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Talking Coons?

post #1 of 13
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weird title, but appropriate.... I have just adopted a lovely, lovely girl named Jinx who has got to have some Maine Coon in her lineage as she is absolutely the most massive cat I have ever seen! her paws are humongous, she has to weigh at least 15 lbs at only a year old and she has that fluffy, long-hair coat and ear tufts. My question is, are Maine Coons notorious talkers? cause boy does she let me know whats on her mind
post #2 of 13
They are soft spoken. They are the gentle giants with itty bitty voices. Its funny to hear a Maine Coon talk because you wouldn't expect a large cat to have such a small voice. Maine Coons do have large paws but do you think maybe your cat is polydactl?
post #3 of 13
Scratch is part Main Coon too, and he is really soft spoken. He has such a tiny little mewow. Yet, he "trills" quite frequently. Coons are also huge love bugs.
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
nope, not a polydactyl, just gigantic paws, and I mean HUGE!!! I've never seen anything like it well, she's a mix for sure, so maybe she got the voice from another chromosome I took pics, but I only have a regular camera, so they'll have to wait till I get the film developed and put on CD. She is very very friendly though, first night home and I was carrying her around and petting on her like crazy....oh, and she really likes to be brushed good thing too cause I've never had a long hair before and I know I'm going to have to keep up on her coat
post #5 of 13
Maybe somewhere in the background is a siamese or oriental that she picked up their "talking" gene
post #6 of 13
Yea, I know from my experience, it's very rare to hear our MC mix say anything. You might get an occasional trill or meow, but you really need to be listening to hear it. It's so soft, and so tiny, it's almost like a mouse.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Maybe somewhere in the background is a siamese or oriental that she picked up their "talking" gene
Maybe ,but she puts any talking my Simon used to do to shame, this cat can talk!!
post #8 of 13
My Maine coon really lets me know if he wants something. Then he shouts out a loud MEOW. He also uses different sounds for different things. For example he has a special "I want milk" meow, and the weirdest thing is that it sounds like milk in Icelandic (something like miowlk), and I think he is really trying to immitate the sound because we alway say milk a lot (in Icelandic of course) when we give him one. He also thrills all the time, and its so funny that is always thrilling to my norwegian forest cat, and she is deaf!!! She thrills also even though she is deaf, and he thinks its so awesome that she also speaks his language, so he talks to her a lot, although she doesnt hear anything. I think its so interesting that those two cat breeds both thrill, and I think it is a sign that they are in fact more related then people believe.

He also barks kind of. Like when he is outside and I call him to come in, then he comes running, nearly runs me over in fact and barks like meowwbbbb and thrills. I guess its a signature coon bark. Then he has loads of other sounds, and yes he is very talkative.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by heidrun View Post
My Maine coon really lets me know if he wants something. Then he shouts out a loud MEOW. He also uses different sounds for different things. For example he has a special "I want milk" meow, and the weirdest thing is that it sounds like milk in Icelandic (something like miowlk), and I think he is really trying to immitate the sound because we alway say milk a lot (in Icelandic of course) when we give him one. He also thrills all the time, and its so funny that is always thrilling to my norwegian forest cat, and she is deaf!!! She thrills also even though she is deaf, and he thinks its so awesome that she also speaks his language, so he talks to her a lot, although she doesnt hear anything. I think its so interesting that those two cat breeds both thrill, and I think it is a sign that they are in fact more related then people believe.

He also barks kind of. Like when he is outside and I call him to come in, then he comes running, nearly runs me over in fact and barks like meowwbbbb and thrills. I guess its a signature coon bark. Then he has loads of other sounds, and yes he is very talkative.
Hmmm, that is very interesting! he sounds like such a character Jinxie is definitely got a vocal box in there, I just touch her and she's off!
post #10 of 13
Not the first time I've heard that the wegies and maine coons may have some of the same ancestors. After all the coons came to America via the sailing ships and develped their own style in the NE states.
post #11 of 13
My Gracie is a Maine Coon, and she holds long conversations with me in a very squeaky, kittenish voice, and she's six years old now! And actually, my orange and white male tabby is quite a talker too.
post #12 of 13
My Leo was a Maine Coon X, and he was a huge cat. He weighed 22 lbs, and no fat. He didn't have the long coat, he looked like a big DSH. His head was so big I could lay my hand on top of it, and it would fit loosely between his ears. One of his paws would cover my palm. His back was level with my knees. You would see this huge cat with a barrel chest, and expect a big, rumbling meow, and get a kittenish squeak. When he was afraid, he would curl up in a ball on his back, and cover his eyes with his paws. He was very laid back, and as long as he got food and regular petting, he was a happy boy.
post #13 of 13
I breed Maine Coons and mine are all very talkative. They are giants of the cat breeds and are very gently giants

Vicki
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