Though not out-and-out fearful, Egyptian Maus tend
to be wary when it comes to strangers, so continuing
socialization is key to keeping fright at bay.
All about those eyes
Almond-shaped gooseberry-green eyes are an Egyptian
Mau signature — haunting, heartbreakingly beautiful,
and, sometimes, appearing to hold a worried expression. Set within a wedge-shaped head with ears of
medium to large width, the overall appearance is distinctive and ultra decadent.
Don’t let the daintiness of this active girl fool you.
While as graceful and delicate as a ballerina, the
Egyptian Mau is highly athletic and rough-and-tumble.
She loves to climb, fetch, hunt, and perch.
Let’s go for a swim!
One of the Egyptian Mau’s favorite pastimes? Water
play! The Egyptian Mau is proof that cats don’t dislike
water — at least, not all of them. Pools, fountains,
ponds, sinks, water bowls — the Egyptian Mau does
not discriminate when it comes to water. She’ll happily splash it out of any source!
In ancient Egypt,
the Egyptian Mau
was protected by
as deities by kings
Writer and blogger Erika Sorocco fuses her
love for felines and fashion together in the
blog Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans. She shares
her home with cats Minky and Gypsy.
Follow her on Twitter at @cateyesskinnies.