Hi James! Welcome to our community. I
think you will like it here!
Well, as for male vs female Maine Coons, those are some
I would say those main differences are not
wrong, but they are very broad generalizations.
A cat lover shouldn't
expect their new family member to fall into either of those
There is not a huge difference between the genders when it
comes to Maine Coon personality traits.
Any contrast is quite subtle,
and depends on the individual feline. They can have a range of different
personalities, like people!
Yes, the boys tend toward being goofy, laid-back, fluffy and
interactive. But the girls are so, so sweet! Female Maine Coon Cats
can also be goofy, playful and extremely lovable.
To be honest, the biggest difference between the genders is size.
One thing you can count on with these fluffy felines is their
affectionate nature. They have a well-deserved reputation for being
the dogs of the cat world.
Boys vs. Girls
I pretty much agree with everything that has been said. We have a boy and a girl and they generally behave as expected.
more of a leader, at least as long as he doesn't do anything she disagrees with. In our case, he is MUCH bigger than she is
(about twice as big!).
She is slightly more aloof but at the same time she surprises us
sometimes with how much of a lap cat she can be. All in all, they are
incredibly wonderful, loving, curious, intelligent companions and
Thank you so very much for your information - what you have told
me is hugely interesting.
The kitten I am adopting is a registered
purebred MC - and I can hardly wait to see him when he gets here and
joins my family. I will post some pictures. Warm regards from South
My Coonie boy was neutered at 5.5 months, but shortly before this
he learned to use the door flap (I also have 3 moggies). Since the
day he ventured out, rain or shine I've never seen him toilet
I know a lot of cat owners say they should be indoor only but he
loves being outside.
Every night he comes home to watch tv and eat
Royal Canin MC.
He mainly sits on us if we are having a lay in, or
are laying on the sofa. I think there is more room on a whole body,
than a lap!
All felines other than breeders should be neutered before reaching
sexual maturity. As a member of the cats protection in the UK, I know
there are far too many unwanted kittens, and irresponsible owners.
Back to the subject, my MC is a boy, but I have 2 girls and 2 boys
in total and not 1 of them has the same traits. They are the best 4 pets in the world! (=^-^=)
three pedigreed male ME Coons so can't speak about girls.
I will share is that we got our boys at intervals (they are 13, 10
and 4 now). Our two oldest were neutered at 6 months and the youngest
at 9 months.
None have ever sprayed. We did have integration issues
with the third but no spraying. All three are clowns - happy, silly
What kind of plumbing?
Each and every feline, boy or girl, is their own purr-son.
If you can
get the opportunity to play with a litter of kittens, one will choose
you, not the other way round. That's the one for you.
individual personalities and I've not found the "plumbing"
to make a big difference. Go with your heart.