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Maine Coon Kittens for Sale in Canada: 2021 Breeders List

Who wouldn’t want to bring home an adorable Maine Coon kitten?! These cats are famous for their large size, gorgeous looks, and sweet and gentle dispositions. They are frequently referred to as the dogs of the cat world, so if you love both cats and dogs, you can’t go wrong with the Maine Coon.

If you’re in the market for bringing one of these remarkable cats home, and you live in Canada, we’ve got your back. We’ll look at the current prices, and where some of the best breeders are so you can make this dream a reality.

Maine Coon Breeders in Canada

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The first step will be finding an excellent breeder of Maine Coons. The breeder must be responsible and reputable as not only do you want to bring a healthy and well-adjusted kitten home, but you most definitely do not want to support a kitten mill (yes, they exist).

We’ve given you some links to follow that should help you find an available cat through a Maine Coon breeder:

  • Registered Maine Coon Breeders – This is a list of breeders from a number of provinces that are registered with The International Cat Association (TICA).
  • Maine Coon Canada – This Facebook group has strict rules regarding who can join and post, which should help weed out the bad breeders.
  • Petfinder for kittens and cats near me – Petfinder gives you the option of adopting cats and kittens. Tap in your postal code, and it will locate Maine Coons that are closest to your location.
  • Kijiji – You can use Kijiji but be sure to research the breeder before handing over your money.

If you can’t locate a breeder close to your location, you’ll want to find one that can ship your kitten or cat directly to you. There aren’t any websites that provide an entire list of these specific listings for Canada, so just do an online search for breeders that are willing to ship their cats within the country and do your research on the breeder. Make sure the breeder can provide you with the type of registration papers, health guarantees, and genetic reports that prove their good standing.

How Much Does a Maine Coon Kitten Cost?

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This will depend on the breeder and their location. You can expect to pay about $800 to $2,000 for a pet cat and $2,000 to $4,000 if you plan to use your cat for show or breeding purposes (which will mean paying extra). The price can also depend on the color and “quality” of the kitten. You should also account for shipping costs if you need to have your cat delivered to your location.

Maine Coons are quite expensive because breeders have many expenses that need to be covered, including paying for vet appointments and procedures for all of their cats.

If you decide to adopt a rescued Maine Coon, you’ll just need to pay the adoption fee, which can range from $75 to $150, regardless of the breed. It’s not as likely you’ll find a purebred Maine Coon at a rescue organization, but a Maine Coon mix is the next best thing.

Things to Ask a Maine Coon Breeder

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When you’ve found a good Maine Coon breeder, you should be prepared to ask a lot of questions. Not only will this ensure you’ll be well-informed about your new cat, but it also will help you to determine if you have found a good breeder.

  • Are the parents certified: This means the breeder has had their cats checked for genetic conditions that their breed can be predisposed to inherit, such as hip dysplasia. A good breeder will have all of their cats certified and will be upfront about any conditions.
  • References: Ask for their references and if they belong to any cat associations.
  • Recommendations: You can ask to speak to people who purchased a kitten from them previously.
  • Veterinarian visits: How many times has the kitten been to the vet? What shots has she had, has she been dewormed, does she have a clean bill of health?
  • Meet the parents: If you can meet your kitten’s parents, it will allow you to check their health, temperament, and appearance. This will give you a peek into the window of your kitten’s future.
  • Guarantee: Does the breeder have some kind of guarantee? If your kitten gets quite sick, will the breeder help?
  • Food: It’s quite important to know what kind of food the breeder has been feeding the kitten. A sudden change in diet can give the kitten gastrointestinal problems. Good breeders will usually give you some food when you take home the kitten to help tide you over.
  • Socialization: How well have the kittens been socialized? With people, places, and even other pets?

You should also be prepared to answer the breeder’s questions as a responsible breeder wants their kittens to go to a good and loving home.

10 Things to Know Before Buying a Maine Coon

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Before you take that final step of purchasing your first Maine Coon, we have a list of the good and bad of Maine Coon ownership.

Pros
  • Highly intelligent: They can be taught to do tricks!
  • Devoted: Maine Coons are loyal to everyone in the household.
  • Sociable: They tend to get along very well with other pets and children.
  • Healthy: Overall, Maine Coons are very healthy and active cats.
  • Playful: They are very curious and playful cats.
Cons
  • Genetic conditions: While Maine Coons are very robust and healthy cats but because they are large and purebred, they are predisposed to specific health conditions. The Maine Coon is prone to hip dysplasia due to her large size, heart disease, and polycystic kidney disease.
  • Grooming: All Maine Coons have thick, long coats of fur, which will require grooming probably every day but at least 2 or 3 times a week. Of course, this might be considered a pro if both you and your cat enjoy brushing as it can be a very bonding experience.
  • Territorial: While they do get along with pets, if you’ve had your cat for some time and are introducing a new pet, the Maine Coon has a tendency to be territorial.
  • Separation anxiety: Maine Coons are loyal and social cats and will not do well if you leave them alone for long periods.
  • Vocal: Again, this might be a pro for some people, but if you prefer your cats to be on the quieter side, then the Maine Coon might not be right for you. Beyond meowing, they are known to make trilling and chirping noises.

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Conclusion

The Maine Coon is a gorgeous, giant-sized pile of fluff that might be expensive but is so worth it!  These cats have truly unique personalities and make some of the most amazing pets, but they aren’t necessarily the right pet for every home.

We hope that after reading everything, you’ve gained the necessary knowledge that will allow you to not only find a Maine Coon, but a great breeder as well.


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