facts, questions and answers

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1. How do I reserve my Maine Coon kitten?

A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a kitten that you have chosen, once your application has been approved. If you are waiting for a particular color or parent it is recommend to get on our waiting list and that fee is 250.00 with the remaining of the deposit due once the kitten has been agreed upon.  This can be in the form of a check or thru PayPal. Our PayPal email account is robbymistys@aol.com If you choose to use PayPal for your deposit you can send the payment friend and family, or you can add the fee into the payment of 3%. Deposit is nonrefundable if you change your mind.  

2. What is the cost of one of your kittens?

Currently our Maine Coon pet kittens are priced around 1800.00 -2500.00. 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 any time 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 16 weeks. The remaining balance is due 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 continuing 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 parent’s 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. We are very committed to not contributing to the stray population and BYB kittens contribute to this epidemic in a very real way. 

5. I live out of state?

 Transportation costs are the buyer's responsibility. Our kittens have found homes in Texas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, and California, Arizona, Kansas, Maryland, Maine, Missouri, Louisiana, Alabama and South Carolina so far.  

Transportation can be arranged and we are able to help with that. However, we must meet in person to exchange the kitten… either I can come to you or you come to me.  For example, you couldfly into the DFW airport, we can meet you there with the kitten and you can return home on the next flight if it is scheduled on a day I am off.

6. Do you offer a health guarantee?

We do offer a limited health guarantee against death from 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… our cats will be negative/negative for these genetic issues prior to breeding. We also have an echocardiogram completed on each adult for HCM screening by a certified feline cardiologist.