How Big Is This Guy Going To Get?

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  1. Duchessdad

    Duchessdad Thread Starter Duchess and Jasper Kitten

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    IMG_9950.JPG Maine Coon Kitten exactly 4 months today and weighing 7 lbs 11 oz. Any one know how big this horse is going to get? Not fat just thick chest huge paws etc. sister from same litter 2 lbs less.
     
  2. tabbytom

    tabbytom Happiness is being owned by a cat Staff Member Mentor

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    Hello Duchessdad, Maine Coons get get up to 11 - 25 lbs and makes coming in heavier than females and reaches physical maturity at around 4 - 5 years old.

    Diet contributes to their size too.

    Your kitten is lovely :lovecat:
     
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  3. orange&white

    orange&white TCS Member Top Cat

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    Awww....he's beautiful! Looks like he'll be a big boy! My kitten I adopted at 4 months old weighed the average 4 pounds. At 7.5 months, she is just now 8 pounds, which is slightly heavier than average. Maine Coons are obviously an above average breed. Enjoy them! :thumbsup:
     
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  4. 1CatOverTheLine

    1CatOverTheLine TCS Member Top Cat

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    The longest Maine Coon currently is Stewie, at 48½ inches nose to tail, although this forty pounder from Japan makes my 5-cans-a-day 34+ pound Norwegian Forest Cat look puny:

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    They stop growing around age five, however, and you never have to pay their tuition for university.

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  5. orange&white

    orange&white TCS Member Top Cat

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    ...there goes the new car savings budget....
     
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  6. mazie

    mazie TCS Member Super Cat

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    :thud:5 plus cans per day for one cat ???? OMG
     
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  7. 1CatOverTheLine

    1CatOverTheLine TCS Member Top Cat

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    Compared to the intake of a thirty-five pound child whose college education might easily cost over a million dollars, I consider Bob - who already knows all he needs to know - a bargain. At just over 110 cm, he's a big boy:

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  8. tabbytom

    tabbytom Happiness is being owned by a cat Staff Member Mentor

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    An indoor cat needs roughly 200 - 250 calories per day. Some cans are big and some are small.

    So let's say if you're feeding from a 3oz can with say 50 calories, that equates to 5 cans a day.
     
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  9. mazie

    mazie TCS Member Super Cat

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    That's right, I forget to consider the "size" of the cans. Katy loves fancy feast and those cans are small whereas the ferals that myself and a friend of mine feed eat the "friskies" brand, and those cans are close to twice the size of fancy feast. Need to consider can size, you are right.
     
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  10. Mamanyt1953

    Mamanyt1953 Rules my home with an iron paw Staff Member Forum Helper

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    REAL danged big. That how big. As @tabbytom says, 11 to 25 pounds. And there aren't THAT many on the lighter end! Consdering his (his?) size at 4 months, I'm thinking more along the 25 pound mark. I may still have a saddle in storage somewhere I could send you...
     
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  11. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

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    That's a prize "CATch"!:kneading:
     
  12. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

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    That is one GORGEOUS kitten! *I weighed exactly that much at birth, or so they tell me* Yeah, being that big at that age might indicate he's going to grow to be a scale-tipper. My Mainey man wasn't "that big" -- 13.2 pounds in his prime -- but that's light for a neutered male. Look for your horsie to need a saddle fairly soon :kneading:
     
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  14. Natty0808

    Natty0808 TCS Member Kitten

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    My Maine Coon, Milo, is currently 18 pounds. He had to lose some weight after we adopted him. :)

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  16. doomsdave

    doomsdave TCS Member Top Cat

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    Here's Big Boy, in the front, and the Baron in the back. They're my two male cats.

    Big Boy is a Maine Coon mutt, about 15 pounds. The Baron (von Komfy) is about 17 pounds and a purebred Himalayan. The Baron is fat, while BB is quite lean. Notice how big BB's head is. He's a bit more than ONE THIRD the size of the Japan record Maine Coon. And he's still big. Big Boy was a good name for him. He's a handful, and hard to stuff into a carrier.

    This was a hard pic to get. These two don't like each other, but, like well-socialized kitties, are learning to suffer one another with grace.

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  17. kalebkat

    kalebkat TCS Member Young Cat

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    @1CatOverTheLine !!!!!!!

    Holy Moly.

    My cat is 8 months old now. Between 5-7 months his growth rate sky rocketed. It has slowed now. I was pretty sure he'd grow to be a big cat. I suspect some maine coone maybe more so than other cats in his genetic history because of his long furred areas especially the tips of ears, tail, paws, etc. It could be some other genetic line. Gosh all these cats are so purrty

    @Natty0808 I love this picture.

    I think Kaleb still has one month before he settles into his weight range but he is longer than bulkier. One of these days I'm going to research into colors and hair lengths on cats and figure out what he might have in his blood. I know all cats nowadays are a mix of all breeds but some are longer and he does have some Abyssinian brown coloring.

    He's definately not as big as these! But still mama's big boy ;)
     
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  18. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

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    That's the most important "breed" of all :lovecat3:
     
  19. maggie101

    maggie101 4cats Alpha Cat

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    Main coons are huge! Check out pics on the internet
     
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