The Abyssinian is a medium-sized cat with a sleek and slender look. They weigh between 4 to 6 kg and have an average lifespan of 13 to 16 years.
This “bunny cat” is said to have appeared in Southeast Asia. She was recognized by the CFA (Cat Fanciers’ Association) in 1917 and in 1927 by the FF in France. The Abyssinian cat is the fifth most popular cat breed in North America.
This is an intelligent and lively cat breed. They need a lot of attention and space to grow. As they are very curious and active, they spend their time exploring and playing. The Abyssinian cat blossoms when they have access to the outside.
They also know how to relax and appreciate hugs and cuddles. The Abyssinian is a talkative cat that loves to have their owner’s attention. They get along very well with children and other animals like dogs.
The Abyssinian cat is graceful and flexible with well-developed muscles. Their fur is short, shiny, and thin. The colors of the coat are varied even though the most common color is ruddy or tawny. The Abyssinian cat can also have a blue coat. However, this color is relatively rare. It is best to brush your Abyssinian cat once a week.
The Abyssinian cat loves to eat. They tend to overeat because their energy needs are around 30% higher than that of other cat breeds.