Egyptian Mau Cat Behavior,Personality,feeding.
The name of Egyptian Mau has been derived from Egyptian word for
cat - Mau. Egyptian Mau is regarded as the naturally spotted breed
of domestic cat. Spotted cats were depicted in ancient Egyptian
wall paintings dating back over 3,000 years and many believe these
to be the ancestors of the Egyptian Mau. Their modern day History
began in 1956 with their importation to North America by the exiled
Russian princess, Nathalie Troubetskoy. The Cat Fanciers' Association
(CFA) recognized the cat in 1977.
The Egyptian Mau Cats coat dense. glossy. and silky. The coat is
medium in length. The eyes are large. almond-shaped and slanting
slightly toward the ears. The color of the eyes is light green.
The large. alert ears are medium in size with short close-lying
hair. The head does not have flat planes and is like a wedge slightly
rounded. The muzzle is not short or pointed sharply and the chin
is firm. The Egyptian Mau cat is medium size cat that is muscular.
The legs are proportionate to the body. The tail is medium long.
slightly tapering and thick at base.
The Egyptian Mau is affectionate. lively with an extrovert personality.
These cats may bond with only one or two people and has intense
devotion to them. The Egyptian Mau is extremely smart and can be
taught tricks and to walk on a lead. They often express their happiness
by chortling in a soft melodious voice and wiggling their tails
real fast. This elegant cat with a beautiful spotted coat attracts
many admirers at cat shows.