About Maine Coons
Maine Coons are the largest breed of domestic cat and have a rugged, working cat appearance. They have a lovely semi-longhaired coat of varying lengths and were well built to survive in the harsh North American winters. This coat is very water repellent, but quite soft to the touch. An amazing plumed tail of large proportions finishes off this wonderful coat. Maine Coon come in a large variety of colors and in several tabby patterns as well as solid and particolours.
Maine Coon have large ears with ear furnishings and most also have lovely Lynx like tips which gives them their distinctive “wild” look. Feet and toe feathering or furnishings were also needed to enable them to run through the snow and icy waters and these keep the paw pads from getting too cold.
They are a quiet cat and their voice is more a high pitched trill than a meow and can be used in various tones depending on how they want to talk to us humans
Maine Coons are VERY smart cats and are also known to have “dog like” qualities, they are loyal and tend to choose one person in the family as their “special person”. This breed is well known as the Gentle Giants of the cat world and do have a very kind and gentle outlook on life. High activity levels through to couch potatoes are ways of describing the day of a Maine Coon. They love to climb and be up high, so heavy based scratching poles are a necessity. It is advisable to keep Maine Coon cats indoors at all times or alternatively allow them access to play in a solid, escape proof enclosure. Water is also a favourite with Maine Coons, whether it be to drink They do like company whether it be human or another cat or dog, and even though they are a large cat, they can happily live in apartments as well as they can in family homes., play in or in some cases swim in
Maine Coons are very adaptable and will be happy with single person homes or in families, with or without other animals, providing the animals are accepting of cats. They do like company whether it be human or another cat or dog, and even though they are a large cat, they can happily live in apartments as well as they can in family homes.