Breed Guide: Abyssinian
Posted on August 4, 2014 under Cat Articles
Dr. Fiona is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Abyssinian
Weight: 9-12 lbs
Points of conformation: Lithe, medium sized body with slender legs and a long arched neck. Wide set ears and wedge shaped face.
Coat: Short, fine, shiny hairs in agouti pattern
Color: White chin and chest. Ruddy, blue, sorrel, fawn and lilac and silver.
Grooming needs: low
Origin: Southeast Asia
Behavior Traits: Athletic, playful and very active.
Is an Abyssinian cat right for You?
The Abyssian is affectionate and curious cat. They are independent and highly intelligent. Some lines can tend towards being nervous and high-strung. They become very attached to their caregivers and will often follow their people around and demand attention. They get along well with other cats and have been know to enjoy playing in water. They tend to be quiet.
5 Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Abyssian
According to the number of cat insurance claims Pets Best receives
|Medical Issue||Average Claim Amount||Most Expensive Claim|
|Inflammatory Bowel Disease||$2,783||$4,114|
|Renal Failure- Chronic||$1,924||$6,002|
|Oral Resorptive Lesions||$904||$2,538|
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