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  1. The first commercially produced pet clone was 'Little Nicky' a Maine Coon cat. His owner paid $50,000 in 2004 to have her deceased cat 'Nicky' cloned.

  2. Maine Coon has furry ears and bushy tail which represent adaptation to a life in the cold areas. Its huge paws with large tufts of hair between the toes facilitate walking across the snow.

  3. Maine Coon is good climber, but it spends most of the time on the solid ground. It likes to play with water and it is an excellent swimmer.

  4. Maine Coon can suffer from hip dysplasia, cardiac and kidney disorders and spinal muscular atrophy.

  5. Maine Coon produces chirping sound when it detects prey and trilling sound when it is happy.

  6. Maine Coon has excellent hunting skills and it likes to spend time outdoors, but it should be kept inside the house for its own safety.

  7. Maine Coon is the official state cat of Maine.

  8. Maine Coon should be brushed two times per week to remove dead hairs and prevent formation of mats.

  9. Maine Coon can reach 40 to 48 inches in length and 9 to 18 pounds of weight.

  10. Maine Coon is also known as American longhair due to long, fluffy fur that is shaggy and usually brown tabby. Its fur can be also solid black, white or red and bi-colored (blue/white or red/white).

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Maine Coon has an average lifespan of 9 to 15 years.

Norwegian Forest cat looks like a Maine Coon and it shares many genetic similarities with this breed.

Maine Coon is loyal, playful, laid-back and friendly cat. It is very intelligent and able to quickly learn to retrieve ball and small toys and to walk on the leash.

Maine Coon likes to be surrounded with people, but it is not typical lap cat. It is suitable for families with small children and other pets (it gets along both with cats and dogs).

According to the widespread, but false belief, Maine Coon represents a blend of wild cat and raccoon. Aside from ringed tail and brown tabby coat, Maine Coon and raccoon have little in common.

About Samson. A Maine Coon who is twenty-eight pounds and is four feet long and is the largest cat in New York City.

Maine Coon gives birth to 4 kittens on average. Kittens grow slowly and reach full size at the age of 3 to 5 years.

Maine Coon has square-shaped muzzle, large eyes (green, gold, copper or blue-colored), large ears, broad chest and large, rectangular, muscular body.

About Hank the Cat. A Maine coon that was a joke candidate for the 2012 Virginia Senator election. He came in third place in the race. He passed away in 2014.

The average dog can learn 165 words; that’s equivalent to the vocabulary of a 2-year-old child. Border Collies, Poodles, German Shepherds, and Golden Retrievers are the smartest breeds. In comparison, cats can learn about 35 words. The smartest cat breed is the Maine Coon.

The Maine Coon cat winner of longest tail in the world, 2017 died in a house fire with another cat winner (and others) the year Guinness recognized both.

Hollister Co.'s original store design included a resident live Maine Coon cat, named Fletcher, and a green-winged macaw named Riley.

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