The average life expectancy of an Abyssinian is 12 years, but they can live anywhere from 9 to 15 or more years. Abyssinians commonly live closer to 15 years. If your “Aby” is healthy and primarily an indoor cat, then you can be pretty confident it will live longer than 12 years.
Adult Abyssinian cats generally reach full adulthood weight by their first year. The weight range varies largely on genetics and diet. In terms of gender, you will find that male Abyssinian cats weigh about as much in adulthood as the females. It is also interesting to note that the weight range for Abyssinian males and females isn’t all that big either. Both males and females have an acceptable breed range of 8 to 12 pounds.
Even though Abyssinians are considered to be generally healthy, there are some common feline health issues and a few serious hereditary problems that are common for this breed. The list below is meant to summarize the diseases, symptoms, possible treatments, and advice to help prevent them from affecting your Aby in the first place.