Tonkinese cats, like many other varieties of domesticated cats, were brought from the Orient to the Western world. They are a hybrid breed resulting from the mating of Siamese and Burmese cats. Due to their coloration, which is somewhat comparable to that of the Siamese, they were sometimes referred to as “chocolate Siamese” in the days that followed their introduction to the Western world. In comparison to some of the other Asian breeds, they have a stockier physique and come in a wide range of colours.
|Size:||medium sized cat|
|Life Span:||15 years and more|
|Care:||no special requirements|
The tone of the tonkinese cat’s coat may influence the colour of the cat’s eyes, which can be blue, green/gold, or aqua. In a same vein, the coat colours that are observed in animals of this breed span a broad spectrum.
Tonkinese cats have a distinct personality that is widely recognised among cat enthusiasts, who often refer to the breed as “Tonks” when discussing their feline companions. They are incredibly intellectual and have a fantastic memory, and they have a strong desire to be liked by other people. Tonkinese cats learn to use their sweet demeanour and strong will to convince their owners of their point of view.
Tonks will meet and welcome visitors and play with them. Tonks also like playing with one another and coming up with new games to play. Being quite friendly, Tonkinese cats will often accompany their owners as they move about the home. Tonkinese cats are known for their active nature, and their antics sometimes resemble those of monkeys.
It is better to confine these sociable felines to the inside, particularly in a residence that has been cat-proofed. Toys, cat trees, and the company of another Tonk will keep them entertained. It’s almost certain that everyone will adore Tonkinese cats.