Cat Breeds: Maine Coon
Maine Coon is one of the most affectionate and friendly cats, despite its decent size. A feature of the Maine Coon is considered a powerful and long body, trot tassels on the ears and a soft fluffy tail. The most common Maine Coons with marble, striped or tortoise color. In recent years, they began to breed red, white and even blue cats of this breed.
The most popular breed is the Maine raccoon cat. Due to the high demand for these animals, inexperienced lovers of the Maine Coon can buy a “fake”. In order not to become the owner of Vaska, do not buy cats on the market. Maine Coon buy only in registered nurseries. Maine Coon kittens develop very slowly, unlike other cats. It is necessary to refrain from acquiring until the kitten is three months old. Until this age, the Maine Coons must live with their mother.
Terrible look and massiveness of cats should not scare you. Maine-coon loves to “talk heart-to-heart” with the owner, purrs with different voices, strives for communication and never shows aggression. The cat is distinguished by the absence of fear and courage, quickly adapts to the mode of the day of its owner, remains a kitten in the soul until old age and loves to play. Caring for Maine Coon is no different from caring for cats of other breeds. Fluffy and soft wool does not require regular combing, as it rarely rolls into mats. In addition, Maine Coon wool has water-repellent properties, which means that the pet does not have to be bathed often.
Meun-kun should have his own place at home. There must be a “hole”, a pair of “slides”, so that the animal can hide in a dark place. Cats of this breed love to sit on the windowsills, so it is better to remove the flowers from the windows or fix them well. Favorite occupation of the Maine Coon – to consider the fish in the aquarium. Cats can spend hours watching guppies and other colorful fish. Twice a year, the Maine coon is given an anthelmintic drug, and once a year they inoculate a complex vaccine. Pets get along well with almost all pets, but keeping small rodents in cages near Maine Coon is undesirable – a cat of this breed is by nature a hunter, so sooner or later she will be able to break or open a cage and eat your mouse or hamster.
Maine Coon should have a place to eat. It is better to put a bowl of water and two bowls of food. As for food, for cats of this breed produce special expensive feed. However, small kittens to dry food should be taught gradually, otherwise they will injure the gums. It is necessary to feed a cat in the morning and in the evening. In addition to dry food, the diet of Maine Coon should include raw meat. Canned food from bags and cans Maine Coon can not be given! It is not recommended to feed the pet fish and pork. As a delicacy, Maine Coons love when they are pampered with cottage cheese, kefir, quail eggs and cream. Do not forget about the tray with germinated grass, which is necessary for Maine Coon all year round.
Maine coon cats are considered descendants of the ship cats of the explorer Kun from England. However, the Indians believe that the Maine Coons are descended from raccoons crossed with domestic cats. In fact, there are enough legends about the origin of the Maine Coon, but none of them has been proven scientifically. The first “official” Maine Coon recognized the cat from the Marine Cavalry, represented in Boston 150 years ago.