The graceful and mobile animal, at rest resembling a chiseled statuette, is an Abyssinian breed of cats of medium size and vibrant character. Homeland is not exactly established, presumably - Ethiopia, formerly called Abyssinia, or Egypt. The appearance of the Abyssinian cat breed in the photo indirectly confirms the "high" origin. The royal grace in combination with the mysterious gaze of the huge eyes with double liner is associated with the calmness and power of the pharaohs of antiquity.
Appearance and behavior
The Abyssinian cat breed looks amazingly harmonious and truly sophisticated. The body and limbs are elongated, the springy gait shows a special grace. It has a long flexible tail, large, widely spaced ears. They continue to outline the faces and give it a distinct, unusual triangular appearance. Elastic paws with narrow fingertips create the impression that the cat is tiptoeing.
Abyssinka is a bunch of energy that requires constant output. If an animal does not sleep or eat, it is always in motion and patrols its possessions. A halt means that something has interested her, after which a thorough investigation of the object or phenomenon begins.
The peculiarity of the Abyssinian cat breed is its love for height. She loves to walk in the closets, on the bookshelves, to sit down for rest on the towering places - on the refrigerators, and even on the mezzanines. How an animal is taken there is often a mystery, but all possibilities are used. For example, a cat might use your shoulder as a step.
The behavior of the animal, when the owner is near, does not change much - the Abyssinian cats remain just as curious, but your actions become the subject of study. They follow the person everywhere - watching TV, watching the movement of the figures on the screen, “vacuuming”, “washing the dishes”.
The Abyssinian cat is not afraid to wet its paws, plays with a stream of water and calmly treats bathing, if it has been accustomed since childhood.
In general, representatives of the Abyssinian cat breed have a balanced character. They are friendly, get along with other animals, with households, especially with children. For new people in the house are neutral. At the same time, animals show a certain independence and do not like excessive expression of feelings; they rarely sit on their knees for longer than that time, which is necessary for a couple of strokes.
However, the Abyssinians need and affection, and attention from the owners. Deprived of companions, cats can become depressed, which will change their character and can affect health. Therefore, it is desirable that the house is not empty, and the front door slammed more often, announcing to inquisitive Abyssinians that it is necessary to meet the newcomer.
Abyssinian cats have a height of 28 to 32 cm, weight ranges from 3.5 to 6 kg.
A detailed description of animals gives the standard adopted in 1889:
- Body slightly elongated, muscular, especially the back. This makes it possible for an Abyssinian cat to jump six corps in length, a little less in height.
- Limbs slender, long, paws compact, vaulted, with oval elongated pads.
- The neck is elegant, medium length.
- The head is rounded, when viewed from above - wedge-shaped, the chin is clearly defined, the profile with the transition.
- The ears are large, widely spaced, may have brushes.
- Features of the breed - large almond-shaped eyes circled around the contour, first black, then necessarily white. The iris is bright amber or green.
- The tail is mobile, long, much thicker at the base than at the tip.
- The coat is short, silky, tight. The hairs are colored in a special way, characterized by ticking - alternating stripes of different shades, but not less than three.
Description of the breed in part of the color of the Abyssinian cats are unlikely to convey the beauty of their wool. It is better to see this in a photo or at exhibitions that can boast of Abyssinians participating in them.
According to the standard, there are four main types of color:
- Wild, dominated by shades of ocher and black ticking.
- Red, or sorrel with a rich reddish-copper color and brown ticking.
- Blue, where the main color is gray, ticking of light blue hues.
- A faun characterized by a brown color and a beige undercoat.
For all types of color, the presence of darker marks on the face, along the back and on the tip of the tail, is mandatory. On the neck under the chin should be a solid white necklace. The hair on the inner parts of the limbs and the stomach has light shades, there is no ticking.
Kittens are born much darker than they become when they are adults. Determine what color your pet can be at the age of 3-5 months.
Intellect and learnability
An important characteristic for the owner is the Abyssinian breed - intelligence and intelligence. The animal quickly mastered in the house, is accustomed to the claw and the tray. Abyssinians are called "shepherd cats of the feline world", meaning their high learning ability. Their habits are reminiscent of the behavior of dogs, for example, an Abyssinian can grab a blanket offered by the owner with his teeth and struggle with all his strength. For him, this is a fun game.
The famous cat from the United States named Kit after training with his owner Trish learned to use the toilet, walk on a long leash with a harness. He gladly jumps over a ring suspended from the ceiling, even at night, when no one asks for it. Such is the nature of the Abyssinian cat breed - they like to have fun when they like.
Owners and veterinarians give a positive description of the health of the Abyssinian breed of cats. Life expectancy is 10-12 years, sometimes more than 15 years.
There is a predisposition to some diseases caused by genetics:
- knee problems
- blood diseases
- impaired vision
- renal amyloidosis.
Breeders are well aware of this and carefully control that the animals that can transmit such a mutation to the offspring do not fall into breeding. That is why kittens must be purchased in nurseries.
Care and nutrition
Abyssinians - short-haired cats. Hairs are not prone to rolling. It is enough to comb their fur coat once a week with a special brush or a double-sided metal comb, first with a side with rare teeth, then with more frequent ones. During shedding, this should be done more often in order to avoid accumulation of wool in the house. It is an allergen, like all cats, carrying traces of protein from licking saliva.
Bathing is recommended every 1-2 months. Claws are clipped every two weeks, carefully cutting off the tips of the guillotine away from the pulp. Caring for the ears, wipe the inner surface with a cotton pad moistened with warm boiled water.
Once a year, the cat should be shown to a veterinarian, with an emphasis on checking the eyes, teeth and kidneys. It is good to combine this visit with annual vaccinations, after de-worming.
Until one month old, kittens eat mother's milk, then other products are gradually introduced into the diet - this is the breeder's care. An animal not younger than 3 months, which is fed 3-4 times a day with ready feed for kittens or natural food - boiled pieces of meat, fish, yolk, dairy products, gets into the owner's hands.
An adult animal can get by with two feedings, but usually the owners keep the dry food bowls filled so that their pet can eat at any time. He will not eat extra, but studies have shown that cats feel more comfortable if they are sure that they can always have a snack. The best solution is ready-made premium food + fresh water, sometimes you can indulge the Abyssinian with your favorite delicacies. What it will be - cat chips, sausages or slices of cucumbers and melons, depends on the individual preferences purring.
Cost of a kitten and place of purchase
The price of a kitten of the Abyssinian breed fluctuates around the mark of 30-45 thousand rubles. The price of individuals of rare colors intended for breeding and fully compliant with the standard can be much higher. If you need a pet that will not let you get bored, will cheer with its tricks, but you do not plan exhibition and breeding activities, the cost will be lower - from 15,000Ᵽ.
It is recommended to buy an Abyssinian in proven nurseries - this guarantees the absence of genetic diseases.
Abyssinian in the USA
The first two representatives of this breed in 1907 were exported to America - the silver cat Aluminum II and the cat of the same color Salt. It should be noted that by the middle of the 20th century silver colors had practically disappeared in England. Once again, the breeding of silver Abyssinians in the UK resumed only in the 1960s. It was quite difficult because of the lack of manufacturers.
In the US, cats of the Abyssinian breed reviews of animal lovers received enthusiastic. Therefore, for its development, the Americans took it seriously. In 1917 she was already recognized by the CFA. These wonderful animals were introduced to France in 1927. In the first half of the 20th century, the Abyssinian cat breed became widespread in Europe.
The threat of extinction of the breed
She appeared during the war with Nazi Germany. Then in Europe there were only less than two dozen of these animals. It was possible to recreate the breed after the war thanks to the import of these animals from the USA. In the 1970s, many cats of this breed in the UK became extinct due to the terrible epidemic of viral leukemia. This did not happen because the Abyssinian cat was particularly susceptible to this disease. Characteristic of the breed suggests that they are susceptible to this infection no more than other breeds. But the Abyssinians were few in number, few good males survived at that time. Mating was done very often. This influenced the wide spread of the disease. By the end of the 80s of the last century about ten manufacturers remained in the UK.
The researchers of these animals claim that over the past hundred years they have changed somewhat outwardly - cats have become more graceful and smaller, their backbone is lighter, their ears are bigger. New colors have also appeared, and the traditional wild color has become much "warmer". He was first called red (red), but officially recognized him in 1979 under the name "Sorrel". In 1984, he recognized the blue color, in 1985 - the faun.
Abyssinian cat in Russia
In the USA, these graceful animals keep their place in the top five of the most popular breeds. In our country, such beauties are still considered quite rare. In Russia, only in the 90s, the first Abyssinian appeared. The cat, whose characteristics were immediately interested by the specialists, was brought from Europe.
Around this time, the first Russian nurseries appeared - Tabiti, Golden Lion. In the development of the breed, an important role was played by the Tabiti's Lancelot cat of the wild color, which became the first representative of American animals in Russia.
According to the owners of these animals, the Abyssinian cat is very beautiful. The breed standards of different phelinological associations are somewhat different from each other. Recent years have become more noticeable differences in the type of Abyssinian European and American breeding. Thus, today it is possible to distinguish two pedigree types - American and European.
American blood animals have a lighter skeleton, while they are larger. They have lower and wide-set ears, a not so strong chin, shorter hair with an underdeveloped undercoat.
European Abyssinians today have preserved the smoothness of the lines and the surprisingly harmonious proportions of cats that adorned Egyptian murals. And, of course, the main distinguishing feature of Europeans is their unique “smile”.
Huge, wide-open amber eyes, satin fur coat, in every pose of this beauty, turning her head you can see exquisite perfection. True, it is rather difficult to keep track of the poses of an amazing animal - this is a real mercury clot. A second ago, she was standing nearby, but you do not have time to stretch out your hand to her, as she disappears, and a moment later you will be in another place. Here she is half asleep basking on the master's bed, and suddenly this red-lightning flashed and disappeared.
Do not try to pick her up. If you succeed in catching it, you will not be able to hold it - it will slip away, as if it will leak through your fingers. But then she will surely come to the owner herself, jump on her knees, get comfortable and purr loudly.
These are short-haired animals of medium size. The Abyssinian cat breed differs from its other relatives by its special grace and royal posture, which is inherent only in this breed. They are strong and flexible members of a well-muscled family. Cats are much larger than cats.
Their body, according to standards, should not be too stretched, it should be muscular, dense and flexible. Slightly arched back and round chest. The head is wedge-shaped, the nose is of medium length, and the chin is well developed. Long and muscular limbs are quite proportional to the body. The tail is quite long, at the base it is thick, but tapering towards the end.
Growth of cats reaches 32 cm, and cats - 28 cm and weight from 4 to 7.5 kg. True, more common individuals, whose weight is within five kilograms. Wide and rather large ears are set wide apart. The neck is elegant and long.
The Abyssinian cat breed differs from other breeds with surprisingly expressive, intelligent eyes. They are very large and have an almond shape. Eye color is amber or green, they have a well-marked black bezel.
The coat is rather thin, short, but thick and silky, tight to the body. Interesting fact: Abyssinian kittens are born much more fluffy than their parents.
Four colors of this breed are officially recognized - wild, blue, sorrel and faun. The most common is the first. TICA, FIFe and ACF recognized silver colors, CCCA recognized purple and chocolate, as well as their silver variants, GCCF added tortoise and cream colors to their reproduction, as well as their silver variants.
Abyssinian cat breed. Character
The nature of these animals does not correspond to their external royalty, however, they love respect for their own person.
Abyssinians are intelligent, loyal and docile. These animals do not tolerate loneliness, so it is advisable to have another pet if you are not at home for a long time. By the way, representatives of this breed quickly establish good relations with other animals. Kitties have a very pleasant voice - quiet and thin. He can hardly annoy anyone.
The temperament of Abyssinian cats is perfectly balanced, they learn quickly and very easily learn the rules of behavior in their new home.
Despite the fact that the animal is very active, with proper upbringing, it will not jump on carpets and curtains or spoil upholstered furniture. The cats' slightly wild appearance is deceptive, their character is perfectly balanced. For no reason, they do not scratch and do not release claws.
These are very neat and clean animals that appreciate the care and attention of the owners. Such a pet is very attached to the owner and does not tolerate loneliness. This is a true friend and diligent assistant in all affairs of the owner. Abyssinka needs respect, attention and caress, for which she gives a person her love. Whatever you do, the cat will be close to each other, taking an active part in what is happening. These quiet animals prefer tactile communication verbal.
Pay attention to the socialization and upbringing of your pet, as these beauties sometimes want to dominate the house.
Maintenance and care
Abyssinian cats, photos of which you can see in our article, do not need special care. It is enough to wipe the wool of these animals during shedding with wet palms and bathe it once a month. Most of these cats are very fond of water and with great pleasure they climb into it, so the owners of problems with bathing will not arise. To wash, use a special shampoo.
It is necessary to monitor the condition of the ears and eyes of your pet. If in the ears you notice a collection of dark secretions, remove them with a cotton swab moistened with water or liquid paraffin.
If there are discharges from the eyes, they should be wiped with a cotton swab dipped in strong tea, and you should consult with the veterinarian, because this is extremely rare in a healthy cat. In addition, your pet needs to brush its teeth. This should be done at least once every ten days.
Do not forget to arrange a separate corner for your pet. To do this, it is best to buy a house and scratching post.
In general, it is a healthy cat breed. But some diseases also await her. Most often - gingivitis, arising from malnutrition. Hereditary diseases include renal amyloidosis, which can be fatal. Many breeds of cats suffer from this kidney disease, but veterinarians consider Abyssinians to be its characteristic feature. Недуг передают не все племенные линии своему потомству, поэтому не стоит отказываться от приобретения питомца по этой причине. К тому же если заводчик дорожит своей репутацией, он сделает все необходимое, чтобы котята не имели проблем со здоровьем.
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Many owners of these animals celebrate the great affection of their pets. They are very clean, quickly get used to the tray. With proper upbringing, abyssines do not spoil wallpaper and furniture, get along well with other pets.
Some owners point out that sometimes there are problems with very young children. Therefore, it is not recommended to start such an animal until your child understands that a living creature has appeared in the house, and not just another new toy.
History of origin
To date, there are several versions that explain the origin of the breed Abyssinian, and all of them are not without a certain reason. Most often, the breed is considered to be derived from the Zul cat imported from Ethiopia or Abyssinia. The cat was brought by Captain Barret-Lenard more than a century ago.
However, it is considered more plausible to consider the abyssinian origin from wild cats.. The external data of the North African, steppe or Libyan wildcats are very similar to the modern Abyssinian breed. The habitat of the steppe cat is Africa and the Middle East, where this animal was domesticated many centuries ago. On the territory of North Africa there are other wild species that have a very large similarity with the Abyssinian breed. These wild feline cat can be attributed reed cat or marsh lynx.
Also, scientists hypothesized, according to which the ancestor of the breed was an animal exported from southeast Asia or Afghanistan. This version is reinforced by the fact that in 1834-1836 in the Leiden Zoological Museum in Holland exhibited a stuffed cat with a wild coloring, similar to the modern Abyssinian.
More than a hundred years ago, a couple of the first cats of this breed were exported to the territory of America. In our country, the Abyssinian appeared at the breeders less than twenty years ago. The first representative of the breed was the cat Abyriginal Sunny with the color of the faun. About fifteen years ago, such well-known Russian kennels of Abyssinian cats as “Lakshmina”, “Night Hunter”, “Charming Angel”, “Artefakt”, “Orange Marmelad”, “Bluecourage” and “Solaris” began their work.
Representatives of a rare breed for participation in exhibitions and breeding must have the following external data:
- the modified head has a slightly rounded wedge with a soft outline of the cheeks, eyebrows and profile lines,
- the rise from the bridge of the nose to the forehead is smooth, and the frontal part is weakly convex and wide, forming a smooth line with the crown and not sharply turning into a slightly arched neck,
- the ears are large in size, with a moderate taper at the tips and extending at the base, cupped,
- large, almond-shaped, brilliant eyes, very expressive, with a thin contour outline of dark color,
- the body is flexible and graceful, of medium length, with very well developed, but completely non-muscular muscles, with perfect proportions,
- limbs slender and graceful, paws oval and compact. There are five fingers on the front paws, four fingers on the hind legs,
- the tail is rather long, with a pronounced narrowing to the tip and a noticeable thickening at the base.
Important! The coat is soft and silky, thick and elastic, with a fine structure and bright shine.
The Abyssinian should have a warm and glowing coat color, with the presence of a distinct and as even as possible ticking:
- wild color or "Ruddy". Characteristic is the presence of a uniform double or triple ticking without any particular pattern,
- color Sorrel or "Sorrel". Coloring can range from a reddish-brown to copper-red hues,
- blue color or "Blue". Wool has an attractive color in the characteristic blue-gray tones,
- color faun or "Fawn". Coloring the color of cocoa or delicate coffee with milk, and the undercoat has a light cream or delicate sand shade.
Under conditions of full ticketing, the backbone zone may have a darkening.. The greatest preference is given to representatives of the breed, with the absence of marking in the lower part of the chest and on the paws.
Habits abyssinok very reminiscent of a dog. This is a very energetic, lively and playful animal perfectly trainable.. The breed is calm and delicate, possessing outstanding intellect. An interesting feature of the Abyssinian is the lack of hydrophobia and curiosity, so the periodic bathing of such a pet does not cause difficulties.
High mobility is often accompanied by deterioration of interior items, including curtains and carpeting. A pet of this breed does not have a feeling of fear and self-preservation from an early age, so from the first days of life the Abyssinian needs to be surrounded with care and attention. A cat of this breed very badly tolerates loneliness, and can fall into severe depression.
Care and maintenance
Abyssinian cat is very simple and undemanding in care.
Important! The main condition for the proper maintenance of the breed is to provide the animal with a balanced diet, conducting systematic water procedures, as well as strict adherence to the vaccination calendar and periodic deworming.
The smooth and short hair of the Abyssinian cat needs minimal care. You need to comb your pet with a special metal brush about once a week. Abyssinian cat very quickly and easily accustomed to the use of cat litter, filled with natural fillers. The breed is quite clean, and the use of sawdust or pellets is considered to be very convenient and economical.
Periodically, you need to trim the animal's claws, as well as check the condition of the ears and eyes. Accumulated secretions should be carefully removed with cotton swabs or cotton swabs. The tendency of the breed to inflammatory diseases of the gums requires increased attention and prophylactic cleaning of teeth. A small coat of wool suggests maintaining a comfortable temperature in the room. Vaccinations against major diseases, including panleukopenia, herpes virus infection, calicivirosis and rabies are mandatory.
Feeding very small kittens is best done with special foods:
- "Arden Grange",
- "Guabi Natural",
- "Natural kitten food",
- Royal Canin,
A pet over the age of ten months can be gradually transferred to an adult diet. Premium quality feeds have a fully balanced composition, including vitamins and minerals, as well as amino acids. New food should be introduced into the diet gradually. When using dry feed, you must ensure that there is always clean drinking water.
Feeding pets with natural products is very popular in our country, and with proper preparation of the diet, the animal gets good nutrition:
- beef - three or four times a week,
- boneless boiled chicken - every day or every other day,
- boiled or freshly frozen offal in the form of liver, heart, kidneys and ventricles of beef or chicken - weekly,
- boiled sea fish - a couple of times a month,
- milk or 10% cream for kittens up to three months - daily,
- fermented milk products for adult cats - weekly,
- raw or boiled egg yolk - a couple of times a week,
- rice, semolina and oat milk porridge for kittens up to three months - daily or every other day,
- low-fat fresh and non-sour cottage cheese mixed with raw egg yolk or low-fat sour cream - a couple of times a week,
- cereals - weekly,
- chopped raw or boiled vegetables in the form of green asparagus beans, carrots and cauliflower - a couple of times a week.
Every day, you need to supplement the nutrition of the Abyssinian cat with full-fledged mineral-vitamin supplements. It is also required to enrich the diet with dry beer yeast and vegetable oil. Useful for the animal weed in the form of germinated oats and wheat, you can purchase at the pet store or grow yourself.
The following products are strictly contraindicated for both adult pets and kittens:
- raw duck and goose meat,
- fat mutton and pork in any form,
- chicken and fish bones,
- any spices, seasonings and salt,
- smoked sausages,
- fried and marinated dishes,
- potatoes, soybeans, peas, beans and beans.
Important! When using such products weakens the immune system, wool loses shine, there are various problems with metabolism, as well as upset stomach and intestines.
Buy Abyssinian cat - tips and tricks
Experienced and responsible breed breeders start selling Abyssinian kittens from two months of age, but it is recommended to acquire an already grown, three to four month old animal, which facilitates the adaptation period. At the age of two months, the kitten gets basic communication skills, so it’s best if experienced breeders are near the pet at this moment.
When choosing, you should carefully examine all the kittens from the litter and observe the behavior of animals. A healthy kitten's hair is smooth and clean, without bald spots and an unpleasant smell.. Should be completely absent skin rashes, scratches and scabs. The stomach should not be swollen or sunken. A good animal has clean and clear eyes. Abyssinians at two months of age often have gray eyes with a bluish tint, but after four months the color changes to amber or emerald color. Ears should be clean, without scratching and rashes. As practice shows, sterilized cats and neutered cats are able to form a more even and friendly relationship with their owners.
As a rule, the average cost of Abyssinian kittens varies greatly depending on the place of residence of the breeder and the age of the pet. It also takes into account the reputation of the nursery and the purity of the blood lines that determine the class of abyssines: "show", "breed" and "pet." The cost of a kitten from professional breeders and in nurseries can vary in the range of 15-70 thousand rubles and above.
What is the uniqueness of the breed?
These active cats are loved for their dedication. If an Abyssinian cat chose you as its master, remember: how you feel about your darling, it will treat you the same way. If you are attached to each other very much, your pet will go to great lengths in order to be close. And if you offend her, you can hardly expect any further friendship.
Predators by nature, they look like little pumas. Just like their "distant" relatives, little pets are quick, agile players. If you acquire a female and a male, you may notice how they differ from each other:
- the female has an active life position, cannot sit still, is constantly in motion,
- the male is less active, constantly lives in the same territory, it is difficult to find contact for outdoor games, prefers a calm atmosphere.
It is worth paying particular attention to the color variety of the skin, which is endowed with this breed. Each hair has a tricolor coloring, so it creates an impression of the game of glitter on the fur in cats. This interesting color type is called ticking. He is responsible for the fact that the back has a darker shade, rather than chest with front paws.
Do not think that an Abyssinian cat can be alone for a long time. She definitely needs attention and special care. If she feels affection on your part, then her responses will only be positive.
How to equip the house?
Before the Abyssinian kittens come to your home, you need to carefully prepare their future place of residence. It is best to buy a special house, which will be equipped with a couple of supports, on which the Abyssinian cat will lie. This breed loves high places, so it will always want to climb higher.
Abyssinians love to occupy the highest possible place with a good overview - the backs of chairs and sofas, a refrigerator or a bookshelf.
The highlights, like a tray or food, are no different from other feline ones. Taming the place for the toilet, you need more from the moment when the Abyssinian kittens crossed the threshold of the house, but the daily ration is calculated based on the appetites and size of your cats.
Next you need to inspect the house. Since your pet will chase you everywhere, you need to protect her from danger. To Abyssinian cat could not get hurt, you need to remove all sharp objects that are in an accessible place.
The breed of these cats is named the most intelligent. Therefore, the learning process of such cute cats is simple and interesting. Starting with simple games, Abyssinian kittens are accustomed to domestic help. With the same success, you can teach cats to go to the toilet or even bring things.
Of course, any training will be in place when the Abyssinian kittens are still small. This breed acquires all the skills during entertainment. It is their active position that does not allow them to sit still.
An Abyssinian cat will never scratch you for no apparent reason. Their wild temper does not show the whole essence of the Abyssinian cats. In fact, they are very balanced. Tame Abyssinian kittens behave actively, but they will never try to spoil furniture or other interior items.
Features of breeding offspring
Abyssinian cat is the dream of every calm representative of humanity. Graceful and not violent individuals are well suited for families with children or other members of the animal world.
Therefore, many people give birth to representatives of this breed to further mating. In the future, breeders will have a lot of willing people who want Abyssinian kittens to live in their home.
Want to know how your older kitty will look like? Get to know his mom.
First of all, mating will allow to preserve this noble breed for a long time. At the moment there are not many breeders in the world who can really be trusted. Therefore, if you want the Abyssinian kittens to settle with you, you should carefully consider the parents of your future pet.
It is mother-cat - this is an example that clearly shows the buyers of their pet in adulthood. If you have more curiosity, you can see what the Abyssinian cat looks like, mating with which this offspring has brought. Although both mature individuals almost do not differ in appearance.
Abyssinian kittens are ready for life in another family only after they are 3 months old. Until this time, it is better not to touch the cat family. During this period, laid the level of health that will last for life.
When buying, pay attention to the appearance. Abyssinian kittens should be clean, and their fur should be poured. The presence of pus in the eyes and tight belly speaks of a sick animal. Such an individual should immediately lead to the veterinarian.
This breed is very attached to man, so these cats need to be taken care of every moment. Only gifted with love, your pets will be able to get along and help you to arrange comfort in the apartment.