They typically weigh between 6 to 14 pounds. He vocalizes in a quiet, pleasant voice, swishes his tail rapidly, and kneads with his front paws. This is a moderately to highly active cat. He likes to jump and climb and will appreciate a tall cat tree, a window perch or two, and a sturdy scratching post that allows him to stretch out to full height.
Common Health Conditions
- The Egyptian Mau’s jaw bones make them susceptible to periodontal disease, which can be avoided with good dental care. Daily brushing has been shown to be very beneficial as well as regular dental cleanings from the vet.
- Many things can cause diarrhea in your Egyptian Mau, including intestinal parasites, spoiled food, allergies, infection, liver disease, cancer, and more.
- When the thyroid gland, located in the neck, begins to overproduce the thyroid hormone this is called hyperthyroidism in cats. Typically affecting cats 7 years or older, the overproduction increases the cat’s metabolism creating long term negative effects on the heart, kidneys and other organs.