Resources / Maine Coon and cat books

That Yankee Cat by Marilis Hornidge
With humor and wisdom, Marilis Hornidge has answered these and other oddly difficult questions in That Yankee Cat, the best reference guide to the first truly American breed--the Maine Coon cat. This newest revised edition includes up-to-date breeding facts, new stories, old legends, color photos, and other information essential to anyone who has fawned over a cat with ear tufts, a neck ruff, "britches," or a glorious banner-like tail. You'll also find an updated appendix listing a variety of additional resources about the Maine Coon, and a comprehensive manual of cat care helpful to any cat owner, no matter what breed they fancy.
Maine Coon Cats (Complete Pet Owner's Manual) by Carol Daly
Here in one volume is virtually everything a pet owner needs to know about the Maine Coon. "Complete Pet Owner's Manuals" show and inform pet owners regarding proper care of dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, small caged animals, virtually every creature that is kept as a pet. It contains advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring a pet, feeding it nutritiously, keeping it in good health, and where applicable, grooming and training it. Each book is individually written by a specialist, and though the information is authoritative, the text is clear and straightforward, easy for every pet owner to understand.
Complete Cat Care: What Every Cat Owner Needs to Know
by Dr Bruce Fogle

Dr Bruce Fogle explains everything you need to know to have a happy and healthy cat, and a happy owner. In chapter one Bruce introduces the cat breeds that make the best and most popular pets, explains the differences in life expectancy and health of various breeds. In Chapter two, he explains how to bring home a new cat and how to organise the first days at home, to include feeding, bedding, going out and meeting the rest of the family. Chapter three covers training and housetraining your cat, and the secrets of happy play. Chapter four explains the inner psychology of the cat, why it does what it does. Chapter five covers health: from body maintenance to choosing a vet, health problems and dealing with emergencies.
Kitten Taming: The Fast Route to a Controllable Cat
by David Taylor

You adore your kitten, but he tears around your house, sharpens his claws on your sofa and breaks your ornaments. "Kitten Taming" is the stress-free way to cope with that loveable vandal. Learn simple, quick and effective methods of kitten-proofing your home and discover how to channel his boundless energy in non-destructive ways. Easy step-by-step instructions show you how to deal with common behavioural hurdles, such as toilet training, using the cat flap and claw sharpening. With a quick-to-find reference format, this book is the ideal guide to solving your kitten's antisocial issues in the home and raising a problem-free cat.

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Maine Coon characteristics

Largest domestic breed

Incredibly long whiskers

Long, smooth, dense layered coat

Can have impressive ruffs

Large Lynx like ear tufts

Rectangular and muscular body

Deep, powerful chest

Big, round tufty feet

Bushy large tails

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Maine Coons
Maine Coons are one of the largest breeds of domestic cat, known as gentle giants with above average intelligence. Always playful, inquisitive, loyal and affectionate, relaxed, clownish, yet dignified. They are chatty and thoughful, making ideal companions and family pets.
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