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Cat Breed of the Week

by Twila on March 7, 2016

Abyssinian

Physical Characteristics

  • Silky multi-colored fur
  • ticked or agouti breed
  • Strands of fur are dark/light color with dark tip (ticked look)

Personality

  • Curious
  • Courage
  • Independent but enjoys company
  • Playful/active
  • Class clown
  • Naturally beautiful but isn’t a show cat
  • Lap cat

Healthiness & Care

Because this breed is very active, playtime is necessary. Abyssinians are generally healthy, but they do have some health issues to look out for.

  • Gingivitis
  • Tooth decay
  •  amyloidosis, an organ (renal) disease (may be hereditary)

Background

Its uncertain where the Abyssinian originated from but most believe that they came from  Egypt since this breed resembles some of the cats that the Egyptians worshiped. However present day researchers found a possible origin of south east Asia.

 

 

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