Looking for Maine Coon cat breeders in Louisiana? I’ve put this article together to help you!
I know how hard it can be to find a reputable breeder nearby. This is why I’ve put together this listing of all the Maine Coon breeders in the state of Louisiana at the time of writing this.
I have to admit I’m envious, I love looking for new kittens – good luck!
Maine Coon Cat Breeders in Louisiana With Kittens and Cats for Sale
|Lowenhaus Maine Coon Cattery||Slidell, LA||504-295-1329||Facebook Page|
|Sibirskiy Cats||Gonzales, LA||225-936-3214||sibirskiycats.com|
Lowenhaus Maine Coon Cattery
Address – Slidell, LA
Phone – 504-295-1329
Website – Facebook Page
Address – Gonzales, LA
Phone – 225-936-3214
Website – https://sibirskiycats.com/
What Are Maine Coons Like as Pets?
Maine Coons are great family pets. I’m not just saying that, they really are. They’re lovable, big cuddly kitties with a nice temperament and curious nature.
Some of the characteristics Maine Coons are know for include:
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.
Loving – They have a soft, social, and loving personality. Although heavy, they love curling up on a lap and receiving some fussing.
Curious – They do have a curious nature. My Maine Coon was always hunting, getting high up into trees, into boxes around the home etc.
Chatty – This is a pro for most owners, but a con for some. Maine Coons can be pretty vocal, so be prepared to be told when it’s time for food, when you need to open the door, and some other things.
Fun – Best of all, they’re loads of fun. From playing for hours, to fussing them on your lap, it’s always fun seeing and interacting with these gentle giants.
How Much Does a Maine Coon Kitten Cost?
This is always hard to answer as there are a lot of factors that affect the price of a Maine Coon kitten.
Generally speaking, however, you should expect to pay somewhere in the region of $500-$1,500. This can go up a lot for rarer colors, better lineage, more demand, and so on.
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.
What TICA and CFA Certifications Mean
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 the world’s largest purebred cat registry and the only global organization that represents all breeds of cats.
TICA was founded in 1967 and currently has more than 190 member associations, with more than 20,000 members in 90 countries.
The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) is the largest, most experienced, and most respected cat registry in the world.
The CFA has become the single source for all things related to cats and cat fanciers. It has a membership of over 165,000 people worldwide who own purebred cats or subscribe to their periodicals.
Caring for Your Maine Coon
Maine Coons are long haired cats. Some have longer hair than others, but there is no avoiding the fact that you’re going to have to put in a lot of time grooming them.
If you absolutely do not want a cat that requires brushing, Maine Coons are not for you.
That said, it’s not a huge issue. Keep a brush handy, it can even be a brushing mitt, and give them a brush daily when you have a moment.
If you get them into a routine of being brushed from an early age, they’ll enjoy it and roll around in excitement taking it as being playful or some fussing.
In addition to this, Maine Coons love playing. The more time you can make to play with them and help them burn off some of their explosive energy while they’re kittens, the better.
Being large cats, exercise is important to this breed. Most of which can be achieved by letting them outdoors, and with some large, sturdy pieces of cat furniture.
Outside of brushing and exercise, all they really need are the basic things all cats need. Plenty of quality food and fresh drinking water, some nice warm, quiet spots to sleep in, and of course, the acknowledgment that they are in charge!
All that’s left now is to find your new Maine Coon, so good luck, and here’s to a fun-packed future!
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