About Maine Coon Cats

Fun Facts

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The Maine Coon is known for a sturdy, rugged appearance, which includes a shaggy coat and a long, fluffy tail. They are large, with well tufted paws and ears. Even more than for their beauty, Maine Coons are noted for intelligence and kindly disposition.  They are known for following their family around, ‘talking’, chirping, trilling and 'barking' and actively interacting. Maine Coons are live, very intelligent beings with loving hearts and deserve to be treated as such.


Although their size can be intimidating, they are gentle giants and known for their friendliness towards just about anything and are especially good with children and other pets. For these reasons, they are commonly sought after as family pets, companions, and therapy cats.


Maine Coon Cats are intelligent, trainable, described as “dog like”. They love to play and interact with everyone; very social and want to be a part of everything - so much so they can at times be intrusive.


Maine Coon Cats are fascinated with water and most love to play in it; don’t be surprised if you have an uninvited guest in your shower or sink!  And at our house we remember to keep the lid closed on the toilet


The Maine Coon Cat has a silky and somewhat oily coat, it is not dense and its upkeep is much easier than that of other long-haired breeds. The coat is almost self-maintained but will require occasional grooming. Because they enjoy attention of any kind, grooming is readily invited.


Maine Coon Cats are know to be BIG  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-W85kqAaJk  The Maine Coon Cat holds the Guiness record for the longest cat.


Male Cats can get as big 15 - 20 lbs!  Females 10 - 15 lbs!


The height of adults can vary between 10 and 16 inches and they can reach a length of up to 40 inches:  including the tail, which can reach a length of 14 inches and is long, tapering, and heavily furred, almost resembling a raccoon's tail

These cats are slow to mature; their full potential size is normally not reached until they are three to five years old, while other cats take about only one year.


While we can not promise anyone a SUPER BIG cat, our breeders have produced several cats as big as 25 pounds and the largest weighed in at 32 pounds