We believe that when choosing the perfect Abyssinian, the best breeder is always the local one. Buying local means you can meet them in person to see how they're raising their kittens, plus avoid potentially traumatizing shipping of the kitten. But finding a quality Abyssinian cat near you can be a difficult task. So we've compiled all of the information you need to know about Abyssinian breeders with kittens for sale, including website URL, contact information, Facebook page, memberships to associations, and more, broken down by location. This will help you choose the right Abyssinian when the time is right.
USA Abyssinian Breeders
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Canada Abyssinian Breeders
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Australia Abyssinian Breeders
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What are Abyssinian cats like?
The Abyssinian cat is known for its large ears and playful personality. Weighing between 8-12 pounds and up to 16 inches in length, they are muscular, solid cats. Abys have a dense, smooth and silky coat of medium length. They were bred for a distinct ticking pattern that resembled wild rabbits. Registered Abyssinian breeders will have kittens for sale with ruddy, red (sorrel), fawn, blue and silver.
Abyssinian cats are known to be energetic and playful, making them an entertaining although potentially tiring pet. They’re affectionate but generally prefer to sit next to you than on your lap, and will likely squirm if picked up. When considering an Abyssinian for your family, know that their athletic and curious nature will bring them into every closet and cabinet they can get into. If you and your family are frequently away from home, consider getting your Aby a playmate or choosing a less inquisitive breed.
FAQs when considering Abyssinian cats
How much do Abyssinian cats cost?
As a sought-after breed, Abyssinian kittens for sale cost between $800 and $2,200. A cat’s price is based on its pedigree, coat quality, age, health and vaccination history. If an Abyssinian cat’s parents are show-winning, they can be even more expensive.
What should I ask to choose the right Abyssinian breeder?
While there are many people who claim to be ethical Abyssinian breeders, not all hold a standard that you can feel great about. Asking some relevant questions about their philosophy will ensure you avoid Abyssinian breeders that do this only for financial gain, not having the interests of the cats or you in mind. Make sure you ask about:
- Health history of the parents and vaccinations. They should have their first vaccinations by the time they're adopted.
- Whether they've bred their Abyssinians with other breeds (they should disclose this and it would make it not a purebred lien.
- Have the socialized the kitten among other kittens?
- Do they belong to a Abyssinian breed club? You can ask for references from the club.
Why does it matter if I buy from a registered Abyssinian breeder?
When you buy from a registered Abyssinian breeder (with either their local club, governing body, or TICA), that ensures that a standard of care and expertise is enforced. You can ask them about a wide range of topics such as the Abyssinian’s genealogy, the right kitten for you, common health problems with Abyssinians to look out for. We offer additional registration through our Cat Kingpin Certified program as well, although it's not a replacement for other registrations.