Maine Coons are the most beautiful cats you will ever see. Their gorgeous allure is simply out of this world!
Have you ever heard of a Maine Coon? If you’re a cat lover, chances are you have. Maybe you even own one. Whether you like cats or not, you might want to learn more about these felines. Discover with us some amazing facts about Maine Coons. We guarantee you’ll want to have one by the time you’re done with this post.
They have incredible origin stories.
As their name suggests, these cats are from the Pine Tree State, Maine, US. But there’s more to their origins. A few theories circulate around. One would be that they are the product of raccoons mating with semi-wild domesticated cats. Another theory is that they come from short-haired domestic cats breeding with long-haired cats brought to America by the Vikings in the 1700s. We don’t know exactly which is true. Feel free to pick one yourself.
They are very big animals.
A Maine Coon is huge! That’s why some people often mistaken them for bobcats. Some people claim they are the biggest cat breed, but in fact they don’t beat the Norwegian Forest Cats or Ragdolls, which can weigh up to 20 pounds.
They are well-equipped for winter.
Maine Coons usually have large paws and very bushy tails that they use to wrap around themselves when they feel cold. They have evolved to go through freezing winters.
They come in all kinds of colors, shapes, and sizes.
Some people think all Maine Coons are brown, but the truth is there is incredible diversity among this fascinating breed of cats. They can also be cameo, black, or cream (see the video below to convince yourself!).
Guess who starred in one of the widely-acclaimed Harry Potter movies? A Maine Coon!
That’s right. Mrs. Norris, or Pebbles, as they called her, was a Maine Coon that belonged in the movie to Argus Filch. She was actually one of the three cats he owned. Do you remember the feline pacing the corridors of Hogwarts? Then you’ve seen a Maine Coon before.