Dawntreader Maine Coons
1. How do I reserve my Maine Coon kitten?.
A $300 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a kitten that you have chosen, once you have been approved. This can be in the form of a check or thru PayPal. Our PayPal email account is firstname.lastname@example.org Please add 3% to amount for the PayPal fee. example $300 deposit plus $9 fee equals $309 through PayPal.
2. What is the cost of one of your kittens?.
Currently our Maine Coon pet kittens are priced between $1200 and $1500 depending on the parents, color and standard vs. polydactyl. We are responsible hobby breeders, when determining the cost we must figure in the cost to acquire the breeding parents a kitten with breeding rights with a great pedigree, outstanding health history, and well vetted, can be very expensive. The other costs that factor into the cost of a kitten from us include.. normal veterinarian visits that include annual checkups with labs and shots, the DNA testing and annual testing. The vet check of the female prior to breeding with lab work. Health checks for the kittens. Microchipping, Housing, food, toys, cat trees, cat litter, shampoo and grooming tools. Registration fees and title fees for the show cats, travel costs, and show fees for breed confirmation, high quality feed and emergency vet fees, heart echocardiogram with a feline cardiologist on each adult cat.
Each kitten will be sold with a Purchase Contract/Agreement. This contract can be forwarded via email at your request prior to putting a deposit down. I will require the contract to be signed prior to the kitten going to its new home.
From time to time we retire our breeding cats, if they are not to stay with us we will offer for adoption at a reduced price..Please let me know if this is something you are interested in.
I reserve the right to cancel a kitten sale at anytime for any reason and will refund the deposit at that time.
3. When can I pick my kitten up? .
Kittens are available to be picked up between 12 and 14 weeks. The remaining balance is due two weeks prior to pick up or will be paid in cash only at the time of pick up. When your kitten leaves we will be sending you with their medical record showing the dates of veterinarian visits, shots and deworming. We will also be sending home with a sample of their food and recommend to continue to use the kitten food we recommend. I require all kittens to be spayed/neutered. . We will pre register with CFA or TICA. Each kitten will also receive a copy of both parents pedigrees to distinguish their lineage. Upon arrival please have a cat carrier available to safely transport your kitten home.
4. I want my kitten to have one litter before spaying, is this allowed?.
No, my kittens are sold as pet only and they are not sold with breeding rights. I require all my kittens to be spayed and neutered.
5. I live out of state?.
Transportation costs are the buyers responsibility. Our kittens have found homes in Texas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, and California so far.
Transportation can be arranged and we are able to help with that.
Another option is for you to fly into the DFW airport, we can meet you there with the kitten and you can return home on the next flight if scheduled on a day I am off..
6. Do you offer a health guarantee?.
We do offer a limited health guarantee against death as part of the sales contract and in order for this to remain intact you will be required to have your kitten screened and checked by your vet within 72 hours of leaving our home. Our cats are regularly assessed by a licensed veterinarian tested for FeLV and FIV and all kittens are assessed by our veterinarian prior to leaving our home and will be negative for known health issues. All our breeding Maine Coons are tested thru UC Davis for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy and PK deficiency will be negative/negative for these genetic issues prior to breeding..we also have a echocardiogram completed on each adult for HCM screening by a certified feline cardiologist.
7. How big do Maine Coons get?
Maine Coons can get very large and in fact, are the largest domestic breed of cat in North America. Most of our kittens have easily exceeded the standards by the time they reach maturity. Maine Coons take 3 years to reach their full size and 5 years for their full looks. Once they reaches 3 years old you can expect that your cat is almost as large as it is going to get with exception to some filling out here and there.
The information below is quoted per TICA (The International Cat Association) and CFA (Cat Fanciers' Association) the world's two largest cat associations and what is considered to be the average size of Maine Coons at maturity. Islandcats Triton of Dawntreader is over 21 pounds and several of my females are 15 plus pounds.
"Maine Coons male cats, at maturity, can average 13-18 lbs. Maine Coon female cats average 9-13 lbs"
"The males average around 12 to 15 pounds, with some going 20 pounds or more. The females are smaller, averaging 9 to 12 pounds."
8. How should I introduce my new kitten to our home?.
The ride home, new faces and a new home can be overwhelming for your kitten. He or she will adjust much better if allowed to do so slowly. We suggest putting the kitten in a bathroom or small quiet room with it's bed, food, water, a litter box and some toys. Let him stay in there for a few days until he has adjusted to that room and the new faces coming and going.. Over the next few days bring him out into the living areas for thirty minutes to an hour at a time, but remember, he or she is a kitten and there is a lot of change going on for them. Usually within a week they will have adapted enough to start journeying out, but remember to have a litter box close to wherever he is allowed to roam. If you have other pets this process will allow them to adjust to scents and noises of the other before meeting face to face. Take it slow and easy with the face to face and they should love each other in the end. .
9. What if I need help?.
We are always available as a resource with any questions that you might have. ...AND we always love to see updated pictures of our baby!!
10. Do you Show your cats?
We attend cat shows often and I work with several like minded breeders to ensure we stay on top of any issues for our breed and we work closely to preserve these wonderful animals through careful breeding and selection of our males and females. I can provide references from several other breeders about the sound breeding practices we use. Showing is an important part of our breeding program to ensure we are breeding to the standard. We have been very successful which translates into the best kitten for you with type, temperament, and health.
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