Maine Coon

Hey Buddy. I hope you are doing well so in this post i am going share some of the major info about maine coon cat. maybe you are going to purchase or adopt a maine coon cat and you want know more about the cat breed right? then you have landed in the best place. but before that let me introduce my self. my name is empty 😁. seems funny right but i don’t want to reveal my name gender or anything. this is my secrete blog in the memory of  my late maine coon cat named Suzi. 3 months ago she passed away. and now i am not able to forget the memories with her. so i decided to launch a blog. unfortunately i am not going to adopt any pet because of my busy schedule. so now lets look forward on the topic about maine coon.

 

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Maine Coon

The Maine Coon is a native New Englander, hailing from Maine, where he was a popular mouser, farm cat and, most likely, ship’s cat, at least as far back as the early 19th century.

History

The Maine Coon is a native New Englander, hailing from Maine, where he was a popular mouser, farm cat and, most likely, ship’s cat, at least as far back as the early 19th century. He is a natural breed and little is known of his origins. Some say the Vikings brought him to North America, centuries before Columbus sailed the ocean blue, others that he is the descendant of longhaired cats belonging to Marie Antoinette, sent to America in advance of the doomed queen, who had hoped to escape there. Sea captains may have brought back longhaired cats that then mated with local shorthaired cats. One thing is for sure: the Maine Coon is not the result of a mating between a cat and a raccoon, even if his brown tabby coat and furry ringed tail suggest that biological impossibility. The resemblance is, however, how the cats got their name; in fact, Maine Coons that didn’t have the brown tabby coat were called Maine Shags.

Size

This is a large cat. Most Maine Coons weigh 9 to 18 pounds (males are larger), and some tip the scales at 20 or more pounds. They don’t reach their full size until they are three to five years old.

Personality

The good-natured and affable Maine Coon adapts well to many lifestyles and personalities. He likes being with people and has the habit of following them around, but he isn’t needy. He’s happy to receive attention when you direct it his way, but if you’re busy he’s satisfied to just supervise your doings. Close a door on him and he will wait patiently for you to realize the error of your ways and let him in. He’s not typically a lap cat, but he does like to be near you.

He also retains his skill as a mouser. No rodents will be safe in a home where a Maine Coon resides. Even if you don’t have any mice for him to chase, he’ll keep his skills sharp by chasing toys and grabbing them with his big paws. A Maine Coon also enjoys playing fetch and will retrieve small balls, toys or wadded-up pieces of paper. He can climb as well as any cat but usually prefers to stay on ground level. That’s where his work is, after all. He’s also very smart and will happily learn tricks or play with puzzle toys that challenge his brain.

Health

Both pedigreed cats and mixed-breed cats have varying incidences of health problems that may be genetic in nature. Problems that may affect the Maine Coon include the following:

  • Hip dysplasia, which in severe cases can cause lameness
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that is inherited in Maine Coons. A DNA-based test is available to identify cats that carry one of the mutations that causes the disease.
  • Polycystic kidney disease, a slowly progressive heritable kidney disease that can result in renal failure.
  • Spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disorder that affects skeletal muscles of the trunk and limbs. A test is available to identify carriers and affected kittens.

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Care

Despite the length of the Maine Coon’s coat, it has a silky texture that doesn’t mat easily—if you groom it regularly. It is easily cared for with twice weekly combing to remove dead hair and distribute skin oils. Useful grooming tools include a stainless steel comb for removing tangles and what’s called a grooming rake to pull out dead undercoat, which is what causes tangles when it’s not removed. Use it gently, especially in the stomach area and on the tail. Maine Coons are patient, but they don’t like having their hair pulled any more than you do. Check the tail for bits of poop stuck to the fur and clean it off with a baby wipe. Bathe a Maine Coon as needed, which can range from every few weeks to every few months. If his coat feels greasy or his fur looks stringy, he needs a bath.

Children And Other Pets

The friendly, laidback Maine Coon  is a perfect choice for families with children and cat-friendly dogs. He loves the attention he receives from children who treat him politely and with respect, and he doesn’t mind playing dress-up or going for a ride in a baby buggy.

He is happy to live with cat-friendly dogs, too, thanks to his amiable disposition. Introduce pets slowly and in controlled circumstances to ensure that they learn to get along together.

Environment

Reconsider allowing your cat outdoors unsupervised. There are other options available. For example, you can harness train your cat. Outdoor/Indoor cats can be trained to be “indoor” only. Many dangers await your precious cat when they are allowed to roam free outdoors. Here are just a few:

  • vehicles
  • unfriendly dogs
  • predators such as coyotes, opossums and raccoons
  • other cats defending their territory
  • angry neighbors who dislike cats digging and defecating in their garden
  • people who will not think twice about poisoning your cat
  • sick people who take great enjoyment in torturing animals
  • sicker people who would love to take your sweet kitty and use him/her in mortal combat games
  • diseases such as feline leukemia or immunodeficiency viruses
  • fleas, ticks and other parasites
  • poisons from substances such as antifreeze or pesticides
  • sickness from eating garbage or other contaminated morsels
  • harsh weather that can cause frostbite in winter or dehydration in summer
  • getting lost
  • lifespan of 3-5 years

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Price Of Maine Coon

Starts From 400$ And Maximum 1000$ 

Actually it depends on the breeds , Health , Age , Colour and lot of other things so my advice is to take suggestions from the owner of Maine Coon Cat. discuss with parents or the members in your home then purchase/ adopt

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