8 Incredible Egyptian Mau Cat Facts


The Egyptian Mau is a unique and cherished breed of domestic cat with a distinctive personality that attracts attention and admiration. Their striking, spotted coat, large alert eyes and active, graceful movements all make the Mau a captivating companion. There is much more to this breed than just its looks, though, and the Mau cat has a remarkable personality that few other cats can match. Here are 10 incredible facts about the Egyptian Mau cats’ personality that will help you understand and appreciate this special breed even more.

  1. Mau cats are known for their intelligence and playful personalities. They are highly trainable and can learn a wide variety of behaviors. With patience and consistency in training, Mau cats can be taught to do a wide variety of tricks, from fetching and jumping through hoops to walking on a leash.
  2. These cats are very active and like to be busy. They are often seen playing with toys, chasing after items, climbing, running and jumping.
  3. Mau cats will often form strong bonds with their owners, often preferring to be with them most of the time.
  4. Mau cats are very independent cats, but still crave attention and affection from their owners. They are usually more than happy to be petted and cuddled, and can even show signs of jealousy towards their owners when they lavish attention on other animals.
  5. Mau cats can be very vocal, and will often meow, chirp and trill to get their owners’ attention. They are also quite vocal when they are upset or feeling neglected.
  6. Mau cats are very adaptable and can live in apartments, houses, or other living spaces. They can also adjust easily to different people and environments, making them great cats for travel.
  7. Mau cats can be quite affectionate and sociable. They often like to be in the same room as their owners, and some even enjoy being held and cuddled.
  8. This breed usually gets along well with other cats and dogs, although they can be territorial and may fight with other cats if they feel threatened.
  9. Mau cats are also known to be quite good hunters, so they may bring home “presents” for their owners from time to time.
  10. Mau cats are quite intelligent and can be trained to use a litter box, scratching post, and even to come when called.

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