Table of Contents
- 1 How long do Egyptian cats live?
- 2 How do you tell if my cat is an Egyptian Mau?
- 3 Are Egyptian Mau cats small?
- 4 Do Egyptian Maus like to be held?
- 5 Are Egyptian Maus talkative?
- 6 When did the Egyptian Mau cat become a breed?
- 7 What kind of cat was used in ancient Egypt?
- 8 What kind of fur does an Egyptian Mau have?
- 9 Are there any health problems with Egyptian Mau cats?
- 10 When did the Egyptian Mau cat come to America?
- 11 What does an Egyptian Mau cat look like?
- 12 What’s the land speed record for an Egyptian Mau cat?
- 13 Are there special needs for an Egyptian Mau cat?
How long do Egyptian cats live?
Life Expectancy: 9-13 yrs.
How do you tell if my cat is an Egyptian Mau?
Look for a distinctly spotted coat.
- The spots on a Egyptian mau are typically charcoal or jet black, depending on the coats other colors.
- The cat’s coat aside from the spots may be silver, bronze, or smoke colored. This makes it distinct from other spotted cats, like the Bengal, which may have a more reddish coat.
Are Egyptian Mau cats small?
Egyptian Maus are a small to medium-sized short-haired cat breed. They are one of the few naturally spotted breeds of domesticated cat.
Do Egyptian Maus like to be held?
While affectionate to their people and family, Egyptian Maus are also very firmly opinionated. Don’t expect this cat to let you pick them up and snuggle whenever you want, cuddles must be on their terms at all times!
Are Egyptian Maus talkative?
Maus, while not overly vocal, tend to talk in a stunning variety of ways. Meows, chirps, whistles, and chortles are all common Egyptian mau vocalizations. Maus also have a peculiar act when they are excited.
When did the Egyptian Mau cat become a breed?
In 1956, Princess Troubetskoy emigrated to the U.S., bringing with her Baba and two other rescued maus. Shortly thereafter, she established her cattery and established Egyptian maus as a recognized breed in North America. Egyptian maus were recognized by the Cat Fanciers’ Association in 1968 and The Canadian Cat Association shortly after.
What kind of cat was used in ancient Egypt?
Cats depicted in ancient Egyptian artwork resemble the spotted Egyptian mau and show that they were used for duck hunting as well as being worshipped by a cat cult. Feline genome data actually shows that the Egyptian mau is more closely related to Western-derived breeds than those of the eastern Mediterranean.
What kind of fur does an Egyptian Mau have?
The Egyptian Mau has a medium-length coat. The texture of the fur varies depending on the cat’s color. Cats with smoke coloring have silky, fine fur. Cats with silver or bronze coloring have fur with a more dense, resilient texture.
Are there any health problems with Egyptian Mau cats?
All cats have the potential to develop genetic health problems, just as all people have the potential to inherit diseases. Any breeder who claims that her breed has no health or genetic problems is either untruthful or unknowledgeable about the breed.
When did the Egyptian Mau cat come to America?
In 1956, the princess emigrated to America, bringing three of her treasured cats with her. Two of these cats, a silver female named Fatima Baba and a bronze male named Fatima Jojo form the foundation for today’s Egyptian Mau cat breed. The Cat Fanciers Federation registered these Egyptian Mau cats in 1956 when they first arrived in the U.S.
What does an Egyptian Mau cat look like?
Show quality Egyptian Mau cats may be silver, smoke, or bronze, with a broken mackerel tabby pattern that forms distinct spots that give the breed its wild appearance. The spine should show elongated spots, and the top of the head should display a distinct “scarab” pattern formed from broken stripes.
What’s the land speed record for an Egyptian Mau cat?
This breed holds the land speed record for domesticated cats: an Egyptian Mau cat was once clocked at 30 mph! These cats appreciate toys just as much as members of other active breeds.
Are there special needs for an Egyptian Mau cat?
If you plan to show your Egyptian Mau cat, socialization takes on an even more important role: Aggressive cats are disqualified immediately and antisocial individuals aren’t viewed as desirable even when their markings are beautiful. Although Egyptian Mau cats have no special nutritional needs, they thrive on a high-protein diet.