Abyssinian Cats & Abyssinian Cat Breeders

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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.


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Registered Abyssinian Breeders

Akila  Abyssinian - Cat Breeder -  Brisbane, Queensland
We, Gail and Mark, are hobby breeders of Abyssinian cats. We are currently taking a break from breeding but support will always be available to ... 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 as a desexed show cat. Our kittens are born and live in our home ... read more
Glenmaulyn Cattery : Abyssinian & Somali Cat Breeder - Perth, WA
Glenmaulyn Cattery first began in the 1960’s when my mother, Sylvia Cooper, was given a magnificent pale blue longhair male by the name of  ... read more
Ikati Somalis - Abyssinians and Somalis, Victoria
I am a small breeder of Somali and Abyssinian cats in regional Victoria. The cats live in peaceful rural surroundings. They have access to cat ... read more
Joylincar  - Somali & Abyssinian Cat Breeder - Perth, Western Australia
Breeding Quality Somalis and Abyssinians in Tawny, Cinnamon, Blue and Fawn. All Breeding cats are tested for PK deficiency and PRA.

Awarded Best Gp ... read more
Osiris Abyssinians - Abyssinian Cat Breeder - Brisbane, Queensland
All our kittens are home raised on hygienic easy clean high grade vinyl in individual Caboodles in a comfortable A/C and heated environment. Kittens ... read more
Severo Abyssinians and Somali
Based in South Australia, happy to organise flights to anywhere in Australia. read more
Shayba Abyssinians - Abyssinian Cat Breeder - Fernvale, QLD
Shayba is a boutique abyssinian cattery located a few minutes north of Ipswich within easy reach of Brisbane, Queensland. My silver abyssinians are ... read more
Tijah Bengals and Abyssinians
We started breeding Abyssinians in 1989. I just love anything that resembles the wild cat. I love all animals but enjoy the challenge of breeding to ... read more
Willowpark, Abyssinian Cat Breeder - Geelong, Victoria
Breeder of Abyssinians - Tawny, Blue, Cinnamon and Fawn kittens often available. Kittens are sold desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and individually ... read more


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