Abyssinian cat: character and characteristics all particular for a breed that in Europe and in Italy itself is still infrequent to meet, let alone on a leash on the street as it can happen where abyssinian cat it is among the ten most widespread breeds in the United States, or even among the 5 in North America. And he doesn't play at home, overseas, because the abyssinian cat is a feline originally from Ethiopia, in fact it takes its name from this land also called Abyssinia.
There are also recent studies that seem to give the abyssinian cat for "a fake", that is to say that it would come from India and Southeast Asia, the fact is that at the end of the nineteenth century a comparison made this cat connect with ancient felines that lived among the Pyramids. To be joined were the mummified remains of the ancients Egyptian cats and the reproductions in the tomb frescoes with cats living in Abyssinia: perfect resemblance! And the abyssinian cat he found himself to resemble the face and body even Goddess Bastet.
Proceeding quickly we arrive until around 1860, when the progenitor of the abyssinian cat, a certain Zula, arrived in the United Kingdom with Captain Leonard Barrett on his return from the English expedition to Abyssinia. Between praise and intersections, the abyssinian cat was recognized as a breed in England in 1882 and immediately presented at the feline show at the Cristal Palace in London in 1883. The First World War was making the abyssinian cat but in 1929 he reappeared and even officially became a race.
Lean and agile, balanced and harmonious, the abyssinian cat it is recognized by the slightly arched back and by the hair with ticking. He is medium in size, weighs around 4 kg, if American a little less. In general, the European variety has a more robust body, a large head and is more restless while the abyssinian cat of the American variety, it is more slender, has long legs and a sweeter character.
In both cases the abyssinian cat it is an elegant and graceful animal, its limbs are thin but muscular, ending in small and oval feet and making it seem that it always walks on toes. The eyes of this cat are oval and oblique - yellow, green or hazel - but large, bright, expressive also because they are underlined by a black border. They stand out on its wedge-shaped head along with two ears that are broad at the base and moderately pointed, while the body ends in a long and tapered tail.
We come to ticking, typical of abyssinian cat: it is a characteristic of the hair, of the single hair, in which you can see the alternation of light and dark bands, it creates a non-homogeneous color, the result of a mutant gene, known as the "Abyssinian Ta ". At first sight this gives a very particular effect and is useful and frequent as well as in the abyssinian cat even in wild animals: it allows them to blend in better in the habitat in which they live.
Ticking aside, the hair of the abyssinian cat it is thick, shiny, soft and close to the body. Typical color is hare, known for its reddish-brown hue, with apricot base and black tip. There are also the sorrel, with a coppery red base and brown-chocolate ticking, the blue, with a pinkish havana base and steel gray ticking, the fawn, with pale cream base and dark havana ticking, and finally the silver. Rarely enough, the silver abyssinian cat it is a version of one of the colors mentioned, but with a silver white base and a colored tip.
The hair of the abyssinian cat and the specimens that are born with a semi-long coat are defined as "Somali". Short or long the hair, and of any color, the character of the abyssinian cat a great character remains: it is certainly a companion animal and suitable for family life. Although, it must be said, that he, the abyssinian cat, he is very fond of the master who is one and only one.
Of course, the other members of the family do not treat them badly, but the boss is the boss and it is to him that the abyssinian cat grows fond of and reserves all attention. He also wants a lot of attention, stubborn, proud and resistant to any constraint but not angry or even vindictive. Hyperactive yes, and how. The abyssinian cat he wants to be involved in home life and must have the opportunity to vent his energies in movement and play. He is not aggressive at all, he is agile and playful, especially as a puppy he is unstoppable in the true sense of the word.
Brushing and scrubbing the hair with a damp cloth every day is one of the few treatments that the abyssinian cat it requires, for the rest it adapts and does not complain, it wants attention and movement, even on a leash. It resists heat and cold well and can easily stay in an apartment or in a house with a garden, even with animal roommates, dogs or cats. It must be said that he is a crafty and, as masters of abyssinian cat, better be careful because quick quick steals beyond belief, also because he is endowed with an insatiable hunger. In fact, he steals food and scolding him does not give many results, it is better not to leave fish or meat dishes lying around, above all, in his presence and our absence.
In addition to targeting our dishes, the abyssinian cat he is greedy a priori, and greedy: when he is a puppy you have to be careful, keep him, so that he does not indigestion. In general, it is better to use packaged food, dry or wet, but it can also be used in dishes based on white meats, fish, boiled rice and cooked vegetables. Never make him lack fresh water to drink to prevent dehydration. Furthermore, with old age the abyssinian cat tends to get fat so food must be increasingly low in fat and instead rich in quality protein and fiber.
Before talking about the price of the Abyssinian cat, which you will imagine, not very modest, let's take a look at its reproduction times which certainly affect, in part. The female of the abyssinian cat it can reproduce from 6 months of age but usually it waits for the full year, then the gestation lasts about 62 days and 2 to 4 puppies are born each time. The little ones of abyssinian cat they are very precocious: they open their eyes in a week and at only 20 days they start playing, like good hyperactive ones. As soon as they are born, they often have a dark coat but then it lightens with age, advanced age also because it reaches 18-20 years if well kept.
Being a highly sought after breed, the abyssinian cat has his own price and if with pedigree and "everything in its place" it can cost too much One thousand Euro. Better to leave it alone if we do not want to specify the pedigree, however, also because in Italy there are various farms and you can look for the best and the most transparent and honest. A thousand euros is a nice price but a lance must be broken for this abyssinian cat: unlike many other expensive breeds, he enjoys excellent health, it does not have major particular problems and also in food it does not require investments or expensive measures in time and money. This animal is closely related to the Asian feline
If you liked this animal article keep following me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and… elsewhere you have to find me!
Related articles that may interest you:
– All breeds of cats
– Egyptian Mau Cat
– Peterbald cat
– Singapura cat
– Ocicat cat