We will not be accepting anymore applications for our upcoming litters.
Welcome to MaineVu Maine Coons Cattery!
We are small home/hobbyist breeders registered with TICA and CFA. We are located in Cartersville, GA an hour Northwest of Atlanta. We actively shown our cats in The International Cat Association (TICA) .
MaineVu Maine Coons is Negative for the Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and the Panleukopenia Virus (FPV).
Our reigning male, 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. He is Negative for PK Deficiency., Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy. We look forward to continuing his show career and future kittens sired by him.
Although LA SGC Woodpile Muddy Waters of MaineVu, aka: Mojo has been retired from breeding, he will remain with us and help train our kittens so that they will become wonderful companions or show cats.
We have four wonderful breeding girls, RW SGC MaineVu Fire in the Hole of DCFD, Abcatz Dreamboat Annie of MaineVu , CH MTNest Metallica of MaineVu and MTNest Yankee Rose of MaineVu and two up and coming girls; MaineVu Georgia and Cloistercoon Josie of MaineVu.
All of our cats are DNA Negative/Normal for HCM, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and undergo an Ultrasound yearly by a Board Certified Feline Cardiologist. Our kittens pedigree includes, not only the sire and dam screened normal, but so are the grandparents, great-grandparents, and other relatives. Documentation of the parents' heart screenings is provided to each kitten buyer. No breeder can absolutely guarantee a cat's heart won't develop heart disease, but we are more comfortable knowing that our breeding cats have normal, healthy hearts.
Pyruvate Kinase (PK) Deficiency is a blood disorder that usually manifests as severe anemia, can cause lethargy, jaundice, enlargement of the abdomen and weight loss. Because this genome defect is an "autosomal recessive" genetic anomaly, it takes both male and female cats being a carrier to affect their kittens. This means that when a PK DEF heterozygous "carrier" (male or female) mates with a homozygous "clear" or non-carrier cat, that there is a 50% chance that the kittens "could" become at PK Def carrier, (the remaining kittens could become homozygous non-carriers). HOWEVER none of the kittens would be in danger of developing PK Def.
In 2014 we began testing our cats for PK Deficiency to determine if any of them were carriers. We are proud to report that all of our cats are Negative/Normal for PK Deficiency. They are also all Negative/Normal for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and HCM; Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
We utilize the latest medical screening methods available at MaineVu Maine Coons to ensure that we do not knowingly pass on unhealthy lines. We use UC Davis for all DNA testing.
As new methods of testing become available they will be incorporated into our breeding program.
Our kittens are born in a whelping pen in our kitten nursery and are handled daily. They remain with their mamma and siblings in the whelping pen until they are 4-5 weeks old and then they graduate to a play pen and begin learning litter box training 101, and are introduced to solid food. At 8 weeks old they receive their first vet visit and kitten vaccinations. They are then allowed the freedom of their nursery and our guest wing of our home under strict supervision. They receive their second set of vaccinations at 12 weeks, are wormed and receive a microchip.
Our motto is "Happy Tails & Happy Hearts"
Our goal is to improve, preserve and protect the Maine Coon Cat, bred to the TICA breed standard, 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"
TICA Outstanding Cattery since 2010
CFA Cattery of Excellence since 2010
MCBFA Full Breeder Member
We are NEGATIVE for both Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV). All of our cats are DNA Negative for HCM and SMA and PK Deficiency.
All of cats will have echo-cardiograms yearly to rule out HCM and be cleared for breeding. by Gil Jacobs, DVM, Cardiology.
Our kittens health and well being 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, is wormed and receives a microchip. Our contract includes a spay/neuter, in-door only, non declaw policy and a 2 year health guarantee for heart related illness. If your kitten succumbs within that period of time we will replace your kitten from the next available litter, provided that you obtain a necropsy from a board certified feline veterinarian. Please be sure to bring your kitten to your vet within 72 hours of possession, for a healthy kitten check up. Failure to comply with this, will void your health guarantee.
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.
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.
Thank you, to everyone who is interested in our upcoming litters. We will not be accepting anymore applications. If a kitten should become available, we will post that information here, and on our MaineVu Pedigree Maine Coons Facebook page.
Tallie (mid February):
Possible colors: Males: Black Silver, Red, Red Silver and Brown Classic Tabby's.
Females: Silver and Brown Classic Torbies and Tabby's. With or without white bibs and paws.
Annie (mid February}
Possible colors:Males: Red and Brown Classic or Ticked Tabby's.
Females: Brown Classic or Ticked Tabby's and Torbies. With or without white bibs and paws.
Rosie (early March).
Possible colors: Males: Brown and Red Classic or Ticked Tabby's.
Females: Brown Classic or Ticked Tabby's and Torbies. With or without white bibs and paws.
To be added to our waiting list for future litters, please contact us at MaineVu@aol.com or 678-719-8587 daily from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
TERMINOLOGY FOR KITTEN BUYERS:
AVAILABLE: Kitten is available and can be reserved once a Kitten Application is received and vetted. Once approved $250.00 deposit will hold a kitten for you .
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.
ABSCATZ, , Cloistercoon, DCFD and MTNest,
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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JR is an official Supreme Grand Champion! He need a few points to complete his required 6000 points. He had an awesome show at the IT'S TICA TIME show in Raleigh, NC and not only got those needed points, he also made 8 finals and moved up in the standings! We are very proud of our JR!
Our fabulous Mojo is retired from breeding. His legacy will live on through his daughters, Ariana and Georgia, and great granddaughter Annie. Mojo will now be in charge of educating our future kittens on how to be a wonderful companion kitten or show cat.
Ancient City Cat Club
Saint Augustine, FL February 23-24, 2019.
Alabama Claws and Paws Cat Club
Anniston, AL March 15-17, 2019
Vision Cat Club
Raleigh, NC, March 31, 2019
Skyway Cat Club
Largo, FL April 20-21, 2019
Nature Coast Cat Club
Inverness, FL April 26-28, 2019
We charge $1,600.00 for our kittens.
A $250.00 deposit (Personal check or Paypal) will reserve a kitten for you. We welcome contracted kitten buyers to our home after the kittens have had their first set of shots at 8 weeks old. If you choose not to commit to a kitten at that time, your original deposit is returned to you. If you choose to commit to a kitten, the balance must be paid in full when your kitten is 12 weeks old.
Please contact us at email@example.com for prices of show cats.