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Maine Coons are large, beautiful cats. They are one of the most popular breed of cats around and here are some fun facts about this majestic kitty!
About The Maine Coon
The Maine Coon is the largest of the domesticated breed of cats.
A Gentle Giant
Although have been mistaken for Bobcats, Maine Coons can weigh anywhere from 9 to 16 lbs for a female and up to 18 lbs for a male.
They Come In Lots of Colors
Maine coons aren’t just brown, they come in all kinds of colors including cream, smoke and cameo.
They Have Been Cloned
Little Nicky was the first cat cloned after his death in 2004. His owner paid $50,000 to have a California company to have Little Nicky’s DNA cloned.
Holds The World’s Oldest Cat Record
Corduroy is actually a half Maine Coon. But this year, he turned 26 years old. Making him the oldest cat on record.
Maine Coons love water. Unlike other cats, a Maine Coon is more likely to jump into a tub of water than most cats!
Some Have Six Toes
Some Maine Coons have six toes. At least 40% of early Maine Coons had this characteristic due to a genetic mutation.
The Maine Coon was made the official state cat in 1985., but they are loved by all. They are the 3rd most popular breed in the US.
A Maine Coon named Pebbles was one of the three kitties used to play Mrs. Norris in the Harry Potter films. She’s the one they used who frequently ran.
Dressed for Winter
Their large paws serve as built in snowshoes and the thick tails can wrap around their bodies when its cold. But Maine Coons have a dense, water repellant coat that is perfect for cold temps.