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Egyptian Mau’s Physical Traits:

Random spots with the dark spots being very vivid against the base coat colour

Come in silver, bronze, smoke, or black

Have a spotted pattern

The dark ‘M’ on their forehead is often called a scarab beetle mark

Their almond 0 shaped eyes turn gooseberry green as they mature

Strong black ‘mascara lines’ run from the corners of the eye across the cheek

On silvers, a strong black line runs along the spine to the tail

The one way to tell a Mau: they have an extra flap of skin extending from the end of the ribcage to the hind limbs that allows for increased speed (like the Cheetah)

Fastest running Mau was clocked running over thirty miles an hour

Their hind legs that are longer than their front legs

They are short-haired cats, but do shed and require occasional brushing

Have few known health issues

Physical and Personality Traits


Egyptian Mau Personality Traits

Very athletic – these are strong, physical cats

Very intelligent (you’ll notice this in play, when they don’t fall for your tricks the way other cats do)

Can be shy around strangers

Dislike loud noises and can be easily startled

Form a strong bond with the family member of their choice

Will greet you at the door when you come home

Play fetch

Engage in a lot of hunting behaviour type play

Love warmth

Get more active after they’ve eaten