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 placed in Canada 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).
Our journey and love for Maine Coons began when we got our first one in 1999, followed by our second in 2000. We began showing our kittens in 2006 and started breeding in 2008.
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. To become loving companions, for your home, or excel in the show hall, with the fabulous temperament that Maine Coons is famous for. Our cats are our pets FIRST.
Be leery of breeders that will postpone your contract, if another breeder is interested in the kitten, you've already sent a deposit for. Maine Coons develop slowly. Many times, a kitten that is already promised to a waiting family, may mature into a show quality kitten.
Our policy is firm, we will never disappoint a family that is waiting for one of our kittens.
Our two SIRES; are RW SGC MTNest J R Of MaineVu and MTNest Sterling Twilight of MaineVu, who reside with us in our Master bedroom suite.
Our four DAMS; are MaineVu Aja, MaineVu Doraville, MTNest Josie of MaineVu and MaineVu Peg. Our up-and-coming girls are MaineVu Rikki Don't Lose That Number and ABSCATZ Dear Prudence of MaineVu.
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.
Photo Credit: MTNest Sterling Twilight of MaineVu is our Cover Boy!
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 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 copies 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.
All prospective kitten buyers are required to complete our kitten application. One will be sent 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 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.
Helmi Flick, Larry Johnson, Tetsu
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?
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 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 are a "closed" cattery, we do not sell kittens/cats with breeding rights and do not offer stud service.
We work exclusively with ABSCatz, Ceaserheadcoon, Classy Coons, MTNest and Paleeni in the United States and Madinina in France.
Available: Kitten is available
Tentatively Reserved: Contract has been sent awaiting deposit. Kitten is available until contract has been received.
Reserved: Kitten is not available.
Under Evaluation: Breeder evaluating kitten for show/breeding potential. Currently Not available
RW SGC MTNest J R of MaineVu & MaineVu Peg welcomed a litter of 6 kittens on January 12, 2023
Males: Black Silver and White Classic Tabby: Reserved.
Brown and White Classic Tabby: Reserved.
Brown and WhiteTicked Tabby. Reserved.
Females: Black Silver Ticked Tabby: Reserved.
Brown Classic Tabby: AVAILABLE AS PET/COMPANION
Brown Classic Tabby: AVAILABLE AS PET/COMPANION
RW SGC J R Of MaineVu and MaineVu Aja welcomed a litter of 3 kittens ON February 18.
Males: Red Silver Classic Tabby: Under Evaluation for show.
Red Silver Classic Tabby: Under Evaluation for show.
Brown Classic Tabby: Reserved.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philip & Marjorie Berger
MaineVu Maine Coons
"Happy Tails & Happy Hearts"