Welcome to MaineVu Maine Coons! Thank you for your appreciation of the amazing Maine Coon Breed and thank you for your interest in a MaineVu Maine Coon Kitten.
We are Philip and Marjorie Berger, located in Cartersville, GA. We are an internationally recognized Maine Coon Cattery, having several of our kittens and their off springs placed in Canada, China and France. We are simply a hobby (not a business) the love of these cats and our efforts to advance the Breed represent a Passion; we are responsible breeders, not "Back Yard Breeders".
We are registered with The International Cat Association (TICA), The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) and The Maine Coon Breeders & Fanciers Association (MCBFA).
Prior to our Maine Coon journey we belonged to a cat rescue organization called ACT that stood for Animals Can't Talk. We worked with a fantastic vet and was able to find homes for the cats and kittens. One girl in particular was solid black. Ebony shared her cat wisdom with us for 21 years. During that period we showed her in TICA to a Regional Win when she was 19 years old.
Our journey and love for Maine Coons began when we got our first Maine Coon, in 1999, followed by our second in 2000. We began showing in 2006 with a red Maine Coon kitten named Dracoonfly Red Baron. Baron did very well in both TICA (RW SGCA) and CFA (GP).
We started our breeding program in 2008.
We have SUCCESSFULLY shown our kittens and cats for over 18 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).
GOALS: Our goal is to produce healthy, beautiful, kittens bred to the Maine Coon standards of TICA and CFA. To become loving companions, for your home, with the fabulous temperament that Maine Coons are famous for. Our cats are our pets first.
Be leery of breeders that will not speak with you. That will only communicate via texts. They may offer you a kitten for $500.00, and have the kitten delivered to you for a small transportation fee. You'll pay the transportation fee (anywhere from $700.00 to $1,000.00) and wait excitably for your kitten. There is no kitten, you've just been scammed.
Are; RW SGC MTNest J R Of MaineVu , MTNest Sterling Twilight of MaineVu and Paleeni Doctor Wu of MaineVu, who reside with us in our Master bedroom suite. Retired Neutered Males are; LA SGC Woodpile Muddy Waters of MaineVu, and MaineVu Oliver.
Are; MaineVu Aja, MaineVu Doraville, MTNest Josie of MaineVu, MaineVu Peg, MaineVu Rikki Don't Lose that Number and Abscatz Dear Prudence of MaineVu and MaineVu Katy Lied .
HEALTH HITORY OF OUR CATS:
We are NEGATIVE for the Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and the Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). All of 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 Panel DNA findings.
Our cats receive a Color Doppler Echocardiogram from a board certified practicing veterinary cardiologist for their hearts yearly.
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.
The FVRCP Vaccine effectively protects your kitty companion from three highly contagious and life-threatening feline diseases. The vaccines are administered by our vet Rick Moore, DVM, AAHA at 8 and 12 weeks of against the following diseases:
Rhinotracheitis (FVR), also known as Herpesvirus, causes upper respiratory disease and tissue inflammation around kitten eyes.
Calicivirus (FVC), is a highly contagious feline disease, causing mild to severe oral and respiratory infections. The virus typically starts at the back of the kittens mouth and replicates, spreading through the bloodstream to the organs.
Panleukopenia (FP) is a contagious and dangerous viral disease cause by the feline parvovirus, severely affecting kittens. FP invades, attacks and kills kitten cells.
Our contract stipulates that all of our 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 do not sell breeding cats.
Cover Photo Credit: MaineVu Katy Lied.
We feed our kittens Royal Canin Mamma/Baby cat, Purina 1-Chicken dry food, and Purina ProPlan, Friskies , Fancy Feast, Wellness, and Science Diet, wet 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.
STARTER KITTEN STARTER KITS:
Included in all starter kitten kits is all veterinary/medical records, including dates of all vaccinations, fecal testing results, and a microchip. All of our kittens are litter trained and introduced to adult stage food, when they are 4-5 weeks old, copies of parents DNA results and of parent's heart ultrasounds, and a pedigree. A handbook with our veterinarian's contact information, with our feeding schedule, and which litter we use, is sent to all kitten buyers. Samples of the dry and canned food that the kitten has been eating are given to kitten buyers when they come to pick up their kitten.
PICK UP INFORMATION:
We do not ship our cats; they must be picked up from our home. Our kittens do not leave for their new homes until they are 13 weeks old.
All prospective kitten buyers are required to complete our kitten application. One will be sent to you upon request.
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 for a healthy kitten checkup. This assures you that we have sold you a healthy kitten and it will activate your guarantee.
All of our cats are seen by our veterinarian Rick Moore DVM, AAHA, as needed and for core vaccines at 8 and 12 weeks, fecal testing and de-worming, they receive a microchip when they are 12 weeks old.
PHOTOGRAPHER CREDIT: Helmi Flick, Larry Johnson, Tetsu.
BEFORE YOU ADOPT- THINGS TO CONSIDER:
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?
The scammers are out and ready to take your money. Why? Because there are always families that are looking for that special kitten. They will communicate with you via email and very rarely on phone call. They will promise you a beautiful Maine Coon kitten, and request payment via Wells Fargo. Unfortunately, the kitten you've just sent payment for my not exist.
When selecting a breeder make sure that they are legitimate reputable breeders. If you see a site saying they have "kittens available, Buy Now!" Be careful. If they show a photo of a kitten that is available and under 12 weeks old, Be careful. Reputable breeders do not let kittens leave for their new homes until they are 12-16 weeks old and will never say Buy Now!
How old are their kittens when leaving for their new homes? Kittens should NEVER be allowed to leave for their new homes before 13 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 work exclusively with ABSCatz, MTNest and Paleeni in the United States and Madinina in France.
RW SGC MTNest J R of MaineVu and Abscatz Dear Prudence of MaineVu are the proud parents of 3 kittens.
MTNest Sterling Twilight of MaineVu and MaineVu Doraville are expecting a litter early March.
RWSGC J R and MaineVu was bred to MaineVu Aja .
Retired Female show/breeder Available. Contact us at 678-719-8587 for more information. 02/24/.2024.
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 @ 678-719-8587 or email@example.com.
Philip & Marjorie Berger
MaineVu Maine Coons
"Happy Tails & Happy Hearts"