Due to their friendly, loyal and playful personalities, Maine Coons are becoming an ever increasingly popular household pet for families or people seeking a friendly companion.
There are a few key differences between the Male Maine Coons and Females Maine Coons which are particular to the breed which potential owners should consider before adopting them as a pet to ensure they are compatible with the environment you are going to let them live and wander around within.
Male Maine Coons
Male Maine Coons are especially prone to outgoing behaviour and may be more demanding than their female counterparts.
They are more likely to become close with one person rather then show their affections to many people like some family cats. In addition to a larger personality, Male Maine Coons tend to grow to be physically larger than the females and therefore will require a larger amount of space particularly as Maine Coon Cats are usually kept as house cats.
Maine Coons do not tend to reach their full size until they are three to five years old. Using a growth chart Maine Coons typically weigh 9 – 18 pounds with most Males tending to be at the heavier end of the scales (around 13 – 18 pounds)!
The Males are also more to likely spray then females even when neutered at the appropriate age but no more than any other breed in the cat world. However it’s important to get Male Maine Coons into good habits at and early age as they become more stubborn when teaching them right from wrong as they progress into an adult Maine Coon.
Some popular names for male Maine Coons include: Oliver, Leo, Oscar and Smokey. With our two very own Male Maine coons being called Freddy and Felix who are mischievous and love running around the house together having fun!
For us at MaineCoonGuide we have lot’s of experience dealing with Male Maine coons, and believe along with common consensus that Males in the breed offer more time for fun and play, and general pampering.
Don’t be deterred by getting a Female Maine Coon though! They offer other traits and characteristics that also make them a great, loving household pet as you can see below.
Female Maine Coons
Female Maine Coons tend to have a slightly more relaxed approach to playtime in comparison to the Males in the Maine Coon family. They can be less demanding in this aspect and enjoy play more on their own terms.
Some people believe that they enjoy play less than Male’s because they are more geared and attuned to the natural instincts that are wired into each and every Maine Coon’s DNA. They like to conserve more energy for the hunt and are often more prone to be active during the moonlight hours in the dead of night.
Despite being less active in the home, Female Maine Coons are more likely to be a family cat then the Male Maine Coons as they find it easier to bond with more than one person. As mentioned above Female Maine Coons tend to be a bit smaller by the time that they reach their full adult size (around 8 – 12 pounds).
They are more nimble than their male counterparts and will often enjoy finding the way up to hard to reach areas in the kitchen, or explore in cupboards and under the bed for nice cosy places to sleep.
A few popular names for Female Maine Coons include: Angel, Cleo, Willow & Molly.
Naming your Maine Coon whether it is Male or Female is probably just as hard as picking which gender will be best for you, but try to ensure you pick the right gender to suit your living environment so any Maine Coon you adopt can have fun and have a relaxing and loving home.
Male vs. Female Maine Coons Conclusion
Each and every Maine Coon, whether Male or Female are their own purr-son and have characteristics passed down from the parents, along with creating their own depending on the environment they are living in.
Whether you want a more playful Maine Coon (Males) or more dignified (Female), both are equally as affectionate and loving in a family setting or as a pet for a sole person.
It comes down to personal preference as to which traits you may prefer when selecting your Maine Coon to adopt.
Either way you choose you will be sure to have a wonderful gentle giant and companion. Try to use this post as a guideline when it comes to selecting which gender of Maine Coon you will prefer.