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8 cat breeds with the friendliest personalities

Reader's Digest Logo By Meghan Jones of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 8: There’s a reason these cats have the nickname “gentle giants.” While larger than the average cat - they usually range in size from nine to 18 pounds - experts note that they tend to be big softies. Their meow is a high-pitched, light sound, often surprising to hear coming from such a massive fur ball. These friendly cat breeds also generally get along great with humans and other cats alike, making them ideal choices for multi-pet households. “[Maine Coons’] sweet natures and playful silliness are a delight to have around,” says Patricia Washburn, author of Self-Care for Cats (And Their Humans). Cats can be finicky creatures sometimes. Here's 13 things you do that your cat actually hates.

1. Maine Coon

There’s a reason these cats have the nickname “gentle giants.” While larger than the average cat - they usually range in size from nine to 18 pounds - experts note that they tend to be big softies. Their meow is a high-pitched, light sound, often surprising to hear coming from such a massive fur ball. These friendly cat breeds also generally get along great with humans and other cats alike, making them ideal choices for multi-pet households. “[Maine Coons’] sweet natures and playful silliness are a delight to have around,” says Patricia Washburn, author of Self-Care for Cats (And Their Humans). Cats can be finicky creatures sometimes. Here's 13 things you do that your cat actually hates.
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