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
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:
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?
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
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.
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
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.
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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