The Abyssinian is a medium size cat with a short-ticked coat. They should appear alert, lithe and muscular, standing on tip toes. The head is a rounded wedge with large ears, the eyes are almond shaped green, gold or hazel. The coat should have a lustrous sheen and be resilient to the touch.
They are known for their high activity level, also they are affectionate, active and playful, retaining their playfulness long after kitten-hood. They are extremely devoted, loyal and loving to their humans.
They are good hunters, so living indoors is the best way to keep them safe and healthy. Plenty of activities and affection will keep your Abyssinian in top shape.