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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Maine Coons

Pictures of the map of Maine?

You can just do a search for ' map of maine'. Here is a link to get you started though. http://www.infoplease.com/atlas/state/maine.html

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Maine Coons

What are coons?

Coon is slang for "raccoon", or a derogatory term used for black people.

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Why are Maine coon cats fat or are they big boned?

They are big boned, actually. The Maine Coon was bred from a strain of barn cats that developed naturally in the state of Maine. These cats grew long, thick fur, large paws, and a heavy build to withstand the cold in winter, and do their job as mousers. As a result, these are among the largest of the domestic cat breeds. Males of appropriate weight for their size can reach 18 pounds!

While any cat that doesn't get sufficient exercise and is overfed may become overweight, most of what LOOKS like fat on a Maine Coon is actually its extremely thick, long fur. If you were to shave one of these cats (which might be necessary if you didn't keep it groomed!) you would be surprised at how much less cat there is under the fur.

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Maine Coons

How can you tell if a cat is ill?

It can be difficult to tell when a cat is sick because they hide the symptoms really well - often owners will report their cat is "just not acting right" when they take the cat into the vet. However, some signs include vomiting (particularly of yellow foam, dark brown stuff that looks like coffee grounds or bright red fluid), diarrhea (check the litter box - it's pretty obvious), not eating with the usual appetite, less interest in playing or interacting and otherwise changing their normal behavior patterns.

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Why is Maine called Downeast?

According to Down East Magazine: "When ships sailed from Boston to ports in Maine (which were to the east of Boston), the wind was at their backs, so they were sailing downwind, hence the term 'Down East.' And it follows that when they returned to Boston they were sailing upwind; many Mainers still speak of going 'up to Boston,' despite the fact that the city lies approximately 50 miles to the south of Maine's southern border."

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How much do male Maine coon adult cats weigh?

About 8 to 13

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How do you groom a Maine Coon?

i think you just by a regular cat brush might do.

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Do Maine coon cats shed?

Yes, they shed.

As with others animal, proper nutrition and grooming minimize problems. I have found, however, that my Maine Coons do not require the amount of brushing that other long hair breeds, such as Persians, require.

That being said, they are so sweet and lovable and full of personality that it is well worth having cat hair incorporated into the decor!!

I have a half maincoon and she sheds but her fur stays within her fur so you need to brush them everyonce and a while. About 2-3 times a week.

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Do Maine coon cats hunt in packs?

No. Maine Coons, like other breeds of domestic cat, are solitary and hunt by themselves. By the way, pack is used to describe a group of wolves or dogs, not cats.

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How do you tell if your cat is a Maine coon?

Well Maine coon cats are very large and very fluffy. But when they are kittens it is hard to tell. but i can tell you that Maine coon cats are usually from a breeder and don't "run wild".

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Maine Coons

Will ammonia keep cats from deficating on outdoor furniture?

Vinegar will work. There are also some spray cans with a motion detector sold at pet stores that will scare the acts away from the furniture for good.

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How much food should you feed a Maine coon cat?

I have a main coon and I keep her dish full all day. They like fresh food best so give them a little bit at a time and check the dish occasionally.

The only way to really tell how much food to feed is to measure out the food, and weigh your cat once a week. Using digital scales will do. If the cat's weight starts to increase or decrease, alter the amount of food you are giving accordingly. The easiest way to do this is to give the cat set meals as opposed to leaving a bowl out all day.

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Is it normal for a 7 month Maine Coon cat to weigh 15 pounds?

Maine Coon Cats that are from 7-12 months can weigh from 10-23 pounds on average. Its not unusual, so don't even think of taking away your kitties food. ;]

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Are Maine Coons friendly to other cats?

If the other cats are willing to let the Maine Coon be the "topcat" it is convinced it is. Otherwise there will be disagreements, until that question is settled.

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Why are Maine Coons so big?

Most people think Maine Coons are fat, but it is mostly fur.Their fur is about 1" long.

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What kind of food do Maine Coons eat?

Cat food, but like most cats, they may be finicky about it. Just buy small amounts of different brands and types until you find the one they like.

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Maine Coons

How many nipples do cats have?

8 or tow sets of four.

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What was Maine like before 1670?

A lot like it is now - cold most of the year except for July and August.

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Maine Coons

How do you diterman your cats a main coon?

Maine Coons are unusually large cats, but unlike many breeds you cannot go by fur color pattern as they can have almost any pattern. Look for traits like:

  • extremely calm & relaxed
  • "trilled" meow
  • medium to long fur
  • fur between foot pads
  • a ruff
  • if you have several cats the Maine Coon is often "Topcat"

The absence of some of these does not mean the cat isn't a Maine Coon. For example mine does not "trill" his meow, but his brother who isn't a Maine Coon does.

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Can a Maine coon cat mix with other cats?

It all depends on the personalities of the cats. Maine Coons are friendly and kitten like. But a shy timid cat might not be a good fit for a Maine Coon.

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Maine coons live what climate?

Maine coons like to live in cool places but they can live in warm place keep in mind they like cool places better but warm is fine to

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Do Maine coon cats like water?

Many Maine coon owners say that they do. Yes

they do, because I own one and when I turn the bath water on he comes running, I think it is hilarious.

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Why is my Maine Coon cat's neck fur greasy?

It depends if it gets pet a lot. Do you pet his/her neck a lot? If so this could be the problem.

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How much does a Maine coon cat cost?

400-1000 dollars

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Is tuna bad for Maine Coon cats?

I have a Maine coon cat, and he loves tuna. I don't think it would be bad for the cat because it is just fish.

Answer:

Tuna, if given in small amounts, is perfectly fine for a Maine Coon, or any other cat. However, tinned tuna should never be part of a cat's main diet as it is lacking in many vital nutrients the cat needs. Human grade tinned tuna is also high in phosphorous which could harm a cat, so it is best to give a small amount of tuna as an occasional treat.

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