Hello Group,
We have a Maine Coon Cat. It was obtained from the Humane Society The familly that adopted it brought it back and tied it to the fence that night. It was a very young kitten.
They tossed it into the basement with me where it ran nostop for several days around the pool table. I don't care for cats so I left it alone two weeks later it was perched on my shoulder as I did my work on the computer. Then of course it spent as much time as possible on the keyboard.
Questions.
This cat is not very bright. Is this typical of main coons. The other cats are tiger cats and seem smarter than this cat.

My daughter loves the cat and tries to carry it around. The cat of course hates my daughter.
The cat is willfull. If it is lying on the floor and someone picks it up, it will hurl itself off of the person holding it and go back to the exact same spot it was in before being picked up.

The other cats tried to teach it how to catch and eat mice. All it does is smell the mouses behind.
The cat is a screamer. It screams when it is angry,scared, or playing with the other cats. This is the loudest scream I have ever heard. The first time I heard it I honestly thought it was a tornado siren.

It has to know what you are doing at all times. The first time it saw me go into the bathroom and close the door it screamed until I let it in.
Is this a normal cat or did its mother have a substance abuse problem when she was pregnant with it.
Where did it come from, arn't maine coon cats expensive.

Does one maine coon have to breed with another or can any two cats create a maine coon
Are main coon cats native to this planet?
Main coon Cats are supposed to be large. This thing is 5yrs old and really puny.
I will save my other questions until tomorrow.
Thanks
Jim
1 2
Hello Group, We have a Maine Coon Cat. It was obtained from the Humane Society The familly that adopted it ... be large. This thing is 5yrs old and really puny. I will save my other questions until tomorrow. Thanks Jim

Your cat sounds fabulous. Some of the most fun cats are the dumbest ones.
Lucky you!
I will save my other questions until tomorrow.

All normal and this is not a Maine Coon, it is a Domestic Longhair (i.e. a mix breed with long hair, available all over the planet).

Actually, he sounds just like my old Tom. miss you, buddy

You're lucky to have him.

~kaeli~
Jesus saves, Allah protects, and Cthulhu
thinks you'd make a nice sandwich.
http://www.ipwebdesign.net/wildAtHeart
http://www.ipwebdesign.net/kaelisSpace
Questions. This cat is not very bright. Is this typical of main coons. The other cats are tiger cats and seem smarter than this cat.

I've never heard that Maine Coons are not as bright as other cats. How do you know this cat is a Maine Coon, btw?
My daughter loves the cat and tries to carry it around. The cat of course hates my daughter. The cat ... of the person holding it and go back to the exact same spot it was in before being picked up.

He's trying to teach you to treat him with respect and dignity.
The other cats tried to teach it how to catch and eat mice. All it does is smell the mouses ... Is this a normal cat or did its mother have a substance abuse problem when she was pregnant with it.

Normal enough.
Where did it come from, arn't maine coon cats expensive.

I doubt it's a pedigreed Maine Coon.
Does one maine coon have to breed with another or can any two cats create a maine coon

No, Maine Coons are purebred cats. Perhaps your cat just looks a bit like a Maine Coon.
Are main coon cats native to this planet? Main coon Cats are supposed to be large. This thing is 5yrs old and really puny.

It's not a Maine Coon then.
The vet told my daughter it was a maine coon cat. Don't people who's cat mates with a different breed dispose of the young It kinda acts like a maine coon cat stand offish, has to be involved in everything. Looks exactly like the pictures of a maine coon cat in cat books, loves to stand on the very edge of the house roof and watch what everyone else is doing (i.e. loves heights). But it absolutely positively hates snow.
But I agree that there is a strong possibility that it is not a Maine Coon> Seriously I doubt if there is a telling if any cat is a thorough bred. Is there? I love the old saying if it looks a duck, walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, it's a duck!
The vet told my daughter it was a maine coon cat.

He meant it looked like a Maine Coon. Even a vet can't tell whether or not a cat is purebred for sure, unless there is a pedigree.

Don't people who's
cat mates with a different breed dispose of the young

Responsible breeders don't allow their cats to mate with different breeds of cats. As was pointed out, your cat is probably a domestic longhaired cat that looks like a Maine Coon.
It kinda acts like a maine coon cat stand offish, has to be involved in everything. Looks exactly like the ... love the old saying if it looks a duck, walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, it's a duck!

Yes, there is one way to tell for sure if a cat is purebred. A purebred cat has a pedigree.
Maine Coon cats are huge cats: the females are about 15 pounds minimum & the males are easily 18 - 20 pounds. Also, they have a distinctive shape to the heads/muzzles, & their tails are approx. as long as their bodies. If your cat is 5 years old & small, he's not a Maine Coon - although a Maine Coon mix is a possibility.
My parents had a Maine Coon - he weighted 18 pounds, had a l-o-n-g tail, & could reach the kitchen countertop (standard 36" height) by standing on the floor & reaching up.
Cathy

"Staccato signals of constant information..."
("The Boy in the Bubble") Paul Simon
I think you are correct. Our cat is brown tones with a grey belly. the belly fur is more like wool than fur. It loves to have it's belly rubbed.
Thanks for the reply
Jim
All normal and this is not a Maine Coon, it is a Domestic Longhair (i.e. a mix breed with long hair, available all over the planet).

Um, the Maine Coon existed before cat shows, and you do not require papers to be a Maine Coon. I've come to dislike cat breeding and all things that go with it, but I find it especially irritating the way they try to claim regional breeds that are hundreds, maybe thousands of years old and snootily declaim that it's just a 'domestic longhair' or 'domestic shorthair' if it isn't descended from one of their artifical and hideously inbred lines.

Laura

Laura Burchard (Email Removed) http://www.radix.net/~lhb

"Good design is clear thinking made visible." Edward Tufte
Show more