CaliCats is located near Thousand Oaks, CA. Our kittens are raised underfoot with the run of the house. Most of our Maine Coon Cats are CFA (Cat Fanciers' Association) Grand Champions/Premiers and/or Regional Winners. We do not sell breeding cats or kittens.
Our cats are DNA negative for HCM (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy), SMA, PK Def, FIV, and FeLeuk. There is no family history of hip dysplasia in our cats. All kittens come with a health guarantee and are registered in the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) and The International Cat Fanciers' Association (TICA).
Additionally, CaliCats' breeding cats are tested for HCM on an ongoing basis, and all results show no sign of heart disease to date. If we get a cat with positive or equivocal result, the cat will be removed from our breeding program and spayed or neutered. Our goal is to never knowingly bring an unhealthy cat into this world, to suffer and cause their families to suffer. We do the best we can with the technology available.
If you are looking for a family member who will greet your guests at the door and want to interact with friends and family, this is the breed for you. Maine Coon Cats are known for their intelligence, loyalty, and companionship. They are sweet tempered, patient, loving, and sensitive. They are not known for their ballet-like moves, more like a good quarterback! These gentle giants are known for their chirps and trills, and for their playfulness.
This is a long haired breed, therefore be prepared to spend approximately 15 minutes a week on combing and clipping nails.