10. Abyssinian – Abyssinians are great for older, energetic children. These cats like to be outside, and they’ll get your kids on the lawn as much as possible. Abyssinians are playful and considered the clowns of the feline world — they will amuse you with their antics. However, these cats don’t make great starter pets for toddlers or younger children, who aren’t old enough to play outside on their own. Abyssinians do get fussy if not attended to regularly, and they tend not to warm up easily to new people.