What is the personality of the Maine Coon ?

Maine Coons are often referred to as the "Gentle Giants" of the cat fancy. Although large and feral in appearance, the Maine Coon is a very gentle and social cat. A perpetual kitten, they bound through life, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. They have clown-like personalities and will keep you very amused.

Maine Coons are very loving. They are curious, intelligent and love to help with the daily activities. Many of them will even play "fetch." Maine Coons are very "people oriented". They normally get along well with dogs, children and other cats. Maine Coons are fascinated with water. Some will stir their water before drinking it and others will drink right out of the faucet for the freshest water available. Our cats will play in the bathtub, waiting to chase the last drips of water after the faucet quits running.

What colors do Maine Coons come in?

Maine Coons come in a variety of colors. Brown tabby is the most commonly seen color; however, they come in a multitude of colors. Other popular colors include red tabby, cream tabby, silver tabby, blue tabby, tortoiseshell, (all of these can also be with white), solid white, and solid black. We specialize in variations of silver, but produce all colors, with the exception of solid white.

How big do Maine Coons get?

Maine Coons are said to be one of the largest domestic cats. Adult males typically weigh 13-18 pounds. Adult females weigh between 9 and 12 pounds. However, many cats exceed these average weights. Maine Coon cats do not reach maturity until four to five years of age.

Do Maine Coons need much grooming?

Although Maine Coons are longhaired cats, they do not require much grooming. A weekly combing is all that is required to keep their 'wash and wear' coat in top condition year around. However, during heavy shedding seasons (spring and fall) they may require more than one combing per week to keep them from 'burping' up those nasty little hair balls that we all like to step on in the middle of the night. Refer to our New Kitten Needs page for the proper grooming tools.

Where can I find a Maine Coon Cat?

You have come to the right place! We are dedicated to the protection, preservation, and promotion of the breed. Anyone interested in a well socialized, loving companion or show quality cat or kitten is welcome to contact us. While we prefer to sell our pet quality kittens locally, we will consider all inquiries. We do not ship pet kittens. However, you are welcome to fly in and take your baby back under your seat. We will provide all the necessary paperwork and meet you at your gate.

When should we spay or neuter?

We recommend sterilization be done at eight months. Hormones play a part in the maturation process, which includes growth plate closure and skeletal development. Since Maine Coons are subject to Hip Dysplasia the longer you can put off neutering, the better. Ongoing studies are being conducted regarding the increase of metabolic diseases such as Diabetes in cats and dogs that were sterilized at an early age. Texas A&M is conducting a study linking early spay and neuter to a higher incidence of hypothyroidism. Data from The Medical Veterinary Database 1991- 2001 reveals an increased risk of cancer for early spay and neuters.

We walk a fine line with pet cats, balancing sterilization too early and too late. No one wants their cats spraying in their house. As they approach eight months, pay attention to the smell of their urine. If the odor starts to get stronger make an appointment to have them neutered.

Under NO conditions do you want to neuter or spay your kitten right after bringing them home. Your new kitten is undergoing the most stressful time of its life. If they are older, give them a month to settle in. Otherwise wait until they are eight months old.

Is there a health guarantee?

Koontucky provides a comprehensive health guarantee. Our adults have undergone all appropriate health testing and our kittens are vet checked, fully vaccinated and certified FeLV/FIV negative at the time of sale. The kittens are available for adoption after 12 weeks of age, however we prefer they stay with their litter mates until 16 weeks of age. Review our contract and let us know if you have any questions.

Are your cats registered?

Yes, our cats and kittens are registered with CFA. They are able to be registered with all other cat registering associations that will accept a TICA, CFF or CFA certified pedigree.

Okay! How do we adopt?

The first step is filling out our Adoption Questionnaire. Which can be found here. After that we can talk about matching you with the cat or kitten of your dreams!