Welcome to MaineVu Maine Coons. We are Philip and Marjorie Berger, breeders of Pedigree Maine Coon Cats, located in Cartersville, GA. We are registered with The International Cat Association (TICA), The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) and The Maine Coon Breeders & Fanciers Association (MCBFA).
Our journey and love for Maine Coons began when we got our first one in 1999, followed by our second in 2000.
We've been very fortunate and have had wonderful mentors, guiding us. Sharon Stegall of Dracoonfly Maine Coons introduced us to the cat fancy with poise and patience. Julie Grandquist of Koontucky Maine Coons sold us our first International winning cat, IW RW SGC Koontucky Katcus Jack of MaineVu in 2007, followed by LA IW RW SGC Woodpile Muddy Waters of MaineVu from Jan Dell of Woodpile Maine Coons in 2011.
We have SUCCESSFULLY shown our kittens and cats for over 16 years in The International Cat Association (TICA) to Grand Champions, Supreme Grand Champions, Regional Winners, International Winners and Lifetime Achievement Winners, and to Grand Premier, in The Cat Fanciers Association, (CFA).
Our goal is to produce healthy, beautiful, kittens bred to the Maine Coon standards of TICA and CFA, as loving companions, for your home, or for the show hall, with the fabulous, temperament that Maine Coons are famous for.
Our two Sires, RW SGC MTNest J R of MaineVu and MTNest Sterling Twilight of MaineVu have produced healthy, stunning Maine Coon kittens. Our amazing females are MaineVu Aja and MaineVu Doraville. Our up-and-coming girls are MaineVu Peg, MTNest Josie of MaineVu, MaineVu Rikki Don't Lose That Number and ABSCATZ Dear Prudence of MaineVu.
We can never thank David and Judy Bernbaum, enough for giving us the honor of carrying on the wonderful MTNest name.
HEALTH HITORY OF OUR CATS:
We are negative for the Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and the Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).
Our cats are DNA Negative for (HCM), Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, (PK Deficiency) Pyruvate Kinase, (SMA) Spinal Muscular Atrophy and (PKD) Polycystic Kidney Disease. Via UC Davis Laboratories and Wisdom Pannel DNA findings. 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 cats have normal healthy hearts.
PICK UP INFORMATION:
We do not ship our cats or kittens; they must be picked up from our home. Our kittens do not leave for their new homes until they are 13 weeks old.
Our contract stipulates that all companion kittens are in-door only, never declawed and must be spayed or neutered at 6-9 months of age. A range of dates is suggested in your contract.
We feed our kittens, Royal Canin Mamma/Baby cat and our cats Royal Canin Maine Coon, Purina ProPlan, Friskies , Fancy Feast, Wellness and Science Diet. 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.
STARTER KITTEN KITS:
All veterinary/medical records, including dates of all vaccinations, fecal testing results, and a microchip. All of our kittens are litter trained and eat adult stage food. Copies of parents DNA results and copies of parent's heart ultrasounds, and a pedigree. A handbook with our veterinarian's contact information, with our feeding schedule, and which dry and canned food and which litter we use is sent to all kitten buyers. Samples of the dry and canned food that the kitten has been eating.
A kitten application will be sent to all prospective kitten buyers upon request.
HEALTH GUARANTEE: We offer a 2-year health guarantee for heart related illness. All kittens must be seen by the kitten buyers' vet within 72 hours of possession to activate the guarantee.
All of our cats are seen by our veterinarian Rick Moore DVM, AAHA Accredited, as needed and for core vaccines at 8 and 12 weeks, fecal testing and de-worming, and they receive a microchip when they are 12 weeks old.
We are a "closed" cattery, we do not sell kittens/cats with breeding rights and do not offer stud service.
We work exclusively with the following breeders: ABSCatz, Classy Coons, Kennebec, Madinina and MTNest.
Helmi Flick, Larry Johnson, Tetsu
All kittens' names will begin with our cattery name, MaineVu. All names have to be under 35 characters. The word "OF" is only used for other breeders, O can be used in its place.
BEFORE YOU ADOPT- THINGS TO CONSIDER:
Kittens are sometimes adopted based upon an approved waiting list. This is NOT a bad thing. Be patient and get a healthy, well socialized kitten from a reputable breeder.
Breeders should be asking you information and not appear to be selling something as a "click and now buy" type of situation. Adoption application, phone calls and screening by the breeder is a good thing.
The breeder should want to know as much about you, as you do about them.
Does the website show full names of the parents and registered cattery name? Do they have information on a public site that is variable? Are there photos of their cats including a link for their pedigree? Does the website feature a "lock?" Have the cats been genetically tested for HCM, and PK Deficiency? Is there verification of all genetic tests done?
How old are their kittens when leaving for their new homes? Kittens should NEVER be allowed to leave for their new homes before 12 weeks of age. Should be healthy and free of parasites when leaving. Should be microchipped.
Does the breeder have a home that welcomes new owners to visit their kittens and the parents? Have a home that is clean. Should care that their kittens will be placed only in approved homes and given a lifetime of love? Fed high quality food and receive regular vet care. Provide you with a proper pedigree and TICA registration papers (once the kittens have been neutered/spayed.) Provide "starter food kits" and a list of all of the food that the kitten had been eating.
We hope that you have enjoyed viewing our website. If you have any questions, we can be reached daily from 10 am to 8 pm at 678-719-8587 or email@example.com.
Philip & Marjorie Berger
MaineVu Maine Coons
"Happy Tails & Happy Hearts"