Tonkinese
Facts & Advice

A sociable breed with a strong sense of wanderlust

The Oriental Tonkinese cat is in one word, sociable. The Oriental Tonkinese loves company and is likely to seek out a shoulder (it's also fond of heights) as soon as someone's in the room. It can be a good idea to have two Tonkinese cats ('Tonks') to keep each other entertained. It's worth bearing in mind that Tonks are adventurous cats, and have been known to wander off with strangers.
To ensure your Tonkinese cat is protected in case of an emergency, take a look at our cat insurance policies.

Vital Stats

Colour: The Tonkinese can be plain or patterned, but comes in four main coat colours: platinum, champagne, natural or blue.
Coat: Short, soft and silky, the coat doesn't need grooming as it is self-maintaining. However, this breed still enjoys the attention it receives when groomed.
Life span: Tonkinese cats have a long life expectancy of around 15-18 years.
Colour various Coat short
silky
Life span 15-18years

Tonkinese insurance considerations

Tonkineses sometimes suffer with epilepsy and are prone to hereditary and congenital conditions. Petplan dog insurance offers peace of mind that they will always be protected.

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