Maine Coon is friendly, affectionate, loving and a goofy cat. They love being with their family playing with children other pets and are loyal and loving. This makes them the perfect pet for any home. These cats are big in size and huge in character. Maine Coon cats are one of the most popular cat breeds in the US, and they have been adored for centuries.
Size: The Maine Coon is the largest breed of domestic cat. The size of a full grown male Coon cat is typically 15-25 pounds, while the female averages between 10-5 pounds. The height of the male cat is 10-16 inches and be about 40 inches long. The coon cat will grow until they are about 4 years old.
Temperament & Personality: This breed will come when called home. This cat breed is not aggressive or territorial or touchy in any way. For families with children or other pets, their gentle quality is so important and is the heart of the Maine Coon temperament.
Activity Requirements: Maine Coon needs adequate exercise. Cat trees and perches should be available and they need adequate running room. This breed loves interactive play with family members.
Breed Traits: They are called the “gentle giants” and the “dogs of the cat world”. They are very intelligent friendly cats. They are also very playful and curious.
Diet: 1/4 to 1/3 cup per feeding up to about 8 wks. 1/3 cup to 3/4 cup per feeding up to 6 months and beyond, depending on weight. Research shows that adult cats need a minimum of 26 percent protein in their diet.
Grooming Requirements: Require weekly grooming to keep its striking coat in good condition. If the grooming process is started as a kitten they soon become used to it and enjoy the attention it brings. Brush the teeth to prevent periodontal disease. Daily dental hygiene is best, but weekly brushing is better than nothing. Trim the nails weekly.
Colors: The most common color and pattern is the brown classic or mackerel tabby but Maine Coons are also seen in solid pattern (white, black, blue and red), tortoiseshell pattern (black, blue), tabby pattern (classic or mackerel - brown, blue, red, cream), silver pattern (black-silver, blue-silver, red-silver, cream-silver).
History:The Maine Coon is one of the largest domesticated breeds of cat. It has a distinctive physical appearance and valuable hunting skills. It is one of the oldest natural breeds in North America, specifically native to the state of Maine, where it is the official state cat.
No records of the Maine Coon's exact origins and date of introduction to the United States exist, so several competing hypotheses have been suggested. The breed was popular in cat shows in the late 19th century, but its existence became threatened when long-haired breeds from overseas were introduced in the early 20th century. The Maine Coon has since made a comeback and is now one of the more popular cat breeds in the world.
The Maine Coon is a large and sociable cat, hence its nickname, "the gentle giant."
Common nicknames: Gentle giants.
Origin: Maine, United States of America
Life span: 12.5 years
Temperament: Loving and affectionate, calm, easy going, adaptable, affectionate, social ,friendly, and they live up to their name Gentle Giants.
Weight: 13 – 18 lbs
Height: 10-16 inches
Colors: pattern is the brown classic or mackerel tabby, solid pattern, white, black, blue and red, tortoiseshell pattern, black, blue, tabby pattern, silver pattern, classic or mackerel. Solid are brown, blue, red, cream, black-silver, blue-silver, red-silver, cream-silver.
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