Searching For A Cat? Why You Should Choose A Maine Coon

24 February 2023
 Categories: Pets & Animals, Blog


If you are searching for a cat, you have many breeds to choose from. One breed you should consider is a Maine Coon kitten. Below is information about this cat, as well as tips on finding one. 

Maine Coon

The Maine Coon is known as a large cat and is much like a small dog when it grows up. It is large enough that you can put a harness on your cat and take it for walks. They are also big-boned and have long fur that is smooth and silky. Their ears are longer than traditional cats. You will find a kitten in solid white, black, cream, blue, and red. You will also find them as a calico, tabby, and bicolor. 

One thing about the Maine Coon is they love their family. They are affectionate cats that are often referred to as "gentle giants." This cat wants to be with their family throughout the day and does not enjoy spending time alone. The Maine Coon is playful and continues to be playful when they reach adult age. They are not aggressive and do not mind being cuddled or picked up. If you have small children, this is a good choice as they are kind and patient.

Because this breed has long hair, it needs regular brushing. If you do not brush your cat, their long hair will get matted. This breed likes water so give it a bath when you notice its fur is becoming dirty. One thing to consider is this cat does shed a lot. Brushing it regularly will help with this a little. Because they love attention, they will not mind their daily grooming sessions. 

Finding a Maine Coon

Start out by looking for breeders in your area. Because these cats shed a lot some people take them to a rescue so you should look there as well. If you find a breeder, visit with them, and inspect where the cats are held. Being inside the home is beneficial as your cat will already be used to the noises and around people. 

If you cannot find a breeder in your area, look online. You may have one near your home or may need to take a drive for a few hours. You may find them in pet stores, but a breeder is your best option. A breeder can tell you much more information about the mother and father. 

As you can see a Maine Coon is worth having in your family.  

For more info, contact a local Maine Coon breeder.