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where can i find an egyptian mau?

I really need to know where i can get an egyptain mau ... preferabily female... and how much???


Asked by Member 872606 on Aug 31st 2009 in Egyptian Mau
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Allie

You could try the CFA websites breeder referral page.
www.cfa.org
Or else use Google and type "Egyptian Mau kittens" plus the state you live in and see what breeders come up in your area.


Allie answered on 8/31/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Lola

Egyptian Maus aren't a very common breed, but there are purebred rescue groups out there. If you choose to buy from a breeder, I have no idea about the cost, but first use the Internet to familiarize yourself with the difference between a good breeder and a bad one (Google something like "How to choose a cat breeder" or "cat breeder good bad"). Then look at various breeder websites. Prices often aren't listed; you might try calling the breeder first to get a feel for her or his (most breeders are women) personality. If you buy from a breeder, ideally the relationship continues for the life of the cat; they should be able to give you advice throughout the cat's lifetime. Many people will go out of their home state to buy from a certain cattery; some people just have the cat shipped to them, although I recommend visiting the cattery and letting a cat choose YOU. Don't acquire a cat you have any doubts about; educate yourself, and wait until you find that special Somecat.


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Sassy (2001-2012)

Try searching for an egyptian mau on www.petfinder.com and that will show you available cats/kittens for adoption in your area. I just did a search based on where I live and there were quite a few listed.


Sassy (2001-2012) answered on 8/31/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Atrus

Cats listed on sites such as petfinder.com are not Maus. Many rescue cats are now given "rare breed" labels to increase their adoptability. The only way to get a Mau is through a breeder, or maybe a purebred rescue (who also have many non-purebred lookalikes as well). If you truly want a Mau, be prepared to spend $1200+ on a kitten. There is no cheaper alternative for getting a real pedigreed Mau. If this is too much for you, please do not try to find a "cheaper" Mau from a kitten mill or backyard breeder, they will not be purebred anyway and it's disgusting to support that sort of business. Many other more common (and cheaper, though still $600+ most likely) and traditional breeds have similar characteristics. And many shelter cats also share similar traits. After all, that is how breeds are developed, by carefully combining moggies.


Atrus answered on 9/9/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer