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� A kitten is a rosebud in the

garden of the animal  kingdom.�

~ Robert Southey

The kittens  above have already been placed.

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Dr. IcePick is our traveling OB/GYN from the Pensacola area to check on our expecting girls

Maine Coon kittens may be reserved between 6-8 weeks and are released to new parents at approximately 14� 16 weeks. Before departing, kittens are 100% litter box trained, successfully using a vertical scratching post, have had nails clipped & been bathed/groomed. By 14 weeks, they have completed a series of� relevant kitten FVRCP Vaccinations, received all preventative de-worming�s and when appropriate a Merial Purevax Rabies 1 yr. vaccine (the safest and most reliable). The equivalent cost of 3 to 4 vet visits at minimum go into the health provision of every Maine Coon kitten. If the mother of the litter or a kitten is faced with any health problems, additional vet care is often a considerable expense absorbed by the ethical breeder, not tacked on as additional fees. Eye infections and intestinal bacterial infections are a reality sometimes in kitten rearing due to rowdy playing in litterboxes and poking each other in the eyes. In many cases if one kitten becomes ill, they may all have to be treated. All health issues requiring veterinarian care prior to placement are included in the adoption fee. Families who reserve a kitten are updated on the kittens� progress as it develops and photos are shared periodically. By law, kittens placed within the State of FL must include an Official Intrastate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection pursuant to section 828.29 Florida Statutes. Out of State kittens receive an Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Certification is executed on behalf of the buyer and guarantees the kitten has been tested and comprehensively examined, according to the requirements of the State, by a licensed veterinarian who certifies health and approves placement. Florida Statute 828.29 (9) states �an animal may not be determined unfit for sale on account of an injury or illness contracted AFTER the consumer takes possession of the animal.� No need to worry about a hidden or undisclosed health issue before pick up, we also screen for ringworm and heartworms and have never had a case, nor Feline Leukemia or Aids. Certifications may be verified by calling our vet (Dr. Norm Griggs, DVM or� Dr. Julia Whited, DVM 850-926-1475). Placement is DELAYED (or cancelled depending upon the diagnosis) if a serious health issue is discovered during health certification. RoyalLions reserves the right to cancel a reservation at any time due to any health issue or if a person is deemed �unstable or unsuitable� in caring for the kitten�, or if the environment in which they live poses a risk.� The Breeder reserves the right to cancel the reservation of any kitten who develops into a� Breeder/Show Quality Cat they would like to retain for the breeding program, the individual is moved to the top of the next available litter and their full deposit is� returned. If you want to do your homework on us, veterinarian and owner references are available on request; you may also visit our testimonial page (Hairy Tales) of �real� stories from our stellar families. We have many who have a number of our Maine Coons,� the Moores in Sarasota have 4, the Biddenbaughs of Lakeland have 4, Dr. Masiello in Tampa has 3, Donna Thomas in Chicago has 3, and the Sammits in Palm Beach have 7 !!!!� Most of our families have returned for additional companions which is the greatest testimony to our efforts.

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Maine Coon Kittens 
Contact: Florida Maine Coon Breeders, Janie & Allen Harris

850-443-9765  
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� Kittens are convinced that the whole world is

concerned with keeping them entertained.�

           ~ F.A. Paradis de Moncrif, Les Chats

* ACCEPTED AS FULL BREEDER MEMBERS OF MCBFA

(Maine Coon Breeders & Fanciers Association)

* Veterinarian Inspected & Designated as a

TICA OUTSTANDING CATTERY

�2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013 , 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017�CURRENT

 

* Formally Registered and in Good Standing with TICA ~

The International Cat Association & CFA ~ Cat Fancier�s Association. Currently, we show and register our cats in TICA. To learn more about TICA visit:  www.tica.org

Healthy & well socialized kittens don�t just happen. Don�t be fooled by sales or cattery reduction prices or claims of �lowest prices�, you will get what you pay for in terms of health, socialization, behavioral and training problems. Be suspicious of� breeders claiming to have the biggest Maine Coons, exploitation is quite common and inbreeding and other unethical practices are used to size up this breed for unscrupulous marketing. Most importantly, you are buying a live companion whom you will invest your heart in, not a commodity; why we don�t ship, send overseas, or advertise via breeder forums that� cater to those who mass produce/kitten mill. Our families personally escort their kittens home, even those placed all over the country. If flying, they� are brought into the cabin as a companion pet in an airline approved carrier. We do not �satellite breed� (have others raise our kittens for us off-site or have multiple catteries within the U.S.� We do not raise kittens in outbuildings, bathrooms, or converted garages. What goes into a kitten during its most critical developmental period can affect it for a lifetime. Parents are maintained and housed in the most ethical and stimulating environments as possible.

 

The Maine Coon breed promises to be an unsurpassed companion� BUT ONLY IF raised with excellence. Many sacrifices are made to provide the very best pets whom will enrich lives for many years to come. Work hours do not end� at 5:00 pm, weekends entail chores, sometimes we are up all night bottle feeding or assisting a delivery. Our entire home is centered� on a quality breeding program that provides sensible separation but also stimulation, sunlight, human contact, and a quality of life many catteries do not afford their breeding cats. Breeding males are very difficult to house and why many are sadly isolated. Constant care and cleaning of the stud area is a daily task as well as maintaining breeding Queens who require individualized management. We�ve been complimented by the finest Veterinarians whom own our Maine Coons in terms of providing a low stress and balanced lifestyle incorporating priorities centered on health, socialization, sanitation, and quality of life. We invest much personal space, time, and manual labor to raise this breed which requires a 4 month commitment. Adoption fees are based largely on �current� vet fees which vary throughout the State but also the provisions of the cattery. Genetic Health testing, Heart Echoes to effectively screen for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, routine health care for breeding cats which is continual due to hormones, and daily consumables of premium quality add up. Breeders cannot control rising cost of veterinarian care or� inflation of the pet care industry. Each year, costs rise. Other considerations are: monthly pesticide control, well kitten care and comprehensive vaccination protocols, dietary supplements, medications, vet emergencies, show fees, association fees, and administrative requirments . These will often absorb the fees a cattery takes in once the year is up. Outlays in purchasing the very best outcrosses (breeders not related) is another large expense some do not consider. We choose not to cut corners in any area including the care of our kittens or their parents.

Placement fees within Florida range from from $1600-2500�

Quality and reputability of breeding lines, cattery infrastructure,� breeding practices, local veterinarian fees, the provisions of each kitten in terms of health care, testing, and vaccine protocols , heart echoes and breed testing� among parents are serious factors affecting variances in cost. Breeders differ greatly on� values, priorities, and ethics ; all of which are a reflection of their breeding program and how they manage their cattery.� Kitten prospects need to be sure they are getting the full value of their investment as many cut corners and operate with little ethics. Many are importing foreign lines with no reputable health history or valid testing� just to quickly set up shop to kitten mill. We are proud to be the cattery of a number of Veterinarians; for that is the highest compliment as they are extremely discriminate. We�re also referred by a number of� Veterinarians in the State who have our Maine Coons as patients, therefore highly referral based. Get to know your breeder, spend time learning about their lines and their cats. Pick their brain to examine philosophies, their experience, and reputation. Move with great caution as many are exploiting the breed due to popularity.�

Our� OB-GYN, Dr. IcePick�

in his stethoscope, Pensacola, FL

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RoyalLions �Fuzzy�, a total lounge lizard , sharing his time in Naples, FL and Cape Cod

�Just Another Manic Monday!�

RoyalLions Dragonlet,� Proudly lives on Gerri and Tommy�s shoulders in Lakeland, FL

�Marshmallow Man� and �Carbon� shortly after going home with Penny & Mendell

Boca Raton, FL

 

Meeting Mom

RoyalLions �Coco� and �Silky�

Dr. John Masiello, M.D. &

Dr. Diane Masiello, Ph.D,

Tampa, FL

New owners must accept responsibility for vet care required� AFTER departure as we have no control of what a kitten may be exposed to in terms of environmental factors, sanitation standards, unethical or misdiagnoses by other vets, stress within a home, and other pets. Owners should educate themselves regarding the Maine Coon breed before adoption. All cats (and all breeds) carry the risk of genetic and randomly occurring health issues. Health problems, such as feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy & hip dysplasia, are seen in the breed, but health histories and screening methods can help reduce the frequency of these problems. We incorporate HCM and HD screening methods routinely in the selection of our breeding pairs before a litter is produced. Gingivitis is another common issue among all cats but an early approach towards oral care can decrease severity. We only use breeding pairs with healthy gums and never introduce a cat into our breeding program with gingival issues post teething. Each cat goes through an evaluation period for at least one year BEFORE producing a litter. However, no breeder despite all their efforts can totally guarantee future health. Preventative care, annual wellness, and dental exams are strongly encouraged as well as high quality food (including canned food daily) and pet water fountains. We encourage owners to consider pet health insurance which is very affordable, we do not offer refunds for buyer�s remorse or health issues that have occurred after the kitten was certified healthy and cleared for placement. Families have the opportunity to inspect their kitten before departure and are� provided with an Official Health Certification by a licensed veterinarian that can be verified even prior to pickup. Partial refunds (excluding the deposit) may be offered for HCM or a congenital/birth defects within the first year if confirmed by a licensed vet including relevant formal testing (lab work, heart echo, x-rays, necropsy, etc) documenting the disorder and our veterinarian agrees with the medical findings. We urge our owners to comprehensively baby proof their homes, keeping all medicines, pills, cleaners, toxic plants, blind cords, dental floss, string,� computer cords , holiday tinsel, hooks, and small hardware� out of the� paws of their kitten. Baby proof kitten toys: remove small bells, beads, eyeballs, and strings that can be swallowed. Opt for larger toys which are less hazardous and stay away from the tiny mice pet stores sell. Supervise feathered toys, hiding them after use. Do not allow your kitten or cat to eat dog food and beware of the fad food trends promoted by Health Food Stores that can be lacking in scientific research, lack of time on the market, or proper nutritional profiles.

At� 3 months

RoyalLions �Count Chocula� hoping to fill the shoes of his father IW, SGC RoyalLions �Count Blackula�� at the 2016 SandyClaws Cat Show in Orlando , FL

IW, SGC RoyalLions �Count Chocula� instantly takes to a show career like much his father who was also an International Winner, possessing an incredible gentle nature despite the stress of traveling nationally, meeting strangers, and being handled by judges all while having to manage the surge of hormones, a breeding male must endure without affecting showmanship. He received TICA�s� No. 1 Maine Coon Kitten in the World award in 2017 following an extremely competitive schedule amongst some of the best competition worldwide.

PLANNED� FUTURE� BREEDINGS

Text Box: FALL 2018

IW, SGC RoyalLions Count Chocula x Broadsway Kung Fu Jeni
Broadsway Popo Chan x RoyalLions �Cali Bleu�

~Photos of Partnerships Coming Soon~
Serious Inquirers May Contact us via Email for Photos Upon Request
Early Reservations Are Advised

�Please allow a few working days to get back to inquiries, my mommy has a lot to do and still has to spend time petting me!�

Thank you,

Redford� the Lion