Maine Coon: character and care of cats
The content of the article
- 1 How are the cat breed Maine Coon
- 2 Character Maine coon
- 3 The content of the breed Maine Coon cats
- 4 Widespread disease Maine coon
Some do not even know how a great, beautiful, majestic breed Maine Coon. Many have heard that this type of cat has a thick fluffy wool, even more than similar to the raccoon than a usual for you cat.
Very large animals. The weight of some specimens up to 15 pounds, and the length of the nose to tail – a meter.
If we translate from English, the breed Maine Coon literally means “raccoon from Maine.” Cat native to North America. They even recognized by national animal.
This breed is gaining popularity in our country: open nurseries, competitions and exhibitions, there are champions.
It looks like the cat breed Maine Coon
Wool have silky, long, thick. The tail is bushy and when it picks up the cat and dissolve like a peacock, and looks completely amazing. Hind legs as if pants. Short and ‘sleek’ wool is considered to be a disadvantage, not a sign of pure breed.
However, if we consider the coat, the hairs of different lengths (various 3) that attaches and zverushku pomp and softness.
Coloring is the different registers. But the most popular – striped, wild. He is very similar to the color of a wild raccoon.
The head is quite large, beautiful eyes, great, smart, look deeper. Big ears on top, at the tip of a small brush. A mustache is a mustache … a very long, all together it gives the cat a special charm.
If we talk about growing up, the representatives of the breed become mature rather late – in achieving the three short years. Do not get too early to try to knit your pet, so as not to cause harm to health.
Unfortunately, many good cats and dogs go unnoticed in the professional cultivation, although in animals superior performance, and data lineage.
The cat is much larger cats. Although in nature the males almost always larger in size and weight of the females. Kittens grow rapidly, like a weed.
Be careful with the cats teeth. Maine Coon breed is descended from wild cats, so they were teeth from his ancestors ‘hunting’. If you tsapnet cat, it will not find it. The wound is very deep and long heals.
The character of the Maine Coon
This breed has a very calm disposition. The majestic cat has not only intelligent eyes, he himself very clever.
Many owners boast that their cats do not sharpen their claws on the furniture, as do other members of the cat family. Educate them is a pleasure.
However, freedom-loving cat. They need space, so small apartment is not suitable for keeping the cat coon breed.
Despite the fact that the cat is quite large, it is almost invisible, though side by side with you is. He did not get in the way, not confused, feels your mood.
Pets autonomous, independent. Cats behave nobly and very discreet. “Blue blood” is felt in them. The character of calm and balanced.
Only kittens allow themselves to be worn like crazy. But it’s the kids, it is excusable. But the older the cat, so it behaves more majestic.
It’s funny to watch the behavior of the Maine Coon. The way they are laid to sleep, just amazing. Which just funny cat pose is not trampled as they do not manage to twist. Almost pretzels.
If you come to visit, you should not worry that the cat will behave inappropriately. Breed Maine Coon different politeness, even to strangers. But that’s exactly what they will not tolerate, so it is if they will muzzle climb, pull its tail or treated lightly.
Some cats meow very much disgusted, but the breed Maine Coon purrs and gives voice to the pleasant to the ears of “frequency”, they will not unnecessarily distract you.
And two of the same voice you hear. Also remember your pets intonation and gestures, so when he heard raised tone, quickly hide themselves away. And you should have noticed that you are smiling and applying the gesture that you want to pet or play with animals, fly headlong towards you.
Although the Maine Coon, and weighs a lot, but he runs soft, as befits a cat. Paul will not shake, dishes will not rattle. E
If there are other pets (even dogs), then the animals will play with the other sisters, playing hide and seek or catch-up. Coon cat is very friendly, and find common ground with another cat and a dog, and with the kids.
The content of the breed Maine Coon cats
Do not worry, nothing daunting about it. Pets not capricious, but they should not be run. Three-tier fur still requires a certain care that it is not mixed up in tangles and does not fall out. However, about 2 months will have to wait until the cat adjusts to the new environment, the people.
About the fact that this breed requires a large area, it is already sorted. Despite his innate nobility, it is necessary to raise a kitten from childhood.
Purchase a few kogtetochek, show them to the kitten. Gently click the nose or use a spray with a little water to scare the kitten Maine from furniture.
Wool need 2 combs. One goes to the undercoat, the other – for long hairs. To coat glistened beautifully and was always soft and silky, buy special shampoos. If bad care, the cat is constantly shedding, thereby ceases to be fluffy.
With all the responsibility-based approach to the diet of your cat. It needs vitamins, minerals, fatty acids. they only provide the animal a healthy life.
Surely many of you know that the beautiful hair growth requires a huge amount of vitamins and fat (saturated and unsaturated) acids.
Therefore, the diet should consist not only of dry food, but also the natural food (fish, meat, vegetables). Vodichku not forget to put fresh.
Do not forget about the hairstyle of claws. This is necessary not only for the safety of your furniture, but also for the health of Maine Coon. Too long claws cling to carpets, can lead to injury finger cat. Get special pruners for this purpose.
Tray requires a large, because the cat is not small. Change it in a timely manner. Maine Coons are very chistoplotny.ne go into the dirty tray, but in the wrong place (if you raised) not handle their affairs.
Common diseases of the Maine Coon
The most frequently recorded heart disease. In particular, the hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. If time does not diagnose, the cat can die at an early age. Most often, the disease has a genetic predisposition.
Often recorded spinal-muscular atrophy. This is a genetic disorder caused by a “compound” two recessive genes (both parents or sick, or carriers, i.e. grandparents ill).
Maine Coon cure is not possible, the cat is experiencing pain as a result of savage death of neurons, which are located in the spinal cord.
Hip dysplasia is also often occurs in cats of breed Maine Coon. Although it is not fatal, but the animal is suffering, his legs hurt (in the hip).
Again inherited propensity for the disease. That is why it is important to purchase a cat become familiar with the pedigree, to talk with the breeder and not miss the first available animal just because they want to.
Another genetic “failure” may cause a “culling” of breeding reproduction – polydactyly. This is when on their feet longer fingers. A cat that does not prevent live and ugly it does not. However, the dilution should not be used, it is better to castrate or sterilize.