5 Super Cool Facts about Maine Coons:

Felines are amazing companions. Sassy, sweet, and they often offer endless cuddles to their loving owners.  On top of all of their perks as pets, they can be exceptionally fun to learn more about. Cat’s come in all shapes and sizes, some of which are extremely large. One of our personal favorites is the oh so gorgeous…Maine Coon!

By Abigail Brown

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1. Origin

This large breed comes from Maine, as their name suggests. They are the largest domestic cat breed, and some even speculate they are descendants of Marie Antoinette’s long-haired cats! Check out this link to read more about this theory.

2. Size

These are particularly large cats. An older coon often weighing between 14-20 pounds and being nearly 30-40 inches long. That’s one large, fluffy kitty!

3. Health

Due to their breeding, Coons require their teeth to be regularly brushed to lessen the risk of developing periodontal disease. They have also been known to have hip-related issues, that present themselves as they grow older. Click Here to learn more.

4. Personality

Despite a few extra steps to care for them, Maine Coons make for lovely and fairly easily cared for pets. They, while not typically being lap cats, love to be near their owner! It is not uncommon for them to trail behind their caregiver and want to be with them through every step of their day. Additionally, a cat’s breeding has a surprisingly large effect on their personality and health. Click this link to learn how and why.

5. Intelligence

These kitties are very smart, and can even be taught tricks! From high-fives to spinning in circles, Maine Coons are intelligent enough to learn it all. Click me to learn more about how!

 

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