large do Maine Coons get? Our adult Maine Coons are very much what you
would expect with this breed: an average of 15-25 pounds for full-grown, neuter
males and 10-16 pounds for full-grown, spayed females. Size is prized in this
breed, but in our opinion overall weight should not be the key attribute to
evaluate when looking for a Maine Coon.
You may also want to check out the pictures of our recent litters (when
available) to see how these "gentle giants" start out.
What colors and patterns do Maine Coons have? This hardy breed is
available in not less than 25 acceptable coat colors. Coat colors include –
browns, silvers, blues, reds, cameos and solids including white and black. They
also have two different coat patterns -- classic (swirls) or mackerel (striped).
The Maine Coons coat is long, heavy and silky. Their hair is shorter at the
head and increases in length moving down to the hindquarters and tail.
How much care do Maine Coons need? Grooming is recommended about once
a week to prevent matting. Our kittens are used to being combed. We recommend a
comb with metal, rotating teeth (brand - Kittie Kat Comb). They can be bathed if
you wish. Be sure you acclimate your kitten to bath time at an early age and be
sure not to dry out their coat by bathing to frequently.
Their nails should be trimmed as kittens once a week and as adults once a
What type of personality should I expect? Maine coons are one of the
largest and oldest natural breed of cats. They have incredible personalities and
are very hardy, outgoing, affectionate, playful and sweet pets. They are people
oriented and most are lap kitties and love snuggling, sleeping and being with
their owners. They also want to be involved in every aspect of family life. They
often greet our guests at the door and make themselves part of the gathering. A
Maine Coon kitten will be a very loving addition to any family.
How do I find a Maine Coon? There are numerous Maine Coon Cat breeders
in the United States and most are dedicated to the preservation and protection
of this wonderful breed. We believe it is best for interested individuals to
visit the cattery before purchasing a kitten, in order to be comfortable with
the way the cats are maintained and how the kittens are being raised. Therefore,
any one looking for a kitten should check with their local Maine Coon breeders
How do I choose the best Maine Coon for my home? We recommend that you
visit the breeders, see how playful the kittens are, see how the adult cats act
and how clean the house is. Then, sit down on the floor and play with the
kittens until one lays down in your lap and falls asleep on you. This kitten
feels safe with you and will be a great companion. Try not to judge kittens on
their color or sex. The goal is to find a kitten based on how comfortable they
are with you.
More Info on Maine Coons
An excellent source of information is the Maine Coon FAQ Sheet at
www.tica.org Also, contact MCBFA, the
Maine Coon Breeders and Fanciers Association. Cat Fancier's Association also has
a good discussion of the breed at their site on the Maine Coon Breed Council
If you have any question please call us at 440.263.8989, we would like to
talk with you about your cat or your situation to see if a Maine Coon would be a
fit, without pressure.