Spunky - Billy dynamic duo ruddy and blue Abyssinians, Albers & Nobbie, born 5/1/11
This male Abyssinian kitten Albers was particularly hard for me to let go of... aby's are all like children to me, and it is important for me as an Abyssinian breeder to have a good relationship with their new families so that I can get news of their adjustment and integration into their new lives. I am available for advice, day or night, whenever a new parent seeks it. To protect your babies, please read up on household poisons, toxic and non-toxic plants, and foods that can be poisonous to cats .
Ruddy Abyssinians (sounds like "Buddy") are the most popular color. There are many shades of ruddy Abyssinian kittens. Some prefer darker, some lighter, some don't care... Ruddies have multi color strands of fur, called ticking. On Ruddy Abyssinian cats, the ticking ends in a black color, on the tail and down the dorsal stripe on the back. Some people ask whether males or females make the best pets. It is usually the human parents who contribute most to the character and personality of an aby kitten as it matures... to me, neutered Abyssinian males are a bit more mellow and less "hormonal" than the girls... the Abyssinian girls are very busy and love to be in your face! But then, so do the aby boys, so go figure which make the best pets!
Blue's are so delicate looking and come in various shades of "blue." Some can be close to a slate gray color, and others, almost silvery. But always they should have a peachy undercoat on the belly, chest and back of the legs.
The many moods of Nobbie: a bit uncertain, calm, cool and collected and looking for a toy to pounce on.
Your kitten may be a bit afraid in its new environment. Best to isolate him/her in a small, comfy room with food, water, litterbox and a nice bed to sleep in. Do not think of introducing your new kitten to other household felines for a few days. Let them sniff at one another across the bottom of a door first... and get to know one another without the fear factor. This will give them/you the best chance of a happy first meeting and long-lasting friendship.
Aby's love window views.... to watch birds, people, passing cars, anything moving is interesting to them. If you don't have a nice broad window ledge, consider getting your Abyssinian a "window perch," and if you live in cold climates, you can even splurge and get them a heated one!
Albers and sis Nobbie went together to their forever home in the San Francisco Bay Area.. It warms my heart when two Abyssinian siblings are able to spend the rest of their lives together. Their new dad Kevin got them a very nice, big cat tree and lots of fun toys to keep them occupied when they are not helping him with his work.