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.
- 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
- 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:
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, Egyptian 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