Tuesday, October 4, 2011
EGYPTIAN MAU CATS
Egyptian Maus are probably descended from African wild cats. They are the only naturally spotted domestic type of cat. If you shave the hair off an Egyptian Mau --which would likely not be easy to do without getting clawed -- you will find that the skin is spotted, too, and not just the fur. There are other spotted cat breeds, such as the Ocicat and the Bengal cat, but these breeds were made by mating domestic cats with wildcats to get the spots.
These cats can be sort of aloof and shy, just like basenjis. But Maus are very loving and loyal with their people, and when they want your attention, they can be really demanding. Since they have short hair, Maus don't need much grooming. They don't usually have health problems, and they can live a long time.
a rescue group working in Egypt to save native Maus. They have lots of cats who need homes, but it's kind of complicated to get them to where you live. Anyway, if you want my opinion -- which I'm sure you do -- you should just adopt a cat from your local shelter. Or better yet, you should adopt a dog!