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Egyptian Mau

Small to medium-sized with a dense short coat, the Egyptian Mau is one of the few naturally spotted breeds of domestic cat. They are elegant and athletic looking, with neat rounded paws and a lean, muscular build. The striking markings and large round eyes give them the appealing if slightly worried look that is typical of the breed. 

12 - 15 years
2.7 - 6kg
Come in six colours, silver, bronze, smoke, black, caramel and blue/pewter, however silver is the most common.
The need-to-know
  • Benefits from an experienced owner
  • Enjoys playing games and is active at home
  • Highly active and inquisitive cat
  • Independent but friendly
  • Slightly talkative cat
  • Lean and elegant cat
  • Requires grooming once a week
  • A bit of both indoor and outdoor space
  • Not ideal for family homes
  • Can be regularly left for a few hours
  • Needs a calm environment
Generally healthy breed

The Egyptian Mau cat can be affected by:
- Pyruvate kinase deficiency which causes anaemia in other breeds but, so far, does not seem to adversely affect the health of the Egyptian Mau.

Testing available:
- DNA testing for pyruvate kinase deficiency which tests whether or not a cat has the potential to be affected by this condition.


Playful and fun-loving, the Mau has distinctly dog like characteristics, they will enjoy a game of fetch, learning to retrieve thrown toys, and they often adore playing in, and with, water! The Mau is also a loyal and very friendly cat, loving a lap to curl up on and particularly enjoying snuggling into any warm spot, laptop case, duvet, by the fire or anywhere else they can find one. Another feature of the breed is their musical voice, they will chirp and chortle, chirrup and chat away, not in a demanding or strident way but a familiar and conversational sort of sound whilst interacting with their favourite people.