Maine Coons

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by jennh, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. wekiva bird

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    We love that breed. We had on that lived to be 18 year old. We miss her.
     
  2. Peaches Lee

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    I'm not sure if mine have a little Maine Coon blood or not or possibly Turkish Angora as they all love water. They could just be mixes of neither too LOL. Their mom was a Russian Blue, and here is Reggie the dad--[​IMG]

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    Love everyone's photos. Jennh--yours look so lovely now!!
     
  3. Tylt33

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    PLEASE have your cats heart checked if you have a Maine Coon.. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) Is rampant (30%+ have it) in Maine Coons. Having spent $12k to keep my baby boy alive for a few months longer and all the heartbreak associated... Please have the test done.
     
  4. TriciaHowe

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    Your cats are beautiful!! [​IMG] We have a Maine Coon (mix I am sure) that someone "donated" to our yard.... Her name is Diamond and we have had her for about 6 years now.... Her only issue and why we think she was dumped is because she will not use a litter box. She loves to be outside and on the porch so that's where she stays [​IMG]
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  5. PitterPaws

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    Yes, I think yours are part main coon. here is my 8 year old Phoebe girl.

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    Here's another photo of her.

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  6. Kaitie09

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    I have an 8yr old MC mix. Her name is Kitty Kat.

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  7. jennh

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    PitterPaws and Kaitie09, did your cats always have the mane, or did they develop as they got older? Your cats are beautiful as well.----They all are [​IMG] I love chickens ALMOST as much as I love cats [​IMG]
     
  8. Mom 2em All

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    I have a Maine Coon- Tootsie-she is my lovable favorite but dont tell my others I said that!
    She is seven years old, I bought her from a breeder when she was a kitten- and she has been a sweetheart ever since!
    She has the mane, as well- but its summer so she doesnt really have one right now. it will come in thick and big during the winter months. She is also polydactyl - she has seven toes on each foot. [​IMG]

    She also has hcm- hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Doctor gave her six months to two years to live...two years ago. She hasnt shown any symptoms yet, so every day is a 'knock on wood' kind of day.
     
  9. PitterPaws

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    Quote:Thank you! I adopted mine from the humane society when she was 10 months old, her mane was sparse then, but it did however, fillout immensely when she was around 5 years old. She has all the characteristics of a main, the tufts between the toes, the main coon Face, big bushy tail.
     
  10. jennh

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