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Scottish Fold Maine Coon Cat Mix – Care Guide, Pictures, Info & More

Sarah Psaradelis

By Sarah Psaradelis

Maine coon Scottish fold mix breed

Height: 8–15 inches
Weight: 6-20 pounds
Lifespan: 12-15 years
Colors: White, black, blue, copper, cream, brown, silver, and lilac
Suitable for: Apartment living and families with children
Temperament: Intelligent, playful, energetic, trainable, and affectionate

Love the Scottish Fold cat breed and the Maine Coon, but can’t decide which breed is best? Then this mix breed offers you both breeds in one.

Both the Scottish fold Maine coon cats are cute and affectionate cat breeds, so a combination of these two results in a fluffy medium-sized cat with all the desirable characteristics of the parents.

The Scottish Fold Maine Coon Mix makes an excellent pet for your home, and they are family-orientated cats perfect for apartment living. This is a great cat breed to own, although they can be difficult to find because they are rarer than other types of mixed cat breeds. Read on below to find out more.

Scottish Fold Maine Coon Mix Kittens – Before Bringing One Home…


3 Little-Known Facts About Scottish Fold Maine Coon Mix

1. A Mixture of Flat Ears and a Fluffy Coat

When the Scottish fold is mixed with a Maine coon, the result is usually a cat with the characteristically flat ears of the Scottish fold, and the fluffy coat of the Maine coon. However, this is not always the case and the appearance of kittens can vary.

2. The Scottish Fold Maine Coon Mix Is Rare

The Maine Coon cat breed is known for their characteristically large and pointy ears that stick up, whereas the Scottish fold has small and flat ears. When these two cat breeds are mixed you end up with a rare-looking cat that is not common and difficult to find.

3. The Ear Fold Is the Result of a Genetic Mutation

The flat and folded ears you will see in a Scottish Fold are caused by a genetic mutation. The gene affects the cartilage of the cat’s ear, and the origins of this mutation can be traced back to a barn cat named Susie that was found with these unique ears.

Scottish Fold and Maine Coon
Parents of Scottish Fold Maine Coon Mix: Left – Scottish Fold (Inna photographer, Shutterstock) | Right – Maine Coon (Remark_Anna, Shutterstock)

Temperament & Intelligence of the Scottish Fold Maine Coon Mix

Are These Cats Good for Families? 👪

As separate breeds, both the Scottish Fold and the Maine Coon make excellent pets. They are quite family-orientated and have all the desirable traits and characteristics that you would look for in a cat.

When combined into a mixed breed, the result is an energetic and affectionate cat that will happily sit on your lap or engage in an interactive game with toys. In general, these cats are great for families.

Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets?

Maine coons and Scottish folds are generally quite tolerant of other pets such as dogs and cats, but as natural predators, they will not get along well with small pets like rodents, or other pets such as birds.

It is best to not keep them in a multi-cat household, as the Maine Coon part of this mixed cat breed enjoys their owner’s full attention, and they can get irritated or even jealous of other cats.

When it comes to keeping this mix with dogs, a peaceful and gradual introduction is important if you want to keep them tolerant of each other.

Things to Know When Owning a Scottish Fold Maine Coon Mix:

Food & Diet Requirements 🐡

The Scottish fold and Maine coon mix breed will have the same dietary requirements as other cats and are primarily carnivores.

They need a high-protein diet rich in animal-based meats, along with some carbohydrates, fats, amino acids (arginine and taurine), and fiber in their diet.

A high-quality commercial food will benefit this mixed cat breed, and it can either be a wet, raw, or kibble-based food. Look for foods that contain fewer by-products and unnecessary fillers, with more real proteins such as chicken, salmon, or other meats as the main ingredients.

Exercise 🐈

Your Scottish Fold and Maine Coon mix will require a moderate amount of daily exercise, around 20 to 30 minutes a day. There will be certain times when your cat is more active, usually around the evening and in the morning.

During their active periods, they will benefit from a variety of different toys. Look for toys that they can interact with to provide both mental and physical enrichment.

Scratching posts, accessories such as cat trees that they can climb, along with teaser toys that can keep them engaged will be beneficial. Toys that mimic “prey” can also be an interesting enrichment item to your cat’s daily exercise routine. This will allow them to chase and paw at the toy and help prevent them from getting bored.

Training 🧶

Both the Scottish Fold and Maine Coon are intelligent, so the mixed breed of these two cats is equally as intelligent and willing to learn. They can easily be trained from a young age and using the litter box and diverting their scratching instincts away from your furniture shouldn’t be too difficult.

When you are training your cat and you notice that they are exhibiting bad behavior (such as scratching your furniture), divert their attention by getting them a scratching post instead, and reward them with a fun toy or their favorite treat.

Grooming ✂️

Both the Maine Coon and Scottish Fold have moderate shedding levels. Your Scottish Fold and Maine Coon mix will thus be a moderate shedder and they have thick fur that is more demanding when it comes to their grooming requirements.

A regular brush a few times a week will help get rid of loose hair, and ensure they are fed a healthy diet rich in minerals that benefit their skin and coat health.

Since this mixed cat breed will likely inherit the folded ears from the Scottish fold, you will need to regularly clean their ears with a pet-safe wipe to get rid of any dirt trapped underneath. If you bathe your Scottish Fold and Maine Coon mix, then ensuring you dry any water that drips into their ear with a clean towel or cotton pad is important.

Health and Conditions 🏥

Minor Conditions
  • Gingivitis and other dental issues
  • Obesity
  • Ear infections
  • Osteochondrodysplasia
  • Eye problems

Serious Conditions
  • Feline stomatitis
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Cancer
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Male vs Female

Since the Scottish Fold and Maine Coon mix is a rare cat breed, not much is known about the differences between a male and female. The differences will largely come to size, though.

Male Maine Coons are usually larger than females, with longer legs and more defined necks, while females are slightly smaller. The same goes for male Scottish Folds, who typically have a slenderer body with long legs.

Final Thoughts

As a rare combination of two beloved cat breeds, the Scottish Fold and Maine Coon, this mix will have the same loving and playful temperament as their parent breeds while being intelligent and easy to bond with.

If you are looking for an exotic-looking cat with moderate shedding, a medium-sized body, and the characteristics of both the Maine Coon and Scottish Fold, then this mixed cat breed is worth considering.

Featured Image Credit: Niney Azman, Shutterstock

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