The Maine Coon Blog

Meet Kali and Chloe, today's Throwback Featured Coonies!   Rosie says, "These are my beautiful girls. They live in the UK with me and are sisters. They'll be 1 year old on 9th January 2011.

The silver is Kali and the blue tabby with the white bib is Chloe....See more of Kali and Chloe in our 2010 Album!

Welcome to the Maine Coon Cat Blog! This is where we post each new article, in order. See what's new since your last visit.

We're regularly adding to the site, from articles and information to visitor photo albums, so come on in and see what's new!

Sep 16, 2021

It Feels Like Fall Already

fall beauties Our Fall Photo Album is here! It's not technically Autumn yet, but Cecil, BB and Chicken kick this album off to a great start!

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Sep 15, 2021

Time To Say Goodbye

alice and leoIt's time to share - Our little black lady, Alice, has joined her brother Leo over the Rainbow Bridge. I've updated their pages to add the endings to their stories. Our family will cherish them both forever >^..^<

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Sep 10, 2021

Consequences of Neutering a Male Maine Coon Early

Hey, I have a Maine Coon MALE cat – currently he’s exactly 1 year, 1 month and 8 days old. He weighs between 16.8 pounds – he’s not very muscular. My

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Aug 11, 2021

Summer Mixes and Maybes

collage of maybe maine coonsA brand-new album of mixes and maybes! Meet Merlin, Hennessy, Nugget, Xena, Vera and more, and hop on over to give these families some feedback on whether their fur-babies have some Maine Coon in them >^..^<

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Aug 10, 2021

Totally Terrific Tarragon

tarragon the maybe maine coonKaitlin in Pennsylvania writes:

"A sprinkle of Maine Coon? Tarragon is just under a year old, and the sweetest cat I’ve met. (I grew up in a house where there were cats for every corner, so that’s my highest praise!)

She was thrown into a group of other kittens of a similar age at the rescue where she was fostered, and immediately struck me with her silly, inquisitive spirit.

She’ll meow when..."

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Jul 07, 2021

Meet Doris!

Doris the tuxedo catHazel writes:

"Doris came to live with me a year ago.

She was 8 years old and had been given up to the SPCA. Her fur was very matted so it was mostly shaved off when I got her.

She settled in very quickly and in the first few days I thought some of her behaviors were similar to my son's cat Dusty, who is a Maine Coon.

Now Doris' fur is grown out, and as you can see..."

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Jul 06, 2021

Two New Beauties

Arrow#twofortuesday - Two New Beauties!

Meet two beauties from Yellowstonecoon Cattery! US* Yellowstone Arrow Feathers and US* Yellowstone Appaloosa Kisses are here to steal hearts!


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Apr 16, 2021

Sven & The Mouse

Sven and his mouse#felinefriday - Sven the hunter 😸 😍

Gerard in Amsterdam says “Clearly this is just a demonstration, but Sven would like to point out to all mices, it would be better to stay outside the house, however cold autumn may turn.”

#mainecoonmoments #throwbackfriday

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Apr 09, 2021


About two months ago, we lost my son's first pet -- an orange and white 1-year-old Maine Coon Mix - to a terrible disease (FIP). We were still grieving

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Apr 07, 2021

5 Funny, Silly Cat Habits That Make Us Smile

5 Funny, Silly Cat Habits That Make Us SmileMaine Coon cats can display some funny, silly cat habits and behaviors. Every Maine Coon, with his or her unique personality, knows exactly how to get our attention!

They are sometimes called the clowns of the cat world. Mine certainly are.

They are funny cats, silly cats, with some really strange cat habits! Here are 5 ways they make us smile...

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Apr 06, 2021

Meet Muska And Marley

Meet stunning Muska and Marley from Scotland! Muska, a Blue Tortoiseshell & White, has a very loving nature. Little brother Marley, is just as sweet.

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Apr 04, 2021

Diva Gracie

Rescue from UAE, not sure what breed but seems to be Maine Coon. She's very independent, with lots of cattitude. She’s a little diva.

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Apr 03, 2021


From Street Cat to Radiator Cat Gracie came to us a year ago. She was at a rescue shelter. She was found under a portecabin with her 4 kittens. Once

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Apr 01, 2021

Top 10 Maine Coon Traits - Celebrating The Coonie Personality!

What exactly makes the Maine Coon temperament unique? Here are 10 defining Maine Coon traits and behaviors that really show off that puppy-cat personality:

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Apr 01, 2021

The Maine Coon Temperament - Gentle Giants Or Rugged Ruffians?

What is the Maine Coon temperament like? The Maine Coon disposition is what makes them so beloved. Get to know their personality, traits, and characteristics!

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Mar 30, 2021

Vegan Food For Cats?!

cute cartoon cat with food dishThis sounds totally counter-intuitive! But researchers University of Guelph in Ontario conducted a study on how a vegan diet affects the health of pet cats.

The survey took place from June 2018 to March 2019 with 1,325 cat owners in Canada and the U.S. Just over 18% feeding cats a plant-based diet. Owners filled out an online questionnaire.

This contradicts conventional wisdom...

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Mar 29, 2021

Rise of the Maine Coon Cat Breed

The Maine Coon cat breed is one of the most poular. But this wasn't always the case! Learn about their rise, fall and rise again to fame.

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Mar 28, 2021

The Black Maine Coon Cat Color

The Black Maine Coon Cat color is stunning. Learn about the difference between a Black Maine Coon and Black Smoke, and check out the pictures!

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Mar 27, 2021

Meet Other Maine Coon Cat Lovers!

Welcome, Maine Coon Cat lovers! This is our place to meet & greet each other. It's like a Maine Coon Cat forum, but better!

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Mar 26, 2021

What Makes a Happy Cat Purr?

Have you ever heard a happy cat purr and wondered about it? Let's talk about how, when and why a cat purrs.

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Mar 26, 2021

Cat Aggression - Cat Behavior Advice to Deal With Aggression

Cat aggression is a frustrating problem. Aggressive cats may bite, hiss, or scratch. Can cat behavior training put a stop to unwanted behavior, for good?

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Mar 24, 2021

Cats And Babies Or Children, A Happy Household

Cats and babies (or children) can be the best of friends! In fact, your cat may love your kids as much as he loves you! It will be one big, happy family.

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Mar 13, 2021

The Water Cat

Many cats love to play in the water! Do you have a water cat? Why do they splash around in it, and put their toys in their water dish?

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Mar 05, 2021

Beautiful Color Point Cats

Do you have a favorite cat breed? On these pages our readers pay tribute to the beauty of color point cats!

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Mar 05, 2021

Shorthair Cat Breeds

These shorthair cat breeds are beloved by their families. These loving tributes are just the start - add yours here too!

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Mar 05, 2021

Exotic Shorthair Cat Breeds

Do you love the exotic shorthair cat breeds? These tributes from their families are a great introduction to them. You can share your favorite here, too!

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Mar 05, 2021

Tuxedo Cats Rock!

Do you love tuxedo cats? Here, our readers pay tribute to their favorite kind of cat - the gorgeous black and white tuxedo cat!

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Mar 05, 2021

Love Our Tabby Cats!

We love our tabby cats! Come see the features photos and stories of these treasured furbabies.

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Mar 04, 2021

Exploring Different Cat Breeds

There are so many different cat breeds. Each offers it's own characteristics and traits. Which is your favorite?

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Feb 25, 2021

M is for Maine

Does an M on the forehead mean a cat is a Maine Coon? This comes up in our Monthly Photo Albums regularly. I am surprised at how many people have heard

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