care & training of your MaineCoon cat
Everything you need to know about Maine coon cats includes a warning about their weight. Because of their naturally large size, many breeders recommend high-quality food to support growth in the early years & minimise excess weight gain as they mature. Between ages five & 10, switching to a low-calorie diet is recommended, especially for indoor cats. Because Maine coon cats naturally drink a lot of water, always keep a clean, fresh source available at all times.
- Maine Coons are very responsive to verbal praise & positive attention.
I would describe the ruff around their neck as a mane, much like the mane of a wild cat…. Talking about a Maine Coons fur, I would describe this as a shaggy coat, of uneven length shorter on the shoulders, longer on the belly and britches (backs of legs) with a ruff (which may take some time to develop) about the neck.
Their coats are relatively easy to maintain. A weekly/twice weekly combing with a wide-toothed comb, followed by a narrow-toothed comb, will keep a Maine coon cat’s fur shedding & mats under control.
take them for a walk…
Maine coons can be creatures of habit. This trait makes them easy to train when they associate an activity to something they like. By using positive reinforcement training that rewards good behavior, Maine coon cats can be trained to accept a harness & leash.