a Maine Coon looking at a tape measure

How Long Is A Maine Coon Cat?

Maine Coons are big cats, and that often gets measured in weight.

Even a small Maine Coon can weigh 3.5kg (8lbs), and they continue to grow for 3 to 5 years after birth.

But how does that translate to length?

An average cat is around 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 centimeters) from the tip of its nose to the tip of its tail.

But what about a Maine Coon? How long is a Maine Coon cat?

A Maine Coon will have a body length between 48 to 80cm. The total length of the Maine Coon, including the tail, will be between 33 inches (82cm) and 48.5 inches (123cm). A small Maine Coon will be as long as the average domestic cat.

Maine Coon cats are known as the ‘gentle giants’, a small nudge towards the fact they are known for their size.

Not all Maine Coons are massive, I own a Maine Coon and she is really small.

If the smallest is around 48cm in body length and the largest is around 80cm then it would be about fair to say an average might be in the 55 to 60cm for body length.

Likewise, if the total length is around 82cm for a small Maine Coon and 123cm for the largest, then a good average would be in the 95 to 105cm range.

a Maine Coon looking at a tape measure

How Long Is A Small Maine Coon Cat?

I can find this out first hand, as I have a small Maine Coon.

Alita is female, and is on the small size, right on the edge of the weight range for a female Maine Coon at 3.5kg (8lbs).

So I can measure her.

Here you go;

  • body length – 19 inches (48cm)
  • tail length – 14 inches (35cm)
  • total length – 33 inches (83cm)

I would guess that those lengths are the smallest your Maine Coon will be.

Which is still pretty large compared to an average cat.

a maine coon length diagram

How Long Are The Largest Maine Coon Cats

As alluded to earlier, a Maine Coon can grow quite large.

How large is quite measurable as the Guinness book of world records has a few Maine Coons who have won records in terms of length.

A Maine Coon named Stewie was recorded at 48.5 inches (123cm) in length.

Another cat, called Ludo, from Wakefield, UK, was recorded at 46.5 inches (118cm) in length.

Both these measurements were from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail.

Length Measurements On Maine Coons

When talking about length and Maine Coons it’s important to not confuse two lengths.

Body length is from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail.

The total length is from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail.


With regards to length, a Maine Coon is typically anywhere from 33 inches (83cm) up to 48.75 inches (123 cm), depending on the individual cat and its parent lineage.

A Maine Coon can grow quite large with the very largest reaching over three feet in total length or 123 centimeters.

There are many factors that contribute to how big they get, including genetics and diet, so it’s hard to say for sure what the average size of a Maine Coon is.

55 to 60cm for average body length is about right.

95 to 105cm would sound right for a total body length.

A Maine Coon’s tail is long too – anywhere from 12-16” in length which is roughly 30-40 centimeters; they’re pretty fluffy at the end if you ask me.

About the Author


My name is Ann and I have been looking after and breeding cats since 2013. I am currently the proud ownder of Alita, a female Maine Coon to whom I've dedicated this site. She has had 2 litters and is around 3 years old. We share adventures and stories together.

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