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If you are interested in one of our babies you can then come back to this page!
Information below should answer all your questions about:
Us, Our breeding program, our cat and kitten life, and how to purchase your CongoCoon Kitten!
We do not take deposits. But we WILL put your name on a kitten as Reserved for you!
We do not feel it right or fair to take money for a kitten - Not Yet Born- Not Old Enough To Evaluate - Not Yet Vet Checked.
Once the kitten you have reserved has been vet checked, is matching your expectations and is old enough for us to evaluate,
Then and ONLY then will we accept money.
If you want to Reserve one, we will put a "Hold" for it on the webpage for 24hrs. Full Payment including shipping fees, must be sent via Postal Money Orderwithin 24 hours of asking a "Hold" be put on the kitten.
Once Payment is received, the kitten will either be marked "Reserved" or removed from the page.
What does my kitten come with?
All kittens picked up, come with
pet carrier, toys, food packet, health record,
CFA registration papers, magnetic auto ribbon seen below. Which bears the images of some CongoCoon Cats!
We strive to keep our kitten prices as low as possible, so everyone may have the chance to live life with a CongoCoon!All of our kittens are sold as pets.
~ Pricing ~
Kittens with Breeding Rights $2000
You receive your CFA Registration papers when you pick up the kitten.
All pet kittens must be spayed or neutered prior to 6 months of age, no exceptions.
Shipping anywhere in the Continental USA is $350 flat fee.This includes crate, health certificate, airline fee and transporting kitten to the airport
We use only Delta Airlines out of Huntsville Alabama
We have a couple of litters now on the ground!
We are awaiting the arrival of others, please check back!
Click Here to see the Current Available Kittens!
KITTENS FOR SALE
I quite regularly have folks want me to predict adult size of my kittens, this is IMPOSSIBLE!
Everyone thinks they are special and that I can tell them their kitten will be largest, I cant!
Average weight of an 8 week old kitten is 2 pounds.
A kitten a few ounces one way or the other just cannot be judged to become the big one with any kind of accuracy.
I have had a huge kitten end up not large at all and a small kitten end up huge!
And no, parent size doesnt really seem to matter, odd as that seems.
I have had small females produce some of my largest males.
Most neutered males will be in the 18-20lb range. Again weight is relative.
You can have a tall long cat that is very large weigh 17 lbs, and a fat short one weigh 24 lbs. With the taller long one being actually the bigger cat.
So with this being said, please do not ask me to predict your cats adult weight.
I will tell you how one kitten in a litter relates to the others of that litter, or other litters I have had, but dont expect me to guarantee you a certain size cat at adulthood, as much depends on the care and nutrition you give the kitten.
KITTENS FOR SALE
Click Above to see our New Babies!
Spring at CongoCoons!
"Wolfman" is going to Koontopia Cattery in Kentucky!
Above are a couple of "keepers" from our outstanding spring 2010 litters!
6 YEARS DNA CLEAR!
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, a Heart Disease in Felines
We are VERY PROUD to say that as of June of 2006 we only breed
cats that have been proven NEGATIVE for the HCM MyBPC Gene Mutation!
We began testing January of '06 as soon as it was made available to breeders.
We immediately began removing the positives from our breeding program.
If you would like to check your Maine Coon cat or kitten for the gene mutation,
you can do so very easily, and for only $60.
You can go to the link below and order swabs, which you will roll inside your cats mouth.
Send the swabs to the Veterinary Cardiac Genetics Laboratory (VCGL) at Washington State University, and you should receive the results within two weeks time!
It is unfortunate that some breeders are saying their cats are tested, but are not.
Observe if the breeder you are considering only states "We test for HCM" If they test then what are the results?
If they test and the cat is positive, are they still breeding it? Are they trying to take your money for one of its offspring?
If your cat is positive, and is developing HCM, you can be proactive and with help from your vet, may prolong your cats life.
This Email was received by us from WSU, sent to breeders who have tested cats with them.
Friday June 4, 2010 - To Ragdoll and Maine Coon Breeders
Recently, it has come to our attention, that there have been false HCM reports with the WSU-VCGL logo being given out by individuals to potential buyers. Since the actual mutation status of these cats are unknown, this is of very great concern.We take great pride in our service and providing accurate results to our clients and this is simply unacceptable.
If you have any suspicion that the report you are being given is a false document,please feel free to contact us so that we can assist you in determining if it is false. We will not be able to give out any specific information about the cat in question or what the actual results are due to privacy regulations. We will, however, be able to confirm whether or not the cat was tested here at WSU and if it matches the result and the identification number.
We hope that this is something that is stopped quickly, now that word has gotten out about it.Thank you for your cooperation and feel free to contact us if you have any concerns. You can reach us by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone, 509-335-6038.
Our CongoCoon cats are genetically tested, with a written health guarantee on all kittens!Our Guarantee States that the kitten you are purchasing is NEGATIVE for this Gene Mutation!
You can Test the kitten or a kitten you purchase from any breeder by going to the link we posted above.
If your breeder will not give you a WRITTEN GUARANTEE that your kitten is NEGATIVE, you should think twice.
The breeders who like us tested our cats when the test was first made available, are nowgenerations down from the first test we did.We have negative results on your cats grand mother etc, we do not have test on a lot of our young cats to show you, as their parents /grandparents were negative so no need to do any more testing.
This simple fact of only having to test your breeders and work down is the reasonNO BREEDER AT THIS POINT SHOULD BE BREEDING POSITIVE CATS!
We constantly get flack from breeders over our stand on this issue.But to us, it is just WRONG to knowingly pass on a deadly gene to kittens!No STUD is so great that he should be continually used if he is positive, the breeder only need to keep a negative offspring and neuter him!
This link is to a HCM database of many tested cats, most of which were tested when the test first came out.
If you purchase a kitten from us, test it with WSU and it comes back positive.The kitten must be returned so we can also test with WSU to confirm the findings.Upon confirmation by WSU that the kitten you purchased is positive, you will be refunded the full purchase price IN DOUBLE, plus any expense incurred by you including shipping, testing etc.
We often get questions about the way we house our breeders, compared to to other catteries, especially our stud cats.
We feel it is far better for them to be in a very large outdoor enclosure fully protected from the elements,
than to be housed in a 4foot by 6 foot stud cage in their basement, or if they dont "believe" in cages then we feel our way is better than a stud cat living for years in their bathroom! If a breeder has more than one stud, some sort of confinement must be used to prevent them breeding the girls (especially the young ones not ready for motherhood), bothering kittens, fighting, or spraying the walls and furniture to mark their territory!
Our pregnant girls and kittens are all indoors in airconditioned for summer or heat in the winter.
Our cats are on a natural light cycle which means that when the days get shorter