Specializing in the Imported European Maine Coon!
"Did someone say, "Big Cats?"
Below are a few examples of the European kittens that have come out of Vasili's Cattery.
Please take the time to scroll to the bottom of this page for pictures of one of our girls.
We cannot guarantee what size any of our kittens will turn out to be as they mature; these are just a few examples of our kittens that have been sent to us by our customers.
These are actual photos, none of the pictures have been photoshopped or tampered with, they are actual photos that our customers have sent to us of our kittens as they matured.
I have removed the names of my customers and their cats due to sheer volume of pictures and the space that I have allowed to add this information.
Being in Missouri, the "Show Me State," we feel this is a good philosophy to go by, "If you see it with your own two eyes then you can believe it ... Show me!" So we do just that!
Here at Vasili's all of our cat and our kittens live and are rasied in our home, none of our cat live on a concrete floor! We are not a kitten mill that produces 5-6-7 and 8 litters of kittens at one time. Rest assured, we here at Vasili's have 1-2 litters at most at one time so that we can give each kitten that special, individual attention that each kitten needs and requires to make it a high quality and loving pet for your family. I am fortunate as I am retired and devote my entire day to the love and care of our kittens. By us being so committed to our kittens you can be assured you are getting a loving and playful kitten from a loving home, one that will be a well adjusted family pet from the beginning when you take it home.
We open our home to our customers for picking up their kitten so that they can see firsthand how our cats live and are loved and cared for! Coming to our home also gives our customers the opportunity to see the size of our magnificent cats! We feel it is important as honest and ethical breeders to provide our customers the opportunity to see all of our cats, this way you know with certainty how all of our cats live, the love they constantly receive and the cleanliness of our home. Plus you will not only see their size, you will see their superior quality and their wonderful temperments firsthand! We feel it is important when purchasing a kitten to get an idea of what to expect your kitten to look like when mature, this is another reason we give you the opportunity to see the parents, they are a good guide to go by. This also allows our customers to see the the breeders knowledge of the breed, the years of experience in breeding superior quality kittens and the openness in answering any of your questions. We here at Vasilis don't just talk the talk, we walk the walk!
Please Note: We do ask our customers when coming into our home to remove their shoes and to use hand sanitizer that we have available. Since our cattery is also our home we ask that no more than four (4) people come to pick-up their kitten(s). We are fortunate as we have a Medical Doctor (MD-Brother) and Registered Nurses (RN's - Sister-in-law and Aunt) in our immediate family to draw on for their expert advice. This protocol has also been approved and recommended by our veterinarian who has owned her own practice and been a veterinarian for 25 years. We have followed this protocol for years with absolutely no health issues, risk or problems for our cats or kittens. By following this protocol allows our customers to pick-up their kitten at our home.
We specialize in the European Maine Coon and produce superior quality, beautiful cats and kittens that all have directly imported European lines. We have cats that “walk on the wild side” that have the true wild and feral look! Our cats and kittens are known for being of large size, having tall ears, big lynx tips, long tails, excellent personalities and wonderful form. We have colors from the European Dark Brown and Black Tabby, to the Black and Sliver Tabbies, Red Male Tabbies, Blue Tabbies, Solid Blacks, Black Smokes, Silver Tabbies and Brown Patched Tabbies. Our beautiful cats come to us directly from Germany, Poland and Lithuania.
Vasili's is an "In home" cattery, meaning all of our cats live in our home! We are inspected by a licensed veterinarian every year and are awarded by CFA to be a "CFA Cattery of Excellence!" The Cat Fanciers' Association is the largest registry for pedigreed cats in the world! The best and most valued inspection we receive is from our customers when they come to our home; we are continually complimented on the cleanliness of our home and the superior love and care we give our cats and kittens! We do not cage any of our cats. None of our cats are treated as livestock that live in out-buildings, workshops or sheds. All of our cats, including our males, live in our home as valued family members where they enjoy the comforts of our home, constant love and attention and the care that they need both physically and emotionally! Our girls have free run of our home and spend most of their time on our laps soaking up as much love and affection as they can! Our boys are family pets, and since they live in our home as part of our family, they do not fight or spray like males that are kept outdoors that feel the need to mark their territory and have become more feral and anxious. We have heard many, many times, "Your house doesn't smell, your boys don't smell as a matter of fact, your house smells good!" Our cats are beloved and valued family members that live in our home and are treated as the family members that they are. We think "A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words" so we post pictures of all of our cats and it's easy to see by their photographs that they live in the comforts of our home and not sleeping and sitting on a cold, concrete floor confined to a wire pen, with no cat trees to sit and play on or any type of mental stimulation. Wire pens and concrete floors are how livestock is treated, not a beloved, family pet!
Being responsible breeders, we plan and witness every mating and know when each one of our litters is due to arrive; kittens are born between 63 and 70 days after conception. It is important to be with the Queen during delivery of her kittens so if there are any complications she has our support. We have baby monitors set up to watch our new mothers and their kittens 24/7. Being retired, I am fortunate to be with our cats and kittens all day long, I actually help deliver each individual kitten (even in the middle of the night); our girls love having me with them and will call for me if I leave even for a moment. Our kittens are handled and loved from the time they are born until they leave our home and go to yours at 10-12 weeks of age. This is an easy pleasure for me and it is not uncommon for me to spend the entire day with our kittens lavishing them with love, attention and affection ... they are truly my love and my passion and my commitment! By us being so committed to our cats and kittens you will know with certainty that you are getting a kitten that is loving and socialized when taking them home; As one of our customers put it: "I still can't believe how social she is in just 2 days with us, I've never seen this before!"
Our nursery and our boy’s room have oak screen doors so that no cat or kitten ever feels isolated away from our family. We do not take anyone into the boy’s room or the nursery but you can easily see them through the screen doors and most of the time the boys are always eagerly waiting at the door to greet their new admirers! We invite you to visit our page, “Our Home,” we have posted pictures of every room in our home; the pictures are everyday pictures of our cats and how we all live as one big happy family!
Our kittens and cats are fed a premium, grain free cat and kitten all life stages food, "Fromm Four Star Hasen Duckenpfeffer Dry Cat Food for all Life Stages" which is left available 24/7. Our kittens are also started off eating the premium canned food, "Tiki Cat HanaleiLuau Wild Salmon Consomme Grain Free Canned Cat Food for all Life Stages." Since food is so important for the health and development of your kitten we purchase and provide our customers with a 2 pound bag of the premium, grain free food, "Fromm Four Star Hasen Duckenpfeffer" with each kitten you purchase.
We will also provide you with a "Kitten Care Package" containing the food mentioned in the above paragraph along with a few other items for your kittens entertainment! You will receive a folder containing your kitten's health certificate and a few other important documents for your kitten. Vasili's prides ourselves on being a 5 star cattery and providing our customers with 5 star European kittens!
Many times people write to us wanting a certain "look" for their kitten, unfortunately it is impossible for us to say what the kitten will look like as he or she grows and matures. It takes Maine Coons FIVE YEARS to reach their full look. Here is an example of what I am talking about...This is "Vasili's Samara"(retired) as you see she has that "wild and feral look" that so many of you ask for. Here are 3 pictures of Samara as she matured, please note the first picture she is 10 weeks old, the age that our kittens go to their new homes with you.
Samara at 10 weeks old, notice her This is Samara at 2 years
sweet look, "Not" wild and feral; this old, notice how she is starting to
is the age our kittens go to your get the "Wild and Feral" look.
Ths is Samara today at 4 1/2 years old! She has that "Wild and Feral" look! Samara weighs 19 pounds. The purpose for these pictures are to show you, the buyer, that it is impossible for us to tell you what your kitten, at 10 weeks old, will look at as he or she matures. Not all of our kittens end up looking like Samara, but I can say this, even if they don't look like Samara, they will still mature into gorgeous, beautiful Vasili's cats that you will be very proud to call your own!