Usually, Arabian Maus have bright green eyes. The ears are large, slightly forward and sideward-placed, a little long, and high-set on the skull. The tail is generally of medium length and tapers slightly towards the tip. The coat is short and lies close to the body.
On average, you should expect to spend about $500-$700 to bring home an Arabian Mau kitten. You might be able to find them for a bit cheaper and you can certainly find them for a higher price as well, though most specimens tend to fall within this average price range.
Highly popular as a domestic pet, the Arabian Mau is compatible with children and other house animals when introduced to them gradually, and is well suited to indoor or outdoor living. Owners and fanciers have described the Mau’s temperament as loving, affectionate and gentle.
Are Egyptian Mau Cats Rare? These cats are considered to be a relatively rare breed. There’s a great chance that out of all your family, friends, and co-workers who have cats, none of those cats will most likely be an Egyptian Mau.
Longevity Range: 9-13 yrs.
Amur leopard: probably the world’s rarest cat? With only around 120 adults left in the wild, the Amur leopard could be the most endangered big cat on Earth.
While both cats have muscular builds, Arabian Mau cats are typically larger than Egyptian Mau cats. They have a firm and massive body and can weigh an average of 10 to 15 pounds. Their typical height is 12 to 14 inches. Egyptian Mau cats, on the other hand, have a long and lean body that is small to medium-sized.
The Sokoke Cat is the rarest domestic cat breed in the world, according to the UK’s Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF). Originating from the forests of Sokoke in eastern Kenya, these cats were previously considered a hybrid breed of a cross between wild cats but DNA results have debunked this theory.
While Arabian Maus are not technically hypoallergenic, its low propensity for shedding and dander production may cause lesser reactions in those with mild allergies.
Arabian Mau cats have adapted to a desert lifestyle and searched for foods themselves. So, they are not fussy about foods and love eating. But, don’t expect it to be excited about whatever you try to give him for eating. These cats need a high percentage of meat for fat and protein in comparison with their owners.
Easily mistaken for an Ocicat or even a Bengal, the Egyptian Mau sports natural spots not only on the coat, but the skin, too.
The Mau displays a lithe, athletic body, wedge-shaped head, almond-shaped gooseberry colored eyes and a coat that comes in silver, bronze and smoke colors.
The Mau’s most striking characteristic is his spotted coat in silver, bronze or smoke (pale silver fur tipped in black), closely followed by his large gooseberry-green eyes. He is a medium-size cat with a muscular body and a slightly rounded wedge-shaped head topped with medium-size to large ears.
The Egyptian Mau is known to be an extremely loyal cat, and while it bonds closely with other family members it often selects one or two family members as its “special person.” The breed is very affectionate, usually seeking lap time or a ride on your shoulders, typically vocalizing its pleasure with a series of chirps …
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American Wirehair. The American Wirehair originated in America, and it is regarded by many as the least affectionate cat breed.
An additional 8-12 leopards were counted in adjacent areas of China, meaning the number of Amur leopards, a rare subspecies considered the world’s rarest wild cat, has more than doubled over the past seven years.
Energetic and highly sociable, Egyptian Maus are relatively high maintenance in that they require plenty of attention and play time. A high quality diet and lots of space to exercise is also key to their health and well being. As a rare breed, purchasing kittens directly from breeders can get pricey.
Betsy Whitlock, a cat breeder at Belle Hollow Farms and Exotics in Franklin, North Carolina, says technically, the Egyptian Mau is called a spotted tabby. “The pattern on them is a tabby pattern, the “M” on the forehead, the stripes by their eyes,” she says. “Their legs are striped.
Burmese. The Burmese cats also have a Siamese ancestor that may explain their tendency to live 20 to 25 years long. Some have even been known to live well into their 30s: The official record of the oldest living cat is a 35-year-old Burmese.
Playful Egyptian maus are good with children who know how to properly interact with cats, and this affectionate nature doesn’t end with two-legged family members. When she’s socialized with other cats and cat-friendly dogs from an early age, an Egyptian mau lives well with four-legged family members as well.
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Topping the list is the mighty Maine Coon cat. This breed is known for their massive size and long fluffy coats. Full grown Maine Coon cats can weigh 12-18 pounds with some pushing 20. Not only is this breed playful and affectionate, they are also intelligent and can be easily trained.
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Maine coon. Maine coons have a high prevalence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (a heart condition) as well as hip dysplasia.
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1.2 2. Russian Blue Cats.
1.3 3. Sphynx Cats.
1.4 4. Cornish Rex.
1.5 5. Devon Rex.
1.6 6. Siamese.
1.7 7. Bengal.
1.8 8. Burmese.