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Egytpian Mau

EgyptianMau

Energetic, active, and athletic

Active, Inquisitive, Loyal

Egyptian Maus are extraordinary pets. While it is interesting to learn about the breeding purpose of Egyptian Maus, their genetics actually influence health, outward appearance and behavior. Some behaviors make the Egyptian Mau and some can be quite irritating! Understanding her unique needs will help you keep her healthy and will create a stronger bond between the two of you. Explore this page to learn more about where she came, which health conditions are a risk to her and how to keep her feeling her best.

Breed Details

Body:Medium long, graceful, muscular Coat:Medium length, lustrous sheen, depends on color

Length of fur
2

1 = short - 5 = long

Grooming requirements
1

1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming

Energy level
5

1 = low energy - 5 = high energy

Ease of training
4

1 = difficult - 5 = easy

Affection toward owners
4

1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Friendliness toward strangers
5

1 = shy - 5 = very friendly

Routine Care: Egyptian Maus have short coats which make them sensitive to temperature. They should be kept indoors at all times. Cats are meticulously clean and demand a clean litter box. Be sure to provide at least one box for each cat and scoop waste daily. It is important that your cat drinks adequate amounts of water. If she won't drink water from her bowl try adding ice cubes or a flowing fountain.

Grooming: They have a low maintenance short coat. Brush as needed, at least weekly for a healthy shine.

Dental: Egyptian Maus have generally good teeth, and you can keep them perfect by brushing them at least twice a week!

Ear Care: Check her ears weekly for wax, debris, or signs of infection and clean when necessary. Don’t worry—your veterinarian can show you how!

Egyptian Maus are sensitive friends, who enjoy high places. They will come to you for attention on their terms.

Positive Traits:

  • Might "chirrup" or trill her meows to call you when she misses you
  • Energetic, active, and athletic
  • Loves jumping and being in high places
  • Has a short, easy-to-care-for coat

Negative Traits: 

  • Needs early socialization to accept other pets and strangers
  • Can hide if not socialized properly
  • May be easily startled by loud or strange sounds

Whether you are considering adding a new Egyptian Mau to your family or you already have one as a companion, it is important for you to know about the genetically linked diseases known to occur more often in this breed. Of course not every Egyptian Mau will have these problems, but research shows your pal is more at risk than other breeds. By exploring the health concerns specific to the Egyptian Mau you will become a knowledgeable and confident pet parent. Be sure to speak with your veterinarian about breed risks every time you visit and educate yourself on the most important concerns to watch for at home. She’s counting on you to be her health expert.

Some health issues an Egyptian Mau could encounter:

Heart Disease

FLUTD

Renal Failure

Hyperthyroidism

Diabetes

Allergies/Atopy

The only naturally spotted domestic cat breed, records of the Egyptian Mau date back to 1400BC, making it one of the oldest known cat breeds. The Egyptian Mau is a shy and sensitive breed that does not like loud noises and disruptions. Maus communicate by wagging their tail or kneading paws,and may converse with you in a voice that chortles and trills. Smart and observant, Eqgyptian Maus can easily learn to open doors and cabinets and they love to climb.

Consult with a veterinarian if your Egyptian Mau shows signs of the following:

  • weakness or exercise intolerance; rapid, labored, or open-mouth breathing; sudden-onset of weakness

  • increased thirst and urination, poor appetite, weight loss

  • voracious appetite, weight loss, excessive thirst and urination

  • abnormal skin or coat, excessive grooming

  • lethargy; weight loss; chronic or recurrent infections, especially upper respiratory infections or gingivitis

  • Care

    Routine Care: Egyptian Maus have short coats which make them sensitive to temperature. They should be kept indoors at all times. Cats are meticulously clean and demand a clean litter box. Be sure to provide at least one box for each cat and scoop waste daily. It is important that your cat drinks adequate amounts of water. If she won't drink water from her bowl try adding ice cubes or a flowing fountain.

    Grooming: They have a low maintenance short coat. Brush as needed, at least weekly for a healthy shine.

    Dental: Egyptian Maus have generally good teeth, and you can keep them perfect by brushing them at least twice a week!

    Ear Care: Check her ears weekly for wax, debris, or signs of infection and clean when necessary. Don’t worry—your veterinarian can show you how!

  • Characteristics

    Egyptian Maus are sensitive friends, who enjoy high places. They will come to you for attention on their terms.

    Positive Traits:

    • Might "chirrup" or trill her meows to call you when she misses you
    • Energetic, active, and athletic
    • Loves jumping and being in high places
    • Has a short, easy-to-care-for coat

    Negative Traits: 

    • Needs early socialization to accept other pets and strangers
    • Can hide if not socialized properly
    • May be easily startled by loud or strange sounds
  • Health Concerns

    Whether you are considering adding a new Egyptian Mau to your family or you already have one as a companion, it is important for you to know about the genetically linked diseases known to occur more often in this breed. Of course not every Egyptian Mau will have these problems, but research shows your pal is more at risk than other breeds. By exploring the health concerns specific to the Egyptian Mau you will become a knowledgeable and confident pet parent. Be sure to speak with your veterinarian about breed risks every time you visit and educate yourself on the most important concerns to watch for at home. She’s counting on you to be her health expert.

    Some health issues an Egyptian Mau could encounter:

    Heart Disease

    FLUTD

    Renal Failure

    Hyperthyroidism

    Diabetes

    Allergies/Atopy

  • History

    The only naturally spotted domestic cat breed, records of the Egyptian Mau date back to 1400BC, making it one of the oldest known cat breeds. The Egyptian Mau is a shy and sensitive breed that does not like loud noises and disruptions. Maus communicate by wagging their tail or kneading paws,and may converse with you in a voice that chortles and trills. Smart and observant, Eqgyptian Maus can easily learn to open doors and cabinets and they love to climb.

  • Watch Out For

    Consult with a veterinarian if your Egyptian Mau shows signs of the following:

    • weakness or exercise intolerance; rapid, labored, or open-mouth breathing; sudden-onset of weakness

    • increased thirst and urination, poor appetite, weight loss

    • voracious appetite, weight loss, excessive thirst and urination

    • abnormal skin or coat, excessive grooming

    • lethargy; weight loss; chronic or recurrent infections, especially upper respiratory infections or gingivitis

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