We are a small TICA (The International Cat Association) registered Maine Coon cattery located in Portland, Oregon, and our cats & kittens are all TICA registered. Our beautiful kittens are raised in our home as part of the family and are very well socialized, adventurous & affectionate. The babies are born into a family home environment with our children and get tons of love and attention from day one. Our goal is to produce healthy, beautiful, friendly, Maine Coon kittens that make wonderful companions for many years to come. Our kittens are able to leave our home at 12 weeks of age.
To ensure top quality our breeding cats have all been health tested and are negative for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).
We are a closed cattery. We do not offer outside stud service for other catteries. For health and safety concerns for our kittens, we do not allow casual visits to our home. The litter must be 8 weeks or older to visit and the visitors must be willing to wash/sanitize their hands upon arrival. Also, we do not allow any outside pets in our home. Only after a deposit has been made do we allow visits to choose or to pick up a kitten. This is to avoid visitors who are simply looking to see the kittens and have no intention of purchasing. We are not a petting zoo or a pet shop. Young kittens are susceptible to germs/illnesses and we want to keep their exposure to a minimum. If you are interested in seeing the kittens we are more than happy to send pictures. We take/post many pictures of our cats & kittens and love sharing them! We take very good care of our cats & kittens and put their health at the top of our priority list. It makes for a much healthier kitten!
Please feel free to ask us any questions you may have. We are always available!
About Maine Coons:
Despite its size, the Maine Coon cat is a sweet-tempered cat that gets along with just about everyone. They have a clown-like personality and are willing to ‘help’ their owners, yet aren’t demanding attention. Maine Coons are known to be gentle, friendly, and intelligent. Maine Coons don’t typically reach full maturity until they are 4 years of age. Males are quite large with healthy weights that are usually around 18 to 22 pounds. Females are typically somewhat smaller at 12 to 15 pounds, but still larger than average for a cat. The most typical colors and patterns are brown, red (orange), or silver tabbies (with or without white), and in classic (bold, swirling patterns along his sides — much like a marble cake), mackerel (vertical, gently curving stripes on the side of the body) or ticked patterns. In most recent years, breeders have been producing solid-colored cats in black, white, and blue (grey). Kittens, of course, are more active than their adult counterparts, but if encouraged, most Maine Coons remain playful their whole lives. Interactive toys can provide both exercise and bonding time, while many plays fetch, walk on a leash, and entertain their family by following simple commands (for a reward, of course!)
The health of Maine Coons:
The health of Maine Coons: Responsible breeders will test their cats for Genetic Diseases. Most common are Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).
Nutrition of Maine Coons:
Nutrition of Maine Coons: A high-quality diet rich in higher protein and lower carbohydrates is recommended. After spaying/neutering, they have a greater tendency to become overweight. Owners should be aware of both the quality and quantity of foods being fed. If the Maine Coon is fed a high quality, properly balanced diet, it generally only needs about 2/3 to ¾ of a cup of food per day. As with all cats, it is important to give your cat fresh, clean water daily so they don’t hesitate to drink. If you worry about your cat drinking enough water each day, here's a tip from some cat behaviorists - place the water bowl at least three feet away from any food. Cats’ noses are sensitive and an overwhelming smell of food may cause them to drink less. Filtered drinking fountains can also be used in place of a water bowl.