Maine Coon cats normally live 12 to 15 years. They are generally sturdy and healthy but are subject to several genetic disorders, including hip dysplasia and feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Hip dysplasia is an abnormality of the hip that can cause lameness and arthritis. Feline HCM is the most common cause of heart disease in cats and is a progressive disorder that can result in heart failure and sudden death. Another genetic disorder sometimes seen in Maine Coons is spinal muscular atrophy, which causes muscle weakness and a shortened life span. Responsible breeders screen their breeding stock and kittens for these disorders.Learn More
The average life expectancy of a domestic, indoor cat is 15 years, though cats commonly reach 18 to 20 years old. Feral, outdoor cats have an average life expectancy of approximately six years.Full Answer >
Siamese cats are reputed to be one of the longest-lived purebred cats, although their average lifespan of 13 to 14 years is well within the overall cat average lifespan of 12 to 15 years. Very well-cared-for Siamese cats can live into their early 20s.Full Answer >
The Maine coon typically has a very sweet, friendly personality. This breed of cat is usually extremely sociable and gets along with people as well as other pets that may live in the house.Full Answer >
A Maine coon tabby mix is a feline that has genetic traits from both a tabby and Main coon cat. While the species may be difficult to identify by observing markings alone, it is possible by noting a few physical and personality traits.Full Answer >