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Any cat people out there? need to id this type of kitten (pic inside)

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Getting a kitten for my neice, hers was recently ran over by a truck and she is depressed
so I figure I will do the uncly right thing and replace it. She wants the one pictured here, any thoughts on the type? I am clueless when it comes to cats....
 

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Norwegian Forest cat or Maine racoon.
 

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Maine racoon maybe? Dunno, they all kind of look alike.
 

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I'd say Maine racoon. I believe Norwegians have "tuftier" ears... kind of like bobcats.
 

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nice thanks for the replies, I will take that info and do some searchin for locally
 

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Don't tell me she wants that cat because she saw it on that TV show
 

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Originally Posted by j

^^ Ditto on that. I'd say with high probability that it's a Maine racoon. Now, to get on my soap box, please do not go and buy a pure-bred. Go to a shelter or look online for Maine racoon adoptions - there's A LOT of sites for this very thing. You will find a cat as beautiful as the one you pictured and it will be fortunate to find a great home that it was previously denied. Maine Coons are, to me, the most wonderful of cats: they're very loving, rarely aloof, and tolerate (actually enjoy) extensive petting and handling. They also have complex vocalizations, have beautiful lion-like facial features, and commonly grab objects and pick them up with one or both of their front paws. They are true companions by discretely following you around and just hanging out with you wherever you are. They also tend to be very big cats. And their fur is the softest thing you can ever run your fingers through!
 

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Originally Posted by HORNS
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Ditto on that.

I'd say with high probability that it's a Maine racoon. Now, to get on my soap box, please do not go and buy a pure-bred. Go to a shelter or look online for Maine racoon adoptions - there's A LOT of sites for this very thing. You will find a cat as beautiful as the one you pictured and it will be fortunate to find a great home that it was previously denied.

Maine Coons are, to me, the most wonderful of cats: they're very loving, rarely aloof, and tolerate (actually enjoy) extensive petting and handling. They also have complex vocalizations, have beautiful lion-like facial features, and commonly grab objects and pick them up with one or both of their front paws. They are true companions by discretely following you around and just hanging out with you wherever you are.


agree. they are the only long-haired cat i like. very dog-like. plus they're big. so cuteee.
 

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Originally Posted by The Snob
agree. they are the only long-haired cat i like. very dog-like. plus they're big. so cuteee.

Mine used to fetch.
 

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What's the typical lifespan for an indoor maine racoon?
 

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At first glance it looked like a domestic longhair to me, but upon further review it might be a maine racoon mix.
 

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Originally Posted by bbaquiran
What's the typical lifespan for an indoor maine racoon?
20 years, give or take a couple.
 

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Originally Posted by Tangerz
20 years, give or take a couple.

They live a long time, but they stay very youthful and kitten-like for many of those years.
 

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I wish I wasn't allergic to cats. I kind of want a maine racoon now
 

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