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Learn more about the breed 

Truly, one of a kind. 

Quick Facts

Average Lifespan 10-15 years 

The Maine Coon is a cat breed that boasts of its massive size and powerful, muscular body. With large, pointed ears held wide and tall, they give off an intelligent, confident, and fierce look. They are often thought to be relatives of the minx but genetic testing doesn't confirm this theory. 

 

The Maine Coon coat is spectacular and is one of the attributes that make people think they could be considered miniature lions. Their long, thick coat, consisting of an undercoat covered by a glossy, waterproof top coat, screams durability. The attractive tufts on their ears and paws make them even more striking.

 

Moreover, their spectacular tails should always be at least as long as their body, providing them with additional insulation. Their coat grows as their size grows, so don't expect your two-year-old Maine Coon to be quite as fluffy as a four-year-old Maine Coon. Maine Coon cats reach their full size, or full coat, until 4 to 5 years of age! 

Average adult male weight 18-22lbs

Average adult female weight 12-15lbs

Maine coons may seem intimidating due to their enorumous size, but they are actually gentle giants who love spending time with their humans. They enjoy being part of the family and are not fans of personal space or privacy. These cats will gladly follow you from room to room as you go about your day.

 

 

Although Maine coons are affectionate and social, they are not usually lap cats. This breed tends to prefer hanging out beside you rather than on top of you, which can be a good thing given their size.

 

Maine coons are highly intelligent, fun-loving, and maintain their playful nature well into old age. The Maine Coon Cat Club refers to them as the "clowns of the cat world." They are not an aggressive breed and will tolerate being held, picked up, and cuddled. Maine coons are friendly, kind, and patient with children.

Utterly Unique

Maine Coons are known for their "trill" rather than a distinctive "meow"

Maine Coons are a breed of cat that requires a loving and affectionate family who has the time to play and include them in their daily activities. They are patient and get along well with kids, dogs, and other cats. Although they can be left alone for short periods, they are not happy being alone for extended periods. They most certainly miss you while you are away a work, and show you when you home. Expect a puppy dog-like greeting at the door when you have been away from your Maine Coon for too long. 

 

Maine Coons can enjoy the water, depending on the cat, including playing in the water during bath time, but it also means that they might follow you into the shower or want to play while you're doing dishes. These cats are quiet, but they love to communicate with their humans. You might be surprised by their soft voice.

 

Maine Coons make great family pets for those who have the time, and attention to give to them. If you are looking for a loving and adoring feline friend, you won't be disappointed with a Maine Coon.

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