The Tonkinese cat is a sociable, affectionate breed with a love of exploring

Tonkinese cats love to be around people. Their intelligence and energy levels mean they need lots of mental stimulation and opportunities to play. Tonkinese cats crave affection and attention, so as long as they are well socialised as young kittens they’ll enjoy being held, carried and cuddled. Unlike their Siamese cousins, Tonkinese cats are not aloof on first meeting and have been known to greet visitors at the door.

Vital Stats

Size: Medium
Coat: Short-haired
Life span: 15 - 18 years
Personality: Sociable, affectionate, chatty and goofy
Size medium Coat short
Life span 15-18years
Tonkinese personality and temperament

Tonkinese Personality & Temperament

Goofy and friendly, Tonkinese cats are wonderful family pets, and affectionate companions.

Tonkinese food and diet

Food & Diet

Your Tonkinese cat needs the right diet to make sure they’re healthy and happy. As with all cats, Tonkinese’s are carnivores and their food needs to be animal-based protein.

Tonkinese grooming and coat care

Tonkinese Grooming & Coat Care

Tonkinese cats have beautiful smooth coats and rarely shed their fur, but they do still need some grooming attention from you.

Tonkinese training and behaviour

Tonkinese Training & Behaviour

Tonkinese cats are an intelligent, energetic breed and they love getting attention from their humans.

Tonkinese before you buy

What to know before you buy or rehome an Tonkinese cat

Tonkinese cats make loyal and loving pets, but there are few things to consider before bringing one home.

Tonkinese insurance considerations

Tonkineses sometimes suffer with certain health conditions and may require treatment. Petplan cat insurance offers peace of mind that they will always be protected.

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