The Egyptian Mau is an intelligent pet. Here is your informative A-list of Egyptian Mau. This Egyptian Mau cat breed was originated from Egypt. It is an ancient cat breed. They are the only natural spotted domestic cat breed. The cat name “Mau” was derived from the Egyptian language which means cat. Egyptian Mau Cats were descended from African wild cat. Egyptian Mau Cats were worshipped as deities or keep as pets in ancient Egypt. In 1956, first Egyptian Mau was imported to United States by the exiled Russian princess Nathalie Troubetskoy. The Egyptian Mau was recognized by the Cat Fancier’s Association (CFA) in 1977. Today, Egyptian Mau is one of the loving family pet around the world.
Facts about Egyptian Mau
- Temperament – The Egyptian Mau is active, affectionate, athletic, intelligent, loyal and playful. They thrive on human companionship and they like to make a variety of chortling sounds to their owner. They are not hyperactive as Abyssinian Cat. The Egyptian Mau Cat enjoys a game of fetch. They know how to open up draw or cupboard. They have a soft melodious voice. They can get along with children and early socialization is good for Egyptian Mau Kittens. They prefer warm climates.
- Appearance – The Egyptian Mau has a medium-sized body. They have a graceful appearance. They have a slightly round wedged-shaped head and they come with a pair of almond-shaped large eyes. The eyes color is gooseberry green. The medium-sized ears are moderately pointed and it may be tufted. The hind legs are slightly longer than front legs. The feet are small with round-shaped. They have a medium long tail which thicker at the base.
- Coat color and pattern – The most distinguishing feature for Egyptian Mau is the random body spots. The coat color includes bronze, silver or smoke.
Here are some Egyptian Mau pictures
Egyptian Mau Breed Information
|Weight||10– 14 pounds (male) 6-10 pounds (female)|
|Group||Natural Cat Breed|
|Exercise Ability||Let them play and run around, they enjoy play with simple toys|
|Life Span||9 – 15 years|
|Litter Size||Average 6 kittens|
|Grooming Requirements||Weekly brushing is needed. This breed is an average shedder|
In general, Egyptian Mau is a healthy cat breed. Owner provides enough surfaces for cats normal scratching behavior is important to make them healthier.
Here is a list of cute cat name for your Egyptian Mau Kitten.
If you are interested in this cat breed, you may look for Egyptian Mau kittens for adoption from Egyptian Mau rescue or look for Egyptian Mau Cats for sale from Egyptian Mau breeders.