Egyptian Mau

Athletic and elegant, this breed loves to play

The Egyptian Mau cat has a striking appearance due to its athletic build and sleek, spotted coat. Though this breed looks similar to the Bengal, with their spotted coats, Bengals’ are more like leopard spots, whereas Egyptian Maus’ spots are smaller and more polka-dotty. As the name suggests, this breed originated from Egypt around 3,000 years ago. Their forehead markings are often described as looking like scarab beetles!

Vital Stats

Size: Medium
Coat: Short, fine and silky
Life span: 15 years
Personality: Loyal, playful, athletic
Size >medium Coat >short
Life span >15years
Egyptian Mau personality and temperament

Egyptian Mau Personality & Temperament

The Egyptian Mau can be a true and loyal friend. However, they need their own space and toys to play with of their own accord.

Egyptian Mau food and diet

Food & Diet

Egyptian Maus don’t tend to run into nutritional issues, so they’re easy to feed! It’s best to keep them on a high-protein, meat-based diet.

Egyptian Mau grooming and coat care

Egyptian Mau Grooming & Coat Care

Egyptian Maus are known for their sleek and silky coats, which are surprisingly easy to maintain!

Egyptian Mau training and behaviour

Egyptian Mau Training & Behaviour

With intelligence and playfulness to spare, there’s never a dull moment with an Egyptian Mau in your life.

Egyptian Mau before you buy

What to know before you buy or rehome an Egyptian Mau cat

Egyptian Maus make lovely pets but what do you need to know before bringing your cat home?

Egyptian Mau insurance considerations

Egyptian Maus sometimes suffer with certain health conditions and may require treatment. Petplan cat insurance offers peace of mind that they will always be protected.

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