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Maine Coon Kittens
When I first met my Maine Coon kittens, it was love at first sight! They were even more beautiful than I could have imagined! Of course, there was a lot of planning, prepping and a little new fur-baby anxiety, too.
From taking care of kittens, kitten names, to what to expect, it's all here!
What about Kitten Safety? Do you have your printable kitten safety checklist yet, with all the potential dangers and hazards?
This section is dedicated to those adorable Maine Coon kittens. It's a classic story. You walk in. You lock eyes with that tiny fur ball. You have a new friend for life! Who can resist? They are, after all, incredibly cute kittens!
There are a few topics specific to kittens. If you're considering or planning on getting one, read on.
Whether you have a brand new kitten or you are considering getting one, you are likely full of questions.
What is a Coon kitten like? What do they eat? What about vet visits, and will he get along with the dog? This page is all about answering those new pet parent concerns.
This extensive section is loaded with names, tips, and naming ideas. If you haven't named your fur-baby yet, you'll find inspiration here:
Check out our fun naming pages:
Is your family ready for a kitten? Is the right cat breed for you? Young kittens are very delicate; their bones are still growing. Kittens are born with all the bones they will ever have. The bones grow from the ends, to add length. They remain soft until about one year of age. This is where the growth plates are located.
So, my first thought before getting Maine Coon kittens was, who is already at home? If you have children, or a feisty dog, you'll need to be extra vigilant to keep him safe. This is an important consideration.
Our daughter was just two years old when we brought our Maine Coon kittens home. She was a very gentle child though, and I knew she was ready.
In addition, we had a Sheltie at that time. She was almost sixteen years old, and no threat at all!
In fact, those kittens had a ball disrupting her naps by batting her ears and jumping back to see her reaction. It was a hoot!
How much will it cost? This is a big factor for most of us. It's important to consider the variety of expenses involved in raising a kitten. Here's a brief run-down:
If the cost of a kitten from a breeder is prohibitive, you can adopt or rescue a kitten in need. There are so many homeless animals; they may not be purebred Maine Coon Kittens, but they are just as wonderful.
Taking care of Maine Coon kittens requires love, and a trip to the pet store! Make sure to go shopping for your kitten before you bring her home. I was surprised at how much stuff such a tiny creature needed.
There are a few basic "must haves" you'll need, and don't forget the fun "extras"! Print this list and bring it to the store with you!
Do you have other pets? Maybe you are concerned about the introductions? How will you handle those first few days? When adding a new member to the family, a little planning will go a long way. Read this section about introducing a new kitten.
Maine Coon kittens make great family pets, and great entertainment! Before you know it your new friend will be pouncing and leaping all over the place. Your home will never be the same, and that will be just perfect!
The big day has arrived! Your kitten is finally old enough to come home! Are you ready? Have you kitten-proofed your home?
It's amazing how much trouble a small kitten can get into! Print this incredibly helpful page: Safety Checklist for Maine Coon Kittens.
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