There’s a reason these cats have the nickname “gentle giants.” While larger than the average cat – they usually range in size from nine to 18 pounds – experts note that they tend to be big softies.
Their meow is a high-pitched, light sound, often surprising to hear coming from such a massive fur ball.
These friendly cat breeds also generally get along great with humans and other cats alike, making them ideal choices for multi-pet households.
“[Maine Coons’] sweet natures and playful silliness are a delight to have around,” says Patricia Washburn, author of Self-Care for Cats (And Their Humans).
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