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Welcome to Newbies :) / Re: Main coon kitten or young male cat
« Last post by Sue P (Paddysmum) on November 12, 2018, 07:05:17 AM »



Jason, it may be worthwhile contacting one or two breeders outside your area, if there are no cats available for adoption closer to home.  They may be able to recommend a reputable breeder within travelling distance for you.

If you have a patio garden, it might be quite a simple undertaking to fit cat proofing to your boundary walls/fences, which would offer them a safe place for outside access, whilst still satisfying a breeder's requirements for indoor homing. 

Breeder contacts:

http://www.maine-coon-cat-club.com/kittens/breedlist/southcoast/index.html

http://www.maine-coon-cat-club.com/kittens/breedlist/thames/index.html



If you visit the Maine Coon Cat Club, they have a PDF of contacts for Maine Coon breeders throughout the UK.   As you don't mind waiting, it might also be a smart move to contact Battersea Dog and Cat Shelter - they can put your name on their books, and if they get a suitable Maine Coon rescue in, they will contact you.  They have three homing sites, so you never know, it may not take long.   :hug:


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Welcome to Newbies :) / Re: Main coon kitten or young male cat
« Last post by Jason busby on November 11, 2018, 21:53:06 PM »
Yeh thanks for your advice it has been very helpful. I will keep looking in till o find one
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Welcome to Newbies :) / Re: Main coon kitten or young male cat
« Last post by Judecat (Paula) on November 11, 2018, 21:38:20 PM »
As I said, it was a long time ago and things change.
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Welcome to Newbies :) / Re: Main coon kitten or young male cat
« Last post by Jason busby on November 11, 2018, 20:18:43 PM »
Ok thanks
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Welcome to Newbies :) / Re: Main coon kitten or young male cat
« Last post by Liz on November 11, 2018, 20:11:28 PM »
Paula I know that a lot of breeders the good ones are now issuing contracts stating indoor only and most specialist pedigree rescues want that as well unless the cat coming in to care has had outdoor access in their previous home

Mine have outdoor access well the ones that chose to go out due to my rural location but some of mine are indoor only at my choice

I would recommend finding a breeder who is near to you and ask to visit - remember this will be their home - a good breeder anyway and most will show you round where their cats are - not all live in their homes the spraying stud boys will live outside in pens and some of the girls will also live in pens as well as when calling they are peeing everywhere - places should be clean and tidy and the cats look well fed, groomed and happy and disease free
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Welcome to Newbies :) / Re: Main coon kitten or young male cat
« Last post by Jason busby on November 11, 2018, 19:54:12 PM »
I don't mind travelling and waiting. Could you send a link to the website you used I've been on Google but there a lot of MC rehoming websites
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Welcome to Newbies :) / Re: Main coon kitten or young male cat
« Last post by Judecat (Paula) on November 11, 2018, 19:44:25 PM »
This was years ago, my point being that you may have to wait a while and then travel. There are MC breeders all over the place. For once I disagree with Liz, my MC's were both outdoor cats as my little moggy wouldn't use a litter tray and had a cat flap.

I don't usually disagree with Liz, she is very knowledgeable. Sorry Liz. :-[
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Welcome to Newbies :) / Re: Main coon kitten or young male cat
« Last post by Jason busby on November 11, 2018, 19:35:19 PM »
That would be ok I can travel to Bristol it's not that far from me
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Welcome to Newbies :) / Re: Main coon kitten or young male cat
« Last post by Judecat (Paula) on November 11, 2018, 19:31:01 PM »
I just googled Maine Coon Rescue and went to the official site, there was a two year old male at  the time down in Bristol, but I wasn't willing to travel that far.
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Welcome to Newbies :) / Re: Sort of new here!
« Last post by Judecat (Paula) on November 11, 2018, 19:28:43 PM »
Thanks Vicky, do you have any photos of Kaddu? Looks like a complete babe. :Luv:

My other three are, in order of appearance, due to one of our members running a rescue, Pippa, a feral who was so ill she crawled into a basket during a TNR of a feral colony, Sheila said she could go either way, she went the affectionate way and you'd never know she had such a bad start. Then came Pirate, he has congenital deformities, one eye orbit is too small and his third eyelid goes across his eye rendering him partially sighted, he is also missing an ear flap and has a curly piggy tail. The last is my big boy Merlin, he is a huge, but not fat, 6.2 kilos :shocked:, he managed to tear himself out of a snare at the cost of the pads on one of his front paws, he came to me as a foster to see if he could keep his leg, there was no way after 8 weeks he was going anywhere.  :evillaugh: He has kept his leg and moves around three legs and a dot. He is also FIV positive.

They were all feral/strays, but are loving, wonderful cats. :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

I also have four Degus, three snakes and several fish.

If I was a billionaire I would have a zoo. ;) 
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