A playful friend who loves human company

Abyssinian cats, also known as ‘Abys’, are never happier than when in human company and are an affectionate and playful breed. They have a lot of love to offer their human companions and, once they feel comfortable and safe in your home, won’t hesitate to show their buoyant personality traits.

Vital Stats

Size: Medium
Coat: Short and dense
Life span: Up to 15 years
Personality: Mischievous, intelligent, loving
Size medium Coat short
Life span 15years
Abyssinian personality and temperament

Abyssinian Personality & Temperament

The Abyssinian cat’s personality is chatty and inquisitive, and they make lovely feline companions for both pets and children.

Abyssinian food and diet

Food & Diet

This active breed requires a high-protein diet to keep them going.

Abyssinian grooming and coat care

Abyssinian Grooming & Coat Care

Abyssinians have a short, sleek coat that is relatively low maintenance, but they’ll love to bond during grooming sessions!

Abyssinian training and behaviour

Abyssinian Training & Behaviour

Quick to learn and fun-loving, Abyssinian cats love toys and games, are rewarding to train and require a lot of play and mental stimulation.

Abyssinian before you buy

What to know before you buy or rehome an Abyssinian cat

The Abyssinian cat personality is friendly and outgoing – that, combined with their attractive appearance, can make them prime targets for thieves.

Abyssinian insurance considerations

Abyssinians sometimes suffer with certain health conditions and may require treatment. Petplan cat insurance offers peace of mind that they will always be protected.

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