Looking for Maine Coon cat breeders in South Carolina? You’ve landed on the right page!
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 South Carolina at the time of writing this.
Maine Coons are gentle giants that make awesome family pets, good luck finding your new addition!
Maine Coon Cat Breeders in South Carolina With Kittens and Cats for Sale
|HISsy Fit Coons
|Travelers Rest, SC
|Caesarheadcoon Maine Coon Cattery
|Lake View Coons
|Carolina Main Coons
HISsy Fit Coons
Address – Travelers Rest, SC
Phone – NA
Website – https://www.hissyfitcoons.com/
Caesarheadcoon Maine Coon Cattery
Address – Greenville, SC
Phone – NA
Website – http://caesarheadcoon.com/
Lake View Coons
Address – Taylors, SC
Phone – 864-735-8143
Website – https://www.lakeviewcoons.com/
Carolina Main Coons
Address – Lexington, SC
Phone – NA
Website – https://carolinamainecoons.com/
What Are Maine Coons Like as Pets?
Maine Coons are awesome family pets. I’m not just saying that, they really are. Some of the key characteristics of Maine Coons are:
Size – It’s hard to talk about Maine Coons without talking about how huge they are. It is, after all, the unique and most obvious thing about them. On average, male Maine Coons are around 13-18 lbs, and females are 8-12 lbs.
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 – 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.
Curious – What cat isn’t curious, right? Well, when you have a more curious than average cat that weighs around 15lbs, you’re going to know about it. Some good cat furniture is required to help keep them interested.
Fun – Most of all, Maine Coons are a huge bundle of fun. As kittens, they are extremely playful, and they love human interaction.
How Much Does a Maine Coon Kitten Cost?
The price of a Maine Coon kitten varies depending on the demand, color, parents, and some other factors.
Typically you can expect to pay between $500-$1,500 as an ‘average’. It’s something you should discuss with a breeder as they often offer different prices for different litters.
How Much Does a Maine Coon Cat Cost?
There are plenty of adult Maine Coons in need of a good home. If you want to adopt an adult, it’s often just as rewarding and gives one of these cats a much-needed loving home.
Adults are much less expensive. In fact, you can often adopt Maine Coons for around $100 or so to help cover the shelter’s fees or a small donation to help them keep operating.
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 an organization that was founded in 1967 with the primary purpose of upholding high standards of breeding for cats.
They require extensive education from their members and are involved in various activities such as showing, judging, and organizing World Championships.
The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) is the world’s premier cat organization and the largest registry and show organization for pedigreed cats.
The CFA recognizes five long hair & six shorthair breeds of cats as well as three types of longhaired kittens. Only registered purebred cats are allowed to participate in any CFA show or event.
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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