Maine Coon Cat Behavior and Traits
Quirks, Traits, and More!
This section is all about unique Maine Coon cat behavior and characteristics. From their outgoing
personality to their clown-like antics, there is a lot to say about these special cats!
Maine Coon cats are no ordinary cats! These are the special traits and qualities that set them apart from the crowd.
The Maine Coon Personality
There is no doubt these cats have character! They really have a way
of captivating almost anyone. And Maine Coon kitten behavior is so
breed is slow to mature, so they keep that kitten behavior for years.
They can win over even the most hardened "cat skeptic"!
I like to say that they are the Golden Retrievers of the feline world.
Gentle, sweet, playful, and totally affectionate. Read more about that
Characteristics of Maine Coon Cats
Would you believe there are actually myths and urban legends about regarding the temperament of Maine Coon Cats? Here, we set the record straight and reveal
just what it's like to have Maine Coon cats as pets.
Are Maine Coons lap cats? Check out the results of our survey here. Maine Coon lovers told us all about their affectionate cats. It's very interesting!
You can't talk about Maine Coon cat behavior without mentioning their
voice. Have you ever heard a Coon speak? It is a very distinctive
It really sounds like
they're talking to you! What do the experts say? Is there such a thing as a talking cat?
Some say that Maine Coons hardly ever make a sound, and when they do, it's a
very small sound. Others describe Maine Coons as being very vocal, with a large repertoire of cat sounds.
So which is it? Maine Coons definitely have their own voice. It is
a distinctive sound. They have a variety of friendly chirps, which they are known for, along with a particular "trill" sound.
And can loudly howl when they want. In general, a Maine Coon sounds much like most cats, but with a "twist".
Maine Coon cats are so much fun to have around! They are about as close to being a dog as possible, while still being a cat.
You may find yourself looking at your Maine Coon cat and asking, "do
you think he knows he's a cat?" This Maine Coon cat behavior probably
sound familiar to you, too.
The Happy Cat, What Makes a Cat Purr?
Since the Maine Coon cat breed is so very affectionate and happy, they purr a lot! But how does a happy cat purr?
Learn about the mechanics of purring and take a peek into the psyche of a purring cat.
Also, what other quirky little things do cats do when they are super happy?
The Water Cat
An infamous Maine Coon cat behavior is water play. Who ever said cats
hate water? Does your cat get in the shower with you, or enjoy
splashing in a sink full of water? I thought this was a hoot when our
kittens were small.
Little did I know then, that this is a definite trait of the Maine Coon
This section includes a little video of Leo and Alice checking out the bathtub.
Maine Coon Cat Traits
Has all this talk of Maine Coon cat behavior left you wondering if
you have a Maine Coon cat? Explore these pages to learn about some
common Maine Coon cat behavior and traits.
Although Maine Coon kittens are
sold by breeders and have a cat pedigree, some Maine Coon cats or part Coons end up being rescued or adopted.
Even if your cat
doesn't have a cat pedigree, you might still have a Coon on your hands.
Ready to Adopt Maine Coon Cat?
All these characteristics blend together to create one very
unique and special cat breed. For those who are ready to adopt a kitten,
how would a Maine Coon cat fit in with your family life?
Is this the right cat breed for you? Their personality makes them very desirable pets.
Before heading out to adopt a kitten, it's a good idea to learn about them. This will be a very long relationship.
Making the right choice, at the right time, will bring a rewarding addition to your family.
Maine Coon cat behavior and traits make these wonderful cats great companions and family members. Once you meet a big Maine Coon cat, you've made a friend for life!