Maine Coon cats have a laid-back personality, but can also be playful and kitten-like. Maine Coon cats are known as "gentle giants" because of their mild temperament and ability to socialize well with children and adults. Unlike most cat breeds, the Maine Coon prefers to stay low to the ground and would rather sit next to his owner than on top of him. Maine Coon cats do not beg for attention, but sit beside their owners for companionship.
When interacting with the family, Maine Coon cats are fun-loving and goofy. A Maine Coon may jump into the center of activity, ready to help and play with his human family. The Maine Coon breed loves to play fetch, and owners can train them to come when called.
Maine Coon cats mature slowly, reaching full maturity between ages three and four. Mature Main Coon cats are among the largest of the cat breeds, with males weighing from 21 to 35 pounds and females weighing from 15 to 29 pounds. Adult Maine Coon cats continue to have playful and affectionate personalities.
Due to their calm demeanor, Maine Coon cats get along well with other family pets, including dogs. The Maine Coon adapts easily to new pets and people in the household.