Do all Maine Coon cats get big?
There are legends saying these cats can weigh anywhere from 35-60 pounds. In reality, they are not as big as breeders try to make us think. They have their standard, which is: 11-18 pounds for males (neutered ones can reach up to 27 pounds), and 6.5-11 pounds for females (spayed ones can reach up to 17 pounds).
What kind of cat is a Maine Coon?
Maine Coon Rescue Information: The Maine Coon is a long-haired cat native to North America. Maine Coons are intelligent and playful. This breed is exceptionally well suited to homes with children and/or dogs. Maine Coons are affectionate, gentle family companions. Maine Coon Trivia: Maine Coons often win the prize for Best Cat in cat shows.
Is it better to have a male or female Maine Coon?
They are both generally such super nice cats that ultimately it makes no difference whether they are male or female. At the end of the day it really is a personal preference. If you want the larger cat then go for the male, if you would like one that is a little more mellow then the female will suit you.
Is it better to adopt a male or female cat?
Whether you adopt a male or a female, do get them neutered or spayed! Neutered or spayed cats are healthier cats and of course they are much easier to live with. The differences between the male and the female of this breed are not great, although there are some clear differences.
Can you breed a male and female Maine Coon?
First things first! Whether you choose to adopt a male or a female Maine Coon, do it for the right reasons. Breeding cats is an expensive hobby that does not really ever turn a profit, so do not adopt with the thought of breeding in mind. It takes years and years (even decades) of experience to become a responsible breeder.
How to take care of a Maine Coon kitten?
Lay the kitten on its stomach and tilt the bottle up to feed it and afterward burp. Once your cat starts opening its eyes and ears a bit, you can carefully start handling it. This will create a bond and encourage your kitten to be social later on.
How big should a 11 month old Maine Coon be?
At 11 months your Maine Coon kitten will be around 11 inches or 30 centimeters depending on the gender. Anywhere between 10-16 inches will be a normal range for any Maine Coon cat or kitten. 11 Month old Maine Coon cats are very active and take some naps now and then.
What are the personality traits of a Maine Coon cat?
Maine Coon Personality Traits Maine Coon cats have several nicknames that people have bestowed upon them in direct relation to their personality traits. They are called the “gentle giants” and the “dogs of the cat world”. These large sized cats are outgoing and socialize well with both people and other animals.