Our Beautiful Cats
Brisbane’s Most Adorable Maine Coon Cats can be found in our kennels at Paws Plus Claws.
A little about Maine Coon Cats
The Reliable Companion
Maine Coons are the largest domestic cat, when mature. They are huge, both in size and personality. People have likened Maine Coons to dogs – they are just as sweet and obedient. They are intelligent, playful, sociable and gentle, making them excellent additions to the family unit. Maine Coons will even come to you, when called by their name!
I have been a Maine Coon Cat enthusiast for the last 30 years; my husband only ‘converted’ in the last twelve months.
Maine Coons are great with other pets. They’re also fantastic climbers, who love to sit up high and observe the world. Maine Coons can also be taught to swim. They’re capable of many tricks; such as playing fetch, and giving high fives.
They’re easily trained to walk on a harness and leash. They love interactive play with their owners. Maine Coons must not be allowed to run free, however; they very quickly travel long distances, and are prone to being stolen or hurt in their travels.
Height: Up to 41cm
Attributes of the Maine Coon
Maine Coon Cats have uniquely feathered ears. They also have tufts on the paws, which extend backwards like ‘snowshoes’. They do not usually mature until about four years of age; giving them a distinct kitten-like appearance in their youth.
Known as the ‘Gentle Giant’, Maine Coons are particularly placid and affectionate, in comparison to their other feline counterparts. I just adore their enthusiasm! They have the most beautiful, relaxed nature… even if they are a bit clumsy.
Maine Coons come in a variety of colours; their eyes also vary in colour, from specimen to specimen. Green, gold and copper eyes are most common in Maine Coons; although blue or odd-eye colours also occur, particularly in white cats.
No two Maine Coons look the same!
Maine Coons have an undercoat, overlayed with a glossy topcoat. As such, the coats of Maine Coon cats require regular brushing. The thick, shaggy-yet-silky waterproof coat of Maine Coons drapes longer over the stomach and behind the legs, and shorter over the shoulders.
We find that after several brushes, the ‘Furminator’ comb works wonders for getting through all these thick layers of feline hair. They enjoy a bath if started when young.
DID YOU KNOW: Your Maine Coon could have a non-threatening condition called ‘Polydactylism’. This means that they may have one or more extra toes on each paw. However, because they are so hairy, people often don’t even notice.