Egyptian Mau Cats & Kittens for Sale

The elegant Egyptian Mau is considered to be the only naturally spotted breed of cat in the world. They are believed to be one of the oldest breeds that first appeared on the streets of Cairo. As they closely resemble the cats depicted in Ancient Egyptian carvings, this breed is thought to be over 4,000 years old!

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Meet the Egyptian Mau

The striking Egyptian Mau is a very regal-looking breed thanks to its wide round eyes, distinct M-shaped markings on its forehead, and graceful but muscular frame. These cats have wedge-shaped heads, medium-sized ears, and back legs that are slightly longer than the front which makes them appear as though they are walking on their tiptoes. The Egyptian Mau is the fastest domestic cat breed, capable of running at speeds of up to 30mph! This is thought to be due to the unique skinfold that runs from its flanks to its knees, which is a trait also seen in the cheetah.

Perhaps the most distinct feature of this breed is its eyes, as they are always a light gooseberry green colour. The unique set of their eyes give these cats their characteristic worried expression.

When it comes to the coat, this breed has a short dense layer of fur that is covered with distinct stripes and spots. Their coats come in a range of colours including bronze, black, silver, and smoke, with the silver colour being the most common. The M markings on the head are known as the markings of the scarab which is a reference to the Scarab beetle that was commonly associated with death and rebirth in Ancient Egypt. This breed also has a very distinct black dorsal stripe that runs from its head right down to its tail.

The Egyptian Mau is considered to be a medium-sized breed with males reaching weights of up to 4.5kg. Female's weight between 3-4kg on average.

Egyptian Mau Temperament

The Egyptian Mau is a highly energetic and agile breed with an easy-going and affectionate temperament. These cats are extremely proficient climbers and jumpers so you must ensure you provide plenty of opportunities to exercise, in the form of cat trees and perches. Egyptian Maus are incredibly affectionate towards their owners and love to chatter with them at the end of a long day. Unlike many other breeds, the Egyptian Mau can make a wide variety of vocalisations including chirps, whistles, and chortles. Despite their affectionate natures, Egyptian Mau’s can be shy around strangers and new pets in the home. They can also be a little skittish with children at first. These cats like to choose who they interact with and when, which makes some people believe that they are stand-offish. However, once you get to know an Egyptian Mau you will have a friend for life!

The Egyptian Mau is a very intelligent breed that loves to play and interact with the family (on their own terms of course!). So, ensure you provide your Egyptian Mau with plenty of toys, interactive games, and love. They are also incredibly curious animals so expect to find yours exploring the inside of your wardrobe or perching on top of the bookshelf!

10 Reasons to add an Egyptian Mau to your Family

1. Their exotic beauty: These cats are truly stunning to look at! Their ancient, regal appearance will make you feel as though you have a real pharaoh in your home, and they will expect to be treated that way!

2. They are easy to maintain on the grooming front: These beautiful cats have a short, plush coat that only requires brushing once a week. However, there is no harm in brushing your Egyptian Mau more often to increase the cat-human bond.

3. Their expressive eyes: Egyptian Mau’s have unique, expressive eyes that really make you feel as though they are listening to every word you say! If you are looking for an energetic feline that will happily have a conversation with you at the end of the day, then the Egyptian Mau is the breed for you.

4. They are easy-going: Despite being highly energetic, Egyptian Mau’s are known for their balanced personalities. They love to receive attention when they are in the mood but they are also happy to entertain themselves when you are not available.

5. They are playful: These cats love a good play session, whether it is playing fetch, learning tricks, or playing hunting games.

6. They are affectionate: Egyptian Mau’s can be shy around new people but once they get to know you, they will quickly become fierce, loyal companions that will even greet you at the door when you get home from work.

7. They are independent: These cats love attention on their terms but they are also happy to entertain themselves which makes them the perfect choice for people who have to leave the house for work. You just need to ensure you provide them with plenty of play opportunities to prevent these agile felines from causing mischief!

8. They are intelligent: Egyptian Mau’s are known for their high intelligence which means that they can pick up new tricks and commands with ease. Training your cat will also keep his brilliant mind stimulated.

9. They get on well with children: These cats are confident and playful when they are in their own territories which makes them the perfect companions for children who interact with them. If play gets a little too rough, these cats can easily leap out of the way.

10. They love water: Unlike most other cat breeds, the Egyptian Mau enjoys playing with water. Expect to find yours batting at the water coming out of the tap or even jumping into the bath for a play!

Best Homes for Egyptian Mau’s

Egyptian Mau’s are incredibly energetic so you must ensure you have the space and provisions to keep them entertained. Otherwise, they can suffer from boredom and become destructive. These cats are incredibly loyal and tend to attach to one person in the family over all others but they don’t do very well with strangers. For this reason, they are best suited to quieter homes that do not have too many visitors on a regular basis. These cats do get on well with children but they are not particularly good with other cats due to their highly territorial natures.

Frequently Asked Questions About Egyptian Mau Kittens

Why choose an Egyptian Mau kitten from The Pedigree Paws rather than elsewhere?
At The Pedigree Paws, we ensure that all of our breeders uphold the very best standards of animal welfare so you can be sure that your new kitten is healthy and has been well cared for. Kitten and puppy mills are illegal in the Uk however, there are still numerous unlicensed breeders working in unethical ways just to make money. We are dedicated to fighting against these breeders that often raise their animals in unsuitable environments, which is why we only work with the very best breeders in the UK and Europe.
Is an Egyptian Mau kitten the right pet for me?
Egyptians Mau’s are highly energetic and agile felines that love to climb and view the world from a high vantage point. They can be shy with strangers but once they get to know you, these elegant felines will prove to be devoted and fiercely loyal companions. They may even choose to sit on your shoulder as you are working or cleaning the house! They are highly territorial animals so they don’t tend to do well with other cats. They may get on with cat-friendly dogs as long as they have grown up together. These cats are best suited to an outdoor lifestyle or in homes with a secure catio that allows them to expend some of that limitless energy! As indoor cats, Egyptians Mau’s need to be provided with plenty of toys, cat trees, and perches to remain happy. Egyptian Mau’s are also known to be one of the most intelligent cat breeds so exercise their brilliant minds with clicker training, interactive games, and puzzle feeders.
Is The Pedigree Paws trustworthy?
Here at The Pedigree Paws, we pride ourselves on being trustworthy and transparent with all of our customers. We follow a comprehensive breeder selection process that ensures we only work with the very best licensed breeders. This will give you the reassurance that you are buying a healthy, and well-rounded kitten. We are proud to say that we have rehomed hundreds of kittens into loving homes. But don’t just take our word for it! Feel free to check out our testimonials to see our success stories for yourself.
Are Egyptian Mau kittens from The Pedigree Paws healthy?
Yes, they are! All of our kittens are given a comprehensive health check by a licensed vet prior to being rehomed. They are also fully vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped. The Egyptian Mau is a relatively healthy breed however they are prone to developing certain health issues, just like other cat breeds. For this reason, we ensure that all of our kittens come from parents who have been DNA checked. In addition, we DNA test all of our kittens to check if there are any genetic mutations present that may cause them to develop health conditions later in life. If no issues are present, you will know that your Egyptian Mau is as healthy as he can be!
Can I see the parents of an Egyptian Mau kitten?
Of course! We will set up a video call between you and the breeder so you can see the kittens with their mother or both parents.
Will I receive the pedigree documents of an Egyptian Mau kitten?
Yes, all of our kittens come with internationally recognised pedigree documents from cat organisations like the GCCF, TICA, or FIFe. The exact registration will depend on the location of the breeder.
Do Egyptian Mau kittens from The Pedigree Paws come from good breeders?
Yes, they do! At The Pedigree Paws, we only offer kittens from the best breeders in the UK and Europe. who adhere to the strict breeding regulations set out by internationally recognised cat organisations. We do not work with commercial breeding facilities on any level. Our breeders love their animals and ensure that all their kittens are raised in their own homes. So, if you buy from us, you will know you are buying a kitten that will grow into a healthy adult.
When can I receive my Egyptian Mau kitten?
It is a very exciting time when you have just purchased a new kitten, so we know that you will be eager to meet your new family member! However, early weaning is detrimental to a kitten's health. So, we prefer that all our kittens stay with their mother and siblings until they are at least 10-13 weeks old. However, this is only a guide, and you will be able to discuss the exact time scale with the breeder.
Are Egyptian Mau kittens from The Pedigree Paws raised in a family home or breeding facility?
All of our kittens are raised in loving home environments. We do not work with commercial breeding facilities. All of our breeders follow the highest standards of animal welfare so you can be certain that your new kitten has been appropriately weaned and socialised.
How can I help settle my Egyptian Mau kitten into their new home?
Egyptian Mau kittens can be very nervous and shy in new environments so it is important that you give your kitten the time he needs to settle into his new home. We recommend that you ask the breeder to send your kitten with a blanket or towel that holds their mother's scent. The pheromones given off by the mother are extremely calming so will help your Egyptian Mau kitten to feel safe. Initially, we recommend that you only allow your kitten access to one room of the house at a time. Once your kitten appears comfortable, you can slowly introduce him to other parts of the home under supervision. Ensure you check each room before allowing your cat to roam, to make sure there are no dangerous areas such as exposed wires that could cause him harm. Your Egyptian Mau kitten is likely to be very anxious in the beginning so make sure you offer him plenty of reassurance but don’t crowd him. You should also introduce new family members and other pets slowly so as not to overwhelm him.