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1. How do I reserve a Maine Coon kitten?
We do NOT have a waiting/deposit list, we had a temporary deposit list that is currently closed, and there are just a few deposited families left from that, they will get pick of each litter.
How to Reserve a kitten, once kittens are between 7-9 weeks old, I will start evaluating them, and change the (unavailable) to (Evaluating), then once I have priced them, I will add the price to the website, and then I will post the date and time that we will add the kitten application to the website as well as facebook, and change their availability to (available) for any kittens that are available. Once you see any kittens marked as (Available) at that time, you can fill out a kitten application, and mark the application with the name of the kitten you are interested in. We do try to go in the order the applications are received in approving them. Once we have approved the application you can then submit the reserve (the reserve needs to be paid within 48 hours), which is half the cost of the kitten (via Venmo app, Zelle app or Cash app). I can be found on Venmo @FluffyGiantsCattery (Katrina Brown), or Zelle via my cell number 517-662-0200 (Katrina Brown) email is FluffyGiantsCattery@gmail.com . The remaining last half will need to be paid in cash upon pickup of the kitten, (During Covid we ask for no cash, just the last half to be transferred up to the day before pickup/delivery) (local pickup only). --(If shipping kitten/transporting please see #4 below.)-- ( For the reserve, if you need a bit longer please let me know) we try not to keep everyone else waiting, and I do try to email/call everyone back asap, hence the 48 hours timeframe).
To get the best up to date information on the kittens is to either keep checking back on the kittens web page or to subscribe to our YouTube Channel, and or TikTok page. I try to post weekly videos on the YT channel, so once kittens are between 6-9 weeks old, there should be at least 4-6 videos of the kittens on our YT page, I also do make the title of some of the videos how old the kittens are, so you can keep track of their age that way as well, some of the videos are added to the kittens page.
Please remember Once a kittens status has changed from (evaluating/evaluated) to (Available), at that time, you can submit a 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, you will need to submit a new application, for any kitten you are interested in. We will leave only the 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, please keep that in mind. won
If you are wanting multiple kittens please do 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 is not transferable and does not roll over to another kitten or litter. We expect buyers to pickup their kitten on the scheduled day and the time they specified. If the buyer does not pick up their kitten on their scheduled date and time, then the buyer will forfeit their monies and the kitten will be made available and be sold to another buyer.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, mothers blanket and up to date on shots. Each kitten will be sold with a spray/neuter Kitty Contract/Agreement. I will require the Kitten Application to be filled out before the reserve is sent or a contract/agreement is signed.
Adult Cats: If you are looking for an adult / retired Maine Coon, we occasional do have a few adult cats that do become available about once or twice a year, every few years. We do have a separate application for Retired Adult Maine Coons to be filled out to be considered for one of our Retired babies. Price range on Retired Maine Coons are between $1350-$1800, they go to their new furrever home fixed, up to date on shots, and rabies. Some of our adults prefer to be an only pet. We are picky and will require 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 the Ukraine. We have had all the parents tested/screened and shown negative for HCM, SMA, PK'Def, Poly KD, PRA, FIV & 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 monies 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 course this also depends on if mom's ready for kittens to leave, or if something else arises up.
When your kitten leaves us, we will be sending you their medical record showing the dates of the veterinarian visits, shots and de-worming. We will also be sending home with you enough food to last you for 2-3 days in order to allow you time to purchase the same kitty food or to use it to wean the kitten onto what kitten food you will be feeding. We do recommend the kitten food we have them on, however that 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 no kitty, no exceptions. Please let us know if you are unable to keep an appointment time, or need to change the time/date . We expect buyers to pickup their kitten on the scheduled day and the time they specified. If the buyer does not pick up their kitten on their scheduled date and time, then the buyer will forfeit their monies and the kitten will be made available and be sold to another buyer.
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, momma's blanket, up to date on shots, dewormed, registration papers upon proof of being neutered or spayed, (provide us a copy of the veterinarian's invoice) by no later than 9 months of age depending on sex, we will mail out the registration papers, you will receive either CFA or TICA or ACFA registration papers.
6. Do you offer a health guarantee?
We do offer a limited health guarantee 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. All of our Mom's and Dad cats are tested for HCM, SMA, PK'D, and are all negative. Our cats are regularly tested for FeLV and FIV and all kittens will be negative when they leave our home. All 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 3 years to reach their full size and 5/6 years for their full looks. Once they reach 3 years old you can expect that your cat is 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 it's 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 20 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. 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 like the living room to allow the other pets in the house to smell it and get used to the new smell. 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?
Yes we will be showing some of our breeding cats, and will update any 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 health we do not allow random visits to our home, we can FaceTime/Skype with you so that you can see the kitten in action, however when it is time for the kitten to go to their new furrever homes, we will meet you outside of our home at either the vet or the local cafe'.
12. Have plants in the house?? some are bad for cats
Please view http://petpoisonhelp.wpengine.com/poisons/ this gives you a list of bad plants for cats.
13. General info --
Due to increase in pricing of vet cost, cat food, litter, toys, bedding, cat trees, insurance, vet bills, etc, our kitten prices have also increase. Pricing or availability dates 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 ship kittens, we will update this page.
Updated: Jan 30, 2022