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INFORMATION ABOUT ADOPTING AN ACADIACOONS  KITTEN OR RETIREE
AND SOME INFORMATION YOU MAY WANT TO KNOW ABOUT OUR CATTERY

Our primary goals in breeding are to produce beautiful, healthy babies with playful, loving temperments.
All our babies are handled from the day they are born, in our large, secure birthing cages in our kitten
room, or in our bathroom.    When they are about 10 weeks old, and have had two
vaccinations,  they begin running the house with our other cats.   

Our kittens receive an intranasal vaccination at 3 weeks of age, 3-way vaccinations at 9 and 12 weeks.
and a well-baby check-up with our vet somewhere beween 10 and 14  weeks of age.
As each litter is a bit different and matures at a different rate, kittens are ready to
leave for their new homes sometime between 12 and 16 weeks of age.

As our breeding cats reach two to three years of age, they are tested for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
by Dr. Mark Oyama, using echocardiography and color Dopplar at the University of Illinois.
Our vet is Penn Hip Certified and checks all our cats for any hip laxity which might indicate a possible
problem with hip dysplasia.  To date, according to him, all our cats are negative for this problem.  

ALL OUR KITTENS ARE SOLD UNDER A
CONTRACT WHICH INCLUDES SPAY/NEUTER,
NO DE-CLAW, AND INDOOR ONLY AGREEMENTS ON YOUR PART, AND A MINIMUM
2 YEAR HEALTH GUARANTEE AGAINST DEATH FROM GENETICICALLY CAUSED
ILLNESS OR CONDITION ON OUR PART.

Our cats are registered with
CFA (The Cat Fanciers Association).

Most of our cats run our home and all are very much loved pets.

We do, for obvious reasons,  keep our breeding boys and girls separated.  The girls
rotate in and out of the kitten room, depending on who's in season, and who's not.
The boys are in their own, separate quarters, rotating in and out of large caged areas
to prevent the arguing and marking of territory that goes on  among whole males.
SOME QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT WANT TO ASK YOUSELF
BEFORE YOU ADOPT A NEW FELINE FRIEND

Is this a good time in your life to make a 12 to 18 year committment to a pet ?

Are there going to be any major changes in your life soon, such as marriage, a new baby,
or a move to a new residence?  These life changes can be stressful not only
for you, but also for your new furry feline friend

If you have children, are they old enough to know how to handle a young kitten, and understand
that a kitten may scratch if it is afraid, and may chew on little fingers when teething?

Are you at home enough to give your new baby the love, attention, and play-time they need and deserve ?  If you're
going to be out of town, do you have a reliable and loving pet-sitter who will visit at least once daily ?

Do you have other pets at home and are they going to be willing and able to
adjust to the newcomer ?  If you have a dog, are they cat-friendly ?

If any of these items are a concern, you might want to consider waiting a bit to adopt a new friend.
If you think you would have any interest in showing your Acadiacoons kitten or cat in CFA, we
will be happy to help you choose a kitten who we believe will be successful in the show ring.
We can also offer advice and help on bathing, grooming and general showing information.

If you would like to visit us at a CFA show in your area, please click
on the link to see the
CFA Midwest Show Schedule

We encourage interested people to visit our in-home cattery to meet our
wonderful furry felines and let a kitten or retiree pick out their new family.
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