The Wild Looks of the Egyptian Mau

Many lovers of domestic cats are also fans of the beauty of their wild cousins, and the Egyptian Mau allows those pet lovers to bring the beauty of the wild into their homes. The striking appearance of this breed makes it a real crowd pleaser, and their delightful personality, charm and intelligence makes the Egyptian Mau a favorite household companion as well.

There is much evidence to suggest that the Egyptian Mau is in fact the same cat that was first domesticated in ancient times, and that it is in fact the cat pictured on the walls of pyramids and other structures in Ancient Egypt. The unique coloring of the Egyptian Mau certainly seems to lend credence to the theory that this is the cat that was domesticated from the spotted African Wild Cat.

The spots are of course a major feature of the Egyptian Mau, and in fact this breed is the only naturally spotted breed of domestic cat. The Mau is an extremely intelligent and engaging cat, and they are quite active as well. The voice of the Egyptian Mau is quite unique as well, with a soft melodious chortling. The breed makes a wonderful companion, a great lap cat and an endlessly entertaining family member.


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  1. I think I may have rescued a mau/tabby mix under three weeks ago. She is a amber color mixture of stripes and spots. But chirps the whole time, giving us her opinion on EVERYTHING! She has a big M in between her eyes. She NEVER Meows just chirps. But she did have 4 very cute kittens on my sons lap when we found her. One just like her, (boy) another mink/silvery in color (boy) a black with amber patches and one amber patch over her eye (girl) and another mostly black with slight amber spots (girl)

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