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Egyptian Mau

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Breed Information
Popularity (2014) #20
Name Egyptian Mau
Other names Pharaoh Cat
Origin Egypt
Size Medium
Coat Short to mediumResilientSilky
Lap Cat Yes
Life span 18-20 years
Temperament AgileDependentGentleIntelligentLivelyLoyalPlayful
Weight Male: 10 - 14 poundsFemale: 6 - 10 pounds
Colors BlueSilverBlackSmoke
Kitten Price Average $500 - $800 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 2 stars
Affection Level 5 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood With Others: It is usually good with adults and children (6+) and can be very affectionate towards them.
Dog Friendly 3 stars
Energy Level 5 stars
Grooming 1 starsLow Maintenance: Occasional grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. Though we see cats regularly lick their coats to clean themselves, some regular grooming can be good; it removes hair, prevents matting, and stimulates circulation. Frequency should be every few weeks.
Health Issues 2 starsGenerally Healthy: It doesn't have as many known illnesses and conditions as other cats. Best for owners who do not want to worry about long-term medical costs.Hypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 4 stars
Shedding 4 starsConstant Shedding: Shedding will occur often for this cat breed. It is suggested to brush and comb its coat regularly to reduce the risk of it developing hairballs. Be prepared also to vacuum often.
Social Needs 4 stars
Stranger Friendly 2 stars
Vocalization 3 starsModerate Vocalization: Its vocal behavior can be tolerable. Eliminating stimuli that cause the vocalization or modifying the cat's behavior, such as keeping it occupied and content, can reduce vocalization.
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Kitten Names
Rank Male Female
01 Harley Ella
02 Oliver Molly
03 Leo   Ayla
04 Coco Kitty
05 Olley Daisy
06 Lucky Boo  
07 Axel Alice
08 Chunk Gavin
09 Simba Lexi
10 Fluffy Chloe

Egyptian Maus are medium sized, well-muscled, and moderately active cats. They are randomly spotted, while their legs and tails are banded. Their head is a slightly rounded wedge without flat planes, and their medium to large ears may be tufted. Their eyes are large, alert and almond shaped, with a slight slant. They generally develop green eyes by 18 months of age. Mascara lines, a scarab mark on the forehead, and the large eyes give them a worried expression.

The Egyptian Mau is a statuesque breed with her muscular, vividly spotted coat and gooseberry green eyes. The Mau, the Egyptian word for cat, is highly intelligent. She adores toys and will stalk anything that moves. A loyal, constant companion, this feline prefers being the only pet in a household as she does not readily adapt to other cats or dogs.

Children & Other Pets
The active and playful Mau is a perfect choice for families with children and cat-friendly dogs. He will play fetch as well as any retriever, learns tricks easily and loves the attention he receives from children who treat him politely and with respect. He’s smart enough to get out of the way of toddlers but loves school-age children because they are a match for his energy level and curiosity. Nothing scares him, certainly not dogs, and he will happily make friends with them if they don’t give him any trouble. He is a skilled hunter, however, and pet birds or other small animals are probably not safe in his presence. Always introduce any pets, even other cats, slowly and in a controlled setting.
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