Maine Coon

Maine Coon – The gentle giant

Greetings, feline aficionados! Today, we dive into the world of the Maine Coon, the marvelous breed that’s captured hearts worldwide. Join me on this enchanting journey into the realm of these gentle giants, where fluffy tails and tufted ears reign supreme.

Let’s start with some key points about Maine Coons

  1. Large: one of the largest domestic cat breeds, known for their impressive size and stature.
  2. Fluffy: luxurious, long, and dense fur coat, making them incredibly fluffy and cuddly.
  3. Friendly: friendly and sociable nature. They often get along well with people and other pets.
  4. Gentle: generally gentle and affectionate, making them great companions.
  5. Intelligent: intelligent cat breeds and are known for their problem-solving abilities.
  6. Playful: often enjoying interactive play and toys.
  7. Adaptable: adapt well to various living environments, including both houses and apartments.
  8. Loyal: form strong bonds with their owners and are known for their loyalty.
  9. Tufted Ears: One distinctive feature is their tufted ears, adding to their unique appearance.
  10. Polydactyl: Some have extra toes, known as polydactylism, which adds to their individuality.
  11. Majestic: due to their regal appearance.
  12. Chirping: known for making chirping or trilling sounds rather than traditional meowing.
Fun Fact:
“The Maine Coon is a large domesticated cat breed. It is one of the oldest natural breeds in North America. The breed originated in the U.S. state of Maine, where it is the official state cat.”

Maine Coon cats are truly magical creatures. Their majestic appearance, friendly disposition, and playful nature make them a delight to have as companions. Whether they’re charming you with their chirping voices or simply cuddling up for some quality time, these gentle giants are a treasure in the feline world.


On an average, a Maine Coon can live between 12 and 15 years, although with the right lifestyle, genetics and attention some have been known to live well into their 20’s! In cat years 15 adult years is roughly 76 cat years. Living to 20 years is 96 cat years… that is one old cat.


According to vets across the USA, a Maine Coon can set you back between $1,000 and $2,000, on average a purebred male will cost $1,500 and a purebred female will cost $900. Naturally pries can vary dependant on the vendor, so you may find cheaper or more expensive. However if you are looking for a lower price, you can head down the mixed route or the rescue route.

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