Abyssinian Cats & Abyssinian Cat Breeders

The Abyssinia is a breed of domesticated cat with a distinctive ticked coat. There are many stories about its origins, often revolving around Ethiopia, but the actual origins are uncertain. The Abyssinian has become one of the most popular breeds of shorthair cat in the USA.


Abyssinians are extroverted, extremely active, playful, wilful and intelligent. They are usually not "lap cats", because they are usually too preoccupied with exploring and playing. They are popular among breeders and owners, and can be very successful show cats. Not all Abyssinians are shown, however, because the color and type standards are very exacting, and because some are shy towards strangers and timid in public. They have quiet, engaging voices.


"Abys", as they are affectionately referred to by their fans, need a great deal of love and interaction with the family to keep them happy and can get depressed without daily activity and attention. They generally get along well with other cats. Abyssinians are known for their curiosity and enjoy exploring their surroundings, including heights. They are sensible cats that do not take unnecessary risks. As one might expect from such an intelligent and physically capable breed, Abyssinians are known to be formidable hunters. They adore toys and can play for hours with a favorite ball. Some play fetch.


The Abyssinian cat is fairly easy to groom. It will need an occasional bath and brushing. It can be prone to gingivitis, so it will need its teeth brushed. Renal amyloidosis, a kidney disorder, has been seen in Abyssinians.


Depending on their lifestyle Abys usually live between 12 – 15 years.


Thanks to Merindalee Abyssinians for help with this breed information.


Check our listings for Kittens for sale here and click on the links to breeders below to go to their profile page.  You can also search for Registered Abyssinian breeders by specific location.


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Registered Abyssinian Breeders

Abysrok Abyssinians - Abyssinian Cat Breeder - Brisbane, Queensland
Abysrok is a small boutique cattery where all kittens are raised in the house ... read more
Akila  Abyssinian - Cat Breeder -  Brisbane, Queensland
We, Gail and Mark, are hobby breeders of Abyssinian cats. We are currently ... read more
Bailokz Cattery - Abyssinian and Somali Cat Breeder - Perth, WA
We are located in the shire of breed Abyssinian and Somali Cats. read more
CAIROCAT ABYSSINIANS - Abyssinian Cat Breeder - Rush Creek, QLD
Most of our kittens and cats are sold as pets, but occasionally to a breeder or ... read more
Glenmaulyn Cattery : Abyssinian & Somali Cat Breeder - Perth, WA
Glenmaulyn Cattery first began in the 1960’s when my mother, Sylvia Cooper, ... read more
Joylincar  - Somali & Abyssinian Cat Breeder - Perth, Western Australia
Breeding Quality Somalis and Abyssinians in Tawny, Cinnamon, Blue and Fawn.  ... read more
Nericon Abyssinians - Abyssinian Cat Breeder - Griffith, NSW
Small home based cattery raising Abyssinian kittens in all the commotion of a ... read more
Osiris Abyssinians - Abyssinian Cat Breeder - Brisbane, Queensland
All our kittens are home raised on hygienic easy clean high grade vinyl in ... read more
Willowpark, Abyssinian Cat Breeder - Geelong, Victoria
Breeder of Abyssinians - Tawny, Blue, Cinnamon and Fawn kittens often ... read more


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