 
    • Grooming 
      • I don’t have any absolute favorite tools at this time. Just remember when you pick out brushes and combs that if they look like they would hurt your head, they will hurt your Maine Coon. Also, keeping your Maine Coon’s nails trimmed regularly and ensuring that there are scratching posts around will help protect your furniture. (Declawing is never the answer. It is not a humane practice.) 
    • Food/Water
      • Maine Coons love to drink out of water fountains (and some even like the sink). Please keep in mind when choosing food and water bowls that they should be wide. Narrow bowls can cause what is called whisker fatigue. This happens when whiskers get consistently bent. Bent or broken whiskers can cause sensory issues for your loved one.