Maine Coon Cats


I have been a Maine Coon Cat Breeder since 1999

I am registered with CFSA

My Cattery is situated in Benoni


My contact number:  074 5904846



About me

I breed Maine Coon Cats, that are healthy, home raised, friendly babies.


My Cattery is registered  with the CFSA

AT LAST!!


KITTENS BORN TODAY 23 rd OF SEPTEMBER 2014



FIVE HEALTHY BABIES !


2  RED BABIES


1 CREAM BABY


2  BLACK  SILVER AND TORTIE BABIES.


I WILL POST PHOTOS LATER!


THIS NEW LITTER IS SIMILAR IN COLOR TO THE  PHOTOS OF THE PREVIOUS KITTENS, BELOW THIS POST.


KITTENS ARE FIVE WEEKS OLD TODAY! 17th MARCH 2014



BLACK AND SILVER KITTENS ARE FEMALE


BLACK TORTIE WITH WHITE IS A FEMALE KITTEN


RED AND SHELL CREAM KITTENS ARE MALES


KITTENS MAY BE BOOKED, REQUIRING A DEPOSIT, AND VIEWED NEXT WEEK BY APPOINTMENT.



CONTACT ME ON: 074 5904846
THESE ARE PICTURES OF MY CATS AND KITTENS, ENJOY!

MY KITTENS ARE HOME RAISED, AND NOT IN AN OUTSIDE CATTERY.


I RAISE MY CATS ON ROYAL CANIN SENSIBLE DRY CAT FOOD.

I HAVE ADULT CATS, AVAILABLE FOR NEW HOMES ALSO.


CONTACT ME, FOR VIEWING.



VERY IMPORTANT!!


PLEASE BE AWARE, SINCE THESE ARE VERY INNOCENT CATS, IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR AGE, MAINE COONS SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED OUTDOORS , TO COME AND GO AS THEY PLEASE.


 AS A RESPECTIVE OWNER , YOU MUST BE  WILLING TO KEEP YOUR MAINE COON INDOORS FOR THE REMAINDER OF HIS/HER LIFE.


OPEN WINDOWS AND DOORS NEED TO BE CAT PROOFED, AS THE KITTEN OR CAT`S NATURAL CURIOSITY, WILL GET THE BETTER OF HIM/HER.


THESE GENTLE  GIANTS, FRIENDLY AND SWEET BY NATURE, ARE NOT ABLE TO DEFEND,  PROTECT, OR  NAVIGATE, AS NORMAL HOUSE, OR STREET SAVVY CATS  DO!


PLEASE CONSIDER THIS CAREFULLY, BEFORE PURCHASING A MAINE COON.



I ONLY SELL MY KITTENS TO OWNERS WHO ARE WILLING TO A LIFE LONG COMMITMENT, OF THESE  EXCEPTIONAL COMPANIONS.







RELOCATING TO ANOTHER HOME.


 CATS BECOME NERVOUS, WHEN FURNITURE IS MOVED AROUND. IT IS BEST, TO KEEP YOUR KITTY IN A SECURE ROOM, DURING MOVING DAY. 


ONCE YOU ARE IN THE NEW HOUSE, REMEMBER TO DO THE SAME, AS ABOVE. 


IF YOU FAIL TO DO THIS, YOUR CAT WILL HIDE, AND OR RUN AWAY, AND BE LOST!



CATS DO NOT LIKE  VACUUM CLEANERS, OR  LOUD NOISE. SO, WHEN YOU ARE HAVING A PARTY, IT IS BEST TO KEEP YOUR KITTY, IN A SECURE ROOM, THAT IS OFF LIMITS, TO ROWDY GUESTS!


THIS PLAN OF ACTION, BEFORE GUESTS ARRIVE, WILL KEEP YOUR CAT FEELING SECURE AND CONTENTED.


PLANNING AHEAD, ENSURES THE SAFETY AND  CONTENTMENT OF YOUR KITTY!


IT IS MUCH THE SAME WITH TRANSPORTING YOUR KITTY. KEEP HIM/HER IN A SECURE CARRIER.





  NEUTER/SPAYING


REMEMBER TO HAVE  YOUR KITTY NEUTERED OR SPAYED WHEN HE/SHE IS SIX MONTHS OLD.THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AS MAINE COONS ARE VERY 

 QUIET, AND YOUR CAT MAY BE IN SEASON WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE.



THIS WILL ENSURE YOUR MALE CAT FROM SPRAYING, AND YOUR FEMALE FROM CALLING OTHER MALES FOR ATTENTION!

THIS ESSENTIAL, PLAN OF ACTION, WILL ENSURE A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND CALM KITTY.


 AS A BREEDER, I ONLY ALLOW MATING TO TAKE PLACE WHEN THE SELECTED FEMALE IS FIFTEEN MONTHS OLD.

ANY TIME PRIOR TO THIS, THE FEMALE IS STILL TOO IMMATURE TO TAKE CARE OF HER KITTENS.


MAINE COONS ARE TOTALLY A ONE OF A KIND BREED.

THEIR NATURE, AND HABITS ARE DIFFERENT, COMPARED TO ANY OTHER CATS.




EATING HABITS


THE MALE CATS, IN PARTICULAR WILL PICK UP THEIR FOOD IN THEIR PAW, MUCH AS A PARROT DOES, WHILE EATING!

ENSURE THAT HOUSE PLANTS, AND ANY OTHER SNACKS ARE OFF LIMITS, TO YOUR KITTY!

NO SNACKING ON CHOCOLATE, POTATO CHIPS,VIENNA`S, BACON, ETC, ICE CREAM OR MILK!

CATS ARE INTOLERANT TO LACTOSE IN MILK.


KEEP TO THE KITTY`S DIET OF ROYAL CANIN SENSIBLE AND WATER.

UNFLAVORED COTTAGE OR CREAM CHEESE, AND PLAIN YOGURT, IS ALLOWED, WITH SOME BABY RICE CEREAL, WHICH CAN BE GIVEN AS A TREAT, BUT NOT AN ESSENTIAL PART OF YOUR KITTY`S DIET.




WHEN YOU WANT TO CHANGE OVER TO ANOTHER CAT FOOD, PLEASE DO THIS GRADUALLY, OVER A PERIOD OF THREE WEEKS, BY SLOWLY ADDING THE NEW FOOD.



WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE!


MAINE COONS LOVE PLAYING, AND SPLASHING WITH WATER.

MY COONS,  DIP THEIR PAW IN THE WATER BOWL AND ENJOY LICKING IT UP IN THIS MANNER.

SOME OF THEM, JUST SHOWER IN IT!




SOCIAL BEHAVIOR


MAINE COONS GET ALONG WITH MOST OTHER ANIMALS.

HOWEVER, UNLESS YOUR DOG, HAS BEEN RAISED WITH CATS, CERTAIN DOG BREEDS, MAY NOT BE AS TOLERANT OF YOUR KITTY!




INTRODUCTIONS TO YOUR HOME



WHEN YOU BRING YOUR KITTY INTO THE HOME, FIRST KEEP HIM/HER IN SECURE CARRIER, AND ALLOW THE OTHER ANIMALS, INSIDE THE HOUSE, TO WALK AROUND THE CARRIER.

TAKE TIME TO INTRODUCE YOUR KITTY, TO OTHER ANIMALS IN THE HOME.


REMEMBER, YOUR NEW KITTY, HAS TO BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO HIS/HER  WITH HIS NEW ENVIRONMENT.

IT IS BEST TO KEEP THE NEW KITTY IN A SPARE BEDROOM, (THE NEW PARENT`S, IS MOST SUITABLE).


THIS IS DONE TO ESTABLISH, A SENSE OF SECURITY, AND CONTENTMENT, AND WILL ALSO ENSURE YOUR NEW KITTY`S CONFIDENCE!



IF YOU DO THE BASICS  CORRECTLY, ON BRINGING YOUR KITTY HOME, HE/SHE WILL SOON BE FOLLOWING YOU AROUND, AND WHEN YOU CALL HIM/HER, WILL COME RUNNING TOWARDS YOU, MUCH AS A PUPPY DOG, WITH JOY!  (COONS REALLY ARE THE DOGS OF THE CAT BREEDS!)



GROOMING


STROKE THE KITTEN, FROM THE HEAD, DOWN THE BACK. THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT, WHEN YOUNG CHILDREN ARE ALLOWED TO HANDLE THE KITTEN.

DO NOT BE ALARMED AT THE LOUD PURRING!

REMEMBER TO GIVE YOUR KITTY A DAILY COMB. THIS IS ESSENTIAL TO KEEP KNOTS FROM FORMING, WHICH WILL BECOME VERY DIFFICULT AND UNCOMFORTABLE  FOR THE CAT,TO REMOVE.

MAINE COONS ARE VERY EASY TO GROOM, ONCE A REGULAR PATTERN IS ESTABLISHED.


DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE KNOTS CLOSE TO THE CATS` SKIN, OR CLIP HIS/HER NAILS, RATHER CONSULT YOUR VET, OR BE ADVISED BY A PROFESSIONAL CAT GROOMER.




ONCE YOU HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO OWN A MAINE COON, YOU WILL UNDERSTAND HOW TRULY LOVABLE, EASY TO PLEASE AND MARVELOUS THESE CATS ARE!


THEY ARE VERY QUIET, AND GENTLE, AND DO NOT BE SURPRISED WHEN YOUR COON, SNUGGLES, IN YOUR NECK , AS YOU SLEEP!

A MAINE COON, WILL ALSO ENJOY SITTING BESIDE YOU, AS YOU WORK ON YOUR COMPUTER,  WATCH TELEVISION OR READ A BOOK!


THEY ENJOY ACCOMPANYING YOU, AS YOU BATH, AND WILL WISTFULLY PLAY, WITH THE BATH FOAM.

THEY WILL STARE AT RUNNING WATER FOR HOURS, BUT THEY DO NOT LIKE GETTING SOAKED!


OKAY, ENOUGH!


SOON YOU WILL HAVE YOUR OWN DELIGHTFUL STORIES TO TELL, ABOUT YOUR COON!







PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL ME, FOR ANY OTHER ADVISE!





HERE ARE SOME OF THE ADULT  CATS, AVAILABLE FOR RE-HOMING.


GIVE ME A CALL, TO VIEW, THESE LARGE AND LOVELIES!