Maine Coon Care
Maine Coons are considered the oldest natural cat breed in North America. Possessing a long lifespan of 12-20 years. Their exercise level is low making them ideal for apartment dwellers. They have a very distinctive wild-looking physical appearance. They can weigh up to 25 lbs not because they are overweight, but because their body mass is spread evenly throughout their body. Their tails can measure up to 16 inches in length.
Maine Coons have tufts of fur that grow between their toes for assisting in walking in snow. Tufts of fur that grow across their ears to assist in keeping the ears warm. The heavy coat and extremely long bushy tail helps keep the cat warm in winter. Their strength, quickness, and great leaping ability certainly made them great hunters in the wild. But a really interesting little-known fact, is that they have a slight oil base to their coat that acts as water proofing in the rain.