My name is Eva Kristin and I live on the westcoast of Norway, just outside Aalesund. I have 2 grown up boys. The youngest is 19 and he is still living with me. I have been working as a paramedic, a security consultant, a health secretarian on a hospital, and off-shore as an cateringpersonell, for a short period of time. As I have some health issues, I am not working at the moment. We have a small Maine Coon Cattery, named NO* Stormjegerens Maine Coon (in english; stormhunter).

 

I have always loved animals and had the opportunity to care for them as I was growing up on a farm. I had horses, dogs and cats most of my life. I had 4 horses and I also offered some ridinglessions for yongsters and disabled children. As for my life with dogs, I have been doing training with bird hunting dogs for some years. I also have been attending lots of dog-shows. But most of my interest with dogs goes in workingdogs. I have been training for some years with the Norwegian Rescue Dogs, NRH.

 

I started my cattery in 2008 but my interest in this lovely breed Maine Coon has been there for years. I feel lucky, because none of my cats have died from health - issues or serious illness. All my cats from the start of my breed, is alive and very well. Our very priority of breeding is first of all perfect healt and a solid temper. This is our major priority. The Maine Coon is a BIG cat and if the temper is bad or it has agressive behavior, it can do great harm. We do not want to breed on bad-temper-genes or unhealthy genes. Our goal is big, healthy and strong Maine Coons with a super temper.

 

All of my breeding cats are tested for the only gene possible to test for on heart-diseases, the A31P-mutation in HCM' MyBPC3 gene.They are both DNA-tested with buccal swab sample and ultrasound/screening/echocardiography. The ultrasound examination is done on a regulary basis. I also test all my breeding cats for SMA, PK-DEF., PKD1 and HD.

 

The kittens will be vaccinated twice, with 3 weeks of interval, dewormed, ID-marked (microship) and have a veterinary health sertificat and a NRR pedigree (FIFe). I do test our kittens if they are after carrier-lines and are about to be sold for breeding - but only on the buyers cost if they want to know before having the kitten.

 

I have used HCM/N (heterozygote positive) cats in my breeding program earlier. I used the knowlegde of this gene in my breeding as a tool for my cats and breeding program but it is important to know that the scientists has too little knowledge of how this gene works and what it does - they only know that there has to be more genes involved before developing the HCM disease. As for today, there is only one of many many genes that seems to have some involvement in HCM, that is possible to tests for.

 

I only sell kittens for use in breeding, to people who are registred with pedigree name in either FIFe, TICA or CFA, and to breeders that know what it takes - in good times and bad times - and have had some experience.

 

When you decide to take a cat home - you must realize that you have a big responsibility and always take the very best care of the cat. You need to be sure that you can provide a good home with love and care, and always seek Veterinary when needed. It costs money and time to take that responsibility, both food-supply, insurance, health and so on- so before you take that decision - think twice. For your sake - but mostly for the cats sake!

 

Our cats walk free in our house, side by side with us, they are outside every day and we do not have cats in cages.

 

 


Jeg heter Eva Kristin Svinø og bor på vestlandet, litt utenfor Ålesund. Jeg er alene med to voksne sønner. Den yngste bor enda hjemme hos meg. Jeg har et lite og seriøst stue-oppdrett av maine coons, NO* Stormjegerens Maine Coons. Jeg avler kunn med katter som har det beste gemyttet og er friske og sunne, dette er førsteprioritet for meg. Alle mine avlskatter er testet for HCM både med dna-test og årlig med ultralyd. Alle mine kattunger leveres fullvaksinert, dvs med 2 vaksiner, hvis ikke annet er avtalt, inkl. mark-kuret, ID-merket, med helseattest og NRR stamtavle samt NRR kjøpskontrakt. De er godt sosialiserte når de drar fra hjemmet.

 

Når du kjøper en maine coon så må du vite hva du gjør og være sikker på at du kan tilby et trygt, langvarig og kjærlig hjem for mange år fremover. Det koster å ha dyr både med skikkelig sunn mat, veterinærbesøk, forsikring osv. Så det er viktig at man i tillegg til et godt hjem også har en økonomi som kan ta utgiftene med å ha et dyr. Man skal ALLTID dra til veterinær om man mistenker at katten ikke har det helt bra. Og alltid ta de årlige vaksiner. Man skal sørge for å gjøre katten trygg og sosialisert i sitt nye hjem og vi krever også at man ikke slipper katten ut før de har utviklet stedsans, ca ved 9-10 mnd alder. Du kan derimot gå tur med katten i bånd før den tid, uten problem. Det er viktig å lese litt om rasen på forhånd og spør gjerne om du lurer på noe, vi vil alltid være tilgjengelig for råd og tips. Vi krever at katter som kjøpes fra oss er forsikret frem til de er 1 år minimum. En utekatt skal alltid kastreres! Det er et krav fra meg som oppdretter. Hvis kastrering ikke blir gjort av oppdretter før levering så skal dette avklares i kontrakt, og utføres av kjøper innen katten fyller 7 mnd. Våre kjøpere må forsikre oss om at de kan gi katten et godt, stabilt og trygt hjem. Husk at dette blir et familiemedlem i mange mange år fremover. 

 

Eva Kristin Svinø
Stormjegerens Maine Coon