People often asked me how I price my kittens:
- Depends on breeder: if this kitten contains some coloring gene and is marketable in both breeder and pet markets;
- Depends on coloring: if this kitten's coloring is more market friendly;
- Depends on coat coloring, disposition, size and physical figuring - show grade?
- Not by personality
Often times, people assume that all ragdoll cats should be friendly. In our cattery, yes. But we have struggled ten years for it. It is our goal to get 100% lapcats. It is our goal to say "our cats' personality is guaranteed". And yes, we reached the goal.
We have Moe joined us in February, 2020. Since his joining, we have got 100% lapcats from him. His offspring is super nice and no adjusting period required in any new places. However, people doesn’t like black. His offspring is 10% to 50% black. We sell the black kitten in lower end because of the coloring.
We have kept some of Moe’s kittens from end of 2020. We got his size and his personality. Now, we imported a lilac boy from Europe. That boy is having good personality and good coloring. But he is a small sized and having short fur.
From breeding female side, we have two blood lines of cats. Cookie, Amy, May are from our original line. They are big sized and longer coat. They are carrying dilute without chocolate gene. Callie, Kayak and Brantanica are from outside line. They are short furred and small sized. But they all carry chocolate gene without dilute.
With the new lilac king’s coming, we will produce chocolate line of kittens. We intend to produce big sized, long coat, more traditional line of products.
We shall have more breeders retired by end of year 2021.
I have three customers came to me this year. One lady paid $875 to a lady in PA and then that seller lady disappeared. The Second guy paid $300 deposit to someone who claimed to sell him ragdoll for $700. He lost that money too. The third guy was even more miserable that he paid $3,500 for the cat and shipping. The cat has never arrived.
I feel deeply sorry for them. As far as I know those people who can run away with money don't have a cat at all. They stole pictures from somewhere. They faked the website. Those people don't accept visit. Most of them don't have an address.
I don't want to hear such stories again. Here is my advice:
1. Let the seller video his /her cattery in real time;
2. Using Paypal for everything. Don't be stingy on the fee. Paypal can protect you better than any banks;
3. Stop payment should the seller does not accept Paypal;
4. Go to TICA.org website to find local area breeder. Majority breeders have membership with TICA. Without any breeding program, TICA has no list of that business.
Please, I don't want to hear such ripped off story again. Protect yourself. Something can be too good to be true.
Welcome to NOVA MAO MAO's ragdoll cattery.
Our ragdoll business has, and always will be family-owned and operated. We are stationed in the DC metro area.
Our cats get plenty of attention from our two children, and our dog is friendly as well. The kittens are socialized from the beginning.
Recently we have set up another location for our cattery, where we can separate kittens from adults to produce healthier kittens.
I am a US graduate and have the qualifications to be a scientist or engineer. I am interested in feline nutrition and behavior. It is my interest to keep in contact with our customers for years after they left our home. I like to gain data on size and personality. Therefore, any purchase from us will not be a one time deal. You are more than welcome to contact us and let us know how your cat develops.