To go directly to Available Kittens click below!




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!




















DEPOSITS!
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.






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!


Sorry but the Manufacturer of the Ribbons changed the design!
They are no longer using some of our cats photos.






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 ~
Females $600-$1000
Males $800-$1500
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.

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!
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Kitten Size?
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!











8 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.


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, vcgl@vetmed.wsu.edu, or phone, 509-335-6038.
Sincerely,
VCGL Staff



This link is to a HCM database of many tested cats, most of which were tested when the test first came out.
HCM Database 







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
they stop coming into season, therefore very few kittens during the winter months.
Spring and Summer are our busy kitten birthing season.












Potential Cat Parents are welcome to come to our residence or,
we can meet an hour or so away, usually at a Cracker Barrel Restaurant.






















"Chatty Cathy"

Click Here to see a Movie of Chatty Cathy!

UPDATE! CHATTY CATHY HAS BEEN SOLD!
























This coat question is one we get quite often!

The photos of most of our adults are either before adult hood, or after they have become
hormonal and are breeding. Breeding cats will not have the big coat a spayed or neutered one will.
Females will blow coat every time they come into season, and breeding Males
have what is called a stud tail, where the tail is not fluffy.

You cannot judge adult coat by kitten coat, many have very non fluffy coats and look quite gangly.
Usually by a year old if altered your kitten will start developing a "maine coon" coat.

The cat in the photo above is "Isis" at two years old, photos sent to me by her owner Phillip Todd.
As you can see she has developed a truly beautiful coat!





You will recieve a written guarantee that your CongoCoon Kitten is negative for the HCM MyBPC Gene Mutation!
You will also receive a written guarantee that your kitten will never be stricken with SMA!
We are a CLOSED CATTERY - FIV FeLV Negative!
For more info visit our Feline Health Page







Does SIZE matter?


Most people are attracted to the Maine Coon breed for its large size.
"I want a big maine coon", is a phrase we often hear.
Then after owning one size doesn't matter, they fall in love with the breeds temperament and personality.
It is impossible to predict which kittens will be the largest. I have had a HUGE kitten end up as an 11 lb adult.
And a very tiny boy end up 28 lbs!(which is our largest, that we know of)


Below are two films of Me picking up Rafiki and Python.
I am 5'7 and 170lbs, not a small girl. I know folks are wary of
the weights people put on their website, exagerating their cats size.

I am also very aware of the suspicion of photo shopping photos.
My weights post of my cats are VET WEIGHED not estimated.
These films taken 2/17/09 show two of my cats.
I guess films could be photo shopped but I certainly do not know how : )

The only photo shopping I do is to, darken or lighten the image
add something to the photo, such as flower, or remove background.
I do not make the cats larger in the photo, nor do I add lynx tips!
If I did, believe me Clouded Leopard would have awesome ones instead of his tiny tufts!
What you see is what is actual. Someone even commented to a friend who
had acquired a cat from me that they wanted to see it in person because it couldnt look as good as the photo.
They did see the cat, and exclaimed, it is EXACTLY like the photo!











Most stud males will range between 14-20lbs, with neuters growing larger.
Females range anywhere from 8 to 16lbs on average.
As you can see there is a large size variation.

Our stud boy Ch Congocoons King Cobra was measured today 8/11/05 at just shy of 3 years old.
He is 20lbs, 41" long, 14" at the shoulder and his tail is 31" from the floor!
His brother, Ch Congocoons Sea Serpent is also a 20lb stud!

This is Premier Congocoons Rock Python on 9/04/05
I am 5'7 and I hate to say it but about 170lbs, so you can see how large he is!


2013 - Julie Chism's "CongoCoons Vinny" is 35lbs at 6 years old!
2013 - Brian Forfa's "CongoCoons Secret Handshake" 22.5lbs at 10 months!
CongoCoons Kilimanjaro is now 23lbs
CongoCoons Rock Python is now 22lbs
CongoCoons Maxwell is now 26lbs
CongoCoons Kashmir is now 25lbs
CongoCoons Flynn is now 25lbs
CongoCoons Bad Bocephus is now 28lbs
CongoCoons George W of the Bush is now 22lbs
CongoCoons Diamond is now 25.3lbs
CongoCoons Cheyenne (female) is now 17.8lbs

Yes we like 'em big too!

If you have a Congocoons Heavyweight that you
would like listed here, just let us know!


Picured below is our silver boy, Congocoons Cape Horn!





Kitten visits can begin ONLY after they are 8 weeks old and have been vet checked.
Newborns and kittens under eight weeks are NOT available for viewing!


Kittens are VET examined prior to placement.
All Kittens Come With Written Health Guarantee.
We have a 72 Hour Health Guarantee, If for any reason your
Vet thinks you should not have purchased the kitten.
It can be returned immediately for a full refund.
We also give an 8 Week FIP Guarantee,
and a One Year Death due to genetic flaw or defect guarantee.






~ PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE ~
This is our home. Although I do not work outside the home.
Between the cats and kitten care, we have little free time.
When we have a kitten you are interested in we will be happy to
spend time with you after the baby has turned 8 weeks old.
Remember! You can take the virtual tour of our cattery garden on the link below!

Tour The Cattery Garden


If you are wanting to see maine coons it would be a good idea to visit a cat show in your area.
Visit the CFA website for a listing of upcoming shows and locations.










~THE TRIBAL LAIR~

Where is my kitten born and raised?

Our kittens are born in the nursery completely away from all the other adult cats or older kittens.
When they are of age to toddle around they are then moved to the kitten
room which has large areas to play and climb,
or into our den where we have a play area, seen in our little movies.
They are then subject to normal household activity, including the constant chatter of our Parrot Patsy : )
She is heard frequently on the kitten play films we post!


Photos are often taken of kittens outdoors, this is the only time they are outdoors.
The photos of adults outdoors are taken in our backyard in a special enclosure made only for photo taking!
None of our cats live on the ground or grass. We have deck flooring in our outside enclosures.
Our one large area that goes indoor and out, is onto astro-turf carpet, all the rest are decking.
Our property of approx 3 acres is totally fenced with chain link, with dogs roaming the perimeter.
We have no cats of ours or neighbors that roam on our property.
Having our breeding cats subject to daily sunshine and typical climate changes,
we believe makes for a healthier cat as they are on natural heat cycles, instead of forced into heat from timed lighting.
Therefore, many of our queens often go a year or more between litters.

Our adult female queens have their own queens quarters away from the studs.
They are NOT with a stud cat unless they are to be bred, this prevents any and all "oops" litters.
Most of our cats are free fed dry cat food. We do not feed nor endorse raw feeding.


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~~~PAYMENT~~~

Payment expected in CASH ONLY! - NO CHECKS
If shipped payment by Postal Money Order ONLY! No Bank Drafts or Cashiers Checks.






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We just couldn't resist her poly feet and beautiful blue silver color, she has now been retired.






PLANNING TO VISIT?

When scheduling an appointment to visit the animals,
PLEASE keep the following in mind.


1. We rarely schedule any visits before Noon Central Time.
With many morning chores to be completed before our day begins.


2. Keep your visitor numbers to ONLY TWO ADULTS.
We have a small home and it is difficult to accommodate a group of people.


3. NO SMALL CHILDREN
We have this rule for safety sake and to prevent stress on our
animals who are not accustomed to energetic children.


Kitten visits can only be scheduled after they turn 8 weeks of age.

We and our insurer thank you for adhering to these restrictions.












NOTICE!

All of our Breeding Cats are NEGATIVE for the MyBPC HCM (heart disease) Gene Mutation!
Meaning your new CongoCoon kitten does not carry this dreadful gene!
~~~~~
All of our Studs are Negative for the SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) gene.
Which means NO CongoCoon Kitten will ever be afflicted with this heartbreaking disease!


















~~~ TO CONTACT US ~~~
We live just two miles from a power plant, for some reason we have power surges
and outages almost daily. These power breaks cause our answering
machine to delete your message. Please email first and especially
if you have left a message and did not get a call back.
Our email button is below or email congocoons@charter.net

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Just turning 6 months old, Feather has gone to live with our dear friends Nadia and Bruno at Cooncity Cattery in Belgium




~~ADULT RETIREES~~

We have placed all our current retirees.
We will have a few more retiring over the next few months.
Check back here for updates!

We would like to extend a word to those who have given
such wonderful homes to our adults...THANKYOU!







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We are located in the upper right hand corner of Alabama
In the small town of Stevenson near the Tennessee state line.






This is our new baby, a whippet!
~ "Carousel's Stillwater Koi"~


















WHY SHOULD I SPAY MY GIRL?
Take a look at our Feline Health page and you will understand
why we require that all pet girls be spayed by six months of age.
We have photographs of a pyometra surgery-Caution it is GRAPHIC

Feline Health


















A FEW FACTS YOU MIGHT FIND INTERESTING

Tabby cats are striped cats, you can have a brown tabby, silver tabby or any color tabby.

Orange striped cats like garfield are called Red Tabby.
(Yes I know, they look orange to me too!)
Gray striped cats are Blue Tabby.
The black and brown striped cats are called Brown Tabby.

Tabby cats come in two different stripe patterns.
"Classic" tabby- are the bullseye design stripes or swirls down the side of the cat.
(To help you remember just think of a big C on the side of the cat)

"Mackerel" tabby- are bars of stripes running like the ribs of a mackerel fish down the sides.

Yes Maine Coons come in a variety of colors, but do not come in pointed like a siamese cat.

"Poly" cats are cats with extra toes on their feet.
Also called "Hemingway cats" because Ernest Hemmingway owned polys!
Polys cannot be shown in Championship class but are often shown as Household Pets.
Polys are just as healthy and pose no more health concerns than normal toed Maine Coons.
Although it is Sometimes necessary to remove problem claws to keep them from growing into the pads of the feet.

Champion means just that a Champion Cat.
Premier means Champion but the cat is altered (or de-sexed).
Grand Champion or Grand Premier means that cat was shown to its Championship then
continued to be shown until it defeated a certain number of cats after attaining that title
to be awarded Grand before its name.

Some of the many CHAMPION CATS WE BRED are listed below

Grand Champion Candlecrest Ivory Coast --- Champion Candlecrest Sunny
Champion Candlecrest Hooker ---Champion Congocoons King Cobra
Champion Congocoons Rock Python --- Champion Congocoons Cobra
Champion Congocoons Leviathan --- Champion Congocoons Nile Crocodile
Champion Congocoons Man -o-War --- Champion Congocoons African Grey
Champion Congocoons Mozart --- Champion Congocoons Diamondback
Champion Congocoons Native Dress --- Champion Congocoons Fully Iced
Champion Congocoons White Rhino --- Champion Congocoons Orchid
Champion Congocoons White Lion --- Champion Congocoons Peerless
Champion Congocoons Ringmaster --- Champion Congocoons Tribal Fire
Champion Congocoons Jungle Dreams --- Champion Congocoons Pit Viper
Champion Congocoons Van Gogh --- Champion Congocoons Sea Serpent
European Champion Congocoons Moonwalker --- European Champion Congocoons White Feather (RANKED 134 TICA 2008)
Champion Congocoons Rainforest --- International Champion Congocoons French Connection
European Champion CongoCoons Bad To The Bone

Champion CongoCoons High Tide of Kinneycoons



















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