Huge Norwegian Forest Cat the size of a large Maine Coon

On average, the Norwegian Forest Cat (NFC) is smaller than the Maine Coon but there are exceptions and this is one of them. Not all MCs are larger than NFCs. This TikTok video illustrates the point. This NFC is very classic in terms of 'type' meaning desired appearance as per the breed standard. Super appearance. Huge Norwegian Forest Cat the size of a large Maine Coon. Image: MikeB from screenshots. Here is the video. For me it is a bit irritating because of the soundtrack. Horrible for me. But the point is made about size. This is a great NFC. A classic in terms of coat: a grey tabby-and-white. It is his size which is untypical for this breed although they are one of the largest domestic cat breeds challenging the supremacy of the Maine Coon sometimes .

Reasons why female cats spray

Female domestic and feral cats cats spray urine for the same reason that males do it. It's like a calling card to say that they were there. It sends a signal to other cat that this is their home range and when they were at the spot where they sprayed. Perhaps people think that it is only male cats who spray their home range. This is not true. In feral cat colonies, adult cats spray urine more frequently than females. So, for example, in a colony of barn cats, females would spray urine while travelling but not at the same high rates recorded for males. Females spray at higher rates just prior to oestrus which ensures the presence of a male cat at an appropriate time.

A survey in Sweden tells us that dominant males spray at rate of 22 marks per hour compared to 12.9 urination is per hour for sub-dominant males. Faeces deposited for the same reason i.e. as a scent marker were always covered in core areas but outside of those areas they were frequently left uncovered. Female farm cats are also more likely to cover their faeces within the core of their ranges.

The information comes from various sources including myself and a study carried out by JD Mellen entitled A comparative analysis of scent-marking, social and reproductive behaviour in 20 species of small cats published in 1993.

The cat in the video is an unneutered male cat, a tabby-and-white, living somewhere in Asia. He'll be a community cat.


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