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Abyssinians

Abyssinian

The Abyssinian is a recognized breed of cat that can trace its roots back to the Nile valley. Despite this, the breed was actually developed in Great Britain. It was around the 1860s when the breed was developed from a cat that had been brought back from Abyssinia. The Abyssinian is recognisable by its rather large ears and triangular head. The cat also has large eyes giving the cat an "always alert" appearance. Other than these stand-out features, the Abyssinian is moderate looking in all other respects. This breed has a short, soft and smooth coat.

Temperament

Abyssinian cats are very friendly and social. They prefer to be in the company of humans or other cats than left of their own. They are highly intelligent cats but can be quite stubborn and independent. They love to play, especially when they are kittens. Abyssinian cats are very affectionate, loving and loyal towards their owners. Not particularly vocal, the Abyssinian will still communicate with their owners from time to time and will purr when happy. With socialization, the Abyssinian will get on well with small children and other domestic pets.

  • Build (Male / Female)

    Male: 8-12 pounds (3-6kg)

    Female: 8-12 pounds (3-6kg)

  • Life Expectancy

    9-13 years is the average lifespan of the Abyssinian.

  • Litter Size

    The average is 6 kittens.

  • Grooming

    The Abyssinian coat is relatively easy to take care of. Simply brushing and combing the fur once a week will keep it in top condition.

  • Recognition

    CFA, ACFA , FIFe, TICA