Maine Coon Kitten Care & Helpful Tips
Your kitten will need just a few grooming tools like a metal comb, a brush, a dematting rake, & cat nail clippers.
Cat Trees, Scratching Post, Puzzles,
Maximize your kittens health through play. Cat trees, cat towers, & tall scratching post will allow your kitten to get the stretching they need & also give them a SAFE place to go during their rest time. Puzzle toys can be used to dispense food slowly throughout the day, requiring your kitten/cat to solve the puzzle to get rewarded with a food treat. Interacting daily with your kitten will help your kitten not only maintain a healthy body but a healthy mind too. Stress can develop when a kitten’s environment is not similar to their natural environment & play helps minimize some of the key differences & stress points.
Kitten /Cat Proofing Your Home
Your home is about to become a wonderland for your kitten. Please take the time to tidy up & remove any unnecessary power cords & unplug exposed cords of electronics that aren’t in use so that your kitten won’t be tempted to chew on them. Keep laptops, cell phones, ear plugs, eye glasses, belts, handbags, shoes, etc. picked up too because so many items that most homeowners leave out on a regular basis can & will become items of interest to your kitten. Also, take the time to make sure any toxic products & plants are removed from you home. The following items need to be removed or at least put in a place (locked away) that your cat can not access: acetaminophen, batteries, chocolate, raisons, grapes, currants, onions, leeks, chives, garlic, macadamia nuts, xylitol (sugar free sweetener found in chewing gum, breath mints, & toothpaste), unbaked bread dough, yeast, detergents, household cleaners, bleach, lysol, windshield wiper fluid, antifreeze, insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides, fertilizers, kerosene, de-icing salts, aloe, azaleas, chrysanthemums, marijuana, mistletoe, poinsettia, rhododendron, tulips, jimson weed (devil’s trumpet), lillies, sago palms, tobacco, mothballs, & zinc (metal & coins). These household items can possibly choke or strangle your kitten: chicken bones, dental floss,
Q-tips, yarn, string, holiday decorations (including lights & tinsel), & toys with small movable parts.
Commonly known for their gentle temperaments, the adult male Maine Coons have grown to be some of the largest domestic cats especially when neutered.