Egyptian Mau

Life expectancy

15 years




3.5 kg

Coat texture

undercoat / silky / short / fine

Coat color

silver (black spots, undercoat bright silver), bronze (dark-brown spots, light-brown under coat), smoke (smoke-colored with black spots and smoke-colored under coat)

Common illnesses

pyruvate kinase deficiency / leukodystrophy

Food expenses per month in €

about € 48

Suitable for children

Rather not

Compatible with other animals

Rather not

First cat suitable

Rather yes

Needs a balcony


Needs to go free

Rather not




Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Medium grooming effort


intelligent / playful / vivid / scared of strangers / attached / communicative / active / likes to hunt

Common illnesses

pyruvate kinase deficiency / leukodystrophy

Place of origin


Short description

The Egyptian Mau is known to be one of the fastest domestic cats, that occupies a lot of time and attention of its owner. She is a very active and sensitive cat, that loves being outdoors but also likes cuddles. She does not feel comfortable in hectic environments and does not like to be alone.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.