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The Abysinnian is one of the oldest known breeds. It is believed that they originated from the coast of the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia. Although mummified cats found in Egyptian tombs have a similar shape to the Abyssinian, the earliest identifiable Aby is a taxidermal exhibit still residing in the Leiden Zoological Museum in Holland. The cat was purchased around 1834-1836 from a supplier of small wild cats exhibits and labeled by the museum as "Patrie, domestica India." Abysinnians were excepted as a breed in Europe by the late 1880s and in 1907 they came to North America.
The Aby is intelligent, friendly and outgoing. They are medium in size and regal in appearance. The coat is soft, short and dense. Colors are ruddy, red, blue, and fawn. Their body is lithe and graceful, with long, slender legs and a tapering tail.
Our Abyssinians are registered with Cat Fanciers' Association.
At eight weeks they are vaccinated with Felocell 4 from Pfizer Vaccines. This aids in the prevention of Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia, Modified Live and Chlamydia Psittaci and has proven effective against Chlamydia (weepy eyes). Kittens should be revaccinated at 12 weeks of age. New parents are given a Feline Vaccination Record. Kittens are given Nemex II at 4, 6 & 8 weeks to deworm.
Our kittens are socialized with humans from the date of birth. The Abyssinian is a very people-oriented cat. By nature they must be in the middle of the human activity.
Our cats are fed Iams and Purina One. The kittens are fed Iams Kitten. My cats made the decision on what brand of cat food they wanted. I offered them bowls of several major brands. The Iams and Purina One were the first to go. Ironically, the brand I had been feeding was the last to go.
I recommend that you continue to feed a kitten formula food to your kitten 3 times a day until 6 months of age (if possible). Do not be alarmed if your kitten's appetite decreases slightly between the ages of four to seven months. As he loses his baby teeth, he may eat a little less because his gums are sore. As an added treat I like to cook up some hamburger to put on the kitten chow once a day (just a little bit). You will be surprised at how much your Aby will like meat.
Bringing a kitten home is very stressful for the kitten and can cause him digestive problems. If you change your kitten's food when you bring him home, or at any other time, be sure to do so gradually. This will help to avoid digestive upsets. Start by mixing a small amount of new food with his present food. Gradually increase the new food while decreasing the old food over a weeks time.
Carrier: I recommend a carrier be used for transporting your kitten. It will keep him/her safe while riding in the car. Make sure it is large enough for your kitten to use when they are a full grown cat. They should be able to comfortable stand up and turn around. Cover the bottom with an old towel.
Food and water bowls: The bowls should be easy to clean and heavy enough so they will not tip over. Avoid plastic bowls as some cats are allergic to plastic (this includes plastic collars). Your kitten should always have plenty of clean, fresh water.
Litter box: Please do not use the self clumping cat litter for your kitten. Kittens will lick their paws and that clumping could be happening in your kittens intestines. My recommendation for cat litter is (I swear by it) wood pellets (for wood pellet stoves). Believe it or not, the wood pellets break down as your cat pees and poops on it and there is virtually no odor as the pine starts to break down. I have not had a cat attempt to eat it yet. It is important that you keep the litter box clean because your kitten will avoid using a messy box.
Bed: Most cats like to have a bed of their own but until you see what your cats preferences are, try a roomy cardboard box. The box should have high enough sides to keep out drafts. Cut out a doorway for the kitten. Line the box with and old cushion and cover with any soft, washable material. Place the bed in a quiet, draft-free corner that will be your kitten's corner.
Scratching Post: Cats using scratching post to exercise and to clean away dead scales from their nail. You will want to have one right away to help train your kitten early. The scratching post should be sturdy and tall enough to let your cat stretch out full length when he/she is an adult. Train your kitten to use the scratching post as soon as he comes home. He'll get the idea quickly and hopefully he'll use the post instead of your furniture.
Toys: You will be surprised at how much your Abysinnian loves to play. They will play with anything that moves, rolls, rustles or sways. A kitten is naturally curious, and he needs a supply of toys that are safe and fun to play with. Choose toys made especially for kittens: a celluloid ball that rattles, a hard rubber mouse, ping-pong ball, empty wooden thread spool, an unshelled walnut, a paper bag or box filled with some tissue paper, or a catnip toy are all safe for your kitten. Be careful not to give him anything small enough to swallow. Keep plastic bags away from your kitten, since he could easily be trapped inside and suffocate.
Introducing a new cat to other cats: Confine the new cat to one room with its litter box, food, water and a bed. Switch sleeping blankets between the new cat an resident cats so they have a chance to become accustomed to each other's scent. Once the new cat is using its box and eating regularly while confined, let it have free time in the house while confining the other cats.
Avoid any interactions between the cats which result in either fearful or aggressive behavior. If these responses are allowed to become a habit, they can be difficult to change. It's better to introduce the animals to each other so gradually that neither cat becomes afraid or aggressive. You can expect mild forms of these behaviors, but don't give them the opportunity to intensify. If either cat becomes fearful or aggressive, separate them, and continue the introduction process in a series of gradual steps. Successful introductions require time and patience. Don't expect things to be perfect overnight.
Introducing a new cat to a resident dog: Dogs and cats who have not experienced each other will require some extra time to become accustomed to each other. Dogs usually want to chase and play with cats, and cats are usually afraid and defensive. The following steps will help in introducing them:
Our kittens are raised with dogs but they are never left unattended with my dogs. You will know your other pets (cat or dog) better than I and may know what to expect when introducing them to the new kitten. However, I would suggest erring on the side of caution for both the animals and your own well being.
I have had many inquiries from prospective parents all over the United States. Yes we can ship our animals to you (within the US only). This requires they be at least 8 weeks old. Please visit my shipping webpage for more information on what is required and the costs involved. Please don't ask me how much it cost. I get emails everyday from all over the US and a very, very small percentage of these people have actually purchased and had me ship the animal. I do not ship other people's animals.
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