Here is a list of the frequently asked questions at Bena Vida Maines. You will likely find the answer to any question you may have regarding our cattery and your future kitten. If you have any other questions after reviewing this list of FAQ’s, feel free to contact me.
How do I reserve a Maine Coon Kitten?
Once kittens are available for reservation (at 4 weeks of age),
- Complete a kitten adoption application.
- Once approved by breeder, select your Bena Vida Maine Coon.
- A contract will be sent to you for signature and a deposit of $750 will be required to reserve your kitten. All kittens are available until a contract is signed and deposit is received.
- Final payment is due one week before delivery of kitten.
If no kittens are available, you may elect to be placed on a waiting list for future litters.
What is the cost of a Bena Vida Maine Coon Kitten?
Kitten and retiree prices are listed under their pictures. Here’s what the price includes:
- Beautiful, well-socialized Maine Coon kitten raised in our home with kids and dogs
- Complete medical records of your kitten, including
- Three sets of FVRCP vaccines (8 weeks, 11 weeks, 14 weeks)
- One deworming for intestinal parasites
- FIV/FELV testing
- Microchipping and registration of your kitten
- 5-generation pedigree for your kitten
- Registration papers for both CFA and TICA
- DNA tests from both parents (upon request)
- Current heart echos for both parents (upon request)
- 30 days free of Trupanion Pet Insurance
- Bath and nail trimming before they go home
- One-week supply of the kitten foods they are raised on (for easier transition to new food)
- Fun go-home package with goodies and toys
- Delivery of kitten to Sacramento International Airport (SMF) for pick up or you can pick up from my home in Vacaville, California
Do you health test your breeding cats?
Parents are DNA tested through Optimal Selection and receive the following routine
- Annual vaccines and exams
- OFA hip x-rays
- Heart echos
What is your health guarantee?
Kittens are free of FELV and FIV prior to vaccination. They are free of internal and external parasites and are veterinarian checked for health prior to going to new owner. Parents have been DNA tested for genetic defects and kittens are guaranteed to be free of genetic defects affecting health for one year. If kitten becomes ill before 30 days after receipt and your veterinarian tests and it is found that your kitten has a bacterial, fungal or viral infection that was present prior to pick up, breeder will, upon return of ill kitten or with proof of death, replace your kitten with a new kitten of your choice from the next litter.
What age do your kittens get to go to their new home?
Kittens are available to go to their new home between 14-16 weeks old.