Frequently Asked Questions.
Answers to commonly asked questions such as: how to reserve a kitten, prices of kittens, health testing, etc... can be found below.
We DO NOT do Waiting Lists.
1. How do I reserve a Maine Coon kitten?
EVALUATION PROCESS: Once kittens are between 7-9 weeks old, the process of evaluation will began and their statuses will be changed from (Unavailable) to (Evaluating). After this, 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. The availability status for any newly available kittens will be changed from to (Evaluating) to (Available). Once you see any kitten marked as (Available), you may fill out a kitten application and mark it with the name of the available kitten you are interested in. We try to go in order of the applications received in the process of approving them.
RESERVE PROCESS: Once we have approved your application, you may then submit the reserve. This needs to be paid within 48 hours, via Venmo app, Zella app or Cashapp. The reserve is half the cost of the kitten.
Please remember that Once a kitten's status has changed from (Evaluating/Evaluated) to (Available), you may proceed with submitting your kitten application (it is added to the Website once they are available. Upon an application's approval, we will 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, nor can it 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 to be sold to another buyer. Please let us know promptly if you are unable to keep an appointment time or need to change the appointment's time/date. I
RESERVE TIME-FRAME: For the reserve, if you need a bit longer than 48 hours, please let me know ahead of time. I try not to keep everyone else waiting and I do try to email/call everyone back as soon as possible, hence the 48 hours time-frame. 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 has been sent in for that kitten. 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 promptly to let me know.
PAYMENT PROCESS: I can be found on Venmo: @FluffyGiantsCattery (Katrina Brown), Zelle via my cellphone number: 517-662-0200 (Katrina Brown), or email: FluffyGiantsCattery@gmail.com. If paying with Venmo, Please DO NOT mark the goods and service button, as this is a live animal and doesn't fall into that category, if it is marked, I will then need you to contact Venmo in order to cancel the payment and redo it. 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.)--
3. How can I see updates about 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!
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 and up-to-date shot records. Each kitten will be sold with a contract agreement stating the buyer's 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 fewthat become available about once or twice a year every few years. We have a separate application for Retired Adult Maine Coons that is to be filled out to be considered for one of our Retired babies. Prices for our Retired Maine Coons range between $1400-$1900. 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 very picky with furrever homes for our retired kitties 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, 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.
3. When can I pick my kitten(s) 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.
4. When will I receive the paperwork for my kitten(s)?
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 your 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.
5. What if I live out of state?
Due to the ongoing pandemic, shipping is currently unavailable. At this time, we only offer local pick-up. Shipping costs range 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. are not accounted for in the $450-$700 cost. This would be with a courier in cabin airline, depending on location. Shipping costs 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 PetJet Pals to fly 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 where we can meet you with the kitten and you can return home on the next flight.
6. What does the kitten come with?
Each of our kittens is given with a health guarantee, small bag of kitten food, up to date shot records, deworm records and 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.
7. Do you offer a health guarantee?
Yes, 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 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 prior to breeding.
8. How big do Maine Coons get?
Maine Coons take around three years to reach their full size and five to seven 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.
9. How should I introduce the kitten into my home?
The ride home, new faces and a new house can be very 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, 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.
10. What if I need help/have questions?
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!!
11. 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.
12. Can I visit your cattery/home?
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.
13. Have plants in your home? Some of them are toxic to 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.
14. General information:
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: May 2023