05/22/2020-We do not have any kittens available. please check back late sUMMER.
We proudly present:
RW SGC MTNest J R of MaineVu Best Maine Coon Cat in TICA SE Region 2018-2019!
Welcome to MaineVu Maine Coons
We are Marjorie and Philip Berger. We are small home/hobbyist Maine Coon breeders, located in Cartersville, GA an hour Northwest of Atlanta.
Our love for Maine Coons began when we got our first one in 1999, followed by our second in 2000. We attended several cat shows and I was hooked. It took my husband a little longer, but he got hooked too. We are registered with The International Cat Association (TICA).
Since Classic Rock N Roll music, is our favorite genre, all of our cats (except J R) are named after a song, a verse, a group, or a lyric. We have a wide selection of names to choose from.
Our motto is "Happy Tails & Happy Hearts"
We are negative for the Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and the Panleukopenia Virus (FP).
All of our cats are DNA Negative/Normal for (HCM), Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, (PK Deficiency) Pyruvate Kinase and (SMA), Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Our cats undergo a cardiac ultrasound from UGA board certified veterinary cardiologists, every 1-2 years. We use UC Davis Laboratory for all DNA testing. As new methods of testing become available they will be incorporated into our breeding program. No breeder can guarantee that a cat will not develop heart disease, but we are comfortable knowing that our breeding cats, have normal healthy hearts.
Our reigning male, RW SGC MTNest J R of MaineVu, is a long tall boy who sits high on his legs, he has that prized square muzzle and strong chin, with tall perfectly placed ears and a direct open expression.
We have 2 wonderful breeding girls, Abscatz Dreamboat Annie of MaineVu and CH MTNest Metallica of MaineVu. Our 2 young stars; Abscatz Simone of MaineVu and MaineVu Aja, will be entering our breeding program, this Autumn.
Our gorgeous Ariana and Georgia have both been spayed. Ariana will be leaving us for her retirement home mid Summer and Georgia will be leaving for her retirement home mid Autumn.
Our goal is to improve, preserve and protect the Maine Coon Cat. To adhere to TICA & CFA guidelines and regulations, and to produce Healthy, Happy Maine Coon Kittens as wonderful companions or show cats, who will greet you when you come home, with head butts and trills of conversation.
Marjorie and Philip Berger
MaineVu Maine Coons
"Happy Tails & Happy Hearts"
Members of The International Cat Association
Members of The Cat Fancy
Georgia delivered her litter on May 20. This litter will be under breeder evaluation for several weeks.
All breeding plans are subject to our girls cycles and Mother Nature. All of our cats are our pets as well. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, we prefer to give our girls at least 12 months in between litters and, sometimes longer than that.
All kitten buyers are required to complete a Kitten Application, which will be forwarded upon request, once the application is vetted and approved you will be added to our waiting list.
Our kittens health and well being is extremely important to us. Each kitten sees our vet Richard Moore, DVM, AAHA Accredited, in Cartersville, GA, and receives two sets of age appropriate kitten vaccines, has two fecal exams and receives a microchip.
Our contract stipulates that all kittens are sold with a strict spay/neuter, in-door only, non declaw policy and a 2 year health guarantee for heart related illness.
We have the right of refusal to sell our kittens and adult retired cats at any time. Our kittens and cats, health and well being are our primary concern.
We feed our kittens and cats Royal Canin for Maine Coons and Royal Canin Queen to our expectant mothers, Purina -Friskies ,Fancy Feast , Pro-plan and Wellness, canned food.
Remember to always provide your kitten and cats with several water sources. A Drink Well fountain and several bowls of water is necessary as Maine Coons require a lot of water.
TERMINOLOGY FOR KITTEN BUYERS:
PRICE: Contact us for more information.
AVAILABLE: Kitten is available ,
Tentatively Reserved: Contract has been sent, awaiting deposit and signed contract. Kitten is still available.
RESERVED: A deposit has been received and a contract has been signed. This kitten is NOT AVAILABLE.
SOLD: This kitten has left for it's new home.
UNDER BREEDER EVALUATION: This kitten is being watched for a show show/breeder program. Our goal is to continue breeding kittens that adhere to TICA/CFA breed standards. On occasion we will observe certain kittens for our breeding program or other breeders programs. It can take several weeks before a final decision is made, as it does take time to see if certain traits are developed. If you are interested in a kitten that is Under Evaluation, please let us know as it could be available at a later date.
All kittens go home with the following: all veterinary/medical records, including dates of all vaccinations, fecal testing results, flea pre treatment, a microchip. Copies of parents DNA results and copies of parents cardiac ultrasounds, and a pedigree, and a handbook with our veterinarians contact information, with our feeding schedule, and which dry and canned food and which litter we use.
It’s 2020 and the Internet is buzzing about with pictures and offers of purebred kittens worldwide. Springtime is the busiest time of the year for cat breeders as this tends to be the time of year when the majority of kittens are born.
Unfortunately, the increase in scams and poorly raised kittens (aka Backyard Breeders) is exponential as well and it gets truly challenging to navigate the array of deception of these scammers versus the legitimate feline husbandry cattery. So we felt it was important that, whether or not you acquire one of our beautiful MaineVu kittens, you are armed with the right information to make a wise and educated purchase of a purebred kitten, no matter the breed you desire to have in your home.
It’s very important to remain vigilant in your research and you must do your “due diligence” if you are to protect your wallet and more importantly, your heart from these unscrupulous flim-flam artists. The more you know how to detect and avoid, the better results you will uncover. Here are some of the most important RED FLAGS you should be on the lookout for:
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Breeders We Work With
ABSCATZ, ,Classy Coons, Cloistercoon, MTNest and MADININA .
We'd like to thank the following photographers for their incredible photos of our cats:
Helmi Flick, Larry Johnson and Kris Sipes.
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We are very proud of our J R!
RW SGC MTNest J R of MaineVu finished the 2018-2019 show season as:
The Best Maine Coon
The 4th Best Cat
The 3rd Best Long Hair Cat In the Southeast Region. We are thrilled with his success and thank all the judges who made this possible.
Tentative Show Schedule:
Due to COVID-19, the Caroniavirus the cat fancy's show season ended early.
Some of the questions we get asked is "how can you let them go" or "why do you do this". Well, here is a note we just received from Archie's new mom:
Dear Phil and Margie,
Sorry I missed you last night . Well Archie has just moved right in. He had a great night and as you can see in the picture has bonded with Ozzie who he follows around and bites his tail. He has explored every square inch of the house. He was so good on his way home yesterday. On the plane I kept seeing this little face squashed up near the opening. He didn't cry at all. Crossing the boarder was no problem. They didn't even ask for his papers. He is eating and drinking lots of water and he uses the big boy litter box. He is a character beyond.
Andy is in love with him. Thank you again for helping produce the sweetest natured little guy.
MAINEVU RIKKI IS RESERVED.
PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR LITTER ANNOUNCEMENTS MID MAY.
OCCASIONALLY WE HAVE RETIRED GIRLS AVAILABLE. THERE IS A QUESTIONNAIRE THAT MUST BE COMPLETED . THESE GIRLS WILL HAVE BEEN WITH US FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND WE KNOW THEIR PERSONALITIES. WE STRIVE TO FIND THE BEST HOME FOR THEIR RETIREMENT, WHERE THEY WILL BE TREATED LIKE QUEENS.