If you have a Maine Coon and are thinking about getting a Maine Coon, one thing you may be thinking about is whether your Maine Coon would prefer a friend or not. The great thing about this special breed of cat is that they are relatively laid back and friendly, which means that these cats do well with a furry friend but can also be quite happy being the only cat in the home.
As Maine Coon breeders, AbraCATdabra is passionate about all types of cats in NZ, and in this article, we’ll look at the options and benefits involved with your Maine Coon having a feline, canine friend.
The Benefits of Having Two Cats Instead of One
- They can entertain each other while you are out of the house
- They groom each other
- They keep each other active and mentally stimulated
What Type of Furry Companions Would be Good for a Maine Coon?
Just because you have a Maine Coon does not mean you need to get another Maine Coon. Maine Coons should get on with most types of cats thanks to their very laid back personalities. Your Maine Coon may also do well with a dog as a companion, depending on if the dog is good with cats or not.
Introducing Another Cat/Dog
The ideal situation would be to get two kittens from the same litter. This means that they’ll already be bonded and comfortable with each other, But this is not always possible. The second best thing to do is to introduce pets when they are both still young. Either way and even if you are introducing two adult pets, be patient! It can take weeks, even months, for cats to get used to each other.
What if You Decide to Keep Your Cat as the Only Pet
There is nothing wrong with having a Maine Coon as an only pet, but you do need to ensure that their life is fully enriched. You should try to spend as much time with them as possible, and when you are out of the house, you should provide sufficient toys for them so that they have stimulation and fun.
Are you looking for cute kittens and cats in NZ? Here at AbraCATda, we breed Maine Coons and offer both kittens and retired Maine Coons. Have a look at our website to get an idea of some of the packages that we have on offer.