Lucian and Bertie are bonded and should be adopted together. They were found together abandoned in a home a while after their human had to go into a nursing home. Lucian is an incredibly soft, black Maine Coon boy - quite possibly a mix. The vet estimates approximately 5 years old. Lucian is the smaller of the two cats, though still somewhat on the large side. He is the more shy and easily frightened one, though he is also loving and affectionate once he learns to trust you. Lucian has a fun, goofy side. He loves to hide, run, and play under area rugs. That's right - UNDER! It is hilarious! Bertie will sometimes join him. As funny as this is it also could be a trip hazard, so these boys may not be for a home with anyone disabled or elderly where tripping is especially of concern. Another option like a cat ripple rug is highly recommended. Lucian also prefers to be covered when in a carrier - he will burrow under the mat if nothing else is available. It has become clear that Lucian does not do well with change and definitely needs a very quiet, low-activity, low-stress home with very patient gentle adopter(s) who are willing to provide the calm consistent environment that he needs. He was NOT the first to come out of hiding when moved to their foster home. In fact, he hid most of the time for weeks! His tendency to appear timid/shy/aloof, frightened and insecure seems to be based on anxiety issues. Pheromone and calming aides need to be used especially when traveling, transitioning, or any changes are going on in the household. Their Original Finder says that when preparing to come to their foster home both cats were extremely difficult to get into carriers and that they were quite upset about it. They then traveled quite a distance in the car. Lucian seemed particularly traumatized by that whole experience - on top of all they had been through prior. Sadly, he has difficulty trusting new humans and needs a tremendous amount of patience, loving persistence and routine. Once he feels safe and secure he comes out of his shell and it's like he's a whole new cat. Once you win him over you'll have a friend for life! Bertie and Lucian would do best as the only two pets in the household. Definitely no children nor dogs. Nothing noisy nor unpredictable. Lucian should have plenty of safe 'cave dweller' type places to hide where you can still reach him when necessary. (Plus high hiding places for Bertie.) At the same time, Lucian's ideal home should provide ample space and opportunity to run, get his zoomies on, and play to his heart's content. To summarize, HE should be the noisiest most active thing in the household, LOL! Their Foster has worked with them on their food insecurities and to gradually get them to a healthy weight. Both can be quite picky when it comes to food. It took an extra long time to find foods they would eat consistently and gradually get them to eat an appropriate amount after nearly starving. If they don't like it, they will not eat enough. Potential adopters should be willing to keep them on a high-quality, no-kibble, diet such as all-wet food and continue to work with them on accepting a good variety of healthy meat sources. Any additions or changes to their diet must be very gradual. Seeming to stem from their food insecurities, they have a tendency to act out aggressively toward other pets whom they may see as a threat to their resources. Thus, the recommendation is that they be the only household pets. These boys prefer their litter boxes be cleaned regularly. The conditions they were in by the time they were found were deplorable, so you can understand how a dirty box may be extra upsetting for them. They have been happy with natural litter. When they had upset tummies from parasites, they did go outside the box - a bed being their target of choice. Otherwise, they use their boxes consistently. So if they do relieve themselves elsewhere, that is a good indication a vet check is in order. Lucian & Bertie have been brought up to date on vetting since coming under the care of Maine Coon Rescue including wellness exams, combo test (neg/neg), dewormed, flea treatment, FVRCP, and Rabies vaccines plus microchip. They were both previously neutered. They are currently located near Lake Ariel, PA. We would like to keep them within 200 miles of their location, but each application will be looked at on a case-by-case basis. If the adopter does not meet halfway, an $85.00 transport fee will apply. Lucian's adoption fee is $200.00 and Bertie's adoption fee is $200.00. MCR does offer a $25 discount on the adoption fees when you adopt a bonded pair. If interested, please visit the link below to submit an Adoption Application: https://www.mainecoonrescue.net/forms/form?formid=4079, please visit the link below to submit an Adoption Application.