If you clicked on this article, I assume there's a 99.99% chance that you're a lover of cats. I'll let you in on a secret—the majority of us here are. What's not to love? The soft fur, tender purrs, and gentle taps of paws when you call your cat to dine? The playfulness that fully comes alive at 3AM, the ability to fit into seemingly impossible-to-fit-in places? There are just simply too many reasons to love cats, and one reason is more than enough for us to write an article about them, so here we are.
At the moment, Maine coons are one of the most popular cat breeds not only in the United States but internationally as well. Their friendly and playful nature makes them a perfect house pet for people who have kids, as well. And also—boy, are they large! Being the largest domestic cat breed, grown Maine coons can weigh somewhere between 9 to 18 pounds, with some of them reaching 20 pounds or more!
But before reading more trivia about these majestic creatures, scroll down below to find the best Instagram accounts to stalk Maine coons. Well, not necessarily stalk per se, but at least get your daily dose of cuteness! We handpicked you some accounts that are worth following, and if you know any more of them that are too good to miss—share the links in the comments!
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Tiara, Luna, & Lizzie are "three Maine coon girls from Norway." The three lovely musketeers have a huge follower base of almost 300k and counting. Tiara and Luna were born back in 2017, while the youngest—Lizzie—is two years old at the moment, having been born in 2018.
Did you know that there are states in the United States where cats are recognized as state symbols? Massachusetts has its tabby cat, Maryland—calico cat, while Colorado, California, and Tennessee recognize adopted shelter and rescued pets as their official state symbols. There's probably no need to tell you which cat is the official state cat of Maine?
It's the Maine Coon.
11-year-old Roger has such strong features, it's no surprise he's a total social media darling. The handsome fella lives in Bavaria, Germany and stuns his 29k followers every day with adorable portraits and short videos.
Hugo and Nemo are two majestic German fur-balls with over two thousand followers. Hugo is a tad older, having been born in 2018, while Nemo is not yet one year old. They are both super playful and love cuddling together.
This adorable ginger stunner named Sebastian is living in Norway. He was born back in June of 2018 and Sebastian's hypnotic gold-colored eyes have gained him more than 16k followers.
These majestic cats come from the state of Maine, where the breed was known as far back as the early 19th century. Maine coons are a natural breed, and there isn't a lot of information about their origins, merely speculations. Some believe the cats were brought by Vikings, others—that they're descendants of long-haired cats of Marie Antoinette that were sent to North America in advance of the queen, who hoped to escape there.
"Rebel Without a Cause," Gastone's Instagram bio reads and upon checking the photos posted there, you can clearly see why. The handsome troublemaker has almost 5k followers and never fails to let his "servant" know when it is time for his lunch.
Mila and Merlin are two Maine coons from Germany, both born in November of 2018. The adorable siblings have lovely, colorful fur and almost 13k followers. "Feel invited to follow our little adventures," they say in their bio.
Lotus is a stunning Swede with a lovely cream fur coat. "Welcome to my page, where I mostly share photos of me and sometimes my mates," he says to his prospective followers in his Instagram bio. By the way, he's quite an Instagram star with more than 350k people stalking his Royal Majesty.
"Hi! I’m Bruno! A Maine coon cat," Bruno León's Instagram biography reads. Bruno lives in Chile with his brothers Leonidas and Linda. His handsome face and adorable ear tufts have gained him almost 20k followers.
Being descendants of excellent mousers, Maine coons have retained their skillful ways. According to the experts, these cats will hunt down any rodent that comes their way. When not hunting, Maine coons will be perfectly satisfied chasing pretend mice (read: toys).
Yet another German guy, the 5-year-old Uberto is stunning his 34k followers with his incredible lion-like look. Although his strong features give him a grumpy vibe, he's actually a playful, box-loving, toy-chasing cat that loves attention.
These stunning beauties are quite the international stars. Kara was born last year in France, while her boyfriend Kan came from Kazakhstan; however, the two of them now live in Madrid, Spain. Join 6k other followers and follow this duo for gorgeous, mesmerizing portraits.
Omar is a handsome ginger Maine coon boy who's living in Melbourne, Australia. Internet-famous, with over 150k Instagram followers, Omar has quite a social media presence. He's living with Strudel—a tortie/calico domestic cat.
Among the main appeals of Maine coons are their chill, friendly, and laid-back personalities. These cats are perfect for families who have children and even dogs. Of course, any other pet should be introduced slowly to the Maine coon, just like to any other cat.
Ramses Isaac is a dazzling beauty living in Antwerp, Belgium. The 1-year-old is "black tabby classic and white," as his bio informs. His hobbies include playing hide and seek, backpacking, "any food," and "sleeping on [his] back."
Lord Henry Hoffman is a handsome ginger boy from Russia. "I have one eye, but this does not prevent me from enjoying life," the majestic Maine coon lets his 23k followers know. He's almost 3 years old now and is simply "everyone's favorite."
Kayo is a "playful and cuddly boy" who lives with two cat brothers from other mothers and his humans. His life motto? "Keep your friends close and your snacks closer." Wise words, Kayo, wise words.
Maine coons are known for their majestic fur. It's so long and thick, it makes them perfect for long and snowy winters in Maine, as they have two layers of fur. Between their toe beans, there's some fur too, for added warmth. Their distinctive ear tufts are one of the things that distinguish them from other long-haired breeds, while their fur can come in a variety of colors.