Short, silky, fine, and dense.
Silver, bronze, smoke; random spotted pattern on body, marking on forehead, and mascara lines on cheeks.
Medium-sized, graceful, elegant body; alert ears; striking green eyes the color of "gooseberry"
Egyptian Maus are loving, affectionate cats who strongly bond to one or two people in the family. They are very intelligent, which makes them easy to train, and they will even learn tricks on their own for your amusement. Loyal and gentle, Maus love to play and cuddle.
Maus love being with their people and need attention and affection to thrive. Owners often describe Mau's voices as sweet and bird-like, and they will often greet their family with a happy chortle. An active breed, it does love to play, so keep a constant supply of fun toys to amuse your Mau. They may even become possessive of favorite toys (and favorite people). They love to ride on shoulders and sit and sleep in their owners lap. Maus will often perform a 'tail wiggle,' where their back legs move up and down—some people mistake this for marking, but it's just a form of communication for them. These cats are very fast - the fastest breed of domestic cat - and have strong back legs.
Maus love food, so feed a high-quality diet and keep an eye on your cat;s waistline - don't let him get overweight.
Egyptian Maus are good with children, especially those in their own family. They may become territorial with other cats and pets.
The life span of the Egyptian Mau is 13 to 15 years. Health concerns may include allergies; asthma; and cardiomyopathy.
Although Maus are shorthaired cats and don’t need extensive grooming, running a comb over the coat regularly will help remove dead hair.
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