The Abyssinian is a well-built medium sized cat. Each strand of hair on their coat is beautifully colored with contrasting light and dark bands. Their coat is silky smooth and they are just stunning to look at.
These beauties are full of energy and is no show cat. They will keep you on the go with their high spirit and natural curiosity. They have an independent mind but still love to be a part of everything you do by following you around and leaping on your lap when you least expect it.
Abyssinians are generally healthy but are known to suffer from Amyloidosis (a renal disease) which is thought to be hereditary. They are also susceptible to tooth decay and Gingivitis so daily dental hygiene is recommended.
Regular brushing of the coat is required to evenly distribute natural skin oils and to massage the skin.
Clean ears with a cotton ball or a soft damp cloth using a mixture of half cider vinegar and half warm water. Avoid using cotton swabs as this can cause damage to the interior of the ear.