How old can Maine Coon cats live?

Life span: 13 or 14 is considered to be typical for this hardy breed.

Is 16 old for a Maine Coon?

The average lifespan of a Maine Coon cat is 12 – 15 years. Maine Coons are a hardy cat breed with few commonly associated health problems.

Is there a rescue for Maine Coon cats?

OMC! (Only Maine Coons Rescue) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. We are a 100% volunteer-run/breed-specific rescue group that specializes in the Maine Coon Cat breed. We rescue Maine Coon Cat / Kitten mixes from shelters and unwanted situations.

Do Maine Coons take longer to mature?

First of all, these cats get mature later than other cats. They reach puberty at the age of 1, and they stop growing at 3, and in some cases, even at the age of 5. Secondly, even after having grown, Maine Coons still preserve their childishness.

Why do Maine Coons bite?

Maine Coon cats are known for their gentle, docile, affectionate temperament. However, there are ten reasons why a Maine Coon may start to bite their owner: playing, teething, defending themselves, in pain, want attention, enjoyment, social biting, over petting, overstimulated, or acts of dominance.

What health problems do Maine Coon cats have?

The three most common inherited diseases in Maine coon cats are a type of heart disease called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), hip dysplasia and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). HCM, a common cause of heart disease in purebred and mixed-breed cats, is characterized by heart walls so thick they don’t contract normally.

Do Maine coons live longer?

Maine Coons cats are generally a healthy breed. Most would say that Maine Coon cats can live for up to 12 to 15 years. However, there were some data from a study that showed a good number living to 16.5 years of more.

Are Maine Coons dangerous?

In general, the Maine Coon is no more dangerous than any other cat. While they might be harder to fend off if they do attack, these cats are so famous for their gentle nature that the chances of being attacked by one are extremely rare.

How can I tell if my Maine Coon is purebred?

One simple way of confirming if you own a part Maine Coon, is by looking at their eyes. This is because purebred Maine Coons have large, and wide-set eyes that are always slightly oblique shaped. All Maine Coon kittens are born with blue eyes, but these eye color will change as they age.

How many cats have Maine Coon adoptions rescued?

Maine Coon Adoptions consists of a network of 15 to 20 foster homes, and the organization has rescued and adopted out more than 1,600 cats. Last year alone they found homes for 255 cats, 24 percent of whom were over the age of seven or had special needs.

How old is Nene the Maine Coon cat?

NeNe is a Female Maine Coon Mix Cat for adoption to a very loving home in or near Austin, TX. This very special cat is 6 years years old and weighs 12 pounds. NeNe is in good health.

What’s the average life span of a Maine Coon?

However, the average lifespan of a Maine Coon is between 10 to 15 year s. Some Maine coon cats have been recorded to live up to 20 years, so the average can be shattered. Factors that will contribute to a long, healthy life for your cat.

How often should I take my Maine Coon to the vet?

Regular visits to the veterinarian. Your cat should see your vet at least once a year until they reach Senior Years. Then twice a year is better. This can significantly reduce the chances of a health concern going undetected. This Cat Shattered the Expected Maine Coon Lifespan!

Who was the first person to own a Maine Coon?

The first mention of Maine Coon cats in a literary work was in 1861, in Frances Simpson’s The Book of the Cat (1903). F.R. Pierce, who owned several Maine Coons, wrote a chapter about the breed. During the late 1860s, farmers located in Maine told stories about their cats and held the “Maine State Champion Coon Cat”…

Why did my Maine Coon have to be put down?

My 13 yr. old male Maine coon went to the vet after he stopped eating. The vet said it was a problem with his pancreas and could clear it up but further tests showed bleeding around the heart so he had to be put down. What a great companion. Very loyal like a dog. He even watched over our two dogs.

When was the last time a Maine Coon won a cat show?

The last recorded win by a Maine Coon in a national cat show for over 40 years was in 1911 at a show in Portland, Oregon. The breed was rarely seen after that. The decline was so severe that the breed was declared extinct in the 1950s, although this declaration was considered to be exaggerated and reported prematurely at the time.

Pet insurance data obtained from a study during years 2003–2006 in Sweden puts the median lifespan of the Maine Coon at >12.5 years. 74% lived to 10 years or more and 54% lived to 12.5 years or more.