Looking for Maine Coon cat breeders in Alabama? I’ve put this article together to help you!
I know how difficult it can be to find a reputable breeder for a specific breed of cat. This is why I’ve done the work for you and put together this listing of the top Maine Coon breeders in Alabama.
You’re on an exciting and special journey, I wish you good luck!
Maine Coon Cat Breeders in Alabama With Kittens and Cats for Sale
|Suthern Coon||Birmingham, AL||NA||sutherncoon.com|
|Congocoon Maine Coon Cattery||Stevenson, AL||NA||congocoon.com|
|Backwoods Cattery||Central Alabama||256-475-5262||backwoodszoocrew.com|
|Kanu Coons||North East Alabama||205-531-6002||kanucoons.com|
|Watson Hill Maine Coon Cattery||Central Alabama||NA||alabamamainecoons.com|
|Gentle Giants Maine Coons||Lincoln, AL||205-482-1879||gentlegiantsmainecoons.net|
Address – Birmingham, AL
Phone – NA
Website – https://sutherncoon.com/
Congocoon Maine Coon Cattery
Address – Stevenson, AL
Phone – NA
Website – http://congocoon.com/
Address – Central Alabama
Phone – 256-475-5262
Website – http://backwoodszoocrew.com/
Address – North East Alabama
Phone – 205-531-6002
Website – http://kanucoons.com/
Watson Hill Maine Coon Cattery
Address – Central Alabama
Phone – NA
Website – https://www.alabamamainecoons.com/
Gentle Giants Maine Coons
Address – Lincoln, AL
Phone – 205-482-1879
Website – https://www.gentlegiantsmainecoons.net/
What Are Maine Coons Like as Pets?
Maine Coons are known for fitting in with families of any size, kids and pets included. These gentle giants love social interactions, they’re cuddly, friendly, and a lot of fun.
Here is a closer look at some of a Maine Coon’s main characteristics:
Loving – They are huge, there is no mistaking that. But they are also known as ‘gentle giants’ because they’re so soft and playful.
Chatty – Be warned, most Maine Coons enjoy a conversation. They’ll let you know when they want feeding – which can be often – when they want to be let out, etc.
Curious – Curious, mischievous, whatever you want to call it, Maine Coons will explore, hunt, and get themselves into trouble at times.
Size – It’s hard to talk about Maine Coons without talking about how huge they are. It is, after all, the most unique and obvious thing about them. On average, male Maine Coons are around 13-18 lbs, and females are 8-12 lbs.
Fun – I’ve never met a Maine Coon owner that did say they’re a load of fun. From hours of play time, to just being able to interact with these gentle giants. It’s never a dull moment (except when they’re sleeping).
How Much Does a Maine Coon Kitten Cost?
The price of a kitten varies depending on a number of factors. Typically the color, rarity, pedigree of parents, demand, and so on.
Generally speaking, however, Maine Coon kittens tend to cost in the $500-$1,500 range. This can, of course, go up a lot for show-quality Maine Coons and rare colors.
How Much Does a Maine Coon Cat Cost?
If you’re looking for an adult Maine Coon, whether to adopt one in need of a home or just because you don’t want a kitten, they’ll typically cost less than a kitten.
You can find some for free, although some basic rehoming fees might be required. Or, you can expect to spend a few hundred bucks.
TICA and CFA Certifications
You may have seen some breeders saying they are TICA and CFA certified. This is an extra stamp of approval that they registered their cats and are maintaining a high standard.
Here’s what these organizations mean:
The International Cat Association (TICA) is a major player in worldwide cat registries. Founded in 1967, TICA was created as an alternative to the American Cat Fanciers Association (which used mixed breeds to register their cats).
TICA is the world’s largest and oldest association for cat enthusiasts and breeders. It has over fifty years of experience in registering purebred cats from all over the world.
The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) is a non-profit, international organization devoted to the advancement of purebred cats through breeding, showing, and educational programs.
Founded in 1906, it is the largest purebred cat registry in North America. CFA has more than 300 affiliated clubs in North America and has offices on both coasts of the United States.
Caring for Your Maine Coon
The most obvious thing about Maine Coons when it comes to care or ‘maintenance’ is that they have a lot of fur.
Some more than others, but they’re a long-haired breed. If you want to avoid having hair all over your home, and some nightmare knots and tufts in their coats, you’ll need to brush your Maine Coon daily.
Before you sigh, it’s really not that difficult. You’ll need to keep a good brush or a brushing mitt nearby, and just simply spend a few minutes a day brushing your cat.
If you do this from an early age, your cat will be used to it and even enjoy it. It’s pretty much some free attention and fussing anyway, so it’s a win-win.
The next main consideration is exercise. Maine Coons need exercise, and if they don’t get it they’ll end up doing some destruction around your home – I can vouch for this.
Ideally, they need to have access to the outdoors. If this is not possible, then you’ll need to make time to play with them and provide some fun cat furniture like trees.
Other than playing, fun, and brushing, you just need all the basic essentials most cats need.
This means making fresh drinking water available at all times, feeding them good cat food designed for their stage of life, a few treats here and there, and some nice quiet spots to sleep.
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