I KNOW, Zsuzsy! An excellent pet, they get along well with other animals and children. Remember that cats are nocturnal creatures, most active at night. Such beautiful, unique cats. I'm most likely getting a cat during late August. Thank you for a great hub. It truly is very educational. She appreciates all types of cats and dreams of someday adopting a Toyger. hey babes, great cat. Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on March 08, 2009: I am telling you! Then i come to find out she is a designer cat people have to be on a waiting list to get! The Toyger is generally a healthy cat. And yes, Toygers are amazing cats. Thanks for a great hub! Yes, like any pet, it's a living creature. Congratulations on your Toyger kittens. and laid-back attitude of a Maine Coon. One of our favorite things about Toyger Cats is their sweet and amiable personality. Advertisement Method 3 of 3: Finding a Toyger 1 Locate a . I certainly miss her loud hello's and everything else about her. A cat full of good cattitude On the other hand, I DO have a cat, and she has been known to go at people with all fours, scratch and bite like the best in the jungle, and she's only a tabby! This is why kittens should never be sold on a spay and neuter contract. As I'm sure you know, they are independent, free thinking creatures who take care of much of their own needs. Some people think cats are snobby or unfriendly. Someone else's loss is definitely your gain. ;-) Thanks Uninvited Writer! Thank you. active and alert cat. They are playful and intelligent and can be taught tricks and to walk on the lead.This cat enjoys the company of people and will get on well with other pets. It has even been described to be Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on April 09, 2008: John - thanks! Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on July 26, 2008: Aren't they amazing cats? While they are quite active, they will not exhaust you and are more than happy to curl up in your lap so that you can admire their striking appearance and stroke their luxurious coat. It can be a "talkative" cat. does it. I hear that the temperment of this breed is similar to that of a Bengal (which we do own). Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on September 07, 2008: Starcatchinfo - trust me - not only are they beautiful cats, they have a great personality! Your comment implies that you see no resemblance, when in fact there is in coat alone (I won't bother pointing out the obvious similarities, such as both being feline, etc...). Nor is the breed considered to be "wild" such that ownership may be prohibited by local governments within certain municipalities. Males tend to be quite a bit larger than their female counterpartâ¦ They are intelligent and easy to leash train. I never heard of the Toyger 'til now. You can also use a rubber grooming glove to remove loose hair and keep the coat shiny - less cathair on your couch and in your kitty's tummy, even if this is not a breed that sheds overmuch. In fact, at the time when Toygers are hoped to be perfected as a breed, the last of the wild tigers likely will be living in zoos around the world. My own tabby-point Siamese passed away a few years ago, and I'd love to get one of these. I really want one of these cats how can I get my hands on one.. Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on May 24, 2011: They are beautiful, but seem to be a bit "engineered" for appearances. I got my Toyger from a breeder who wasn't pleased with her appearance at maturity. Man, I totally want one of these. K Kiss from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK on November 13, 2009: all the toygers look great but the one lying on orange velvet looks like a bengal tiger to the core!! We're tired of hearing ignorant people whine and pitch the same arguments that we have already shot down. This site is supported through affiliate marketing. Allergies to cats are one of the most common allergies among individuals. Because of its social, playful nature it is completely with your playful cat…), Toyger cats make the inventors Stephanie is a cat lover who has owned a Bengal cat. couch potato either! Pet ownership can also be a â¦ This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. Sooner or later…), Some Toyger cats love to play with water, or even swim. Thanks for putting together and bringing us this fascinating info. Not too alert, laid-back enough not to lose nerves on every strange I wish I could add one to our cat family! The book is available at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. It was a lot of fun. Are you kidding? He follows me everywhere & apparently thinks that if I'm sitting, he must be in my lap (which I have no problem with). The original breeder of the Toyger (and Bengal Cats), Judy Sugden of EEYAAS Cattery in the United States, hopes to raise awareness of fur trade and wildlife conservation by creating these gorgeous mini versions of wild cats. It is important to note that, while there is a small amount of wild blood in these animals resulting from their Bengal heritage, they are not related to tigers. What are Toyger cats like as pets? No reproduction permitted without a written permission. (hubby would kill me). The Toyger has a laid back easy going temperament and makes a good companion. i am glad i ran across this site, it cheered me up. (Note that most cities ban ownership of wild animals in residential areas for public safety reasons.). why not try for the toy-lion in similar way. I live in West Virginia and I was wondering where I could find one. If I remember, the last one has a more broad face and curved ears. The one on the orange blanket is absolutely gorgeous. Sherri from Southeastern Pennsylvania on April 10, 2008: What a great hub, steph. So many pets are surrendered on this basis, and it's a very easy thing to screen for in advance! Our oldest cat doesn't take well to new "siblings." Do toygers typically get along with other pets? They are good with children as long as the interactions are supervised and the child is taught how to properly handle the Toyger. on December 03, 2011: What gorgeous kitties and a wonderful hub. ;)xxx. Such animals may have traits that make them a less than desirable pet. The Toyger is a short-haired domestic cat resembling a small tiger. them to attack human fingers. i do not have many fans :(. I want one too!! This site is supported through affiliate marketing. Each page has a color sample, and all the techniques are explained. OMG! My friend told me about these and I fell in love with them. This breed was developed from domestic shorthair tabby cats, and character has been just as important a factor in breeding as the looks of the cat. Toygers are less threatened, I think, than an ordinary housecat. Its sad to know that the tigers are losing ground in the wild habitat, but this is a good thing for house cats. Linda Liebrand from San Francisco on April 13, 2011: These cats are absolutely gorgeous! Rebecca Furtado from Anderson, Indiana on September 26, 2013: Toygers! 1. That's not the point though - the point is that we as humans have to stop and think about the implications of creating yet another designer breed. Flopped on their sides, refused to move… I was glad our next door neighbors had cats so they knew what was happening and did not call animal rescue, when we tried to pull the cats out in their harness … And then the cats suddenly realized that one plus one = getting outside into the garden. For those that really want to own a Toyger or Bengal domestic cat, you may be able to find a breeder or owner that has a cat that does not meet the highest show qualities. tells the story, for older children, of the life and afterlife of the famous young pharaoh in his own words. Photographs are copyrighted by their photographers. John Chancellor from Tennessee on April 09, 2008: I am learning so much about exotic cats. The Toyger is a friendly outgoing cat that delights in being with people. Although the cats are so appealingly beautiful, I am more intrigued with the behaviors. is definitely domestic. PLEASE join my fanclub! Thanks. The toyger is a breed of domestic cat, the result of breeding domestic shorthaired tabbies (beginning in the 1980s) to make them resemble a "toy tiger", as its striped coat is reminiscent of the tiger's. those pics are soooooooo adorable!!!!! I remember reading about the developing breed of toygers a few years ago. Toygers are medium-sized cats with rounded ears, and Not all are interested in exploring it…. I want one of the tiger looking ones. Think I'm going to name him John. Before you bring one home to your place, however, make sure there are no allergies. Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on June 19, 2009: Ah QueenAmirah! More Cats 101 Video: http://animal.discovery.com/videos/cat/#mkcpgn=ytapl1 | The Toyger is a small cat that is bred to look like a tiger. Do toygers produce the same allergens as regular house cats? (And when a cat decides to do something, a cat The cutest little kittens I have ever seen. Very well written and very informative. However, if your cat does resemble a tiger, enjoy your unique pet! The first book in an epic fantasy series based on human mythology. Toygers also can be trained to walk on leashes and do other "tricks." - but do they make good pets? I love my cat too - he doesn't need to be a Toyger. Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on April 10, 2008: I know Charlotte! They donât call them âtiger catsâ for nothing! I am sure we would have loved a Toyger, but where we stay we are not allowed to have cats. :). Toygers also can be trained to walk on leashes and do other "tricks. But beware a deal that seems "too good to be true," as noted above. You donât have to walk the cat and you donât have This breed was developed from domestic shorthair tabby cats, Kat, I'm with you there.... plus the price tag! Some of us love a certain breed for any number of reasons, and breeders are people who develop, improve, and show the breed they love, often at great cost while just trying to break even. It's also going to be a high priced commodity like any other possession (yes a pet is a possession, like anything else you own, as defined by law) when it first comes out and is the new "in thing" to have. As we learn, his life changed a lot when he died as a teenager, and long years of boredom started in his tomb with only his pet monkey Fingers and his treasure for company. There are unethical kitten mills out there, and I am not saying that what they do is okay, but it is wrong for you (and others) to call all breeders irresponsible and unethical just because of what BYB's have done solely for profit. Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on May 04, 2010: Mike, that is so cool and I'm sure you'll have a life-long, loyal cat in your Toyger. Life spans are generally the same as other pet cats, anywhere from 10–15 years, or longer! This book travels with the King Tut - Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition on his world tour of ten cities from March 2018 onwards, Tutankhamun: In My Own Hieroglyphs tells the story, for older children, of the life and afterlife of the famous young pharaoh in his own words. Thank you! Stimulating toys and lots of attention will also be enjoyed by your pet cat. "moderately talkative" as the official term goes - but at this stage Zsuzsy Bee from Ontario/Canada on April 08, 2008: Steph! cute kitty from england on February 22, 2010: Wow! God Bless You. That said, in the grand scheme of things, the Toyger is still considered a medium-sized cat. One of the latest in designer cat breeds, this domestic cat, bred to resemble a tiger in body, coat and movement, is still somewhat in development. Lions, Toygers, and Bears OH MY! Most Popular Cat Breeds Toygers I remember when we taught our Abys into harness. Their intelligence means that are easy to train and can be taught to go for walks on a leash and to play fetch. If you are looking for demanding coloring, check: It shows you step by step how to color this pretty Abyssinian cat with flowers. Imagine my surprise when this kitten jumped into the shower with me today! (forgive me god for using your name, but you know what i mean!!!). Does it bite? Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on October 14, 2009: Aren't they just incredible? :). They should be spayed or neutered BEFORE ever leaving the breeder to prevent just this sort of thing! im getting one! I don't think this occurs to people like you Jenny, but not everybody wants a mixed breed cat". the cat. The information presented here is not intended to replace the advice of your veterinarian or cat breeder. The Toyger breed is a medium-sized domestic cat with an uncanny resemblance to a wild tiger. I adopted one of these yesterday from an animal shelter and after doing some research on the breed I have concluded that he was abandoned because he's not show quality (dark black markings w/ a dark grey coat). Living in a condo is no place for cats or dogs. I think this is actually kind of sick. I was so fortunate to have a Bengal. The information presented here is not intended to Cats are generally easy pets and adaptable to many environments. Highly intelligent, the Toyger is easy to train to go on leash walks and to play fetch. I think they are still working on getting cats with more curved ears and square faces. They have dog-like behavior, which makes them happy, loyal and somewhat "pack like." I think our Bengal believes he is just like Earl and Garrett (our dogs). I LOVE THESE!!! kissed. I don't know about you, but I think what we did is against the law of nature. R the mini tigers / toyger normal cat size when they r adults? There are three exceptions to the all-cats-shed rule of particular note to people with allergies. People who thought themselves to be strictly Can my new pet harm my child? We own a Bengal, which is closely related to a Toyger. But, yeas they are still working on them to perfect it. i'm getting one of those damned toygers...and i'm going to BREED them, goddamn it!!! Toyger Cats & Toyger Cat Breeders Skip to Registered Breeder list > The toyger is a breed of domestic cat, the result of breeding domestic shorthaired tabbies (beginning in the 1980s) to make them resemble a "toy tiger", as its striped coat is reminiscent of the tiger's. ", Breeders attempt to create resemblances between the domestic cat breeds and their wild muses not only with respect to body and markings, but also with the pets' movement! In 1993 the Toyger was accepted for formal recognition and registration by The International Cat Association, and in 2007 it was accepted as a championship breed. This is the first I'd heard of 'toygers,' but now I have a new thing to add to my wish list. I should be able to find a better photo for you. If you are not going to show or breed your cat, be sure to spay or neuter your pet. I am sure that Toygers, being so intelligent, will make the same connection pretty fast. How could you? Are you looking for a new pet? She belonged to someone else, but chose to stay with me. I wish to thank Helmi Flick for her kind permission to use her photographs as reference to these Toyger paintings. imdask8r from Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Toyger is generally robust and healthy. Bengal, Toyger and Savannah cats are beautiful cats. When you adopt a Toyger, you will find that its needs are very similar to those of a regular domestic cat. Find the book at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. :), Ok so I have this cat and he is just over a year old. I love that he doesn't shed, and he has an amazing temperament, and absolutely gorgeous color. Read more about the history of this breed cat here. easily trainable - why not try a game of fetch? Toygers are easily attached to I named her Amazon, she was so beautiful. Even their toes are elongated, and Susan Keeping from Kitchener, Ontario on April 09, 2008: Gadzooks from United Kingdom on April 08, 2008: What lovely looking animals, I thought these were bred in the UK though?? When I saw the article in the Parada magazine last year, they showed pictures of the most recent ones as of last year and they showed the progression of the cats. And for the price of a used car , you can have a champion! Hmm...maybe eventually. Gadzooks, they are definitely bred in the UK and elsewhere! This is the first time I've ever heard of toygers. Toyger purring the evening away in your lap. It may not be absolutely exactly what you want, but compromise is a small price to pay when you're saving a life. Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on November 03, 2011: Yes - we love the Bengal breed! And so in a Toyger cats we meet an intelligent, CassyLu1981 from Spring Lake, NC on March 03, 2012: Awe, these are the cutest cats EVER!!!! Why Cats Make Such Good Pets There are so many reasons why cats make such good pets.. First of all, they donât demand nearly as much attention as a dog does. The Toyger is an exotic breed of domestic cat. I would love one someday too. If you find a person selling a Toyger for less than these price ranges, you should be concerned about a flaw in its breeding, whether cosmetic or physiological. dog-like in its behavior. Every time I visit local SPCA, my heart is broken at the sight of many animals who were no longer wanted by their owners. A story that moves on three levels - our times, ancient Greece and ancient Egypt. playing with fingers. Thanks for an informative and interesting hub. These Toyger cats are amazing!!! I just have to have the one lounging on the orange velvet. No one needs to be breeding unless they are showing their cats and improving upon the breeds. amy jane from Connecticut on October 03, 2008: Toygers are such a beautiful breed. I am so excited about these pets! A cat tree or access to furniture they can safely climb up is a must. More detailed information about the looks of this little domestic tiger. I want one but am horribly allergic to cats. After my dad who passed away two years ago. I don't think they're in my budget however :(. The Toyger cats may look wild but are anything but that. The toyger is an ever-curious, muscular athlete It can be a "talkative" cat. an ADHD of the catworld to keep you company - but you certainly don't have a Sorry to Carmen's husband... LOL ;-). Toygers get along with cats and dogs. Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on March 03, 2012: Oh, I am so jealous you are bringing home new kitties today! He did meet some of the Egyptian gods, of course, and had fun scaring off tomb robbers, but it was mostly rather dull. dog-persons have changed their opinion about cats after meeting a Toyger. These cats are absolutely amazing. This cat is still a domestic cat, not a real tiger, nor it resembles one. of breed development some breeding lines are a bit more talkative than others. Everything you want to know about Toyger cats, including grooming, health problems, history, adoption, finding good breeders, and more. I've also seen him interact with our neighbors' cats well. Toygers are easy going and very friendly, making them the perfect pet. Have two Persains myself, which are quite adorable. Puppies and kittens need too much more patience and training which your kids â¦ i want one sooooo much to live with me and my partner in crime. A sunny, warm spot in which to lie, litter box and scoop, a few catnip toys, a bowl for food and water, and a collar and leash—there is not much more you need for proper ownership of a Toyger, other than the dedication to take your cat for regular checkups and vaccinations. Cats purr at a frequency These cats have a laid back disposition, and will comfortably slot into a busy household. real "city-tigers" if you will. Choosing the best pets for kids Owning a pet can be a rewarding experience for a child. I love tigers and have had the good fortune to pet a few. Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on April 22, 2008: Absolutely gorgeous cat! 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