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Egyptian Mau Facts

Name:
The name of the domestic breed
Egyptian Maus
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from
Egypt
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal
60cm (2ft)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is
4.5kg (10lbs)
Average Life Span:
The average time the animal lives for
14 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog
Shorthair
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
Blue, Lilac, Grey, White
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once
6
Temperament:
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts
Loving, playful and clever

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Egyptian Mau

The Egyptian Mau is an ancient breed of Egyptian cat thought to be at least 3,000 years old! The Egyptian Mau is a medium-sized, short-haired cat and the Egyptian Mau is one of the only cats to be naturally spotted.

The Egyptian Mau is the fastest of all the domestic cats and has been known to reach speeds of 30 mph, making the Egyptian Mau a keen predator, probably due to the fact that the Egyptian Mau has longer back legs than most cats.

A pure-bred Egyptian Mau is fairly rare to find today as most has adopted attributes of other species. The Egyptian Mau is a descendant of the African wild cats and is well known for its intelligence.

The Egyptian Mau is a slender yet muscular breed of domestic cat making the Egyptian Mau both elegant and powerful at the same time. This, along with the well-known chattiness of the Egyptian Mau, makes them popular pets today.

As the Egyptian Mau is the only naturally spotted breed of domestic cat, the Egyptian Mau is often bred with other domestic cats in order to produce slightly spotted kittens.

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First Published: 19th November 2008, Last Updated: 9th January 2017 [View Sources]

Sources:
1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 19 Nov 2008]
2. David Burnie, Kingfisher (2011) The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2011]
3. Dorling Kindersley (2006) Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 19 Nov 2008]
4. Richard Mackay, University of California Press (2009) The Atlas Of Endangered Species [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2009]
5. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 19 Nov 2008]

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