That is a question that has been asked by many people who are considering getting an Abyssinian cat as a pet. However, the answer to that question is not always easy to give.
The fact of the matter is that whether or not two cats will be able to get along depends largely on the personality of each cat and how well they adapt to their environment. Some Abyssinian cats do very well living in multi-cat households while others may prefer solitude and have trouble getting along with other felines.
From what experts can tell, it seems like one of the key factors in determining how compatible two cats will be is their age difference. Generally speaking, younger kittens tend to adjust more easily than adult animals and often form close friendships quickly whereas adults may view one another warily at best until they become more comfortable around each other.
When introducing new cats into your home take care when selecting breeds as there’s something about Bengals that inspires extreme protectiveness in some Burmese another important factor influencing feline interactions is a prior experience.
Kittens that have been exposed to other cats and animals generally will be more relaxed when meeting a new feline, while those that haven’t usually exhibit some apprehension. If you’re adopting an adult cat, it’s important to find out if he or she has interacted with other cats before – this will give you a better idea of how your kitties will get along.
Are Abyssinian cats happier with another cat?
Many Abyssinians owners will attest that their feline friends seem to be much more content and playful when they have a buddy around. This could likely be because these graceful creatures are naturally very social animals. In the wild, they live in large groups, so it makes sense that they would feel most at home when surrounded by others of their kind.
This doesn’t mean that every Abyssinian needs to have another cat to be happy; it just seems to make them more relaxed and content overall. If you already have an Aby and are considering adding another one into the mix, there are some things you should keep in mind:
- Make sure both cats get along well together – this may take some time and patience on your part as you allow them to acclimate themselves gradually over days or even weeks. You don’t want either kitty feeling threatened or scared!
- Be sure you have enough space for two litter boxes (and plenty of litter!), food bowls, scratching posts/trees, etc., as well as extra sleeping spots throughout your home.
- The price of food and litter may go up a bit as you have to accommodate two cats, but overall the costs should be relatively comparable. The price of Abyssinian kittens for sale in the USA varies from an average of between $900 – $1500 USD.
Abyssinians make great companions and if you’re prepared to add another member to your feline family, it can bring even more joy (and purrs) into your life!