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Maine coon cat size

by Rene

I got my first Maine coon cat about a year ago and I know this question has been asked before but I was not able to find a definitive answer.

I got her from a breeder who says she is 4 months old. But I think it is closer to 10 months. She is very nice to her owner but is also very independent. I think she has a lot of energy but also gets bored easily.

Is she the right size for me?

She is about 16 lbs at a maximum.

Rene,

You have a lot of questions on this topic! The answer is going to vary according to the cats individual character. I think it is safe to say that, for a first cat, 16 pounds is too heavy. If this cat was a larger breed, you would be very lucky to get this weight. You can’t use the weight of the cat as a determining factor.

There are cats of all breeds that are just as heavy as any other breed. My wife and I have an 11 lb. Scottish Fold who is just as happy as the average 10-pound cat. You can’t tell a cat by his/her size. My friend has an 11 lb. cat and her cat is just as happy as my friend’s small cat. My friend is very active and has no problems with her cat and her cat is just as happy as my friend’s small cat.

If you like this cat, give her time to warm up to you and get to know you.

In my personal opinion, I would say that you have a very nice cat. If you have a home that is as large as your house, a 16 pound cat would be a very good size for you.

I was able to get a cat from the shelter, after she was neutered.

I had never had a cat before, so I was not sure what she was suppose to look like.

She was a small cat, but healthy and happy.

She stayed around 2-3 pounds until we got her spayed. She was just about 5 or 6 months old at that time.

I had no idea of how big she was suppose to be.

I was shocked when I came home from the vets and she was at least double what she had been the night before.

Her new vet was in shock also.

She came back and was only about 12 pounds.

When I got her spayed, she was 12 1/2 pounds.

After that, she started growing at a normal rate and hit about 25 pounds at the end of her first year. She did not get any bigger until she started her next cycle.

She went from 15-18 pounds when she was about 9 months old, to 25-28 when she was a year old.

My question is, could she have been that big to begin with?

Was she suppose to be a lot bigger than what she was?

Was there any medical reason why she was that big?

Could it have something to do with the vet that I got her from?

Was it an over size vet?

Was it a vet that had not had a lot of experience with Maine Coons?

Should I get another vet?

Should I even get another cat from that shelter?

I have read a lot of information about Maine Coons, but I want to know if there is a correct way to tell if a cat is an over size cat.

I have only had my cat for 1 year and I think it is around 17 or 18 pounds. Is that a large Maine Coon? I am afraid to try to get her neutered and find that she is too big.

I am wondering if I should wait until she is a year old before I try to get her neutered.

How big are Maine Coons?

by Karen

Maine coon cat size

Karen,

It is a matter of opinion and personal preference. What you should do is to keep track of your cats weight over a period of time. It is good that you have this cat for 1 year, this will help to get an idea of your cats weight.

The breed standard (size) that this cat falls in would be between 16 to 24 lbs, depending on age.

A 17 lbs cat is in the middle of the range. It is not a small cat. It is not too big.

If you have a home that is as large as your house, a 17 lbs cat would be a very good size for you.

I was able to get a cat from the shelter, after she was neutered.

I had never had a cat before, so I was not sure what she was suppose to look like.

She was a small cat, but healthy and happy.

She stayed around 2-3 pounds until we got her spayed. She was just about 5 or 6 months old at that time.

I had no idea of how big she was suppose to be.

I was shocked when I came home from the vets and she was at least double what she had been the night before.

Her new vet was in shock also.

She came back and was only about 12 pounds.

When I got her spayed, she was 12 1/2 pounds.

After that, she started growing at a normal rate and hit about 25 pounds at the end of her first year. She did not get any bigger until she started her next cycle.

My question is, could she have been that big to begin with?

Was she suppose to be a lot bigger than what she was?

Was there any medical reason why she was that big?

Could it have something to do with the vet that I got her from?

Was it an over size vet?

Was it a vet that had not had a lot of experience with Maine Coons?

Should I get another vet?



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