These cats are dexterous so you may notice your pet eating food with their paws and operating door handles in your home. This is one intelligent kitty!
Feed your Maine Coon weekly a healthy nutritional mixture of dry/wet cat food along with a bit of raw meat and shredded cheese. Realise that since your cat verges on the larger side of most cat breeds, you will have to feed them bigger portions! It costs on average $7 a week to feed an adult Maine Coon.
Unlike Persians and other fluffy cats, Maine Coons fur coats are very well self maintained and require minimal grooming. They should be brushed for 10 minutes weekly to ensure no tangled or matted hair develops.
Maine Coons live on average from 12-15 years.
These cats are generally regarded as fighting fit, robust and healthy cats. Rarely will you encounter major health problems with your Maine Coon. Research has documented these cats are prone to inheriting hip and heart problems, but these can be screened and treated properly by your local veterinary clinic. It is recommended to have your cat checked up by your vet at least once a year to ensure there are no underlying problems.
Is a Maine Coon the right pet for you?
Maine Coons are suitable for households of any type including families with small children, single adults and older couples. These cats get along easily with other pets in the household (including cats). They are not particularly demanding and thoroughly enjoy being in the company of their doting owners. Maine Coons have a love affair with the outdoors but if you live in an apartment ensure you provide enough mental and physical stimulation (i.e. toys, scratching posts). If you are looking for a cat that is sweet natured, attentive, smart and breath taking in appearance then maybe a Maine Coon is what you are looking for. Any one would consider having a Maine coon a colossal bundle of joy!