The Maine Coon is extraordinary intelligent and has a personality that is not exactly cat like.
If you think all cats act the same, you probably haven't seen a Maine Coon decide to take a leisurely dip in your family's wading pool.
The breed has a squarish face, a thick neck, large ears, big, rounded eyes, and a large, muscular body. The tail is long and quite bushy.
When the breed was first established, only the brown tabby color was recognized.
This coat color and the Maine Coon's bushy tail gave it the look of a raccoon, and it is probably this appearance that gave these cats their name.
Today, this breed comes in many more recognized colors, including black, blue, cream, red, tortoiseshell, blue tortoiseshell, white, smoke, silver tabby, brown tabby, red tabby, blue tabby, cream tabby, and bicolors.
Cats can have green or gold eyes, unless they are white, in which case, eyes can also be blue or mismatched.
This breed is notorious for its excellent hunting abilities.
These cats have a wonderful personality and are the perfect cat breed for families.
However, they are also content being the only animal in a quiet household.
A Maine Coon can be quite vocal...
If you want an extremely quiet cat, then the Maine Coon may not be the perfect choice for you. These cats are a bit on the vocal side.
However, the mewling these cats make is a pleasant chirping sound that few people find to be annoying.
If the coat begins to develop knots and snarls, you may need to groom him even more frequently.
If your cat seems to be feeling under the weather, he most likely has a hairball problem. Of course, you should seek veterinary care to be sure he does not have any more serious problems.
While you are talking to your veterinarian, you may want to consult him about feeding your cat a cat food with hairball control.
If you want an intelligent and loving cat, this breed may be the perfect choice for you.
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