Yeah, Maine Coons are huge, often. I have read it is not uncommon for males to be over 20 pounds, without being overweight. 8OLettuceLady said:Is it kinda common for a maine coon to be that large or just large in general?
Although the Yankee myth of 30-pound cats is just that, a myth (unless the cat is grossly overweight!), these are indeed tall, muscular, big-boned cats; males commonly reach 13 to 18 pounds, with females normally weighing about 9 to 12 pounds. Add to that two or three inches of winter coat, and people will swear that they're looking at one big cat.
Hi! Welcome to the forum. If you're wanting your kitty to lose weight, check out the Health and Nutrition forum here. It has a lot of great information on diet, especially the benefits of an all canned diet and the myths of dry food. I believe there is a sticky (a post that is always on top) about why canned food is better than dry.cat1963 said:Hi there, I'm new here, and I know all about big cats. The last time I was at the vet with my guy, he weighed in at 27 pounds. He does not eat table food, is on a diet of 3/4 of a cup of food per day, and for some reason cannot lose the weight. He is very playful, and loves to walk and sit on our legs every chance he gets. He is going to 4 this July, he is a polydactyl (7,6,5,5) all orange, and very loveable. When I figure out how, I will post a picture of him and his "sister".
P.S. I got him when I saw someone trying to throw a plastic grocery bag in the river, and I could hear him crying. I just grabed that bag and ran. It's the best thing that I ever did. I love him dearly, and any amount of money would not be enough to take him from me. ( I have been offered at least 1,000.00 for him because he is a completely orange polydactyl, and considered to be very good luck).
Completely true Emma. They have fed that cat so much and made him so fat - for what? One famous picture.If that last picture is real, that poor cats owners should be prosecuted for cruelty to animals, in my opinion - that is disgusting and that cat must be absolutely miserable.
YES I AGREE!!! i have seen that pic before...and i cried! poor kitty!!! our cat twix is a bit overweight (mayb by 1/2 or 1 lb...not bad, though) and he is 18 lbs! we've started calling him T-wix (like T-rex) cuz you can hear him walking on the hard floor :lol: but we exercise our cats alot w/ toys so they run, we would NEVER let them get like that other kitty!!!If that last picture is real, that poor cats owners should be prosecuted for cruelty to animals, in my opinion - that is disgusting and that cat must be absolutely miserable.