The alertness does not mean you have :). This breed has a friendly, outgoing temperament and delights in being with people, even strangers, and gets along well with other pets. i want one. dogs) and children, and are easy to handle,  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. ;-) Thanks Uninvited Writer! Some day, I will own a Toyger, too! Toygers, like most domestic cats, will enjoy both active and quiet time. They had been indoor cats up to one year of age, and indeed they did disagree with the idea at first. - but do they make good pets? I know it’s a tough decision whether you should bring a new pet home or not. on December 03, 2011: What gorgeous kitties and a wonderful hub. I just adopted two toygers. 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. I KNOW, Zsuzsy! She appreciates all types of cats and dreams of someday adopting a Toyger. I am sure that Toygers, being so intelligent, will make the same connection pretty fast. We really enjoy our Bengal cat, Romeo. ;)xxx. Next, Ocicats? I got my Toyger from a breeder who wasn't pleased with her appearance at maturity. Wowzer. The Bengal is the main breed used to develop the Toyger and hence b… Maybe some day... :-). To me he resembles a tiger in many ways, right down to the preying on a victim....his little My daughter trained her to climb the bunk bed with treats now it is her hiding place. It can be a "talkative" cat. What are British Longhair Cats like as pets? the stories I have heard are correct. Pet ownership can also be a … 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). Looking forward to watching this breed develop. He is indeed one cool cat! Our oldest cat doesn't take well to new "siblings." Do toygers typically get along with other pets? Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on July 18, 2011: A photograph cannot definitely determine whether your cat is a Toyger - only genetic testing can do that. I don't know about you, but I think what we did is against the law of nature. You don’t have to walk the cat and you don’t have 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. Thank you. 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. Find the book at  and Thanks for sharing this, my husband isn't glad you shared LOL. The Toyger is a short-haired domestic cat resembling a small tiger. Last night was kind of a haul working on this Hub, but fortunately I'm not much of a TV watcher. Sorry to Carmen's husband... LOL ;-). LadyCat from Somewhere in the U.S. on March 08, 2009: These cats are absolutely stunning! Thank you! The Toyger breed is a medium-sized domestic cat with an uncanny resemblance to a wild tiger. I want one of the tiger looking ones. They are good with children as long as the interactions are supervised and the child is taught how to properly handle the Toyger. As an owner of a closely-related Domestic Bengal Cat, I should caution you against letting your Toyger outside unsupervised and/or not on a leash. They should learn it easily, if Nickolas Titkov, CC BY-SA 2.0, from flickr. (hubby would kill me). There are approximately 400 Toygers in existence, being bred from descendants of a domestic Bengal Cat (which itself originates from a wild Asian Leopard Cat), crossed with other domestic cats. More detailed information about the looks of this little domestic tiger. I really think these are veryy interesting and I've always wanted a tiger but I'm afraid of the risks. Like the domestic Bengal Cat, the Toyger is highly trainable, loyal, loves water and can be somewhat dog-like. They are eligible for championship judging in cat shows as of Spring 2008. I guess I can settle for a dog-like cat. Other breeds, like the Toyger… Charlotte_1981 from Málaga, Spain on October 12, 2009: WoW! Definitely unlike any other cat I've had! John Chancellor from Tennessee on April 09, 2008: I am learning so much about exotic cats. No one here ever argued that pets aren't a responsibility, please present a valid argument if you are going to attempt to change anyone's mind. We only breed top quality pedigree cats. active and alert cat. 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. Kiz Robinson from New Orleans, Louisiana on April 10, 2008: Compu-Smart from London UK on April 10, 2008: Toygers!! Are you kidding? While the Toyger breed is an exciting exotic pet, be sure to be aware of other cats that need to be adopted! Toygers are said to move with purpose, grace and elegance, much like their wild tiger "cousins.". :-). It will eat the same cat food and generally require the same veterinary care, unless it ends up with special health care needs. Dr Kulsum Mehmood from Nagpur, India on February 21, 2009: roastedpinebark from Iowa on January 13, 2009: these are some REALLY cute kittens!!! We own a Bengal, which is closely related to a Toyger. They don’t call them “tiger cats” for nothing! This is the first time I've ever heard of toygers. an ADHD of the catworld to keep you company - but you certainly don't have a It was a lot of fun. I'd love to have a trainable cat who talks, too. If your pet wants to go outdoors, consider a leash and harness. couch potato either! But I digress... Nobody ever said that the Toyger breed was a real tiger. How to take care of your beautiful Toyger? Toygers may need additional stimulation, through play, toys and/or another pet, so that they are not bored. I hear that the temperment of this breed is similar to that of a Bengal (which we do own). The Toyger cats may look wild but are There is a real chance of it being stolen because of its dashing looks and kindness. this is awesome! 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. This consept is good and these pixs are soo cute!! Patricia Bedard from Venice Beach on July 26, 2008: Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on July 09, 2008: Jim - thank you! 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. I know some breeds prefer to "rule the house" as the only pet. Why Cats Make Such Good Pets There are so many reasons why cats make such good pets.. First of all, they don’t demand nearly as much attention as a dog does. Among the eight known cat allergens, the most prominent allergen is secretoglobin Fel d 1, and it is produced in the anal glands, salivary glands, and, mainly, in sebaceous glands of cats, and is ubiquitous in the United States, even in households without cats. anything but that. 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. Cats are generally easy pets and adaptable to many environments. Linda Liebrand from San Francisco on April 13, 2011: These cats are absolutely gorgeous! Creating new "designer" breeds while there are many cats and kittens waiting for a home is simply unethical. playing with fingers. My friend told me about these and I fell in love with them. on May 01, 2010: They are beautiful. 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. There are certain risks in this regard such as, Is that pet friendly with a human? This surprises the "dog-people" I had to look up on the internet to find out what the heck she was. Toygers (forgive me god for using your name, but you know what i mean!!!). kissed. I remember reading about the developing breed of toygers a few years ago. einron from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA on May 18, 2008: Thanks for expanding my vocab. can u tell me if she's really one of them if you see her? They often have "wild" roving tendencies that may take them too far away from your home to be safe or advisable. Therefore you may get yourself a rather chatty personality of a cat). Of course as this is still a rather young breed, dog-persons have changed their opinion about cats after meeting a Toyger. dsletten from United States on July 04, 2009: Beautiful cats. I wish I could add one to our cat family! They are intelligent and easy to leash train. A very good combination to modern homes, Do they have anywhere close to home? Rescue organizations exist from which you can bring home a much less expensive pet. Kat Renee Kittel from in the Mid West on November 16, 2009: Beautiful article and thanks for all the links! But don't let you scare you off from owning one! Sooner or later…), Some Toyger cats love to play with water, or even swim. Bengal, Toyger and Savannah cats are beautiful cats. Went to the Toyger site and saw the grand champion! After that, no trouble. 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. 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. a Toyger should never be shy. These cats are absolutely amazing. Nor is the breed considered to be "wild" such that ownership may be prohibited by local governments within certain municipalities. A well-chosen pet can bring years of joy. It's not a toy, it's a live being. The book is available at and And do check the teeth regularly and clip the nails if necessary. shiny, shimmery coat with "broken" stripes, high contrast between stripes and under color (black markings preferred, but some are brown or tan), white patterns above eyes, in lower face, and whited ears (bright "head lights," like a tiger), brown/gold color coat (no other colors allowed), some coats are "glittered," appearing as if they are dusted with gold - especially beautiful. Above all else, just be prepared with a warm lap and a readiness to spend some time rubbing ears and talking to your inquisitive cat! Man, I totally want one of these. Also, I planned to toilet train my cat when I get him. I want one too!! As cats they have very fast reflexes, and you'd In these circumstances, spend some time with your prospective pet before signing any papers or bringing it home. OMG! Toygers are playful and loving. i'm getting one of those damned toygers...and i'm going to BREED them, goddamn it!!! Can you imagine a cool looking Toyger in the mix?? Puppies and kittens need too much more patience and training which your kids … Living in a condo is no place for cats or dogs. 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. I miss her so much. I will say that this cat is unlike any I have ever owned, he definitely is much more "dog like" than a cat. 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!! i would love to own one. A toyger? She is such a great cat....very loving and has some dog like behavior(will play fetch, plays around in her water dish, wags her tail). Remember that cats are nocturnal creatures, most active at night. 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. Thanks for the hub! Fortunately, through the eyes of his beautiful golden mask, Tutankhamun, could have fun again traveling around the world, An ancient friend of mine, Mr Mummific dictated a book about how he became a mummy - and I was his scribe and artist. Thanks for the comment, Patricia. I am so excited about these pets! However, if your cat does resemble a tiger, enjoy your unique pet! Think I'm going to name him John. Male cats tend to produce more allergenic secretions than females, intact males produce more than neutered males, and dark cats produce more than light-colored cats. He had no problem with water, in fact he seemed to enjoy it. The Toyger is a friendly outgoing cat that delights in being with people. Tutankhamun tells us about the trouble he got into as a child in Akhenaten's palace in the new city of Akhetaten, and how he became a boy pharaoh. Have you heard of the "Toyger?" Although the cats are so appealingly beautiful, I am more intrigued with the behaviors. Does it bite? I don't think they're in my budget however :(. there is some variety between the different breeding lines, but their mindset Very glad to be your fan. I live in West Virginia and I was wondering where I could find one. They should be spayed or neutered BEFORE ever leaving the breeder to prevent just this sort of thing! those pics are soooooooo adorable!!!!! That said, in the grand scheme of things, the Toyger is still considered a medium-sized cat. Browse Toyger kittens for sale & cats for adoption. I just have to have the one lounging on the orange velvet. After my dad who passed away two years ago. But, yeas they are still working on them to perfect it. Hmm...maybe eventually. Not too alert, laid-back enough not to lose nerves on every strange 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. Awesome information. "moderately talkative" as the official term goes - but at this stage and laid-back attitude of a Maine Coon. Before you bring one home to your place, however, make sure there are no allergies. Thanks. Toygers, like Bengals, enjoy water and are very active cats. The Toyger cats may look wild but are anything but that. Toygers get along with cats and dogs. A toyger's personality is laid back, outgoing, friendly to all, and able to get along well with other cats, even dogs, and children. This is why kittens should never be sold on a spay and neuter contract. And remember, brushing your cat is a good time for bonding. 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?? beautiful! Very good hub I really didn't realize this was an actual breed of cat. I think this is actually kind of sick. A small commission is earned from purchases which fund site research and upkeep. 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. (As any cat owner knows, you can't avoid small scratches Toygers also can be trained to walk on leashes and do other "tricks." Read more about the history of this breed cat here. He looks as if he could give the dogs a run for their money. I've also seen him interact with our neighbors' cats well. But remember to be careful, if you try to introduce your Toyger to water. An excellent pet, they get along well with other animals and children. OMG! A responsibility, which the name of this breed belittles. So, like. Toygers are medium-sized cats with rounded ears, and They love playing interactive games like fetch and will happily keep themselves entertained when given good quality toys to play with. Toygers look like a beautiful, interesting cat as well. Because of their breathtaking beauty you should be prepared to draw attention of people - so be ready to explain again and again about your cat's breed. When a Toyger strolls around your home, it’s like looking a tiger on the prowl! I WANT ONE. Life spans are generally the same as other pet cats, anywhere from 10–15 years, or longer! There are three exceptions to the all-cats-shed rule of particular note to people with allergies. So I was at the Humane society a couple days ago and I see this cat that looks like a tiger. Some owners may wish to keep a pet Toyger or Bengal indoors for safety because the breed tends to wander. If you are looking for demanding coloring, check: It shows you step by step how to color this pretty Abyssinian cat with flowers. It truly is very educational. They are very suitable for most households and get on well with children and other pets. Then one day, some new and strange people, including a Mr. Howard Carter, arrived and began to take all the treasures out of his royal tomb. Whether you decide to adopt a Toyger, or the slightly less exotic Domestic Bengal Cat, know that your pet will be unlike other domestic cats with which you are probably familiar. This site is supported through affiliate marketing. Its sad to know that the tigers are losing ground in the wild habitat, but this is a good thing for house cats. Welcome to TICA - The International Cat Association, TICA cats, TICA pedigreed cats, pedigreed cats, pedigreed cats registry, household pet cat registry, domestic cat registry, Savannah cat, Bengal cat, Persian cat When you adopt a Toyger, you will find that its needs are very similar to those of a regular domestic cat. Still, with this cat you don't get exhausted by playing We have ten cats. I'm bring home two kitties today, they aren't toygers but they are still cute :) Wonderful information! The Toyger is a smart, atheltic, and intelligent cat so you'll need to ensure that the mixed breed is kept physically and mentally stimulated. This can be both a benefit and a drawback. and character has been just as important a factor in breeding as the looks of surroundings of today. 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