Its name comes from the state of which it is a native. The Maine Coon breed is the only native of the United States, more specifically, as we have mentioned, of the state of Maine. The breed was discovered for the first time in 1861, although it wasn’t accepted until 1953.
The Maine Coon has thick, short fur on its front legs and longer fur on its stomach and hind legs. The necklace of hair it has is also very characteristic. It is a strong and muscular cat with a wide chest. The males are bigger than the females. They have long tails, wide and the base and thinning to the tip. It has big eyes that can have different tones. They can be green, gold, blue or even one color in each eye. Its wide head, though not very large, ends with large ears, wide at the base and pointed.
It is a cat that loves water. In fact, it will splash in it and even drink water with its paw. It is also a very curious and observant cat.
Breed classification: semi longhaired or longhaired cats
Life expectancy: 9-15 years.
Average kitten birth: 4 kittens
Average Weight: females 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kg) and males 15 to 25 pounds (6.8 to 11.3 kg)
Feeding: The Maine Coon cat needs 80 kcal / kg / day. The food should be nutritional and of good quality to ensure the energy the Maine Coon cat needs.
Health: The Maine Coon cat is healthy and robust, and does not suffer from breed-specific health problems. But like all domestic cats after the age of eight is recommended to go to a routine check at the veterinarian at least once a year.
Compatibility with other cats: Medium
Compatibility with other animals: Medium
Compatible with children: Medium