- Abyssinian Cat was a cat bred in England and soon became a popular breed in Europe and America.
- These cats are considered to be the most intelligent, highly curious, and energetic.
What’s in a name?
- These friendly smart cats earned their name in the 19th century when British soldiers fighting in Abyssinia (modern-day Ethiopia) brought home kittens bought from local traders.
Appearance and Features
- These are medium-sized cats that have dark, usually reddish-brown coats with distinctive ‘ticked patterns’ (dark and light shading).
- They have almond-shaped eyes that are gold, green, hazel, or copper in colour and perky ears.
- They have slender and fine-boned bodies and their triangular faces have M-shaped marks.
- They explore their surroundings endlessly and seem to show absolutely no fear.
- Since they love heights, they perch on the highest spots in the house.
- They love bird-watching and have been known to befriend other cats, dogs, birds, and ferrets.
Abyssinian cat as a pet
- They enjoy human contact and tend to get upset if left alone and not given attention.
- They get along best with children.
- The Aby, as these cats are affectionately named, make lovely pets.
- They are especially good at training people to do what they want!