A tabby cat is a cat that has a coat featuring distinctive stripes, dots, lines or swirling patterns, usually together with a mark resembling an 'M' on its forehead.

There are four tabby patterns that we recognise nowadays: Mackerel, Classic, Spotted, and Ticked. A fifth includes tabby as part of another basic color pattern for example tabby & white. The "Patched" tabby is a calico or tortoiseshell cat with tabby patches.

Tabby cats can be of almost any breed. All tabbies have an 'M' marking on their forehead, and on some this mark is very distinct. The 'M' is often referred to as 'the mark of the true tabby'. 

When it comes to personality traits, tabbies are considered friendly, happy-go-lucky cats, intelligent, sassy, very affectionate and wonderful companions.

Introducing below are some of 38smiles eligible tabby cats

Meet Mars
6 months old Arabian Mau Ticked Tabby

He likes to act shy at first but very soon will be on top of the wardrobe or cuddling by your side. Mars is good friends with other felines and is generally very sweet and easy going like a typical tabby.

Meet Peta and Polly
3 years old Arabian Mau sisters

Polly has ginger mixed with her tabby markings and Peta is more like a Classic Tabby

They are both quite tiny in size and quite shy and require time to settle and feel safe. They are talkative which is typical for Arabian Mau and friendly with other felines.

Once settled Peta is first to ask to be petted while Polly likes her own space and to observe from a distance.

Meet Bailey and Beans
Just over a year old Arabian Mau bad boys

Bailey is a Classic Tabby and Beans is a Ginger Tabby (do you know that 90% of ginger cats are always male cats).

Bailey Shelby - a very lovable rogue. He knows how to charm everyone with his good looks and loud purrs. But he is fiercely protective over his family so no stray can pass through his territory without a standoff. He likes to be mischievous, to bounce around and to help with the work around the house but he will never be complete without his buddy Beans. Beans is the shy one. His presence grows on you like the temperatures in the summer in Dubai.

Meet Fat Frankie
3 years old Tabby and White Arabian Mau

Frankie has "Feline Urinary Track Syndrome" or "Feline Idiopathic Cystitis" in other words his body has a tendency to form crystals in the bladder due to which the bladder gets blocked and Frankie is unable to urinate. There is a very simple solution to his condition and that is keeping Frankie on special urinary food which controls his condition. Frankie is very sweet and loving, not a single bad bone in his body. He is very talkative and absolutely loves affection. He is quite happy being an only cat but demands loads of love and attention, secured outdoor area would be great but he’s also used to living in an apartment.

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