A photo of 2 Abyssinian cats, taken by Wikipedia user Martin Bahmann

Abyssinian cats came from somewhere around the Indian Ocean. Their coats are medium in length, and are thick and feel silky. Abyssinian cats are very active, and love to play and explore. Their coats can be many colors, including orange-brown, warm copper red, soft blue-gray, and pinkish cream.  This type of cat weighs from 9-17 pounds. They usually have largish ears and eyes, with a dark rim around their almond shaped eyes. This cat is the fifth most popular cat in the world.