Maine Coon Size Compared to a Normal Cat

By June 16, 2020November 12th, 2020Breed Info

Maine Coon Size Compared to a normal catMaine Coons are nicknamed the “Gentle Giants” of the cat world, not only because of their patient and laid-back temperament, but also because they’re the largest domestic cat breed in the world. You’ve probably already seen the photos of monstrous Maine Coons next to other cats and dogs and being held by humans, and while most Maine Coons don’t quite reach such sizes, the average Maine Coon weighs between 12 to 18 lbs.

Male Maine Coons are slightly larger than their female counterparts, weighing between 13 to 18 lbs while females weight closer to 8 to 12 lbs.

Size Comparison to a Normal Cat

The average domestic cat weighs between 9 to 11 lbs, a far cry from the the Maine Coon’s massive size. But weight is not everything, and below you can find a comparison between certain measurements on the Maine Coon and a normal cat.

Head to BodyHead to TailHead to TailHeightWeight
Normal Cat18 in30 in12 in9-10 in9-11 lbs
Maine Coon24 in38 in14 in10-16 in12-18 lbs

As you can see, Maine Coons reign supreme when it comes to size. In fact the biggest domestic cat in the world was a Maine Coon named Stewie who held the Guinness Book of World Records for Largest Domestic Cat, spanning 48.5 inches in length and weighing 33 pounds. That’s a big feline!

Size Comparison to Other Cat Breeds

Maine Coon Size Compared to a normal catWhile a normal house cat won’t nearly come close to the whopping size of the Maine Coon, there are a few other cat breeds that give them a run for their money. Some of them are:

  • Savannah Cat
  • Norwegian Forest Cat
  • Ragdoll
  • Ragamuffin

For a more detail comparison of the size of these breeds and a few others compared to the Maine Coon, see the below tables on each breed. You’ll notice that each breed has relatively larger measurements of certain areas compared to others. For example, the Savannah Cat carries a lot of their size in their long legs, while the Maine Coon is heavier due to their more muscular, stocky bodies.

Savannah Cat vs. Maine Coon Size

Head to BodyHead to TailHead to TailHeightWeight
Savannah Cat20-22 in33-35 in13 in13-15 in12-25 lbs
Maine Coon24 in38 in14 in10-16 in12-18 lbs

Norwegian Forest Cat vs. Maine Coon Size

Head to BodyHead to TailHead to TailHeightWeight
Norwegian Forest Cat12-18 in22-30 in12 in9-12 in13-20 lbs
Maine Coon24 in38 in14 in10-16 in12-18 lbs

Birman vs. Maine Coon Size

Head to BodyHead to TailHead to TailHeightWeight
Birman15-18 in27-30 in12 in8-10 in10-12 lbs
Maine Coon24 in38 in14 in10-16 in12-18 lbs

Ragdoll vs. Maine Coon Size

Head to BodyHead to TailHead to TailHeightWeight
Ragdoll17-21 in30-34 in13 in9-11 in8-20 lbs
Maine Coon24 in38 in14 in10-16 in12-18 lbs

Ragamuffin vs. Maine Coon Size

Head to BodyHead to TailHead to TailHeightWeight
Ragamuffin12-18 in24-26 in12 in9-12 in8-20 lbs
Maine Coon24 in38 in14 in10-16 in12-18 lbs

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