MOUNTAIN HIGH MAINE COONS
Maine Coon Cattery in Colorado, USA
I have had a passion for animals my entire life. Growing up, my dad was always fostering and finding forever homes for shelter animals, and my mom was a dog breeder for more than 10 years. Before I started raising Maine Coons, I worked as a full time dog trainer which taught me so many valuable skills and lessons with animal behavior that I still refer to when it comes to my cats. Although pet cats have always been a part of my life, it wasn't until 2018 that my partner and I got our very first Maine Coon kitten, Adelaide. It took no time for us to fall head over heals for her strong features, lush coat, and gentle demeanor. Thus, sparking a passion for the breed. Upon researching the Maine Coon breed, we found that the original characteristics of Maine Coons have been preserved under strict rules and regulations in Europe. This is why all of our cats come from European lines. We are happy to be able to further preserve the strong features of the breed, and bring magnificent pets into your loving homes. At Mountain High Maine Coons we strive to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all our pets. We look forward to hearing from you and spreading the passion for Maine Coons!
WE DO NOT OFFER BREEDING RIGHTS, OUR KITTENS ARE FOR PET ONLY HOMES.
ABOUT THE BREED
The Maine Coon is one of the world's largest and most popular breed of cat, and one of the oldest cat breeds native to America. Although there are no records of the breed's exact origins, there are many theories as to how the breed came about. It was once thought that a domestic cat in the New England region of the United States cross bred with a raccoon, creating the Maine Coon. This theory has been disproven as it is genetically impossible, but the Maine Coon name still remains. Another, more plausible, theory is that Maine Coons are the descendants of Norwegian Forest Cats belonging to Vikings. With this theory, the cats would have made their way to the U.S. on Scandinavian ships as mouse control and companions for the sailors.
Regardless of what their true origin is, the characteristics of Maine Coons are what makes them such amazing pets. They have a strong and pronounced facial structure, wild looking ear tufts, and prominent mains around their neck. Males are usually anywhere between 12-18lbs but can also reach up to 25-30lbs. Females are a bit smaller, and typically weigh between 9-13lbs. They are slow growers, which means they won't reach full maturity until they are 3-5 years old. Their gentle personalities are hard to beat, too. Maine Coons are known to be quite sweet, and can form a strong bond with their families and other pets. They can do well with children and dogs as long as they are treated with gentleness and respect. They love affection, but are not overly dependent. Overall, Maine Coons are a great addition to almost any household whether it be first time pet owners, or seasoned cat people.