1. How do I reserve my Maine Coon kitten?.
2. What is the cost of one of your kittens?.
Our Maine Coon kittens adoption fee is between $1000 and $1200 for straight foot and $1250-$1500 for polydactyl. The fee will depend on the parents and the quality of the kittens. We are hobby breeders and not here to make a lot of money, that being said, when determining the cost we must figure in the cost to acquire the breeding parents (the Europeans can get very expensive), the 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. Housing, food, toys, cat trees, cat litter, shampoo and grooming tools, and out door runs. Registration fees and title fees for the show cats..
Each kitten will be sold with a Purchase Contract/Agreement. This contract will be forwarded via email at your request prior to putting a deposit down. Upon picking up your kitten we will formally sign the contract then..
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..
3. When can I pick my kitten up? .
Kittens are available to be picked up between 12 and 16 weeks. The remaining balance due will be paid at that time in cash. When your kitten leaves we will begiving you their medical record showing the dates of it's veterinarian visits, shots and worming. We will also be sending home with you enough food to last you for 2 days in order to allow you time to purchase the same or to use to wean on to what you will be feeding. The registraition papers for your kitten will be mailed to you after we receive proof of spay/neuter from the responsible licensed veterinarian. The copy of the parents pedigree distinguishing their lineage will also be given to you. 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, your contract will state this kitten is not sold with breeding rights and proof of spay/neuter is to be forwarded to us no later than the kittens 8th month. There are low cost spay/neuter clinics and we will help you locate one if necessary. If you fail to alter the kitten/cat and he/she is used for breeding purposes by you or anyone else, you agree to pay damages to the Breeder-Rick and or Cindi Buettner in the amount of 2500.00 USD for breach of contract plus any legal fees associated in the collection of the damages and agree to return the kitten/cat to MyLuckyStars Maine Coons at your expense immediately. Many of our lines that we have purchased breeding rights for have contracts that state kittens from those lines will not be sold for breeding purposes outside our cattery for several generations.
5. I live out of state, do you ship?.
Due to the change in federal laws, we cannot sell a kitten sight unseen. You or your agent must personally view the kitten before purchasing. Shipping by plane is by cargo and can be stressful on a kitten. If you or your agent has viewed the kitten we can ship but prefer to transport by automobile to you for a fee. We have delivered kittens to North Carolina, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Texas and Missouri so if it can be arranged we might be able to help. Another option is for you to fly into the OKC airport, we will meet you there with the kitten and you can return home on the next flight..
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. 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 thru UCDavis for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy and will be negative/negative for both diseases prior to breeding..
7. How big will my kitten get?.
Although no one can predict the size a kitten will be as adult,it is very well documented that the weight range for males is between 15-22 pounds and the females between 10-15 pounds. We have found that when we introduced the European lines into our cattery the result is the kittens growing to the larger end of the scale. Maine Coons are a slow developing breed and do not reach their full potential until between 4 and 5 years of age on the average. Generally speaking a small Maine Coon is normally bigger than an average housecat!.
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 stay in there for a few days until he has adjusted to that room and the new faces coming and going.. Over the next few days bring him out into the living areas for thirty minutes to an hour at a time, but remember, he is a kitten and there is a lot of change going on for him. Usually within a week he will have adapted enough to start journeying out, but remember to have a litter box close to wherever he is allowed to roam. If you have other pets this process will allow them to adjust to scents and noises of the other before meeting face to face. 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. If we don't know the answer we may know someone who does. If you have any questions please feel free to drop us an email or a call. And if and when you do we always love to see updated pictures of your baby!!