Egyptian Mau Breed Profile


Among the endearing qualities of the Egyptian Mau Cat is that they are intelligent, shy, protective of toys, loves to play fetch, loyal, and highly affectionate. Often they will prefer perching on your shoulders as you walk or sit down and on top of anything you are trying to read.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of cat is good with children provided the children do not tease the animal.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of cat is around 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of cat is around 5 to 11 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of cat include but are not limited to cardiomyopathy, feline asthma, food allergies and skin allergies.

Housebreaking and Shedding

This breed of cat comes litterbox trained at around 8 weeks of age. The Egyptian Mau Cat is an average shedder, requiring brushing around every other day.

Best Owner Compatibility

Can be suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has lots of love and attention to give and tons of toys to play with. This breed of cat likes to have a playmate in the form of another cat.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of cat are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of cat is around $800+ per cat. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected. They will however, be protective of toys they like to play with.

Noise Factor

These cats are very vocal when they want something. If you don't give them what they want, when they want it, cats will always find a way to let you know.

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