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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-05-2015, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Robin's got a little Maine Coon in 'im. Somebody mentioned that MCs take a while to mature. Is this just physically, or menatlly and emotionally, too?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-06-2015, 05:09 PM
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I've never owned a Maine Coon but had a friend who bred them. They remain pretty playful and kittenish into their middle years. They do take around 3-4 years to mature to their full physical size.

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Holly pretty much attained her full size by 18 months. Then she had two little growth spurts, one at age 2 and another just before her 4th birthday. Neither were anything significant, just looked a tad bit taller when side by side with Kobi.

Mentally, at age 9, she's still very kittenish. Everything is a new adventure and an opportunity to be curious. No "ho hum I've seen that before" for her.


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From what I understand, Maine Coon's are a lot like large breeds of dogs. They develop later both physically and mentally/emotionally. So like Ami and Doodlebug said, they develop later in all aspects and are often more playful and kitten-like longer than most cats.
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He's very huggable, and a smart cat! I bought some clear plastic bins to put stuff in. If I leave them uncovered, someone thinks it's a giant toybox!
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I have 2 Maine Coons. One male and one female. Both have peaked to their full size at 4 years old. Tequila, male is 17 lbs and Maya, female is 15 lbs. Both are muscular and long. They do act kittenish at 4 years old, more so Tequila. Males tend to have a very goofy personality. They are extremely smart.
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