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What to do if a cat gets stung by a bee?

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How Much Does a Maine Coon Cat Cost?

Whether you’re just about to become a pet parent for the first time ever and have your mind set on getting a Maine coon or you’re already a pet owner and are looking to add to the pet family, knowing the cost of a Maine coon Cat and Kitten is one of the first questions that comes to mind during your research phase.

While there most certainly are a whole host of other factors you should also consider when looking at whether a Maine coon is the right breed for you, the topic of this post is going to look into the monetary price and costs associated with owning a Maine Coon – so read on if this is something you’re looking to learn more about!

When buying a Maine Coon Kitten from a breeder, you can expect to be asked to pay anywhere between 1000$ to 1500$ for one in general. Average price would be around 1200$.

Of course, different factors come into play and may dictate a less or higher price tag for a Maine Coon Kitten, but this range seems to be the general one that most Cat owners have paid.

This price range is for buying Maine coon that have been bred with ethical practices and quality standards in mind.

You can, of course, find Maine Coon kitten for a significantly cheaper price, but the guarantees for ethical breeding practices and a healthy cat when they grow up aren’t there.

You might also get it for less amount if you apply to one of the many Animal Rescue or Shelter Organizations, where adoption fees typically range from 100$ to 300$(or even less for a Senior or Mature Maine Coon).

Where to buy Maine Coon Cats ?


Animal Shelter Organization


Shelter organization are usually run and funded by local governments. Processing time for adoption is usually shorter and have fewer requirements as compared to adopting from an animal rescue. (This does not apply to all animal shelters but is a general statement. Please do your research about your specific shelter or call them for information). You may search for Maine Coon breed near you location here. Adoption fee would be around 25$-100$.

Animal Rescue Organization


Compared to Pet Shelter organization, Rescue Organization are funded mainly by donation and most of the staff are volunteers. Adoption fee should be around 300-400$. Animals from rescues are often very healthy, spayed and neutered, and have a complete round of vaccinations. If this is not the case, there is often a full record of what needs to be done so there will be very little guesswork.

Breeder


Depending on where exactly you’re located in the world, quality of the kitten (bloodlines, color, or even its markings) and the reputation of the breeder you’re dealing with at the time, a Maine Coon Kitten can sometimes even set you back 1500$ to 2000$. You will also need to determine if the price you agree upon includes the registration papers and breeding rights.

Breeders often have mature cats that are retired from the show ring or a breeding program and may be available either for sale or adoption. You can search for Maine Coon here and check if its available near your location.

What Are the Costs Associated with Maine Coon?


After you pay the initial price for buying, there will be a whole host of other costs associated with your Kitten throughout their lifetime as well.

We all obviously wish that the only money we have to spend on our cats is that we pay for them when we buy them as Kittens, but reality just isn’t so!

As your Maine coon grows and matures into old age, there are many expenses you’ll have to incur throughout that journey.

The following list is a breakdown of estimated figures for some of the most common costs you’ll have to incur if you plan on giving your Loving Maine coon the best health and care you can after you’ve already purchased one from a breeder.

Food


Maine coon are one of the larger domestic cat breeds and when it comes to nutrition, they have special needs.

Males can weigh up to 18 pounds at maturity (or even more!), while a female average about 10 pounds.

When looking for the best food, the estimated figure for high quality food formulas that meet their nutritional needs on a yearly basis is anything around 300$ to 800$ a year.

Litter


Maine coon are long haired cats. Hence there will be a potty messes. I pay $70 for a big bucket of cat litter every Month. Look for Crystal based Litter and avoid Clay Litter.

Estimated yearly cost would be around 300-600$.

Litter box


Since Maine Coon are larger in size you will need litter Box or Pan.

  • Which can hold larger cats

  • that is odor and stain resistant

  • Easy to clean.


These are available in store ranging from 10$-25$.

Toys


Maine coon enjoy playing with water, dipping toys in their water and may tip over their water bowl. They are playful and active and enjoy playing with others and exercising itself.

These toys can be free if they are home made.

Estimated yearly Cost would be around 4$-30$.

Veterinary expenses (exams, shots, neutering, etc.)


The cost of veterinary bills you’ll have to pay to properly take care of your Coon cannot be predicted and there is no average cost range for that, because different cat experience different levels health problems throughout their life.

All other factors remaining constant and assuming your Coon doesn’t experience anything too serious, annual veterinary bills should cost you between 60$ to 100$ a year for regular checkups.

If you choose to spay and neuter your Coon, you can expect to pay between 100$ to 300$ for this, depending on where you are in the world and where you choose to get this operation done.

If you are running short of money, then you can check with your local humane society as many offer low-cost spay and neuter programs. There are also a number of organizations throughout the United States and Canada that may provide financial assistance with the spaying or neutering of cats. For more information and to check if this is available near your location, you may check on this website www.spayusa.org.

Grooming


Maine Coon cats need to be groomed. They have long hair which can easily become matted.

If you are busy and want to save your time/effort. you can delegate grooming related task like bathing, brushing, nail clipping etc. to a professional groomer.

Estimated yearly cost would be around 250$ to 350$ a year for these grooming tasks.

Cat Carrier


Cat carriers are not an item that your cat will use frequently, but choosing an appropriate carrier is very important.

The carrier must keep the cat contained and protect her from potential threats in the outside world.

You will need these when you are travelling with your cat.

This would cost around 30-80$.

Insurance


Some of the common hereditary disease of Maine coon includes Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Polycystic kidney disease, Spinal muscular atrophy-a genetic disorder that affects skeletal muscles of the trunk and limbs.

Pet insurance is a safety net to help protect you against unexpected costs related to your pet. The most obvious reason to have insurance on your cat is to cover veterinary bills. However, it can seem like an unnecessary expense.

If you’re worried about not being able to afford big vet bills, consider pet insurance.

You can get the quote details here .

Estimated yearly cost for insurance would be around 250$-300$.

Estimated Annual Cost Breakup


These are rough yearly estimates. These may vary based on age, health etc.







































ExpensesEstimated yearly Cost Range
Food300$-800$
Litter200$-300$
Litter box10$-25$
Toys4$-30$
Veterinary expenses (exams, shots, neutering, etc.)100$-300$
Grooming250$-350$
Cat Carrier30$-80$
Insurance250$-300$

 

The Most Important Cost - Your Time, Love, and Affection


Maine Coon has a Social Personality and awesome temperament which is dog like. These makes them great therapy pets for autistic children.

When adopting or buying a Maine coon, you have to know beforehand that this breed is going to require you commit a large chunk of your time to it.

Your feline friend needs your time, love, and affection.

Are we missing anything from this list?  How much do you spend?  Have you hit any unforeseen costs?

 

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