The Egyptian Mau | Egypts Regal Cat
Size: Small to Medium
Lifespan: 15 to 20 years
Activity Level: High
Temperament: Sweet-Tempered, Intelligent
Information / Facts: he Egyptian Mau is an extremely rare breed of cat. This cat is highly intelligent and very athletic. The Egyptian Mau is a very fast runner and has actually been clocked while running at speeds in excess of 50 miles per hour! The Egyptian Mau has a very expressive tail and will wiggle or twitch its tail to communicate with others. The Egyptian Mau also is very vocal and will talk and sing to its human. The Egyptian Mau boasts back legs that are much longer than the legs on the front of the cat, and will usually land on its back feet when jumping. This gives the cat a unique appearance similar to a kangaroo. The Egyptian Mau comes in five different colors, and is unique in that it has an extra fold of skin around its belly to allow its back legs to stretch farther for running and jumping.
Pros: The Egyptian Mau is an athletic, active cat and likes to have something going on to entertain it at all times. This cat is ideal for active households. It's a good idea to keep lots of cat toys on hand for your Egyptian Mau to keep boredom at bay. The Egyptian Mau is a very happy cat and as a result is very affectionate with its humans. However, the Egyptian Mau is not a clingy or needy cat like some other breeds can be.
Cons: The Egyptian Mau is very sensitive to temperatures and does best in a warm climate, as it does not handle the cold well. Also, this is a very rare breed and can be difficult to find. There are rescue organizations that can match potential adopters with the right Egyptian Mau, but the process can be lengthy and involved.