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If you are interested in one of our babies you can then come back to this page!
Information below should answer all your questions about:
Us, Our breeding program, our cat and kitten life, and how to purchase your CongoCoon Kitten!

We do not take deposits. But we WILL put your name on a kitten as Reserved for you!
We do not feel it right or fair to take money for a kitten - Not Yet Born- Not Old Enough To Evaluate - Not Yet Vet Checked.

Sorry but the Manufacturer of the Ribbons changed the design!
They are no longer using some of our cats photos.

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Kitten Size?
I quite regularly have folks want me to predict adult size of my kittens, this is IMPOSSIBLE!
Everyone thinks they are special and that I can tell them their kitten will be largest, I cant!
Average weight of an 8 week old kitten is 2 pounds.
A kitten a few ounces one way or the other just cannot be judged to become the big one with any kind of accuracy.
I have had a huge kitten end up not large at all and a small kitten end up huge!
And no, parent size doesnt really seem to matter, odd as that seems.
I have had small females produce some of my largest males.
Most neutered males will be in the 18-20lb range. Again weight is relative.
You can have a tall long cat that is very large weigh 17 lbs, and a fat short one weigh 24 lbs. With the taller long one being actually the bigger cat.
So with this being said, please do not ask me to predict your cats adult weight.
I will tell you how one kitten in a litter relates to the others of that litter, or other litters I have had,
but dont expect me to guarantee you a certain size cat at adulthood, as much depends on the care and nutrition you give the kitten.

Click Above to see our New Babies!

Spring at CongoCoons!

"Wolfman" is going to Koontopia Cattery in Kentucky!

Above are a couple of "keepers" from our outstanding spring 2010 litters!


Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, a Heart Disease in Felines

We are VERY PROUD to say that as of June of 2006 we only breed
cats that have been proven NEGATIVE for the HCM MyBPC Gene Mutation!

We began testing January of '06 as soon as it was made available to breeders.
We immediately began removing the positives from our breeding program.

We often get questions about the way we house our breeders, compared to to other catteries, especially our stud cats.
Our cattery layout is more in line with European Cat Husbandry
We feel it is far better for them to be in a very large outdoor enclosure fully protected from the elements,
than to be housed in a 4 foot by 6 foot stud cage in their basement, or if they dont "believe" in cages then
living for years in their bathroom!
If a breeder has more than one stud, some sort of confinement must be used to prevent them
breeding the girls (especially the young ones not ready for motherhood), bothering kittens, fighting, or spraying the walls and furniture to mark their territory!

Our pregnant girls and kittens are all indoors in airconditioned for summer or heat in the winter.

We have a 25'x40' Queens Building where the mothers have their litters away from all other cats.
Once kittens are weaning age they are moved to the Nursery Building, again away from other cats.
Here they are subjected to washer,dryer noise, bathing activities, grooming dryers, vacuum etc.
We separate the kittens into individual pens to observe their eating and poops.
This helps us to ensure you are getting a healthy kitten!
Kittens are handled daily, playtime and grooming time each day!

Our cats are on a natural light cycle which means that when the days get shorter
they stop coming into season, therefore very few kittens during the winter months.
Spring and Summer are our busy kitten birthing season.

"Chatty Cathy"

Click Here to see a Movie of Chatty Cathy!


This coat question is one we get quite often!

The photos of most of our adults are either before adult hood, or after they have become
hormonal and are breeding. Breeding cats will not have the big coat a spayed or neutered one will.
Females will blow coat every time they come into season, and breeding Males
have what is called a stud tail, where the tail is not fluffy.

You cannot judge adult coat by kitten coat, many have very non fluffy coats and look quite gangly.
Usually by a year old if altered your kitten will start developing a "maine coon" coat.

The cat in the photo above is "Isis" at two years old, photos sent to me by her owner Phillip Todd.
As you can see she has developed a truly beautiful coat!

Does SIZE matter?

Most people are attracted to the Maine Coon breed for its large size.
"I want a big maine coon", is a phrase we often hear.
Then after owning one size doesn't matter, they fall in love with the breeds temperament and personality.
It is impossible to predict which kittens will be the largest. I have had a HUGE kitten end up as an 11 lb adult.
And a very tiny boy end up 28 lbs!(our largest so far is 36lbs)

Below are two films of Me picking up Rafiki and Python.
I am 5'7 and 170lbs, not a small girl. I know folks are wary of
the weights people put on their website, exagerating their cats size.

I am also very aware of the suspicion of photo shopping photos.
My weights post of my cats are VET WEIGHED not estimated.
These films taken 2/17/09 show two of my cats.
I guess films could be photo shopped but I certainly do not know how : )

What you see is what is actual. Someone even commented to a friend who
had acquired a cat from me that they wanted to see it in person because it couldnt look as good as the photo.
They did see the cat, and exclaimed, it is EXACTLY like the photo!

Most stud males will range between 14-25lbs, with neuters growing larger.
Females range anywhere from 8 to 18lbs on average.
As you can see there is a large size variation.

Our stud boy Ch Congocoons King Cobra was measured today 8/11/05 at just shy of 3 years old.
He is 24lbs, 41" long, 14" at the shoulder and his tail is 31" from the floor!
His brother, Ch Congocoons Sea Serpent is also a 20lb stud!

This is Premier Congocoons Rock Python on 9/04/05
I am 5'7 and I hate to say it but about 170lbs, so you can see how large he is!

2013 - Julie Chism's "CongoCoons Vinny" is 35lbs at 6 years old!
2013 - Brian Forfa's "CongoCoons Secret Handshake" 22.5lbs at 10 months!
CongoCoons Kilimanjaro is now 23lbs
CongoCoons Rock Python is now 22lbs
CongoCoons Maxwell is now 26lbs
CongoCoons Kashmir is now 25lbs
CongoCoons Flynn is now 25lbs
CongoCoons Bad Bocephus is now 28lbs
CongoCoons George W of the Bush is now 22lbs
CongoCoons Diamond is now 25.3lbs
CongoCoons Cheyenne (female) is now 17.8lbs
CongoCoons Whisper(female) is now 22lbs

Yes we like 'em big too!

If you have a Congocoons Heavyweight that you
would like listed here, just let us know!

Picured below is our silver boy, Congocoons Cape Horn!

Kitten visits can begin ONLY after they are 8 weeks old and have been vet checked.
Newborns and kittens under eight weeks are NOT available for viewing!

Kittens are VET examined prior to placement.
All Kittens Come With Written Health Guarantee.
This is our home. Although I do not work outside the home.
Between the cats and kitten care, we have little free time.
When we have a kitten you are interested in we will be happy to
spend time with you after the baby has turned 8 weeks old.
Remember! You can take the virtual tour of our cattery garden on the link below!

Tour The Cattery Garden

If you are wanting to see maine coons it would be a good idea to visit a cat show in your area.
Visit the CFA website for a listing of upcoming shows and locations.

None of our cats live on the ground or grass. We have deck flooring in our outside enclosures.
Our one large area that goes indoor and out, is onto astro-turf carpet, all the rest are decking.
Our property of approx 3 acres is totally fenced with chain link, with dogs roaming the perimeter.
We have no cats of ours, or neighbors that roam on our property.
Having our breeding cats subject to daily sunshine and typical climate changes,
we believe makes for a healthier cat as they are on natural heat cycles, instead of forced into heat from timed lighting.
Therefore, many of our queens often go a year or more between litters.

Our adult female queens have their own queens quarters away from the studs.
They are NOT with a stud cat unless they are to be bred, this prevents any and all "oops" litters.
Most of our cats are free fed dry cat food. We do not feed nor endorse raw or grain free feeding.

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We just couldn't resist her poly feet and beautiful blue silver color, she has now been retired.

Just turning 6 months old, Feather has gone to live with our dear friends Nadia and Bruno at Cooncity Cattery in Belgium.
Feather ended up a European Champion and was ranked 134 in TICA 2008!!!

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We are located in the upper right hand corner of Alabama
In the small town of Stevenson near the Tennessee state line.

This is our new baby, a whippet!
~ "Carousel's Stillwater Koi"~


Take a look at our Feline Health page
We have photographs of a pyometra surgery-Caution it is GRAPHIC

Feline Health


Tabby cats are striped cats, you can have a brown tabby, silver tabby or any color tabby.

Orange striped cats like garfield are called Red Tabby.
(Yes I know, they look orange to me too!)
Gray striped cats are Blue Tabby.
The black and brown striped cats are called Brown Tabby.

Tabby cats come in two different stripe patterns.
"Classic" tabby- are the bullseye design stripes or swirls down the side of the cat.
(To help you remember just think of a big C on the side of the cat)

"Mackerel" tabby- are bars of stripes running like the ribs of a mackerel fish down the sides.

Yes Maine Coons come in a variety of colors, but do not come in pointed like a siamese cat.

"Poly" cats are cats with extra toes on their feet.
Also called "Hemingway cats" because Ernest Hemmingway owned polys!
Polys cannot be shown in Championship class but are often shown as Household Pets.
Polys are just as healthy and pose no more health concerns than normal toed Maine Coons.
Although it is Sometimes necessary to remove problem claws to keep them from growing into the pads of the feet.

Champion means just that a Champion Cat.
Premier means Champion but the cat is altered (or de-sexed).
Grand Champion or Grand Premier means that cat was shown to its Championship then
continued to be shown until it defeated a certain number of cats after attaining that title
to be awarded Grand before its name.

Some of the many CHAMPION CATS WE BRED are listed below

European Champion Congocoons Moonwalker --- European Champion Congocoons White Feather (RANKED 134 TICA 2008)
Champion Congocoons Rainforest --- International Champion Congocoons French Connection (France)
European Denmark Champion CongoCoons Bad To The Bone

Grand Champion Candlecrest Ivory Coast --- Champion Candlecrest Sunny
Champion Candlecrest Hooker ---Champion Congocoons King Cobra
Champion Congocoons Rock Python --- Champion Congocoons Cobra
Champion Congocoons Leviathan --- Champion Congocoons Nile Crocodile
Champion Congocoons Man -o-War --- Champion Congocoons African Grey
Champion Congocoons Mozart --- Champion Congocoons Diamondback
Champion Congocoons Native Dress --- Champion Congocoons Fully Iced
Champion Congocoons White Rhino --- Champion Congocoons Orchid
Champion Congocoons White Lion --- Champion Congocoons Peerless
Champion Congocoons Ringmaster --- Champion Congocoons Tribal Fire
Champion Congocoons Jungle Dreams --- Champion Congocoons Pit Viper
Champion Congocoons Van Gogh --- Champion Congocoons Sea Serpent

Champion CongoCoons High Tide of Kinneycoons



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