Maine Coon Cats Exposed!
The Characteristics, The Myths, And The Mystery!
What is it about Maine Coon Cats? Is it their magnificent coat? That amazing tail? Who could miss the super long whiskers?
Perhaps it's their size? Maybe your favorite trait is the lynx-like tufts on their ears?
Let's take a closer look at their unique traits and characteristics to give us some insight. As all Coon lovers know, this is no ordinary cat!
Head To Tail:
They are anything but ordinary! These are the special traits and qualities that set them apart from the crowd.
How Big Do They Really Get?
Here, we talk about weight, length, who holds the record, how to find a big boy or girl of your own, and more.
This section is all about the breed standard. A breed standard describes every aspect of a breed, from size and shape, to color. There is so much to learn about.
Every aspect of their physical appearance is described here. Whether you are wondering about the ears, the eyes, or the tail, you are in the right place.
They can win over even the most hardened "cat skeptic"! I like to say that they are the Golden Retrievers of the feline world. Gentle, sweet, playful, and totally affectionate. Read more about that wonderful personality.
Tell-Tale Coon Traits
"Is S/He or Isn't S/He?" Think you may have a Coon on your hands? Many folks find this site when researching the Maine Coon traits and characteristics. They wonder if their cat fits the bill.
This section reviews all those tell-tale traits. If you are not sure, this is the place to check.
We now have a special section devoted just to that topic, complete with an invitation for you to send in a picture of your own cat, and get opinions! Think you have a Maine? How do you know? It's a very popular subject.
Speaking of a Mix, how often does this happen? There is a common belief that Maine Coon Cats are simply big old barn cats reproducing at will.
They are actully a fully recognized breed. This page dives into how, when and why a boy or girl may actually be a Mix. What are the chances?
If they are new to you, start with our page of frequently asked questions about Maine Coon Cats.
A Rainbow Of Colors
The Vibrant Red Color:
Whether it's Solid, Red Smoke, or Red Tabby, this is such a beautiful and vibrant color.
A very popular and alluring color is Black.
Learn the difference between Black and Black Smoke, and check out lots of photos on this page!
Here, we also talk about deafness & blue eyes, and albinism.
A Mysterious History
Where do those physical characteristics come from? Actually, their origins are a mystery. The only thing we know for sure is that they have been in America since the early settlers arrived.
How did they get here?
Rise of the Breed:
How did this breed go from being survivors, living in the harsh New England climate, to beloved pets, even prize winning show animals? The history of their evolution, then rise, decline, and rise again to popularity is quite interesting. They were not always one of the most popular breeds. In fact, for quite some time they were not even recognized!
Personality Characteristics: Fun Facts, Urban Legends, And Busted Myths!
Perhaps it's because of their rugged appearance or formidable size that they are often perceived as being a "rough and tumble" sort of feline. It's time to bust these myths!
Temperament - Gentle Giants Or Rugged Ruffians
If not, get to know their personality, traits, and characteristics!
This page includes a fun video of Alice & Leo playing in the water.
Did you know that early in the breed's development, many were polydactyls?
Because of this, there is a common misperception about polys.
Whether you are new to this breed and just learning about them, or have a Maine (or two) of your own, there is just so much to know and love about them. How about you? What do you love about your fur-friend?
Did you know that they also purr when they are scared or hurt? There are a few theories as to why this is.
Do They Love Laps?
So, we held a survey! Visit this page to see the results and learn the truth!
They are sometimes called the clowns of the feline world. Here are some quirks that might make you ponder!
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