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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of one of your finest pints?

    Females: $3500-3700

    Males:  $3700- 3900

Note: An additional fee of $100 is added if a health certificate is required (pets traveling by plane). 

All payments are made to PayPal, Zelle, or bank to bank wire.

Our cover to be a patron at Mitcha Coontails reflects the time and love we put into EACH AND EVERY kitten and our dedication to producing only top shelf maine coons.  Our vets know me better than my neighbors.  Neither are shocked we name everything after our favorite alcoholic beverages; however, all would say that we love our animals like no other, and not many catteries can say they dedicate the time we do to each litter.  Money we receive from you immediately goes right back into our cattery, so our cats can live their best life ...and to slowly let our kids know they can't live here forever.​ 

In fact, I feel we offer some of the FINEST in the United States, yet my prices are the same as others who did not choose lines they researched and consider DNA testing the only health screening needed before breeding.  

How can I get a kitten FAST from this bar?

There's no sliding me a Benjamin under the table or reminding me we played spin the bottle as kids, so you'd like the fast pass.  I get that your daughter's birthday is coming up and you promised her a new cat... OR you just lost your pet and need to fill the hole ASAP or you won't be able to live...

BUT 

It's not fair to those who have truly dedicated their time to owning one of our cats ...in some cases for over a year.  My advice to you is to find another breeder because you cannot get a quality cat "quick."  Remember that when you write to me how you were scammed "again."   

Friends Policy:  I'm a friend, I'm a friend... Gimme a pint!

I DO NOT SELL TO ANY FRIENDS [no exceptions].  I find it is those in this category that cause the bartender the biggest hangovers.  Suddenly our friendship means you get special discounts, extra visits, pictures, and I feel like there's a choke collar around my neck.  Trust me, I am saving our friendship and my liver this way.

Do you have a waitlist?

I do not have a physical waitlist, but I base who gets a kitten off when you originally reached out to us combined with how regular of a patron I feel you are.  You become a "regular" by actively participating on instagram or facebook OR simply be regularly emailing me your interest.  ....in doing this, I always get a feel of who would be best fit to join our Mitcha Coontails family.  This does not mean you have to write me weekly or like every post.  It just means that I will not choose someone whose name is unfamiliar to me or ONLY comes around when it's time for me to choose designated drivers.

Not everyone will fit the bill, which means you may be skipped over, but our kittens mean the world to us, so I owe it to them to weed out the people who may end up on one of those creepy fetish shows giving their cat a tongue bath, and/or families that make us drink twice as much just to be able to tolerate you.  

Also note there is quite a list of people who have been following me that will occupy these next litter(s).  Expect to wait up to a year if you are truly interested in one from us, but I don’t know a reputable cattery who doesn’t have a long wait.  I don't take deposits because I don't want to tie someone down who just wants any ol maine coon they can get their hands on.  I completely understand as I hate waiting too, so I never have hard feelings.  It also depends on how picky you are in regard to color and sex you want.  Some may only wait a few months.  Either way, one of our kittens are always worth it!

I know when someone waits to join our Mitcha Coontails family, they truly wanted a well-loved kitten, and could handle dealing with this ol lady ….as I offer a lifetime of support. 

What is your kitten process?

At 8-10 weeks, I will make an announcement on Facebook and Instagram that the questionnaire (found on our website) is open.  It is then the questionnaire unlocks and no password is needed.  It only open for 24-48 hrs, so I wouldn't delay in filling it out.  There will always be an announcement a week in advance so you'll have some clue to when it will happen.

It is there you can tell me which one or ones you like in the order that you do.  If it's just one, you can list just the one you'd consider.  I have the right to hold kittens back because they need to be further evaluated by me.

 

You will get pictures and videos of the pint if selected, and I will send you a contract for you to sign and send back to me within 48 hours ....and the TOTAL cost of the kitten will be due within 5 business days of receiving the contract, so it’s important to have all the funds when applying to be Designated Driver (owner) to one of our pints.  $300 of that money will be a nonrefundable deposit to hold your kitten.  I don’t do payment plans because I’m a typical Asian who is very square and does everything by the book…. so it drives me insane having to babysit grown adults to pay on time.  I appreciate a seamless process for both of us.

IF USING A COURIER/SHIPPING, that remaining balance will be due as soon as we coordinate a date.   

You will have 10 days from date I give you to pick up your kitten.   No exceptions, and if you cannot because of covid, a death, job, your husband left you for your sister, etc… the kitten will go to the next person.  You will receive your money back minus the deposit (for my time, your place in line, and fee I'm charged to return your money). 

I reserve the right at any time to not sell you a kitten, no matter how far along you are in the process.  So chill…. don't be TOO much ...and BREATHE….  I promise you that our babies are worth it!

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What’s the password for the Kitten Questionnaire?

Glad you’re excited you found our bar, but slow down a bit and read through our Kitten Process to find the "password."

What about shipping?

We prefer you meet us at a pre-determined location or have us hand you your pint at the airport.  If flying, most patrons just catch a returning flight a few hours later.  It's MUCH cheaper and preferred because it keeps things less stressful for your new pint. 

The person picking up their kitten MUST be the person I have been communicating with and have received a picture of.  "Surprises" will be matched with me surprising you with no kitten.  

 

If you have enough pictures to convince me you are who your FB/Instagram account portrays you to be... I am willing to help you find a courier.  They usually run between 500-900 depending on your location.  You will also need to pay for fee for the health certificate.

You have 10 days to pick up your kitten from the date I give you or you will forfeit the kitten and your money (minus the non refundable fee) will be returned.

What health tests do your cats receive?

Well you cannot hang at our coontails bar without being in tip top shape. We don't do anything light here. We do DNA testing through Optimal Selection on 40+ gene mutations commonly found in cats including HCM, SMA, PkD PKDef, but then again ...every breeder does this.

We take the extra measure of having routine echocardiograms on all our breeding cats, and since its said maine coons are the great danes of the cat world… we also get hip x-rays done by certified veterinary specialists.  These are big cats, so we don’t want to take the chance of contributing to life of pain for them. 

 

Then while your kittens are getting their wellness appointments, we perform a SNAP Feline Triple Test.  This screens for FIV, FeLV, and feline heartworm infection.   We make sure your kitten is examined by at least 2 different vets while under our care so there is more than one vet listening for heart murmurs and looking for any potential issues.  

We have been devastated a huge handful of times by paying 10k+ in testing, reproductive doctors plus the price of the imported cat to only find out he/she did not have the all clear to be bred or could not produce kittens.  No matter the cost, we believe in pairing our maine coons with the best combo of strengths and weaknesses to give you a top shelf cat.  

When do kittens go home?

A question everyone wants to know... "When can we get our kitten, so we can kiss them to pieces and never let them go?"  I get it.  Trust me...  

They can go home at 12 weeks if they are gaining weight, eating well, and get the OK from our vet.  There are times your kitten may be held back a little longer.

Can we visit our kitten or your cattery?

We do not allow visitors.  It is extremely stressful on my breeding cats to see strangers, and even if I had only 1 who gets stressed from strangers, she then brings that anxiety to my other cats.  Also, the added foot traffic can potentially be very unhealthy for the kittens.  My animals come first ....ALL the time.  This is also our home where I have four active kids running around (usually doing something that gives me gray hairs), ....and not just a place of business.  For their safety, I don't want to accidentally bring over the next "Jeffrey Dahmer" or the innocent looking Jared the subway guy (only some of you will remember him).

I will however give you regular videos and pics of your kitten.

What do you feed your kittens?

Don’t worry, the bar is closed for our babies.  They can only drink from momma’s milk bar, and we feed our kittens Nulo with a little chicken.

How often will I get pics of my future pint?

I try to take a picture and/or a video once every week once you’ve selected your kitten, but I'm not just a brewer of the finest coontails, but a wife, mom to 4 very busy kids, and drunk neighbor.  Please do not ask for pictures/videos of them dancing on our tables or doing their favorite bar tricks... As soon as you have been accepted into our family, I will send you private videos whenever I have time [but definitely at least once a week].

Do you have any retired/older maine coons?

Occasionally we will have an older maine coon that we need to re-home.  These cats usually go to a new home at a low cost ...depending on their age.  Since there are always many interested, it is best to email me every 6 months or so as I won’t remember.  I prefer to only rehome to people who can physically pick him/her up.

Do you sell XL maine coons because that's what I want?

Many of us were sold on that pic of this gigantic cat stretched out looking like it could eat us in one gulp. I get it, but the breed is already known to be the great danes of the cat world, so trying to breed them bigger than the standard is begging for health issues.  I would bet the breeder who does brag about their XL cats does not have their cats hips x-rayed.  Our cats average around 11-16lbs for females and 15-25lbs for males.  

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