About the Kittens

Foods Fed

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*PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT PLACE OUR KITTENS OR CATS IN SMOKING HOMES. Please read this article which explains why we have this strict policy (even third hand smoke).

I sell most of my kittens as pets because I am extremely picky about the breeders that I will work with. I only place breeding cats with people I know very well (who have the same breeding philosophies and practices).

Our current price for pets is $2000 (price though 2021). The price for a pet or show kitten is the same since I can't guarantee a young kitten will tolerate showing nor mature to be a top quality show cat (no one can guarantee either of these things).  I do, however, love placing our kittens in show homes, so if you are interested, please let me know.  I'd be more than happy to assist/mentor you at a TICA show.

Can you visit our home & cats? We are not a business and do not have business hours. This is our home. We will welcome new parents to our home and to meet the parents at pick-up and/or after their first vaccination (at 8 weeks).

And finally, I sometimes ask for a minimum of $200 non-refundable deposit to hold a kitten. This deposit is transferable to another Chemicoons' litter (kitten) if you change your mind or refundable if we are unable to provide you a kitten. It is only taken once we have kittens on the ground. Deposits are transferable to another Chemicoons litter only.

Each Chemicoons Kitten:    

                                         

  • never shipped via cargo. Arrangements can be made for the kitten to either be picked up or delivered to you. 

  • is microchipped and registered with AKC Reunite (Chemicoons retains primary contact)

  • has well-kitten check-ups with our vet, a health record & appropriate vaccinations

  • comes from parents that have BOTH been tested clear of HCM via echocardiogram & DNA testing therefore all kittens are negative for the one known DNA mutation associated with HCM (MyBPC3). Additionally, all breeding cats at Chemicoons are negative for SMA via DNA testing therefore all kittens are as well. Copies of all test results provided to new owners or by request of potential owners. Kittens produced at Chemicoons are also free of PK Deficiency, via DNA testing of their parents.

  • comes from parents that have been screened, by our vet, clear for feline hip dysplasia

  • is Feline Leukemia and FIV tested negative (and indicated on the veterinarian health record)

  • has a health & 10-year genetic guarantee (via the signed contract)

  • will be on a spay/neuter agreement (the owners spay/neuter when the kitten is 6-10 months old) & cannot ever be bred.

  • has received at least one dose of Revolution or Advantage Multi as a preventative measure.

  • will be ready to leave for their new homes between 12-16 weeks of age

  • goes to an indoor-only home, where they will not be declawed (neither front nor back paws)

  • will be placed only in approved homes where they are given a lifetime of love

  • will be placed in non-smoking homes only

  • must be fed a high quality diet and receive regular vet care.

Additionally, you receive,

  • TICA Registration papers (once spayed/neutered) & TICA litter registration slip at the time of purchase to show you are purchasing a purebred Maine Coon.

  • contract & health documentations (of kitten and parents)

  • the kitten's Pedigree

  • food starter kits. I feed a variety of both grain-free and grain based foods that make up a mixture of canned, dry and even raw. I feel this is not only best for the health of each cat/kitten, but also makes the transition to their new homes easier.

  • assistance from me in any way you need it!

Litter & Supplies

Our feeding regime includes:

*Blue Ridge Beef (Kitten Grind) raw mixed with canned (Purina Pro Plan Chunky Chicken entree and Fancy Feast Classic Chicken or Grilled Chicken) and topped with freeze-dried chicken (Mountain House from Amazon is the most economical and human grade - check availability since COVID).
*Stella & Chewy Freeze Dried Raw that is reconstituted with water upon serving. Favorite flavors include chicken, rabbit and Digestive boost.  Available on Chewy.com, Amazon or your local retailer.

*Small amounts of Blue Wilderness Chicken (Adult and Kitten) dry food.  This is offered in very limited quantities. We prefer a primary diet of raw and canned.

*Orijen Cat & Kitten (dry) mixed with PureVita Chicken & Pea (dry). Also offered in very limited quantities. We prefer a primary diet of raw and canned.

Litter & Supplies:

*We use Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat exclusively (at PetsMart, PetCo or online) and provide new owners with a coupon for 40# free. We ask that new owners have this same litter available to their new kitten/cat upon arrival home.
*We love the Petmate Giant Litter Pan w/Microban and use Litter Lifter scoops.

Cat Trees/Scratching Posts, Beds & Toys:
Our home is filling with the amazing cat trees, scratching posts, beds and toys from TiggaTowers. The owner of TT is a friend and former Maine Coon breeder. The quality and thought put into each of their trees/towers is evident from the moment the box arrives at your door. If you are interested in one of their towers, please contact me for special pricing (or email sales@tiggatowers.com and tell them I sent you)!

You can see pictures of our cats and kittens on our Facebook Page (Chemicoons Maine Coons) playing and lounging in their towers and beds.  Below is a video of a recent litter and our modular tower that I've been building for two years, a piece at a time.

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