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A guide on the breed of the Abyssinian cat

 Hello guys, in today’s article I’m going to talk to you about the breed of the Abyssinian cat

I will tell you first about the history of the dynasty


Abyssinia is considered to be among the oldest of all domestic cat breeds.


The origin of the Abyssinian breed of cats is a topic that is sure to cause a lot of “cat fights” between any cat organizations simply because there are so many theories and none of them are proven.

However, most of them are inclined to believe that the Abyssinian cat breeds originated from the ancient lands of Abyssinia, which is now a modern epic, hence its name Abissin.

But there are many reports and studies that show that early members of the breed may have lived along the coast of the Indian Ocean and many regions of Southeast Asia. Others say that Abyssinians first divorced in the United States in 1935.

Today, the Abyssinian cat is one of the most popular pedigree cats – it was in the top five, registered by the Cat Lovers Association.


Description of the breed


Most adult Abyssinian cats have a medium-sized body, but they tend to be a bit more “muscular” compared to other breeds of cats of similar shape and size. The weight of an adult can reach 3-6 kg, and the length from 28 to 32 cm.

The head has a wedge-shaped shape with eyes in the form of green tonsils or amber color. The neck of these cats is curved and long.

The coat is thick, has a thin structure and is still short. The Ethiopian cat can be blue, faun, sorel and wild color.


Breed personality

The Abyssinian cat is a popular breed, largely due to its extraordinary intelligence and playful qualities. She is interested in everything that is going on around her

If you crave a cute “cat’s knee”, perhaps this breed of cat is not suitable for your home.

Abyssinians are very smart, love to play and interact with people. They will enjoy watching you read a book, watch TV, or cook something in the kitchen. Also we look enthusiastically at the birds in the window, so think about it having such an opportunity.

This breed trains easily, so you can train it to walk on a leash, as is the case with the Maine.

The cat is ideal for the home with children, as well as with other animals, including th.

With their interest in playing with their owners along with strange thought, Abyssinians are often called clowns of the cat kingdom.

The Abyssinian cat is not just a decorative home breed, it is a smart, witty, funny and funny cat that can demand attention and respect.


Diseases are common for the breed


The average life expectancy of an Abyssinian cat ranges from 12 to 16 years when properly cared for.

In this case, it is known that the breed suffers from the following diseases:

Gingivitis – inflammation of the gums in a cat.
Amyloids of the kidneys (kidney disorder caused by a mutation in the amyloid protein AA gene);
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a condition seen in the breed in the past, but fortunately today, thanks to responsible reproduction, the condition is not uncommon in Abyssinia these days.
In this disease, the cat’s eyes appear completely normal, but on indirect signs, such as avoiding dark spaces and stairs, you need attention.
Deficiency in pyruvatekinaase (PC) – a genetic disorder that causes anemia;
Sensitive skin (cat hyperesthesia).


Care for the breed

The Abyssinian cat does not require much care, so to keep the wool in perfect condition it should be combed once a week to remove falling hair.

Like other breeds, it tends to shed more in the spring and then again in the fall, when brushing, and sometimes, bathing is required most of the time.

Be sure to monitor the condition of the claws, for this purchase a clutch or, if necessary, cut the claws every 10-14 days.

Cat and worm vaccination (cleaning the body from worms).

Abyssinia may develop gum disease, so brush your teeth at home with homemade veterinary toothpaste and a regular veterinary cleansing plan.