Maine Coon with Baby
Characteristics

Are Maine Coon Cats Good With Children?

Maine Coon cats are well known for their size! They are large cats with a personality that is just as large. They have big personalities and love to be around their human companions, including children. Their hardy size makes them unafraid of being handled by children as some other breeds are.

Many cats are a bit aloof when it comes to children–some are downright mean–but not Maine Coons.  Maine Coons make excellent pets for children because they are kind, playful and very interested in being around children.

It seems that they understand that their size helps to keep them safe from little feet that may trip over them. They are not timid when it comes to children. They enjoy the company of children because they love to play. This breed maintains their kitten like qualities long into adulthood and that kitten-like energy. Children allow them to burn off their energy during play.

They are sweet and gentle personalities which makes them an especially good choice for families with children.

Gentle Giants

The Maine Coon cats have earned their reputation as gentle giants. They are very large but they are very gentle. They love being around people and do all that they can to spend time with their people including the children in the family.

They love to play and children make excellent playmates for them. There are many anecdotal stories about Maine Coon cats taking care of their children.

Fun Fun Fun

Maine Coon cats are interested in having fun, fun, fun!  They want to play all day, everyday. They are a great source of entertainment for children to watch. They love toys and the love to have a child to play with. There is nothing more fun for a Maine Coon cat than to have a child playmate.

Foster a Strong Relationship

Your Maine Coon cat will have an amazing relationship with your child/ren if you take a few steps to insure everyone is on the same page. Of course, as with any animal, if you introduce the cat and the child at an early age the relationship will blossom easily.

Teach your children to handle the cat with care and they will be rewarded with a lifelong loyal friend.

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