The Abyssinian cat is an intelligent pet. Here is your informative A-list of Abyssinian Cat. Although the cat name “Abyssinian” refers to Ethiopia but most of the stories mentioned this cat breed is originated from Egypt. The Abyssinian Cat looks similar to ancient Egyptian cats. In 1868, the first Abyssinian cat was brought to England. The Abyssinian is one of the oldest domestic cat breed in world. Today, Abyssinian Cat becomes loyal family pet for everyone.

Facts about Abyssinian Cat

  • Temperament – The Abyssinian Cat is active, willful, highly intelligent, loyal and affectionate with family. They thrive on human companionship. They are quiet and they have soft voice. They can get along well with elder children and other pets.
  • Appearance – The Abyssinian Cat belongs to foreign shorthaired type of cat. They have a strong and powerful medium-sized body. The head is slightly wedge shaped. They come with a pair of almond-shaped eyes and a pair of large semi pointed ears. Abyssinian Cats have elegant legs and the tail is thick at the base. The Abyssinian kittens are usually born with darker fur.
  • Coat color and pattern – The coat is short and they have a distinctive ticked coat pattern where the individual hairs have the combination of band colors on them. Singapura, Somali and Abyssinian have this ticking only. The beautiful ticked coats are also known as agouti. You will find Abyssinian Cat has wildcat appearance. The coat color includes tawny, blue, cinnamon silver, fawn and blue silver. Tawny is the most popular coat color.









Abyssinian Cat Breed Information

Size Medium
Weight 8 to 10 lbs (male and female)
Group Natural Cat Breed
Exercise Ability Let them play and run around; they enjoy a game of fetch with owner
Litter Size 3 to 4 kittens
Grooming Requirements Regular brushing is recommended
Environment Indoor


The Abyssinian Cats are healthy cat breed. The common health issues for them are patellar luxation or renal amyloidosis (a kidney disorder).

If you are interested in this cat breed, you may adopt Abyssinian Cat from Abyssinian Cat rescue or look for Abyssinian Cat breeders.

Abyssinian Cat
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