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Egyptian Mau

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Egyptian Mau (Face, Sitting)
Face, Sitting
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Egyptian Mau (Sitting, Side View)
Sitting, Side View
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Egyptian Mau (Face, Muzzle)
Face, Muzzle

Breed Information


2018: #27

2017: #25

Name Egyptian Mau
Other names Pharaoh Cat
Origin Egypt
Size Medium

Short to medium



Lap Cat Yes
Life span 18-20 years









Male: 10 - 14 pounds

Female: 6 - 10 pounds






Kitten Prices

Average $1000 - $1200 USD

Egyptian Maus CFA and TICA Dual Registered: Females and Males from $900 to $2500 depending color and quality and whether the cat will be used in a breeding program. Most silver spotted and Bronze spotted kittens are priced between $1,000 and $1200 as pets.

Breed Characteristics


2 stars

Affection Level

5 stars

Child Friendly

4 stars

Good 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


1 stars

Low 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 stars

Hypoallergenic: NoGenerally 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.


4 stars


4 stars

Constant 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


3 stars

Moderate 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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Egyptian Mau Kitten (Standing, Side View)
Standing, Side View
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Egyptian Mau Kitten (Standing, Silver)
Standing, Silver
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Egyptian Mau Kitten (Sitting, Smoke)
Sitting, Smoke

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
100 Cute Kitten Names ›


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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