This breed originated in Egypt but was developed in Britain. The cat is medium in size but has long legs. The coat is medium-short, silky, and has a ticked pattern in shades of reddish-brown, brown, blue, lilac, cinnamon, or cream. If you’re looking for a calm kitty to purr contentedly in your lap for long periods of time, this might not be the best breed for you. Abyssinian cats are super energetic and playful. Their natural curiosity and intelligence keep them busy exploring, pouncing, and playing. They enjoy playing with other cats and with their human family, and they can remain interested in a toy for hours at a time.
Finding the perfect Abyssinian kittens for sale means locating responsible Abyssinian cat breeders. This article will help you find the best Abyssinian kittens, caring for an Aby, and about this kitten breed.
There are several breeds of domestic cats such as abyssinian cat, american bobtail, australian mist, american curl, british longhair, american polydactyl, american shorthair, american wirehair, german rex, japanese bobtail, asian semi-longhair, etc, etc. What breed of cats matures to the largest domestic cat?
Well, of course anything’s possible but there are at least three spotted breeds out there and some mutts can show spots without having decended from any of them! The tabby gene is amazing like that. In any event Bengals are a type of spotted catthat can get to be 20 pounds, sometimes more in the large males. The males are thick and muscular. Ocicats are another spotted breed, are medium in size, and can come in several colors that are different from Bengals. Maus are the petite spotted breed. They are normally very thin and sleek (think like a show siamese!) and can run very fast. They only come in silver, gold/bronze, and black (with darker black spots.) All these cats should have lined eyes and I don’t know about ocicats but bengals and maus both can have that skin flap (as can a lot of other breeds!) Bengals are VERY smart, generally love water, are trainable (to play fetch and whatnot) and have a sad little kitten meow that lasts into adulthood. I have not had the luck to share my life with a mau or ocicat but I know their personalities differ. Bengals often bond to one person or family and from what I hear maus tend to love everyone and be obnoxiously friendly about it! That all being said ocicats origionated by someone breeding a lynx-pointed (striped) siamese to an abyssinian. They were VERY surprised to have a spotted litter from that! But this would be what happens when you mix some of the tabby genes (in that case the striped and ‘agouti’ tabby genes.) So as you can see spotted anscestry can be pretty interesting and confusing. If it helps Bengals and maus are both becoming more popular in the states so anything’s possible. Hope you can figure it out! (Hint: check out the color and shape of the body – these breeds all differ in colors and body shapes!)
I have 3 guinea pigs 2 females and 1 male. 1 of the females is an abyssinian and she is a sweetheart she cuddles with me, I have a cat bed for her that I keep at the computer and she sits there and watches me when I am typing, sometimes I let her sit on my lap while I am typing and she stays while I pat her, she coos ans squeaks at me a lot she is very talkitive.
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Abyssinians are extroverted, extremely active, playful, willful and intelligent. They are usually not “lap cats”, being too preoccupied with exploring and playing.They can be very successful show cats.Some abyssinian cats however, are shy towards strangers and timid in public.