Frequently Asked Questions.
Like how to Reserve a kitten, Prices of kittens, Health testing, etc... answered Below
1. How do I reserve a Maine Coon kitten?
We do NOT have a waiting/deposit list. We at one point had a temporary deposit list that is currently closed. There are just a few deposited families left from that who will get first pick of each litter.
How do I Reserve a kitten? Once kittens are between 7-9 weeks old, the process of evaluation will began and their statuses will be changed from (Unavailable) to (Evaluating). Once I have completed evaluation and priced them, I will add those prices to the website and post the date and time that the kitten applications will be added to our site and Facebook. When this happens, the availability status for any newly available kittens will be changed to (Available). Once you see any kittens marked as (Available) at that time, you may fill out a kitten application and mark it with the name of the kitten you are interested in. We try to go in order of the applications received in the process of approving them.
Once we have approved the application, you can then submit the reserve, (the reserve needs to be paid within 48 hours, paid via Venmo app, Zella app or Cash app). The reserve is half the cost of the kitten. I can be found on Venmo @FluffyGiantsCattery (Katrina Brown) or Zelle via my cellphone number, 517-662-0200 (Katrina Brown) or email FluffyGiantsCattery@gmail.com. The remaining amount to be paid after your reserve will need to be paid either in cash upfront upon pickup of the kitten or via Venmo/Zelle/Cash App. --(If shipping/transporting kitten, please see #4 below.)--
For the reserve, if you need a bit longer than 48 hours, please let me know. I try not to keep everyone else waiting and I do try to email/call everyone back asap, hence the 48 hours timeframe. If the reserve is not paid within the allotted 48-hour timeframe, the kitten will be re marked as (Available) and I will move onto the next application that may have been sent in for that baby. I will not be calling you back to question you about the reserve, I will just move on to the next person. If you have decided that you do not want the kitten anymore and/or have just decided against getting a kitten, I do ask that you at least email or text back to let me know.
How can I get up-to-date information on the kittens? For updates, I recommend keeping an eye on our kittens' web page (here on this site), subscribing to our YouTube Channel or or following our TikTok. I try to post weekly videos on the YouTube channel. Once kittens are between 6-9 weeks old, there should be at least 4-6 videos of them uploaded continuously on our channel. I also state their ages in some of the titles of videos in order for potential buyers to keep track of the kittens' ages as well. Some of the videos will be added to the kittens' page on this site!
Please remember that Once a kitten's status has changed from (Evaluating/Evaluated) to (Available), you may proceed with submitting your kitten application. Once we have approved it, we will then move forward with the reserve. We do not store kitten applications, nor do we keep them on hand, so you will need to submit a new application for any kitten you are interested in. We typically only leave the availability post on the website for at least 3 days BEFORE making a Facebook/Instagram post with kittens available. Sometimes we never get the chance to post on FB/IG due to the amount of applications received on all the kittens, so please keep that in mind. won
If you are wanting multiple kittens, please fill out separate applications for each kitten with the name of the kitten you are interested in checked.
We reserve the right to first choose any kitten from any litter for our breeding program.
Please Note: Once a buyer has selected a kitten, their deposit/reserve will not be transferable and cannot be used to pay for another kitten in another litter. We expect buyers to pick up their kitten on the scheduled day and time that has been agreed upon between the buyer and our cattery. If the buyer does not pick up their kitten on their scheduled date and time, said buyer will forfeit their money and the kitten will be made available and be sold to another buyer. Please let us know if you are unable to keep an appointment time or need to change the time/date. I
2. What is the cost of one of your kittens?
Currently our Maine Coon kittens are pet priced between $2600 - $3400. Each kitten comes with insurance, a health guarantee, CFA, TICA or ACFA papers upon proof of spaying or neutering, mother's blanket and up-to-date shot records. Each kitten will be sold with a contract agreement stating their agreement to spay/neuter their kitty. We require that the Kitten Application be filled out before the reserve is sent and before a contract/agreement is signed.
Adult Cats: If you are looking for an adult / retired Maine Coon, we occasionally do have a few adult cats that become available about once or twice a year, every few years. We have a separate application for Retired Adult Maine Coons to be filled out to be considered for one of our Retired babies. Price ranges on Retired Maine Coons between $1350-$1800. They go to their new furrever home fixed, up to date on shots, including rabies. Some of our adults prefer to be an only-pet. We are picky and will require frequent updates on our babies (pictures/videos are always welcomed).
All of our breeding cats have been directly imported to us directly from either Russia or Ukraine. We have had all of our queens and sires tested/screened and shown negative for HCM, SMA, PK'Def, Poly KD, PRA, FIV and FeLV.
I reserve the right to cancel the sale of a kitten at anytime for any reason and will refund the deposit/ and/or any other money at that time.
We do NOT have a waiting/deposit list. You need to first fill out a kitten application (found at top of page under our logo). Once we have approved it and determined that you are a good fit for one of our babies, then we can go further with the deposit. ******* A $250 non-refundable deposit is to hold your spot on our deposit waiting list for a future kitten from one of our litters, if you are wanting multiple kittens please do separate applications and one deposit for each kitten. If you choose to pay extra on the deposit it will be added and deducted from the total price of the kitten(s). To put down a deposit you can mail a check to me Katrina Brown, pay via Zelle, or Venmo app, or cash.
If you are the first person to put a deposit on a litter, you will have first choice of the kittens available for adoption from that litter, second deposit on a litter then you will get second choice, and so on. You must choose a kitten within a 3 days of my notifying you of available kittens, if there is not a kitten you would like in that litter then we will move the deposit to the next litter, and then contact the next person in line.
3. When can I pick my kitten up?
Kittens are typically available to be picked up between 12 and 14 weeks of age. Of course, this also depends on if the mother is ready for her kittens to leave or if something else comes up.
When your kitten leaves us, we will be sending you their medical records showing the dates of their veterinarian visits, shots and de-worming. We will also be sending home with you enough food to last your kitty for 2-3 days, in order to allow you time to purchase the same kitty food or to wean the kitten onto a kitten food you will be switching to. We recommend the kitten food we have them on, however that choice is up to you and your research. You will not receive the paperwork to register your kitten until I receive the receipt/invoice from your vet that shows/states the kitten has been spayed/neutered. We will also call them to verify they have been spayed/neutered.
Upon arrival to pick up kitten please have a cat carrier available to safely transport your kitten. We also do live within 15 minutes of Walmart, where you can buy one to transport the kitty in. No carrier means no kitty, no exceptions.
4. I live out of state?
Due to the Ongoing pandemic shipping is currently Unavailable. Local Pickup only at this time. Shipping cost is between $450-$700 when available (in continental U.S.). That price can vary depending on when the kitten is being shipped. Pet Carrier, Health certificate from vet, etc. would be in the $450-$700 cost, this would be with a courier in cabin airline, depending on location. Shipping cost plus final balance are due 2-3 weeks prior to the date your kitten(s) can be shipped, and must be paid via Venmo/Zelle app. We have to coordinate with the airlines and veterinarians for certificates so the flight must be paid for in that time frame. At this time we use a shipper to fly the kittens in cabin, however due to Covid flights may be limited....
Another option is for you to fly into the Ann Arbor/Detroit Michigan or Toledo Ohio airport, we can meet you there with the kitten and you can return home on the next flight.
5. What does the kitten come with?
Kitten health guarantee, small bag of kitten food, up to date shot records, deworm records, registration papers, (upon proof of being neutered or spayed). For the proof of neuter/spay, please provide us with a copy of the veterinarian's invoice by no later than 9 months of age depending on sex. You will then receive the kitten's registration papers from either CFA, TICA or ACFA.
6. Do you offer a health guarantee?
We do offer a limited health guarantee as part of the sales contract. In order for this to remain intact, you will be required to have your kitten screened by your vet via a checkup within 72 hours of leaving our home. All of our moms and dads are tested for HCM, SMA, PK'D. All are negative. Our cats are regularly tested for FeLV and FIV and all kittens will be negative when they leave our home. All of our breeding Maine Coons are tested and are negative/negative for both diseases prior to breeding.
7. How big do Maine Coons get?
Maine Coons take around three years to reach their full size and five to six years for their full "Maine Coon look". Once they reach three years old, you can expect that your cat will be as large as it is going to get.
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 its own bed, food, water, a litter box and some toys. Let him/her stay in there for a couple of days until he/she has adjusted to that room and the new faces coming and going. Over the next few days, bring him/her out into the living areas for twenty minutes to an hour at a time, but remember, he/she is a kitten and there is a lot of changes going on for him/her. Usually within a week, he/she will have adapted enough to start journeying out and exploring on their own. If you have other pets, this process will allow them to adjust to scents and noises of the other before meeting face to face. I recommend to leave the carrier the new kitten came in in the living room or any other living area to allow your other pets in the house to smell it and get used to the new kitty's scent. 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 your baby!!
10. Do you Show your cats?
We will be showing some of our breeding cats and will update any appropriate title changes or awards they win.
11. Can we visit your cattery?
This is our personal home that we raise the Maine Coons in. Due to our own health and that of our kitties, we do not allow random visits to our home. If you would like to see your kitty in action, we can arrange a time to FaceTime/Skype with you. When it is time for the kitten to go to their new furrever home, a meeting place and time will be arranged prior to pick up.
12. Have plants in the house? Some are bad for cats:
We recommend that you view http://petpoisonhelp.wpengine.com/poisons/. This site offers a list of toxic plants that should be avoided when there's a kitty in the house.
13. General info:
Due to an increase in the pricing of vet bills, cat food, litter, toys, bedding, cat trees, insurance, etc., our kitten prices have also increased accordingly. Pricing or availability dates are subject to change without notice. Terms and Conditions are also subject to change. Shipping is not being offered right now. When and if we do decide to continue shipping kittens, we will update this page appropriately.
Updated: Dec 2022