Starting the adoption process simply involves submitting an application whether you fill out the form online or submit the PDF version. It is very important to me that my babies go to the very best homes! Please fill out the form and I will reach out to you once I contact your veterinarian and or make sure that you have one lined up. It is also important for you as the new kitty owner to know about maine coons and what to expect. We hope to work with you on welcoming your new baby into your home....you won't be disappointed!
Our babies shall only be pets. I do not give permission for them to be bred and we do not have visitors to our home and cattery. It is of the utmost importance to keep our infant kittens as healthy as possible. Once you sign a contract to be on our waiting list, we do our best to keep you updated with pictures. Once the kittens reach 5 weeks, we begin the messy task of weaning them. Starting to introduce them to wet kitten food, the litter box, etc. Between the age of 5-8 weeks, is a time we become very busy, and clean up happens....well all day! So if we seem distant, that is why. Rest assured we are taking good care of your future furbaby!
You can also fill out the form via this link as a fillable google doc:
Your new kitten is just like a newborn baby, still somewhat fragile. I recommend bringing them home and putting them in a safe quiet place (quarantined) away from other pets for at least 2 weeks. Introduce them slowly to your other pets, they will we afraid and they are still too small to run around with larger animals, or get underfoot or under recliner chairs. I also would be mindful of them around outside doors. Best way to keep them from being interested in darting outdoors, is not to take them outside. Until they get a little bigger, you must keep a watchful eye on them. Also be mindful around vacuum cleaners, and other noisy machinery. Bathing and grooming are great, but again hairdryers could send them flying into the air, or you receiving a painful bite. They will have their first 2 veterinarian visits, where they will receive their vaccinations. They will need their next visit for their booster after you pick them up. Please set that up now and establish them as a patient.
Food & Feeding
Right now, your kitten is eating about 1/2of a can of Royal Canin Mother & Babycat soft mousse wet kitten food, once a day. I also give them a bowl of Royal Canin Mother & Babycat dry kitten food to graze on as well. You can change them over gradually to a different brand if you want to, a little at a time, this will help them adjust to the new food. At 4 months of age, we start to change them over to the Royal Canin dry kitten food. We also recommend using Lysine powder sprinkled on their food, to keep their immune system in good shape. But ask your veterinarian their thoughts.
Your kitten has been using tractor supply equine wood pellets or breeze pellet system as their litter, after they are trained and older, we use World’s Best Litter that is made from corn. That of course is your choice. We live in the mountains on 3 acres and put out very little trash, and we can burn it, so it works well for us.
Toys, Toys, Toys!
Your kitten will love balls, plastic springs, they will need a scratching post, and will love interactive toys. They love the tunnels & boxes. Recommendations from Chewy: Catit Design Senses Circuit Motion Activated Illuminated Balls Catit Senses 2.0 Play Circuit Cat Toy PetFusion Vertical Cat Scratcher Toy with Catnip Frisco Cat Tracks Butterfly Cat Toy Pet Zone Caged Canary Interactive Cat Toy Corrugated Cardboard Scratching Condos or floor units Amazon: All for Paws Interactive Flutter Bug Cat Butterfly Toy with Two Replacement Flashing Butterflies Toy Toys NOT recommended: Stay away from toys with strings can break off and be swallowed and cause internal issues. Laser lights can cause lots of trouble, from serious eye damage if pointed at their faces. Chasing a red laser dot can cause eye damage and make your kitty anxious and destructive, I do not recommend them…..other than that, just have fun!
I use a slicker brush, a wide tooth comb, and a thin toothed comb, and I also have a matt comb that can break up any matts. I also get down to the base of any knots and just start gently pulling the hair apart, and then comb through. Maine coons will get matting behind their ears, in their armpits of their front legs, sometimes on their chests. Daily brushing will keep this to a minimum. Here are some of the brushes I use from Chewy.com Safari self-cleaning slicker brush for cats, Burt’s bees double sided cat comb, Safari de-matting comb for dogs. I also recommend giving your cat some hairball control supplement every so often to help with the breakdown of hair from grooming.
Your favorite chair is empty now,
where you would lie and sleep....
but the memory of our happy times
is mine to always keep.
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