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Maine Coon Kitten Safety
Maine Coon Cat Nation ^

Posted on 03/07/2014 7:48:21 PM PST by Perdogg

Maine Coon kitten safety isn't usually the first thing we think about before getting a new kitten, but we should! We all know about child-proofing, but what about kitten-proofing? Your kitten can get into all sorts of trouble! Reviewing this Maine Coon Kitten safety page, and following its advice will go a long way toward keeping your kitten safe and healthy. We'll have minimal photos on this page, so you can print it out. Keep it handy and show it to other members of your household. It is amazing the places kittens will go to hide.

(Excerpt) Read more at maine-coon-cat-nation.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping; mainecoons

1 posted on 03/07/2014 7:48:21 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


2 posted on 03/07/2014 7:48:43 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...

3 posted on 03/07/2014 7:52:10 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Perdogg
Thank you for the ping and post.

I was hoping to see someone who looked like my late Rocket, but no such luck.



I really miss him a lot. He was one off.
4 posted on 03/07/2014 8:09:50 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Perdogg
Two Maine Coon brothers once owned me.

They were with me a long time, and are now buried in my flower garden. They were great kittehs.

Brush and comb your Maine Coons daily to prevent hairballs and matted fur--they will enjoy gentle grooming!
5 posted on 03/07/2014 8:15:54 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: Perdogg

Dang, they’re cute.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 8:30:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Perdogg

Maine Coon Cats are beautiful. We had a Maine Coon when I was growing up. Thinking about another.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 8:40:46 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: Perdogg

I thought you were talking about RA-coons!


8 posted on 03/07/2014 8:49:18 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Perdogg

We love our Maine Coon; the other two cats are not always so sure about him. Side-by-side he is an imposing figure; as big as a lot of small dogs.


9 posted on 03/07/2014 8:54:49 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Perdogg
And make sure you put away toys they can possibly swallow. This is my Mosi. She is now fully recovered after having surgery to remove a foreign object last December.
10 posted on 03/07/2014 8:57:17 PM PST by Danette
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To: ExCTCitizen

There is probably a Maine Coon in a cage somewhere near you who would loved to have a real home.


11 posted on 03/07/2014 8:58:05 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

12 posted on 03/07/2014 9:09:44 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition
I did not know my cat was a Maine coon until a FRiend identified him once when I posted his picture here. His unknown mother dragged him into my shed where my rat hunting jack Russel discovered him. My son fed him baby formula with eyedropper for 10 days and held him in a towel practically 24 x 7. Now he is twice the size of the dog and she avoids him if possible. He is the most beautiful low maintenance cat ever. His fur never gets matted and he does not let me brush it. I think he must be a closer relative to a big cat than most domestics and could take a person down if he wanted because of his size and his powerful body. He never meows. I guess they are opposite of Siamese.
13 posted on 03/07/2014 9:51:10 PM PST by GILTN1stborn ( #rememberbenghazi #extortion17 #impeachobama)
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To: TheOldLady

Glad you liked. RIP Rocket.


14 posted on 03/07/2014 11:18:08 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Danette

Mosi’s a beauty! What is she, about 15 lbs? You’re right about swallowing things. I’ve owned cats for many years and never had a problem with toys, but my 18 month-old female Dinah (who I suspect of Maine Coone blood — very fluffy, large-boned) recently cost me mega-$$$ for surgery to remove a cat toy she swallowed. Very tricky surgery; we nearly lost her. Today she was galloping down the hall so I guess she’s recovered! LOL!

Thanks for the pic of your beautiful girl!


15 posted on 03/07/2014 11:51:50 PM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: GILTN1stborn

I have heard said they are the only wild cat that is legal to own.


16 posted on 03/08/2014 2:42:23 AM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: Danette

It wants to eat you, skin/bones! ..it’s the eyes.


17 posted on 03/08/2014 2:43:45 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: GILTN1stborn

Post of picture of him if you can.


18 posted on 03/08/2014 3:52:43 AM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Danette

Beautiful kitty.


19 posted on 03/08/2014 3:54:39 AM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Nepeta
I love a Maine Coone. Right now I have a rather petite male Tuxedo, "Zippy Pachoo the Wondercat" is his name. His little tuxedo pattern is PERFECT.

He was a feral out to about 6 months old. Picked him up outside my house, during a bitter freeze in Atlanta a few Decembers ago. We left dry food out and water, but the water would immediately freeze. He would complain LOUDLY, about the cold, about the water, but never let us get too close.

On the third day I just so happened to cook steaks, and we (spur of the moment) decided to try to lure him with the meat. We went outside, and he got closer and closer, and my girlfriend at that time (Angie) snatched him up.

We brought him inside and obviously he freaked. Took a few days. But even as he cowered he showed a weakness for petting.

As it turns out, the order of his priorities goes:

  1. Petting.
  2. Oxygen.
  3. Water.
  4. Food.
  5. Sleep.
Petting definitely heads the list. He has a certain meow that sounds like a teenage girl might say Mom in that sarcastice tone...."Moooo-ooooooommmmm.... " which means, PET ME NOW. He does not care how hard. How soft. Where. Just TOUCH HIM SOMEWHERE.

Because of the frozen water in his youth he also has a thing about water.

20 posted on 03/08/2014 4:14:18 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Nepeta
Oh, here he is, ZIPPY PACHOO THE WONDERCAT!


21 posted on 03/08/2014 4:15:04 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Perdogg

Correct, matter of fact we are going to go to an animal shelter today. Thought about boating, but ‘global warming’ (39 degrees at my house this morning) made us think about checking shelters.


22 posted on 03/08/2014 4:21:30 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: RJS1950

We have a big Maine Coon named Jasper. He’s our handsome guy and weighs almost 20 pounds. Our vet calls him a mountain lion.


23 posted on 03/08/2014 4:29:44 AM PST by grimalkin (We are a nation under God. If we ever forget this, we are a nation gone under. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Perdogg

Our son recently lost his 18 year old cat, he said he was a Norwegian Forest but he looked just like a Maine Coon to me. Anyway, tuxedo, we called him Boris but also Bustipher Jones because when he was in his prime he was quite fat and walked like the character in CATS. He dominated any room he walked into. Other cats worshiped him. Dogs avoided him. Seriously, other cats would sit and gaze at him but knew better than to get too close. He lived for awhile with a large German shepherd and a Mastiff. He was totally the alpha animal. Very sweet with humans. He loved to be groomed. He did get mats. I was making my granddaughter a Christmas stocking one year and used a bit of his fur to help stuff it. Miss him. Great animal.


24 posted on 03/08/2014 4:52:07 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Lazamataz

My farm cat was 3 months and at first preferred to run hide behind the fridge, she must have liked the warm coils. Figured out later when introducing a new cat to confine them to one room initially.


25 posted on 03/08/2014 7:27:06 AM PST by Son House (Democrats want you to use 'Great Recession' instead of 'Jobless Recovery', recession ended June 2009)
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To: Lazamataz

pretty kitty cat.


26 posted on 03/08/2014 7:47:02 AM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Correction: Handsome.

WILL NOT ATTACK no matter what. Very gentle, loving. When I comb him I hold him by the tail. He doesn’t mind.

Attacks the hell outta the occasional Palmetto Bug we get down here in GA, though. :)


27 posted on 03/08/2014 7:54:40 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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These cats are also notorious climbers. This particular guy did a high-wire act an the bannister in our loft. He fell, smacked his head pretty badly on the floor, and nearly died from the swelling in his brain. I posted a prayer request for him back in 2011. Thanks to that and the excellent care he received, Wilby Love is still with us. Thank you all for your support!

28 posted on 03/08/2014 8:49:13 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: edpc

Cats are incredibly resilient!! Witnessed that all my life.


29 posted on 03/08/2014 8:55:56 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: Perdogg
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30 posted on 03/08/2014 9:04:36 AM PST by GILTN1stborn ( #rememberbenghazi #extortion17 #impeachobama)
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To: Perdogg; Slings and Arrows

That’s a reminder to me to do something about the mess of cords behind our entertainment center before we get a kitten. I was reading another forum, and a woman made a distraught post about coming home and finding her cat dead from electrocution. He’d been chewing on cords.


31 posted on 03/08/2014 9:07:40 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Danette

Look at that gorgeous face.....”I will mess you up”, LOL.


32 posted on 03/08/2014 9:08:30 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Lazamataz

Laz, I’m really glad you got another kitteh. That is one good-looking boy.


33 posted on 03/08/2014 9:09:39 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: CatherineofAragon

Actually, already had him... he is a fine looking fella, though!


34 posted on 03/08/2014 9:25:32 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

He is.


35 posted on 03/08/2014 10:14:46 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: grimalkin

Ours is Winslow, 20 lb of white, grey, and black. He is the giant among our 20 lb normal size domestic short hair and 14 lb orange long hair who takes no guff and pushes around Winslow when the giant gets out of line.


36 posted on 03/08/2014 10:22:33 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: CatherineofAragon
I heard to use Tabasco sauce.
37 posted on 03/08/2014 12:53:06 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: CatherineofAragon
I was reading another forum, and a woman made a distraught post about coming home and finding her cat dead from electrocution.

Back when I lived in the United States (Tennessee), a clerk at the Post Office told me she had lost a cat in similar fashion.

38 posted on 03/08/2014 1:02:19 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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Thanks for the tips on how to prevent injury to our precious fur babies. Those Maine Coon cats are beautiful!

Wish I had one.



39 posted on 03/08/2014 2:19:27 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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