A 25-year-old man from Mayen breeds Maine Coon cats in Courcité

In Courcité, on the ground floor of Nicolas Martin’s house, the five Maine Coon cats from the breeding are at home here. Passionate this breed of cats originating from the state of Maine in the United States, the 25-year-old decided to start his breeding last year. He adapted his house, installed two large cat trees, armchairs and an automated litter box. “It’s our living room, but we live a little with our cats.

A cat that is between 90 cm and 1.10 m long

The Maine Coon is a mix between a wild cat and a domestic cat, among its characteristics, it has a mane, like big cats“These cats are also physically imposing.”They are mostly long, they can measure between 90 cm and some are up to 1.10m long“, he explains. The young man likes his cats as much for their physique as for their character.The Maine Coon have a behavior close to the dog, some bring back the balls like the dogs. These are cats that really need us, they always need the presence of man.

One of the four Maine Coon females in the breeding
One of the four Maine Coon females in the breeding © Radio France
Aude Lambert

This year, Nicolas Martin is planning four litters. Scarlett is one of four females in the breeding. “She is still very young, she will be 11 months old so she will only have litters from September“. And some are impressive, like her male Urogan.”He’s got a serious head, but he’s a ball of love.” The Maine Coon is attracting more and more people and the breed is popular. since a kitten can sell for between 1,500 and 1,800 euros.

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