Table of contents:
- How much does a Maine Coon kitten cost, and where can I buy it?
- At what age can you buy a Maine Coon kitten?
- What information and documents should the breeder provide?
- Why conclude a sales contract?
- How long do Maine Coons grow?
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How much does a Maine Coon kitten cost, and where can I buy it?
Compared to many other cat breeds, Maine Coons are expensive cats, especially in terms of keeping (from 5000 rubles per month). In Russia, there are plenty of nurseries engaged in breeding this breed.
Kittens without documents certifying their origin can be bought from the hands for 5,000-10,000 rubles. In this case, there is no guarantee that you are buying a Maine Coon, and not a kitten that looks like him.
Pedigree Maine Coons, even pet-class (pet, not for breeding) cost 15,000-25,000 rubles. The price for kittens of a breed class does not fall below 50,000 rubles, both in Russia and in European countries. Maine Coons show class will cost from 70,000 to 180,000 rubles.
In America, the price of kittens ranges from $ 400 to $ 2000, in Europe up to € 2000, in the UK up to £ 1500.
At what age can you buy a Maine Coon kitten?
According to FIFe rules, a breeder can give buyers kittens 12 weeks old and older. However, Maine Coons are put up for sale from the age of one month. This practice is widespread and quite justified, since during this time the buyer is located, is invited to inspect the litter and have a conversation, a choice is made and a kitten is reserved, the details of the transaction are discussed.
You should never pick up a kitten under 12 weeks old, and if the breeder insists, then you should think about the professionalism of this seller.
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Maine Coons, up to three months old, must learn all the delights of life with their mother, learn from her important skills that a person cannot teach them (lapping, washing, etc.). In addition, breast milk and communication with other cats are very important for the full development and good health of cats. You should not rush and deprive all this Maine Coon, the owners will have a lot of time to enjoy the company of this beautiful animal.
You can pay for a kitten at any time (as agreed with the seller), but you can pick it up only when it reaches 12 weeks of age.
What information and documents should the breeder provide?
The breeder must provide complete information about the breeders and the litter, must freely allow buyers to get acquainted with them: pet, look and communicate.
The information provided must contain truthful information about:
- parents (their origin, health, character and temperament, number of matings, etc.), - kittens (their gender, health, already noticeable character traits, existing skills, etc.)), - care, maintenance and nutrition.
- for future owners of show class Maine Coons it is useful to get advice related to the show career of cats.
Each purebred animal is registered and receives the relevant documents required for breeding and exhibitions. The main documents are a metric (for kittens) or pedigree (for adults), a veterinary passport. It does not hurt to ask the breeder for a certificate of the health of the purchased kitten.
Why conclude a sales contract?
The purchase agreement is an official document confirming your rights to the kitten. The contract specifies the data of the seller, buyer and animal; transaction amount; rights and obligations of the parties. We recommend that you carefully read the point where the exchange of the kitten or the return of money for it is discussed, if the animal has health problems or exterior defects (this is especially important when buying show-class kittens). When transferring money for a kitten, ask for a receipt for money.
How long do Maine Coons grow?
Since Maine Coons are rather large cats, they grow more slowly than other breeds. Maine Coons reach full physical development only by 4-5 years. At this age, cats weigh 6-9 kg, and cats weigh 4-6 kg. But there are also giants weighing 10-12 kg.
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