The Maine Coon breed is one of the oldest natural cat breeds in the United States.
Maine Coon Quick Facts
- Scientific Name: Felis Catus
- Length: Up to 48 Inches
- Height: 10 to 16 inches
- Weight: 13 to 18 Lbs (Male), 8 to 12 Lbs (Female)
- Lifespan: 10 to 13 years
- Fun Facts: This breed is rumored to have raccoon ancestry
They are also the most popular cat breed when it comes to domestication. They are said to have originated in Maine.
This is where their name comes from. The Maine Coon cat is known for its size. It can grow up to 40 inches in length which is astonishing!
They are huge felines. As for the weight, the males weigh up to about 18 pounds. The females, on the other hand, weigh about 16 pounds.
Their length and weight make the Maine Coon one of the largest in the world. One unique thing about this cat is its readiness for winter.
It has a multi-layered dense fur coat that is to die for. Apart from protecting the cat from the cold, it is also perfect for petting.
The Maine Coon also has large paws that look like snow boots. They also have tufted ears and furry tails.