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Arabian Mau

Alley cat


The Arabian Mau is a domestic short-haired cat. This landrace native of the desert regions of the Arabian Peninsula, thrives well in the streets, conveniently adapting to the extremes of temperature. Being medium-sized, it has a firm body, well-developed muscles, long legs and oval shaped paws. It is round-headed with little curves on its nose, well-pronounced whisker pads, firm chin, and slightly slanting eyes.

Generally Arabian Mau cats have very loving temperaments. The main feature of this cat breed is their devotion, love and affection for the owner. This cat will always be a reliable companion to an individual that loves it and cares for it. The Arabian Mau gets along very well with elder children and other animals. These cats are neat and take care of themselves very well. Generally speaking, Arabian Maus are quiet, only being vocal when they demand something. However, they do tend to have a high vocal range and their vocalizations can sometimes come across as loud and demanding. Arabian Mau cats were adapted to a desert life style and had to hunt for food themselves; possibly because of this they are not picky about food and they seem to love eating. They like to play and so this breed is very active and curious. They are good hunters, quick and agile. Cats that are allowed to go outdoors will easily catch prey and bring it back home. These cats easily jump and jump high. Outdoor cats like to walk around their territory and their house; Arabian Mau are very territorial breed. Males always guard their territory from other male cats.

Size Medium to Large
Weight Male: 9 - 16 poundsFemale: 8 - 14 pounds
Lifespan 12-14 years
Colors Red Black & white Brown & tabby Black White
Origin United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia
Good Lapcat No
Good In Apartments

Good With Children

Good With Others: It is usually good with adults and children (6+) and can be affectionate towards them.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs




Grooming Requirements

Low Maintenance: Occasional grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. Though we see cats regularly lick their coats to clean themselves, some regular grooming can be good; it removes hair, prevents matting, and stimulates circulation.



Low Vocalization: It is known to be quiet. Therefore, owners shouldn't be concerned of excessive and undesirable crying or meowing, especially at night.

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