15 interesting facts about Maine Coons - for lovers of these huge cats!
Maine Coon lovers are probably interested in reading amazing facts about these huge cats. So we bring to your attention 15 interesting facts about Maine Coon cats.
In the photo: Maine Coon. Photo: pixabay.com
- In the world there is Maine Coon with a human face. Her name is Valkyrie, and thanks to her resemblance to humans, she was able to find a new home. Now she goes to live in Cherepovets.
- In the Russian-speaking space, there is a Maine Coon comedian named Boomer. All celebrity life was lit by Pavel Volya. Watch the video!
- Maine Coons are the longest cats. In the Guinness Book of Records you can find a mention of Maine Coon, whose body length is 123.2 cm. This is Maine Coon Stewie, a resident of Nevada (USA).
- The longest vibrissae belong to Maine Coon named Missy. The length of the mustache of this cat is 19 cm!
- Maine coons were often kept on warships, considering them talismans that bring good luck.
- Surprisingly, it is a fact: on the paws of the Maine Coon, "extra" fingers are often found. There are representatives of the breed, with as many as 20 fingers on their paws! This quality is associated with a genetic mutation and is inherited.
- The character of Maine Coons is often compared with a dog. These cats adore being in the company of owners, are affectionate and well trained. For example, they can easily be trained in aporting and walking on a leash.
- Maine Coons are not afraid of water (unless, of course, they are accustomed to water from childhood). And they often have fun, scooping up water with their paws and spraying it.
- Maine Coons are prolific. In the litter of these cats, up to 10 kittens are often found.
- Maine Coon paws are very mobile - almost like monkeys. These cats often hold toys with their paws, and they pick up pieces of food with their claws and send them to their mouths.
- Maine Coons have the longest tails (relative to the length of the body).
- A hallmark of Maine Coon is the “pouch” on the stomach. Some breeders believe that it is intended for kittens or for strategic stocks.
- Maine coons sometimes make sounds that you cannot hear from other cats (for example, gurgling and cooing). In this way they express emotions.
- Sometimes, due to the size and tassels on the ears of Maine Coons, they are confused with a trot.
- Maine Coon Little Nicky was the first cat cloned for commercial purposes.