Egyptian Mau Cat Price

Egyptian Mau and Boy

Egyptian Mau and Boy. Sorry I don’t have the photographer’s name.

Price in USD: Retired breeding cat about $500. Cat bought from breeder around $1,200-$1,600.

Although this is a popular cat breed there appears not to be that many breeders in the US. Breeders retire-off their breeding cats. They are purebred, of course, and of good quality but they are adult cats that have probably been stuck in an enclosure most of their life. They may not be the best socialized cats in the world.

Normally purebred cats sell from around $500-$1500 depending on quality.

As for the UK you can nearly always put a pound sign in front of the US dollar figures. I am sure the price is similar across Europe if you can find a breeder.

See a page on the Egyptian Mau.

The Better Answer

The above is the conventional answer. You what the better answer is, don’t you?

Forget about buying a fancy pedigree cat and find a cat that really needs you instead; a cat that lives in a shelter waiting to be euthanised unless you come along.

As we all know, there are hundreds of thousands of shelter cats looking for homes. A lot of people who care about cats find it very difficult to accept the breeding of cats when there is already a sizeable number that are being euthanised. Actually that is the wrong word because these are healthy cats. They’ll make superb companions.

A intermediate solution is to see whether you can get lucky and find a purebred cat at a cat shelter. It does happen. People do occasionally relinquish their purebred cat to a cat shelter. However, I think you’ll be extremely lucky to find an Egyptian Mau at a cat shelter.

VG, a friend of mine, found her Maine Coon, Tootsie, at a shelter through an online search.


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Egyptian Mau Cat Price — 10 Comments

  1. The use of the term pure-bred is very misleading because most such cats are not pure at all. they are concoctions. The cat fancy Turkish Angora is perhaps the most extreme example of that.
    2005 Mitochondral DNA studies showed the Egyptian Mau to be related to the Siamese, Russian Blue, Korat, and Abyssinian. Later studies also linked them to the American bred Turkish Angora and Van. The much despised moggie or alley cat is much mote pure than the cat fancy breeds. http://www.messybeast.com/dna-studies-critique.htm

  2. Were you looking for a cat-fancier to come along and refute that last statement? ;) Moggies are loved as much as any fancy breed, I’m certain.
    I agree with you. That cat is elegant, considerate, intelligent and beautiful. That ruff and those eyes, and the silkiness of that fur can’t be matched. It doesn’t ask for much. As a breed, they stand out. (My sister’s Alexander was a stray Angora (my parents had a knowledgeable veterinarian.)

    • I am asking for a cat fancier to come along and argue with me ;) I think cat breeders have a hard time justifying their existence at the moment. With money being tight and a lot of unwanted cats how can one justify deliberately creating more?

      • Harvey, Michael, Ruth, Marc,
        We are all one and the same. I do not like the CFA nor TICA. Never have, never will. Where do their monies go? exactly.

        But I DO appreciate hybrid breeders of the Serval with the domestic. I cannot help it. Does A1 need recognition with either of these organizations who like their deviated persians? No, they do not. They are doing the right thing. Intuitively, I know this to be true.

  3. I wish people would see the beauty in all cats and not hanker after especially bred pedigree cats or certain coloured cats or whatever. Each and every cat is special and deserves a happy life yet thousands are being killed while breeders go on breeding more kittens to satisfy their own ego, their bank balance and the people who want to ‘own’ who they think is a ‘special’ cat :(

      • It’s a matter of emapthy and beauty lying in the eye of the beholder.

        People who want accessory cats are not beautiful inside.

      • I don’t know why we are different Michael but I’m glad to have PoC to come to where most of us are like minded and only want cats worldwide to be appreciated and properly cared for and the senseless killing of so many of them to stop.

        • Yes, we are truly concerned about cat welfare worldwide. Lots of people don’t think about it and I don’t understand why. It is not hard to think about animal welfare. I feel out of place in the world.

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