Kelela Abyssinians is a small cattery and all cats and kittens are raised underfoot.  We also have a huge outdoor aviary that was turned into an outdoor cat playground.  

There is fresh water and electricity in the playground.  Weather permitting they enjoy time outside chasing,  climbing cat trees and large tree branches spaced safely in the enclosed playground.  My Abys are bred and raised to be healthy, loving, family cats. Their lineage has Champions, Grand Champions, Supreme Champions, Regional, National and International titles in their breeding.  We concentrate on beautiful ruddy and red lines.  Blue and fawn kittens are sometimes available.  Please visit regularly for updates on kittens and colors.

Kelela Abyssinians

Cheryl Davern

Scottsdale, AZ


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Abyssinian cats make good family pets but tend to bond with adults and older children rather than young toddlers. Abyssinians are not vocal, having a small bell like voice to communicate. They prefer and seek higher places to sit such as backs of chairs, refrigerators and scratching poles. They get on very well with dogs and will quickly teach the dog who is the boss. Abyssinian cats can be taught to fetch and retrieve small objects and because of their dog like antics, they are often attracted to men who previously thought that they did not like cats. Once a relationship is formed there is no breed more loyal than an Abyssinian. Expect to be greeted with enthusiasm and devote 10-15 minutes attention to your Abyssinian on your homecoming. Being "people" cats, they can become very lonely if left for long periods of time alone so it's often wise to have two as company for each other.

Although many believe the Abyssinian to be direct descendent of the sacred cat of Egypt, the exact origin of the breed is obscure. Certainly, there is a strong resemblance between the modern Abyssinian and the cat depicted in ancient Egyptian bronzes, paintings and the agouti coated cats found buried in the tombs, with the lithe long body large ears and long tail. The Abyssinian shape and distinctive coat however also bears a striking similarity to the African Wild cats. The first registration of the breed appeared in English studbooks in 1896. The earliest identifiable Abyssinian can be found in the Leiden Museum in Holland. The label reads "domestica India", indicating the origin to the same area. More recent studies have indicated the coast of Indian Ocean between Singapore and Ceylon to be the "homeland" of the Abyssinian Tabby color pattern.  Abyssinians are one of the oldest breeds and they are possibly the closest to a natural breed of all the purebred cats in the world.