Is an Abyssinian Cat Right For You?

Is an Abyssinian Cat Right For You?

an abyssinian cat

The Typical Personality of an Abyssinian Cat

Abyssinians are one of the most intelligent cat breeds in the world. They are also one of the most playful there is as well. They have been called the border collie of cats because of their high intelligence and love for play. But with this intelligence comes independence. Being independent doesn’t mean they don’t want affection, it just means that they don’t want to be coddled and held all the time.

Don’t take this independence as a sign that your Abyssinian cat can be left alone for long periods of time. Make sure to have someone check in on your kitty or hire a pet sitter if you’re leaving town for more than a day.

Abyssinian Cat Appearance

The Abyssinian is very well known when it comes to appearance. Every bit of it absolutely screams elegance. It’s sleek fur comes in a variety of colors from dark brown to light yellow to blue. The same goes for their beautiful omen shaped eyes. Their eyes can be; Gold, brown, or emerald. No matter what they will surely be beautiful. They have short smooth hair that gets darker the longer it is. They love attention so do your best to brush them daily.

Abyssinian Cat Health Expectations

Be aware that no cat is perfect and each breed has their own problems, this includes Abyssinians. The 2 biggest things to be aware of are dental problems and weight. Abyssinians are very susceptible to gingivitis and other dental related issues. Veterinarians recommend daily toothbrushing to prevent any dental diseases. Most dental diseases can be prevented with vaccines but you should still brush your cat’s teeth. Obesity is also a big factor in not just dental but most diseases so please be aware of your cat’s diet as well.

How to Choose a Cat

How to Choose a Cat

What Cat Breed is Best for You?

Many different kinds of cats come in different shapes, sizes and colors. But more important than that is personality. Before you set your heart on one breed of cat, take a look at some of these other breeds. But keep in mind that breeds do not determine everything about a cat so don’t take these descriptions as 100% fact for individual cats.

Are you looking for a laid back cat? Consider the following breeds

persian cat laying on a sheet

Persian: A royalty among the cats. Very regal, laid back, and sweet felines. When it comes to them, dedication and patience are what you need.

Himalayan: Big fluffballs full of love. Like the Persian cat, they love to sleep and relax but the Himalayan cat has a playful side.

British Shorthair: They love to keep a low profile. They’ll never get underfoot and don’t require too much attention. If you don’t spend a lot of time at home then the British Shorthair is a good pick for you.

If you’re seeing an intelligent cat, you should consider the following breeds

abyssinian Cat

Abyssinian: A very popular breed and for good reason. Very smart and inquisitive, but not too curious. They love to climb and play but they do have a bit of temper so be mindful of their emotions.

Balinese: The Balinese cats are known for their very expressive personalities. They know what they want and how to get it. Do you want a cat you can have a long conversation with your feline friend? Then the Balinese cat is for you

Siamese: Very demanding and sometimes a little annoying but what they lack in manners they make up for with all the love they give and how much fun they are to play with. If you want an intelligent cat that you can have hours upon hours of fun with then the Siamese would be a good choice.

If you want a playful cat, you should consider the following breeds:

bengal cat sitting next to a window

Bengal: With the energy of its tiger counterpart but the ferociousness of a teddy bear. They love people, exploring, and being a wonderful companion. And unlike other cats, they tend to really like the water!

Maine Coon: One of the most popular breeds there are and for good reason. The only thing that can match their love for their family is their love for playing. A Maine Coon is a kitten in a big coat. No matter their age they will always have the energy of a little kitten.

Munchkin: A race car in cat form. These cats love to run at a breakneck speed and really enjoy a good game of chase be it with a toy, you, or even a mouse in the house. Keep in mind that they have short legs so they can’t jump as high as other cats (Though sometimes this is a good thing)

There are many more breeds of kitties out there

This article only covers a fraction of the total breeds out there so don’t think you won’t find your perfect little friend. But remember that each cat has their own personality and quirks so don’t judge a cat by its breed. No matter what breed you choose, make sure to give your furry companion plenty of love, and attention. If you need to leave your cat alone for an extended period of time, be sure to hire a cat sitter!

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husky surrounded by loose fur