Abyssinians definitely put the “a” in active. These are go, go, go cats fueled by curiosity and motivated by studying and mimicking the actions of their favorite people. For these reasons, it is vital to install childproof latches on cabinets and other areas you don’t want your snoop-minded Abyssinian to seek out.
The Abyssinian still sports the jungle look of felis lybica, the African wildcat ancestor of all domestic cats, but thrives on interacting in an active household. Their thick, dense shorthaired coats require very little brushing and they rarely need baths. Abyssinians are ideal breeds to learn basic obedience and master tricks using clicker training.