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Egyptian Maus

Egyptian Mau

The Egyptian Mau is a natural breed of cat that originated from the Cairo area. The word Mau is the ancient Egyptian name for the divine household cat. First brought to Europe and America in the 1950s, the Mau is the only natural domesticated breed of spotted cat. Other breeds of spotted cat are the result of selective breeding. This is not the biggest or most muscular cat breed, nor is it the slimmest or smallest. The Mau is both active and agile and loves adventure. Curious, like most cats, the Egyptian Mau is often seen climbing and investigating small holes and nooks all over the house.


Loving and extremely playful, the Egyptian Mau is full of energy and affection for its owners. They are highly intelligent cats that can be taught tricks and commands. It also enjoys to walk on a leash, which is unusual for cats. They crave human attention and will always be where most of their family are. These cats are quite happy to live as indoor cats as long as they are stimulated physically and mentally by their owners. Giving them toys to play with will help, especially if the cat will be on its own for a while.

  • Build (Male / Female)

    Male: 6-10 pounds (2-5kg)

    Female: 6-10 pounds (2-5kg)

  • Life Expectancy

    The Egyptian Mau can live up to, and even over, 15 years

  • Litter Size

    6 kittens

  • Grooming

    The short-haired coat of the Egyptian Mau does not require too much grooming. Brushing the cat once a week should be sufficient enough to keep the coat in top condition.

  • Recognition