Life expectancy

15 years




4 kg

Coat texture

silky / short / fine

Coat color

brown, sable, black, lilac, blue, cinnamon, fawn, often with stripes

Common illnesses

this breed has no typical diseases

Food expenses per month in €

about € 48

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Compatible with other animals

Rather not

First cat suitable

Rather yes

Needs a balcony

Rather not

Needs to go free

Rather not




Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort


intelligent / playful / vivid / curious / attached / cuddly / communicative / sensitive / eager to learn / focused on humans / active / loving / fond of peace and quiet / likes to observe

Common illnesses

this breed has no typical diseases

Place of origin


Short description

The Tonkinese cat is the product of a corss breeding of Siamese and Burmese cat. She is known to be loving and human-oriented. She can learn tricks and needs a lot of exercise and wants to be engaged in different activities. She has a balanced character. If the owner is not at home rgularly, she would prefer a conspecific. In hectic environments she likes to observe the situation form a higher point of view. If the environment is calm again she likes to cuddle.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.