Maine Coon cats are popular and well known for their large size, fluffy fur. They have many physical appearance and characteristic like others cat. There are some rather interesting fact about Maine Coon cat. Here we present 11 very interesting fact about Maine Coon cat which you never heard.
Biggest Domestic Cat
Maine Coon is the largest domestic cat breed in the world.They have big bones, barrel chests with a rectangular body shape. Their tail is long and equal to body length.Average males weigh is 5.9 kg to 8.2 kg and females weigh is 3.6 kg to 5.4 kg. The height of the adults can vary between 10 to 16 inch. With tail its length is about 48 inch or about 120 cm. It’s body is supporting enough to support it’s weight.
Dogs of the cat world
Maine Coon is very intelligent, loyal, playful and energetic cat.They are highly social and like their human. This cat also make good relation with children and other pets.They can play fetch and walk on a leash. They will happily learn tricks or play with puzzle toys and will retrieve small balls, toys.Being above characteristics it’s cited as ” dog like ” cat.
They like water
Another Maine Coon cat fact is they have great attraction for water.Most Maine Coon enjoy water and like to swim. Their fur is water resistant.
They are ready for winter
Maine Coon adapted on the East coast.Their shaggy multi-layered fur is long, soft and silky. Their coat become thicker in winter and thinner in summer season.Maine Coons large paws help them walk on the snow. Hair is short near the head and shoulders but long in the stomach.They have also furry ears and bushy tail. Their water resistant coat help them to survive in harsh winter weather.
Winner of the American first cat show
Maine Coon won the first American cat show. In 1893, this show was held in Baston. Maine Coon cat was first time entered into a cat show. A female Maine Coon brown tabby was entered into that cat show. Its name was Cosey, owned by Mrs. Fred Braw. Cosey won the silver collar and medel.
Maine coon is very friendly and typically curious cat nature.They are very social cat and easily adjust with his family member. Sometimes they follow family member around the house.They are happy to receive attention but never demanding on their full attention. They have also very friendly with cat friendly dog and other pet cats.
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No relation to Raccoons
Some people believed in a myth that Maine Coon cat is connected to Raccoons.But this is totally false. No archives are found that prove this myth.
Maine Coon Cat has a great mousing talent.Where a Maine Coon cat lives no rodents will be safe in that area. As well as any cat they can climb and have good jumping ability.
Guinness Book of record
According to the Guinness Book of World Records a gray tabby Maine Coon, 48.5 inches (123 cm) long whose full name is Mymains Stewart Gilligan holds the record for world’s longest domestic cat.
Related to Norwegian forest cat
The king Olaf V of NORWAY designated Norwegian Forest Cat is the national cat of NORWAY. Some people told this largest cat breed the cousins of MAINE COON for their big bodies and long bushy tails.
A folk tale is Captain Charles Coon, a sailor man kept long haired cat into his ship. When he anchored his ship his cat mate with the local feral cat. They produce long haired kittens. These kittens were referred to as one of ”Coon’s cat”.