We personally try to breed for larger sized Coons. We also like the bigger cat (lion) type face structure with the taller bigger ears. We import our cats from Europe, where they breed bigger sizes and the lion look, I personally like.

Maine Coons can get up to 16” tall so be aware that you will have a cat that will have no problem jumping up on your kitchen counters or even into your baby’s crib. FYI: Cats love milk and will jump into the baby crib to chew nipple off your baby’s bottle to get to the milk.

When looking for a bigger Coon: First, I would say MAKE SURE parents are health tested for DNA. That should be your first consideration in your search when looking at larger cats.

Maine Coon Looks

You can look at a kitten and see it’s bone structure is thicker than a mere house cat. Look closely at the muzzle and how large the ears are. Is muzzle wide and square or is it petite round, like a regular house kitten? Are the ears small and rounded or set tall and pointed looking? Do the legs look short or longer? See photo below for reference on the face you should be looking for if you want the lion look. We do not guarantee adult size or color but you can see our adults and their kittens should be around their sizes. As with most cats, males tend to be bigger than girls. Maine Coons do not come into their full size until 3 or 4 years of age. They are much slower maturing than many other breeds. A cat that has been neutered or spayed may in fact weigh more than an intact cat.

This photo shows very well the 6 wk and 6 yr view of a black smoke of larger size. Look at the wide, lower set muzzle, big give away of the larger coon.

Maine Coon Size

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Though Maine Coons are known for their above-average size, they’re not always massive cats. Male Maine Coons are generally between 12 and 18 pounds with some of our bigger boys reaching up to 25 pounds when they’re fully grown. You might have heard that these giant felines can reach massive weights of up to 35 pounds. This is pretty rare, though not impossible. Generally, a Coon of this size is overweight.

When it comes to females, weight is a bit lower. On average, female Maine Coons weigh between 8 and 12 pounds.  And some of our biggest girls that are still a healthy weight at 18 pounds.  Again, they can get much heavier than this, but on average, they tend to fall between these weights.

Maine Coon Cats Size Comparison

So, how heavy is a regular house cat then? Well, some of them are actually heavier than smaller Maine Coon  specimens. The average male cat weighs 9-10 pounds. Since male Maine Coons are 12-18 pounds on average, they have a distinct weight advantage.

But things change a bit when we take a look at the average female cat, which generally weighs 8-9 pounds. Remember, the average female Coon weighs 8-12 pounds, which means that the largest normal female cats are about the same weight as some of the smaller Maine Coon females. In fact, the largest female Coons are even heavier than the largest of the average normal male cats, showing just how sizable this breed really is.

Maine Coon Size

Of course, weight isn’t the only metric we can use to compare Coons and other cats. Let’s talk length. The longest Maine Coon on record was an amazing 48.5 inches from the tip of its nose to the end of its tail. That’s pretty impressive but way larger than the average Coon, which is why that cat made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Since tails can vary significantly in length, let’s only discuss the length of cats from their nose to the base of their tail, which can be considered their true body length. Both male and female Coons share the same average length of 19-30 inches.

Regular House Cat Size

But what about the average house cat? Well, these felines are significantly smaller, averaging 15-20 inches in length for males and females.

This means that even the shortest Maine Coons are about the same length as the longest normal cats; a clear indicator of this breed’s massive size.

Comparing Regular & Maine Coon Tails

In the last metric, we omitted tails since they can vary so drastically in size. But that doesn’t mean we should skip them altogether. On the contrary. The tail shows another distinct difference between Maine Coons and other cat breeds.

On average, male and female Maine Coon have tails that are 12-18 inches in length. That’s a lot of variances, but an 18-inch tail added onto a 30-inch body makes for a world-record Coon. In any other breed, that would be simply unheard of.

The average house cat has a tail length of just 10 inches. Of course, this is in proportion to their body lengths of 15-20 inches. But a 10-inch tail is two inches shorter than the smallest of average Maine Coon tails. At the top end of the spectrum, a Maine Coon can have a tail that’s nearly twice as long as a regular cat. When you add that to the already sizable difference in body length, you end with Maine Coons that completely dwarf other breeds.

How Big Do Maine Coon Cats Get?

So, to wrap it up, how big do Maine Coon cats get? Well, you can expect  most male Maine Coons (at a healthy size) to be between 12-18 pounds, with ours possibly reaching up to 25 and still being healthy… with an average length of 19-30 inches or ours can be a tad longer. Female Maine Coon (at a healthy size) would be between 8-12 pounds, with some of our healthy cats being up to 18 lbs but roughly the same average length as males.

Conclusion: Average Maine Coon Size

There’s a reason why almost every Guinness World Record Holder for the world’s longest cat has been a Maine Coon. These are some seriously sizable creatures, and one of the largest breeds of domestic cats in the world. But they’re known as the gentle giants of the cat world because of their incredibly loving nature. So, don’t let their large size fool you. These cats have hearts as big as their massive brains, which is why so many people are endeared to this oversized breed.

Meet Barivel, the new Guinness World Records Longest cat-living. Measuring 120 cm (3ft 11.2in) this Maine Coon lives in Italy. If you click on any links you may end up leaving our site. So you should BOOKMARK us now, so you can come back.

The Maine Coon has held the title of Longest domestic cat for many years. Maine Coons can weigh up to 30 pounds with an average weight of 17+ pounds. Their body mass is spread evenly throughout their long slender body. Slender cats can weigh 9-14 pounds but can still look the same as a more substantial cat because of bone structure and coat length. Weight and overall adult size can never be guaranteed. Their massive tails can measure up to 16 inches in length. Some remark they are more tail than a cat. The longest Maine coon cat living measures 120 cm (3 ft 11.2 in) and was achieved by Barivel (Italy), as verified on 22 May 2018 by Guinness Book Of World Records. To put that in context, that’s longer than a baseball bat.