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Read before you get a Maine Coon: what you should know about this cat breed

Ihor Romanko

Features of the Maine Coon cat breed

Dreaming of a furry companion who will be with you 24/7? Then the Maine Coon is your cat! This giant not only amazes with its size, but also charms with its gentle character.

Maine Coon is not just a cat, it is a friend, companion, family member. Have a furry giant - and he will give you a sea of love and positivity, writes zaxid.net.

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History of the breed:

  • Maine Coons come from the United States, where they were bred back in the 19th century.
  • They were once on the verge of extinction, but thanks to felinologists, they have become popular again.

Appearance:

  • Maine Coons are real record-breakers among cats: length up to 1 meter, weight up to 8 kg.
  • Their long, silky coat protects them from the cold.
  • Large ears with tassels, beautiful oval eyes.

Character:

  • Affectionate and loving cats are very attached to their people.
  • Inadvertently follow you tail, participate in all activities.
  • Very intelligent, love to play and learn new tricks.
  • Get along well with children, other animals and strangers.
  • Have a quiet gentle voice, do not meow without reason.

Needs:

  • Love company, do not like to be left on their own.
  • Love water, you can bathe once a month.
  • You need to comb out the hair once a week.
  • Need toys, scratching post, large toilet.

Health:

  • Maine Coons are generally healthy cats, live 10-13 years.
  • Subject to arthritis, dysplasia, dental problems, cardiomyopathy.
  • Need quality care, nutrition, activity, and veterinary exams.

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