Abyssinian cats are a wonderful, highly popular breed of domestic felines. They are ancient in origin and have a unique look, with a mesmeric ticked coat and intense eyes.
The ancestors of the Abyssinian cats roamed the desert lands of Ethiopia, infamously known as Abyssinia. All other domestic cats are also descended from cats from Africa.
Abyssinian cats have a distinctive appearance; they are athletic and alert, with an arched lifestyle and an almost ageless presence.
Abyssinian cats have short, fine fur; their coats range from light sandy to dark cinnamon-like shades and feature a unique ticked pattern.
With a gentle demeanor, Abyssinians get along well with most other cats, animals, and people.
Abyssinian cats are playful, curious, and highly intelligent, making them great companions and easy to train.
Abyssinian cats typically weigh 5-7 pounds when mature and may live up to 15 years when given proper care.
Despite their desert lineage, Abyssinians are not naturally adapted to intense temperatures, so they should not be left outside for long in the summer.
Abyssinians keep their energy level up until old age and benefit from a balanced diet rich in animal proteins.
Grooming their shorthaired coats is minimal and requires an occasional brushing.
Left with nothing to do, Abyssinians can become quite bored, so providing them with lots of stimulation is important.