Bertie (Bonded Pair)Rescue Me ID: 23-11-14-00328

About Bertie (Bonded Pair)

Adoption Fee: $200.00
Maine Coon / Domestic Cat
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

Bertie is a sweet, affectionate adult black Maine Coon boy with strong American MC features. The vet estimates Bertie at approximately 8 years old. He is very tall and long - would be considered quite a large build, though he was quite underweight at intake. Bertie is the larger and more dominant of the two cats. He will jump to the highest point nearby to seek out face-to-face interactions, softly stroke your cheek with his paw, and he loves kisses on top of his head. He will weave in and out around your legs rubbing all over you. He is curious and likes to be involved in whatever you are doing. Bertie sometimes joins Lucian in a silly game of run-play-and-hide under area rugs. That's right - UNDER! It is hilarious! Though this 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. They need a very quiet, low-activity home with very patient gentle adopter(s) who are willing to continue working especially with Lucian (see also Lucian's bio). Both cats will hide upon entering a new home and when scared. Bertie is more of a 'tree dweller' type, so he should be provided with acceptable high hiding and climbing places. (While Lucian hides low so he should have plenty of safe 'cave dweller' places.) All hidey spaces should be where you can still reach them when necessary. Bertie & Lucian would also do best as the only two pets in the household. Definitely no children nor dogs. Nothing noisy nor unpredictable. 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. They can exhibit territorial behaviors, particularly during meal times. They can act friendly in general with other cats, but then lash out aggressively if they perceive their meal might be in jeopardy. 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. Bertie, in particular, can tend to be a bit 'destructive' - mostly if something is unfinished or already has some damage he can grab onto. Their Foster has found it helpful to repair (or block) such areas. He craves attention so increasing that also seems to discourage such behavior. Bertie has the signature Maine Coon double coat so he needs frequent grooming to prevent matting and keep his coat in good condition. Bertie & Lucian 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. Bertie also had a full senior bloodwork panel with good results and no concerns were found. Bertie's teeth exhibit a bit of tartar, which assisted the vet in estimating his age - though he stated no dental currently needed. 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 be added. Bertie's adoption fee is $200.00. Lucian's adoption is $200.00. MCR does offer a $25 discount on the adoption fees when you adopt a bonded pair. If you are interested in adopting, please visit the link below. https://www.mainecoonrescue.net/forms/form?formid=4079

Contact

Maine Coon Rescue
Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania 18436

Contact Person:
Maine Coon Rescue; Brittany

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Compatibility

  • Not Good with Other Cats
  • Not Good with Dogs
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)

Personality

  • Average Energy
  • Somewhat Dominant

Health

  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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