Discover the Gentle Giants: Maine Coon Cats and Their Loving Nature

Maine Coon cats are a legend among felines. It’s no wonder! These kitties are the largest domesticated cats in the world. Maine Coons are not just big cats. We have written this article to answer all of your questions about this magnificent breed.

Anxious to learn more about Maine Coons? In this article, we’ll be talking about: 

  • The fascinating and curious history of this breed
  • Information and characteristics about breeds
  • Answering your question on whether Maine Coons are good pets.
  • What makes them so different?
  • Maine Coon Cats are rare or not?
  • Why are they so large?

What good are words without images, especially when it comes to adorable cats? You’ll find, in addition to the breed dossier, a gallery of Maine Coons showing them in different real-life scenarios, and revealing their true size and beauty.

#1: Giant Kitty

Giant Kitty

#2: Maine Coon Cat Looking Magnificent

Maine Coon Cat Looking Magnificent

Maine Coon Cat History

The origins and history of the Maine Coon remain a mystery. One myth claims that, despite being genetically impossible to believe, this breed is the result from breeding cats with raccoons. One myth claims that Marie Antoinette the French Queen tried to escape execution with her Turkish Angora cat. The cats, who didn’t make the trip to the US with her, allegedly landed in Wiscasset (Maine) where they started to breed. It could also be the reason why this breed was named Maine.

#3: Maine Coon In Winter

Maine Coon In Winter

#4: Girl With A Beautiful Maine Coon Cat

Girl With A Beautiful Maine Coon Cat

#5: Our Maine Coon Is A Part Of Our Family

Our Maine Coon Is A Part Of Our Family

Are Maine Coons Hard To Find?

In the early 20th century, long-haired cat breeds from abroad began to threaten the Maine Coons’ existence. Maine Coons are currently the third-most popular cat breed in the entire world. This is not a rare breed. According to the International Cat Breeding Association there are over 100 breeds that have been certified in the US.

The price of a Main Coon kitten can vary greatly depending on the color, breeder and where you live. The price of a Maine Coon kitten that is 10 weeks old and purebred could range from 1000$ to 2 000$.

#6: Maine Coon Cat

Maine Coon Cat

#7: Huge Maine Coon At The Vet

Huge Maine Coon At The Vet

Maine Coon Cat Breed Information and Characteristics

The Maine Coon is not just about its size! The cats are known for their dog-like behavior, fluffy fur, silky undercoat and strong jawline.

Fur Coat

The long haired coat of the Maine Coon is a great adaptation to harsh winter weather. Their large paws also help these cats move easily through snow. Maine Coons feel most comfortable in cold climates.

Fur Colors

Maine Coons are available in a variety of colors. You can choose from black Maine Coons or lavender ones. They also come with tabbies and blotched patterns. Any color is possible, and there will be a adorable Maine Coon cat.

Maine Coon Size

The average male weighs between 13 and 18 lb (5.9 and 8.2 kg), while females range from 8 to 12-lb (3.6-5.4 kg). Adults can be between 10 and 16 inches (25 and 41 centimeters) tall, and can grow up to 38 inches (97 cm) long. This includes the tail which can measure 14 in. This breed of cat held the Guinness World Records title for the largest cat in 2010. Stewie measured 48.5″ (123 cm) between the tip his nose and the tip his tail. It’s quite a lot of cat!

#8: Maine Coon Cat

Maine Coon Cat

Are Maine Coon Cats Good Pets?

Absolutely! They adapt well to indoor living, despite their size and appearance. It helps that they are intelligent, trainable, and have a gentle nature.

They are generally tolerant of dogs, cats and children, but they don’t like to curl up next to their owners. Maine Coons are water lovers!

Maine Coons are vocal animals. You’ll hear a lot of yowling and howling. Before you decide to adopt a Maine Coon as a pet, you should talk to your neighbors and family to see if they are okay with you keeping a loud animal.

#9: Fluffy Grey Maine Coon Cat

Fluffy Grey Maine Coon Cat

#10: Maine Coons Are Super Long

Maine Coons Are Super Long

#11: Maine Coon Cat

Maine Coon Cat

#12: Giant Kitty

Giant Kitty

#13: One Long And Fluffy Cat

 One Long And Fluffy Cat

#14: Maine Coon In Winter

Maine Coon In Winter

#15: That’s How Big Maine Coon Cats Are!

That's How Big Maine Coon Cats Are!

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