Egyptian Mau

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Life expectancy

The Egyptian Mau has a life expectancy of between 14 and 18 years


Adult size

Female Between 12 and 14 in
Male Between 12 and 14 in

Adult weight

Female Between 7 and 11 lb
Male Between 9 and 13 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown Red
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Egyptian Mau costs approximately 300£

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More details about the Egyptian Mau

Egyptian Mau: Origins and history

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt worshipped the Egyptian Mau more than 1500 years BC. This cat may even be a direct descendant of Felis lybica, the ancestor of domestic cats. However, it was not until the mid-fifties that a Russian princess, then in exile in Italy, noticed this beautiful cat and brought it to the status of official breed. In fact, at that time, most European cats had some Egyptian ancestry, but the two World Wars had decimated many of them. Princess Nathalie Troubetskoy fell in love with a silver tabby kitten in a box from Egypt. She then brought other cats directly from Egypt to grow this breed that she knew was linked to the Pharaohs’ cats. When she immigrated to the United States a few years later, she took three kittens and founded the Fatima Breeding Farm. The "traditional lineage" of the Egyptian Mau derives entirely from these three individuals: Baba and Liza, two silver females, and Jojo, a bronze male.

Egyptian Mau: Purchase price

The Egyptian Mau is considered a rare breed and their prices reflect this. The average price of a kitten is around £300, but for a cat destined for reproduction, the price can be higher. 

To meet this cat’s needs, it will cost around £30 a month.

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