The Maine Coon is one of the largest domesticated breeds of cat. It has a distinctive physical appearance and valuable hunting skills.
Life span: 12.5 years
Weight: Male: 5,9 – 8,2 kg (Adult), Female: 3,6 – 5,4 kg (Adult)
Origin: Maine, United States of America
Health concerns: Hip dysplasia, which in severe cases can cause lameness. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that is inherited in Maine Coons. Polycystic kidney disease, a slowly progressive heritable kidney disease that can result in renal failure.
Did you know: Their hunting characteristics are what makes it so important to ensure they can practice their hunting skills in the home using cat toys and love playing games with their owners.