Abyssinian cats are very interesting cats. Other names for the Abyssinian cat include Aby and Bunny cat. Ancient Egyptians revered and deified the Abyssinian cat. Mummified cats bear stark resemblances to this breed. Those that have been unearthed appear to be the same. The very first Abyssinian cats were from Ethiopia, which is now Abyssinia.
The Abyssinian cat breed, with its unique ears and stately appearance, bears many resemblances to the African wildcat, an ancestor of today's domestic Abyssinian cat.
The Abyssinian cat has a 9 to 15 year life term. It has just three or more kittens per litter. Its coat is dark and sooty at birth, however, it gets fair and light as the cat ages. The coat's color doesn't finalize for quite some time.
Abyssinian cats are not overly large or diminutive. Abyssinian cats are average. They look very defined, suave, distinct, and distinguished. The ears have little tips, and the bodies are flexible and elongated. The Abyssinian cat paws are oval-shaped and small and miniature. The ears are big and spread apart far. The eyes are almond-shaped and very noticeable. The short, close-knit coats have double ticking. The tail is long and wavering, and it tapers off to the end.
The Abyssinian cat have a relatively small amount of hereditary diseases. PRA, neurological storage disease, renal amyloidosis, psychogenic alopecia, and others have been reported, and many can be detected in early ages. It's important not to overgroom or stress the cat out. Abyssinian cats with these diseases should not be bred further. It has vivacious energy, great compatibility with other animals, and it's all right for youngsters. The acceptable colors for cats are ruddy, sorrel, blue, fawn, silver, and various mixtures of silver. Less commonly, tortoiseshell, red, black, and others show up. Brush the beautiful coat regularly with a brush and comb. Afterward, use a leather chamois to impart a great shine to the coat of the Abyssinian cat.
The Abyssinian cat history is shrouded in mystery, but the basic truths are easy to ascertain. The spouse of an English Army man, Mrs. Captain Barrett-Leonard, retrieved the first one from Abyssinia in 1868 and procured it back to Britain. Other officers perhaps brought more of the Abyssinian cats back from the former Ethiopia. Eight years later the first written record in Britain was discovered. Finally, after another eight years, Abyssinian cat was officially recognized in Britain. The early 20th century shipping expeditions and tourist travels introduced the Abyssinian cats to North America. Congruent-looking cats came from Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean region around the same time. Genetic studies continue to verify this for the Abyssinian cat.
The Abyssinian cat is a curious creature. The Abyssinian cat is loyal, attached, reserved, cautious, and very intelligent too. Females may like their status as the prime, or only, cat in the family. It needs space, climbing toys, and constant human company. The cat does not meow much, but it does so when it needs to. It's smart and playful. It's not rambunctious. The Abyssinian cat enjoys being stroked and caressed after time out of human company. Abyssinian cats have chins that form defined lines.