Abyssinian CatsActive, Engaging, Curious
At A Glance
Size: 6-12 lbs (2.75-5.5 kg)

Grooming Needs: Shorthaired only; minimal

Activity Level: High

Social Needs: Bond strongly to humans, enjoys other pets

Abyssinians are active, inquisitive, and fearless. They love climbing and getting up into high places. If there aren't enough suitable toys and active play, they will find things to play with, and you might not like their choices! Abys are trainable, but respond best to rewards and encouragement, and react poorly to force or punishment. Preventive dental care is important as many Abys have issues with gingivitis.
Did You Know? The Abyssinian as a breed was largely developed in England. Although popular mythology has it they were of African origin, there is no evidence to support this theory. The breed was nearly eradicated during World War II; after the war, there were only 12 registered Abyssinians left in England.
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