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Abyssinian adult in black and white

Abyssinian

A busy cat who wants to take part in all the household activities.

About the Abyssinian

Abyssinian cats can be very affectionate, but on their own terms and when they’re in the mood. They have a lot of charm, but can be very mischievous.

The Abyssinian is a playful, active cat and does well with a companion to assist in play. They grow very attached to their people and like to be with them at all times. The Abyssinian is a social, energetic, loyal and relatively vocal breed.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from World Cat Congress (WCC)

Breed specifics

Country
Ethiopia
Coat
Short coat
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
12–16 years

Sociable / Active / Loyal / Vocal / Loving

Key facts

  • Needs little grooming
  • Requires a lot of attention
  • Suited to indoor and outdoor life

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