HOW DO I ADOPT A KITTEN?
ADOPTING A KITTeN...
Adopting a Kitten as a Pet:
All kittens are spayed/neutered prior to leaving our cattery. This cost is factored into the price of the kitten.
Pet contract must be agreed to and signed.
Adopting a Kitten for Breeding:
Kittens who meet our health, type and temperament criteria will be available for breeding to Registered Catteries only.
Breeding contracts must be agreed upon, signed and upheld.
There are a lot of factors involved in the pricing of kittens. One must consider that high quality breeding animals that have been genetically tested for diseases are not cheap, especially if the pedigrees are sought after or imported from other countries. Factor into this the cost of high quality food and supplements, appropriate facilities conducive to raise physically and emotionally healthy animals, vaccines, routine and emergency Veterinary care, genetic testing, show exhibitions, and website maintenance.
I do charge a higher price for kittens sold with breeding rights. This price reflects the research and hard work put into making breeding decisions and cultivating a line, as well as the extra rights granted along with the kitten.
That being said, I do not charge extra money for “trendy” or sought after colors (smoke, shaded, etc.) or traits (polydactyl, etc.). Maine Coons come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and patterns, and all are equally valuable in my humble opinion. I started in the business of breeding cats to better the breed, and therefore try to make decisions always keeping that principal in mind.
Pet Pricing: $3000
Breeder Pricing: $4000
Older kitten/Young Adult: $1800
Retired Breeder: $500 - $1000 (depending on age, gender, etc.)
As of 2023, you can now expect to pay anywhere from $2500 to $5000 or more for a well bred, properly health screened pedigreed Maine Coon kitten in the United States.
RESERVING YoUR KITTEN...
Our cattery keeps a limited waiting list of 20 future adopters. A deposit is required to join our waiting list. Once a litter reaches 8 weeks of age we will send a newsletter to everyone on the waiting list listing all available kittens. You will have three (3) business days to respond if you are interested in a specific kitten. Preference will be given based on waiting list order as well as breeding potential.
We believe in placing each individual kitten in the best homes possible. We try to match kittens with owners based on the individual needs and circumstances of the families, as well as the temperaments of the kittens. Our goal is to have happy owners and healthy, thriving kittens! Talamascan Maine Coons reserves the right to refuse the sale of any kitten/cat when we believe that it is not in the best interest of the animal.
2023 - 2024 Wait List: Currently Open
Contact Us for more information regarding getting on the Wait List.
Deposits to hold your kitten are non-refundable. We do allow you to transfer your deposit to another kitten within one year.
Pet Kitten: $300
Evaluation - Kittens under 8 weeks of age / not yet available
Available – Kitten is free to adopt
Reserved – Deposits are paid. Contracts are signed.
Stays - Stays in the Cattery for future breeding work.
SHIPPING & DELIVeRY
Delivering Your Kitten:
Kittens leave our nursery no earlier than 3 months of age. Every kitten will be sent home with:
Veterinary Passport with Health Records
Minimum 2 - FVRCP Vaccines, Deworming and Microchip
TICA Transfer of Ownership Paperwork
Copy of Parents DNA Test Results
30 Days of free Trupanion Pet Insurance
If you live in California, Arizona or Las Vegas, you can expect your kitten to be delivered (for a small fee to cover gas).
Outside of these areas, Courier Service is available, and is the best way to transport your kitten both out of State and Internationally. Shipping cargo is very hard on an animal and can cause a great deal of stress. Being moved on a pallet by a forklift, waiting in the cargo hold, and being exposed to outside temperatures can all have a detrimental effect a young kitten. Courier Services can range from $500 (within the US) to $1500 and above for International delivery. We will work with you to ensure the safest travel options possible.
If you choose to pick up your kitten, Las Vegas International Airport is the closest airport for you to fly into. Health Certificates and Delivery to the airport can be arranged for a minimal fee.