Keen to adopt a Maine Coon cat?

The personality of a Maine Coon cat is truly unique. These sweet-tempered, very gentle and incredibly affectionate cats love their human companions to bits and get along with almost every other pet.

Maine Coon cats are special felines, because they can sense your mood and cheer you up with their playful nature and cosy cuddles. They are highly intelligent and very friendly, and will jump at every opportunity for your attention. They have even been known join you for a swim as they are water worshipers!

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Are you considering adopting a Maine Coon cat?

Main Coon cats make the perfect ‘pawtners’. There are a few things to consider before you take a Maine Coon cat home:

1. Grooming that spectacular ball of fur

Brushing their beautiful coat at least three times per week is a must. By regularly removing the dead hair you prevent your cat from ingesting it during preening, which would have otherwise caused dangerous hairballs and gastric problems.

2. Feeding a balanced diet

Maine Coons have healthy appetites, so they are quite prone to obesity, especially if owners overfeed them. Here are some feeding guidelines: The Maine Coon diet.

3. Making time for fun and games

Maine Coons love attention and enjoy the company of their human parents and yearn for love. Don’t adopt a Main Coon if you don’t have time for bonding or taking care of their personal needs. They’ll get grumpy and leave you with a nasty scar.

If you are ready to become a Maine Coon mom (or dad), we encourage you to adopt a giant fur-kid from your local rescue shelter. If they don’t have any available, you can visit Kernes Maine Coons, which is based in Edenvale, Gauteng. They are one of only two breeders of Maine Coon cats in South Africa.

“Once you’ve owned a Maine Coon cat, you will never want another breed of cat! They ARE extraordinary”

– Maine Coon breeder, Marianne Kernes.

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