Maine Coon Cats

Maine Coon History

The Maine Coon cat is one of the largest domestic breeds...The Maine coon's coat is heavy and shaggy, but shorter on the shoulders and longer on the britches and stomach.

Taking 3-4 years to reach full size, Maine Coon's are easy-going, loyal and affectionate. At maturity, while the body size can range from medium to large size but both present with a well-balanced rectangular appearance.

Maine Coon Cat Care Facts

While the Maine Coon is a relatively loyal and affectionate they are not prone to becoming a lap cat ..

  • Coat does not require more attention than a normal cat.
  • While wanting to observe you closely, keep the Main Coon occupied with interactive toys
  • Nails should be trimmed every two weeks and a scratching post should be invested in
  • They do well in colder weather

Maine Coon Health Issues

As a breed, the Maine Coon cat comes from a more studier genetic make-up but there are a few health issues potential owners need to be aware of...

  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy - inherited condition
  • Spinal muscular atrophy - inherited condition
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Polydactylism (extra toes)
Maine Coon Cat Overview

Maine Coon Characteristics

  • Affection Level Medium
  • Friendliness Medium
  • Kid-Friendly High
  • Pet-Friendly High
  • Exercise Needs High
  • Playfulness High
  • Energy Level Medium
  • Intelligence Medium
  • Tendency to Vocalize Medium
  • Amount of Shedding High

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