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Arabian Mau Cats 101 : Fun Facts u0026 Myths

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In today's video, we are going to talk about some interesting facts and myths about the Arabian Mau Cat.

The Arabian Mau is a natural cat breed cat, which means they developed without the need for human intervention. These felines are known for being energetic, sociable, and playful.

You may find these cats in shelters and breedspecific rescues, so remember to always adopt. Don’t shop if you’re looking to add one of these kitties to your home.

The Arabian Mau hails from the desert regions of the world. These are athletic and sporty felines who stay active and crave play sessions. They’re friendly and trusting, so they quickly bond with the humans in their life, although, they definitely demand a lot of attention. They really need to live with a family where there are always people around to interact with.

Here are some of the interesting facts about the Arabian Mau Cat, which will give you some further insight into its characteristics and temperament.

1. Arabian Mau's History.

The roots of the Arabian Mau go back over 1,000 years. It is commonly suggested that the breed originated in Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates. Some experts even believe that the Arabian Mau counts an African wildcat in their lineage.

These days, the breed is especially popular as a domestic cat in the Middle East. As a fun fact, the word "mau" translates to "cat" in Egyptian.

Since 2008, the Arabian Mau has officially been recognized by the World Cat Federation.

These days, you may find Arabian Maus in shelters or in the care of rescue groups. Consider adoption if you decide this is the breed for you.

2. Arabian Mau's Size.

The Arabian Mau is a mediumsized cat breed. As is always the case, exact size standards might vary.

Most male Arabian Maus weighs in at nine to 16 pounds and most female Arabian Maus are between eight and 14 pounds. That said, many can be smaller or larger than average.

3. Arabian Mau's Personality.

So what are you dealing with if you chose to adopt an Arabian Mau? Well, first of all, you'll be living with an exceptionally active and athletic feline. To that end, you'll need to make sure that your living situation is big enough for the cat to be able to run around. A cat tree and other feline furniture is a must.

This is a smart breed, so you'll also want to incorporate interactive toys and smart feeders into the mix to keep the cat mentally satisfied.

Along with being an energetic kitty, the Arabian Mau is also a sociable and trusting cat that will want to follow the action around the house. This is great if you have kids or are a busy family. Your Arabian Mau will love to be at the center of attention.

While the breed enjoys being around the human company, they don't have much of a reputation for being lap cats who will snuggle up with you all afternoon. But if you're looking for a cat with an independent streak, you'll instantly become smitten by the Arabian Mau.

4. Arabian Mau's Health Concerns.

Generally, this breed is healthy, and no genetic or breedspecific diseases are documented for these cats. They may be prone to heart, kidney, and oral health issues, which are common to all cat breeds.

So, the Arabian Mau doesn’t have known illnesses like other cats. It tends to be healthy and less prone to severe health conditions. This breed may get,


It is a health condition that affects joints and will cause pain and discomfort. It occurs most often in old cats, but young cats may also be prone to this disease.

Aging is the primary cause of arthritis in your tabby. Hip dysplasia is also the next major factor to consider in the case of arthritis.


It is a common health concern in tabbies. The spots will be red, dry, and itchy and will cause hair loss. Feline hot spots are also known as acute moist dermatitis.

A “hot spot” on your cat (or even on your dog) will look like an area of fur that is missing. It could be just a bald patch, or the bald patch could also resemble a lesion, with the skin broken and fluid oozing from the skin.

These painful patches of skin infection require veterinary attention and result from the cat biting or licking excessively.

Your tabby may get hot spots due to food and environmental allergies.

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