Abyssinian Advantage and Challenges
Abyssinian Physical Characteristics
Looking much like an ancient Egyptian sculpture, the Abyssinian is an active, intelligent and people-loving cat. Although quite beautiful and elegant, the Abyssinian is never content to lie around and just be admired. This is no lap cat – this animal is in constant motion, and seems to especially enjoy climbing to high places such as the top of the fridge or your tallest bookshelf. You’ll find the Abyssinian to be an affectionate and very loyal pet – it will love to be wherever you are. An extremely social cat, this little one wants to be a big part of your life. If your schedule keeps you away from home for more than a few hours each day, then your pet would enjoy having a pet of its own – another cat will be fine company for your Abyssinian, and they can entertain each other while you’re away.
Abyssinian History and General Information
History and Origin
The Abyssinian is one of the oldest known breeds, but its true history has long been shrouded in myth.
Relatively carefree, the Abyssinian requires occasional grooming to maintain a healthy coat and to keep shedding under control.
The Abyssinian is a healthy, sturdy breed. It will usually live well into its teens and sometimes into its twenties. The Abyssinian is a cat that typically maintains an intense activity level even as an adult.
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