Maine Coons

Maine Coons are a very large breed of domestic cat with a gentle disposition and long, beautiful fur. Their gentle nature and size have earned them the nickname "gentle giant." Their origins are unknown although many theories and myths have been alleged to explain the origins of the breed over the years including a folk tale that alleges that a cat was bred with a raccoon and the Maine Coon breed was the result. Questions about the Maine Coon breed can be directed here.

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What did the French do in Maine in the 17th century?

They settled the island of St. Croix just off of present day Calais and Robbinston in 1604. The settlement failed miserably. The people ran out of food, and didn't know that the winter was extremely brutal. When an unusually cold and snowy winter arrived early in the fall months of 1604, the people cut and burned almost every tree on the island. They could no longer keep warm, and couldn't survive the approximately 500 yard voyage to the mainland because there wasn't enough ice to walk on (densely salted water), and there was enough ice that as the tide changed from low to high and the river flowed it would come op into the boats and either flip them or sink them, drowning anyone in the canoes. The French, who didn't have the knowledge of the area that the Wabanaki did, died during that Winter, some were killed by disease and many froze to death. Only a few made it through the Winter.

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What is the history of farming in York Maine?

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What was recreation like in Maine in 1650-1700?

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When during your cats gestation will her nipples swell?

Yes, during the later part of pregnancy they will swell and become slightly red.

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What is the average price for putting a cat down?

In Texas, the cost for a vet to put under general anesthesia and euthanize a cat costs around $100. The cremation isn't individual, but for a group of pets. More individual options cost around $200.

In the Midwest, a reasonable average would be $50-$75 depending upon the method.

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How many nipples are there on a cat?

Cats usually have eight nipples but sometimes there can be extra ones

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How wild is a Maine coon cat?

I have a Maine coon cat.She's black and has mood swings between when you mess with her,cuddle with her,or play with her.She's wild because we found her outside of my moms apartment.So if she's not wild then she really shows that she's wild.And she can climb and run very fast.That's how wild a Maine coon can be.

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What could cause a visibly healthy Maine Coon cat to suffocate from mucus in the throat within 5 minutes with no warning?

A visibly healthy cat can unfortunately have a lot of things going on inside that aren't healthy. An annual check-up can help detect a lot of issues that might not otherwise be detectable. I'm so sorry about your cat.

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How much do Maine Coon kittens cost?

They cost from 200$ to 250$ on average.

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Is there a larger domestic cat than the Maine Coon?

Yes, in fact, while Main coons are one of the largest, a Savannah cat is by far larger then a maincoon, however, because Savannah cats have a very close relation to the several, a wild African cat, they are illegal in somestates.

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Can you give Maine coon cat information?

Maine Coon Cats originated in Maine, United States.

They were thought to be a crossbreed of a cat and a raccoon but this is scientifically impossible.

They are known for their cleverness with opening cupboards, drawers, and turning on sinks. They can be mischievous but they are usually quite lovable.

They are one of the biggest cat breeds and have extremely long fur that you must take delicate care of with about 2 brushings per day.

Overall the Maine Coon Cat is known for its loyalty to its owner, not its stomach, and it is a great companion to have with you.

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How long can a Maine Coon cat live?

A Maine Coon can live for 9 - 15 years.
9 to 15 years

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What is Maine's climate?

northern part of the state tends to be drier and colder in comparison to the southern and coastal areas while the sea keeps the coastl tempatures modate. Snowfall ocurs in the winter

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Is there such thing as a gray main coon cat?

well, a main coon is real, and it is the biggest domestic, not bread with wild cat, cat. as for grey, its probubly just the color, although ive never heard of grey ones. but thats not to say they dont exist. hope it helped!

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Which is the largest domestic cat?

The 'Maine Coon' breed.

*There are three breeds that can claim that title depending on the individuals. These three breeds are the Maine Coon (males average 13-20 pounds), the Siberian (males average 15-20 pounds), and the Norwegian Forest Cat (males average 13-22 pounds).*

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The largest domestic cat is the Savannah and the Maine Coon.

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What do Maine Coon cats eat?

Maine Coons are carnivores. They eat fish, chicken, tuna, turkey in fact almost anything and milk but pet food are usually better for them.

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What type of cat has bushy tail?

Maine coon

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What does a Maine coon cat look like?

You can Google some pictures of Maine coon cats. But they are very large, fluffy,

They are very kind and sometimes timid. Large ears and very beautiful eyes.

Our cat Evie is very kind and she is really huge and fluffy. they are very amazing animals.

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How many feet are full grown Maine coons?

our full grown male maincoon was 54 inches long. he was pink in color.

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How can you tell the difference of a Maine coon and ragamuffin?

Some people think that Maine Coons can be identified by the "M" on their foreheads. Actually, the "M" is present in almost every cat with tabby markings and many Maine Coons are tabbies. Solid color, bi-color and tortoiseshell Maine Coons without tabby markings will not have the "M". So this is not a good answer as to how distinguish between a Maine Coon and a Ragamuffin.

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What is the largest breed of domestic cat?

The Maine Coon is the largest breed of domestic cat.

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What is the history on cats?

Cats were first domesticated in Egypt and were worshiped because they were thought to be gods. From there they went on to be the second or third most popular pet.

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Should you get a Maine Coon if you are allergic to cats?

Maine Coon cats have very long hair and shed a lot. That is not the cat to get if you are allergic to these animals.

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Where does the Maine coon in Maine live?

the coon cat roams free throught maine or is a hous cat and the maine racoon lives in woods and forest, ive even seen some in the city before like portland, they really like any place with trees.

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What is the lifespan of a Maine Coon cat?

The average lifespan for a Maine Coon is 9-15 years with a better chance for a longer life if kept indoors.

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