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Egyptian Mau

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The Egyptian Mau, as its name indicates, comes from Egypt. It’s the oldest cat breed known to man! The first specimens of this breed date from 1500 AD.

The word “mau” means “cat” as well as “light” in the ancient Egyptian language.

In fact, in this civilization, the cat was a symbol of light coming from darkness, day following night, and they were raised to the rank of gods under Bastet, the cat goddess. It’s true, even the current day Mau looks like the cats on various monuments and papyrus from ancient Egypt.
The three first Maus from Egypt were introduced to Europe at the start of the 50s by Princess Natalie Troubetskoi who took them to the United States where she settled in 1953.

The dominant trait of the Egyptian Mau’s coati s the pattern of markings. Contrary to the tabby, the Egyptian Mau’s markings are made up of separate spots spread out randomly on their body.
Those that decorate its face and head look more like lines drawn with a thick crayon. The tail, for its part, is covered with bands. Some kittens are born with an original mark shaped like a scarab beetle between the ears, resembling an ancient sacred amulet of the pharaohs.

The three colors for the Mau that are accepted are the Silver, silver coat with charcoal marks, the Bronze, light bronze coat with dark brown marks, and Smoke, gray and silver coat with black marks.

The cat’s body is medium-sized, well-proportioned and balanced. The Mau has long paws and a well-developed muscular build. The head is slightly rounded with a pointy nose. Their ears are big, moving, large and pointy. The eyes are large, almond shaped and often green colored. Their tail is long and tapers off slightly.

The Mau is intelligent, wise, docile and a good hunter. Its voice is different to other cats: it’s musical.

This breed easily adapts to life in an apartment or in a big open space.

This cat is very gentle with its master: a real attention seeker. They quickly form bonds with two or even more people. On the other hand, they can be a little afraid of strangers but end up getting used to their presence.
Un Mau Egyptien aux yeux verts en extérieur
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