Maine Coons are typically known as the gentle giants of the cat world. They are one of the oldest natural breed in North America.. Maine coot breed is also known as long hair breed of cat. It has distinctive physical appearance and valuable hunting skills. They are playful , intelligent and has a long silky fur.
Maine Coons are one of the largest domestic cat breeds. Maine Coon cat has a long, silky coat that is short over the head and becomes longer afterwards. Its legs are long, thick, and very powerful with the large, round and tufted feet. The tail of this cat is as long as the body particularly uses it to wrap its body. The Maine coon cat is noted for its large bone structure. The cat is recognized by its rectangular body shape and long flowing coat.
Maine coon cat is friendly in nature and adapts well to many lifestyle and personalities. It likes being with people and has the habit of following them around. It loves the attention it receives from children. Maine Coon has skills as a mouser. No rodents (mouse, guinea pigs) will be safe in a home where Maine Coon resides . They are playful and intelligent.
Maine Coons usually enjoy kittenish love of play well into adulthood males. Males are especially prone to silly behavior, Females are more dignified.It is friendly with cats and dogs too.
Maine coon cat eats dry food. This food can be given several times a day, refilling several times a day. Some wet food can be given every once in a while. For Maine Coot kittens it is wise to give them kitten food replacing this later in steps with adult food. Cooked fish, cheese, cooked chicken 9 slice, cauliflower, brown beans , cabbage are some edible food items which can be given .Chocolate, cookies, raw chicken , pork meat , cow milk shouldn’t be given.Use stainless steel bowls rather than plastic dishes, as plastic dishes have certain disadvantages. Avoid wheat, corn.
The long coat of the Mine Coon’s has a silky texture and does n0t mat easily if you groom it regularly. It can be easily cared.it requires twice a week combing to remove dead hair and distribute skin oils. Basic grooming tools include a stainless steel comb for removing tangles of hair . If the coat feels greasy or it’s fur looks stringy , then the cat needs a bath. Brush the teeth, trim the nails every couple of weeks.
- Problems that may affect Maine Coon Cat are th e following
- Hip dysplasia, which in severe case can cause lameness.
- Heart disease .
- Polycystic kidney disease , a slowly progressive heritable disease that can result in renal failure.
- Spinal muscular atrophy.
Maine Coons often play in water,make sure that there is fresh , clean water available. The coat is easy to care for and it has rarely tangles. Combing twice a week will keep the coat in good condition. They are easy to train. Take it for walk and let them play freely.
They cost from 200$ to 250$ on an average.
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