I will say that this cat is unlike any I have ever owned, he definitely is much more "dog like" than a cat. Toygers usually learn easily to walk in harness, especially if you teach them to this from early on. No one needs to be breeding unless they are showing their cats and improving upon the breeds. Kat, I'm with you there.... plus the price tag! Dr Kulsum Mehmood from Nagpur, India on February 21, 2009: roastedpinebark from Iowa on January 13, 2009: these are some REALLY cute kittens!!! Remember that cats are nocturnal creatures, most active at night. It is truly sad that each time you visit an SPCA location you are subjected to the sight of several unwanted animals. I think they are still working on getting cats with more curved ears and square faces. My own tabby-point Siamese passed away a few years ago, and I'd love to get one of these. Are we just going to totally forget about all the major health problems most Toygers are bred with? Thanks Wedding Consultant! The first book in an epic fantasy series based on human mythology. Some people think cats are snobby or unfriendly. But don't let you scare you off from owning one! Think I'm going to name him John. It's not a toy, it's a live being. There are certain risks in this regard such as, Is that pet friendly with a human? Copyright Cat-Breeds-Info.com 2011-2018 I want one too, Carmen. 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. The Toyger is an active cat that enjoys playing with its human counterparts or with fun toys that are highly interactive. Thanks for a great hub! When you play with your Toyger, don't teach of breed development some breeding lines are a bit more talkative than others. Thanks for sharing this, my husband isn't glad you shared LOL. Some owners may wish to keep a pet Toyger or Bengal indoors for safety because the breed tends to wander. These pets will still possess the fun aspects of the breed—including water play, trainability, "talking" and more—even if it doesn't have the perfect coat or head structure to meet exotic breed standards. kulsum mehmood, we should meet up as i also like the hub. I LOVE THESE!!! Its sad to know that the tigers are losing ground in the wild habitat, but this is a good thing for house cats. Toygers get along well with other animals  (they have been known to get on very well with playing with fingers. So, like. Still, with this cat you don't get exhausted by playing :), Ok so I have this cat and he is just over a year old. I wish to thank Helmi Flick for her kind permission to use her photographs as reference to these Toyger paintings. Yes, like any pet, it's a living creature. einron from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA on May 18, 2008: Thanks for expanding my vocab. Another hilarious adventure for children with Mr Mummific, the mummy with attitude. [1] 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. I named her Amazon, she was so beautiful. I hear that the temperment of this breed is similar to that of a Bengal (which we do own). 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. Fortunately, through the eyes of his beautiful golden mask, Tutankhamun, could have fun again traveling around the world, Preview Nephlim Quest 1: Shadowhunter online. Toygers look like a beautiful, interesting cat as well. Can my new pet harm my child? This cat is still a domestic cat, not a real tiger, nor it resembles one. I've also seen him interact with our neighbors' cats well. This breed has a friendly, outgoing temperament and delights in being with people, even strangers, and gets along well with other pets. They enjoy the company of other cats and dogs they have grown up with in the same household because they don't particularly like being left on their own for any length of time. Toygers are medium-sized cats with rounded ears, and The Toyger cats may look wild but are And for the price of a used car , you can have a champion! kissed. It may not be absolutely exactly what you want, but compromise is a small price to pay when you're saving a life. I love my cat too - he doesn't need to be a Toyger. Highly intelligent, the Toyger is easy to train to go on leash walks and to play fetch. Choosing the best pets for kids Owning a pet can be a rewarding experience for a child. It truly is very educational. 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. Toygers are playful and loving. Very demanding, hates to be alone, talkative... she must have missed the active gene cause she's a bit of a couch potato- just wants to cuddle all the time! 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 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. stars439 from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. Like the domestic Bengal Cat, the Toyger is highly trainable, loyal, loves water and can be somewhat dog-like. 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. Adopt a cat from a shelter instead. An excellent pet, they get along well with other animals and children. Every time I visit local SPCA, my heart is broken at the sight of many animals who were no longer wanted by their owners. Over the years I've taken hundreds, possibly thousands of photos of them. Although the cats are so appealingly beautiful, I am more intrigued with the behaviors. can u tell me if she's really one of them if you see her? These cats have a laid back disposition, and will comfortably slot into a busy household. and character has been just as important a factor in breeding as the looks of Interesting stuff - for now, my tabby will have to be the tiger of this house! Toyger’s legs are much shorter than Bengal’s, for example, giving this feline a rolling gait, characteristic to big cats. tells the story, for older children, of the life and afterlife of the famous young pharaoh in his own words. Toyger Cats are loyal and playful! completely with your playful cat…), Toyger cats make the inventors 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. He is indeed one cool cat! Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on April 09, 2008: John - thanks! I never heard of the Toyger 'til now. They don’t call them “tiger cats” for nothing! I'd love to have a trainable cat who talks, too. Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on July 26, 2008: Aren't they amazing cats? I'd heard of them, but never seen one. If your pet wants to go outdoors, consider a leash and harness. All our toyger cats and kittens are registered with TICA (The International Cat Association). I really think these are veryy interesting and I've always wanted a tiger but I'm afraid of the risks. Males tend to be quite a bit larger than their female counterpart… And beautiful - that is what they indeed are, moving in a graceful, purposeful way with a rolling gait. She went to heaven last June. No reproduction permitted without a written permission. They are intelligent and easy to leash train. 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. An excellent pet, they get along well with other animals and children. I just have to have the one lounging on the orange velvet. 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. PLEASE join my fanclub! 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 well-chosen pet can bring years of joy. I'm a fan of the Bengal breed. But I digress... Nobody ever said that the Toyger breed was a real tiger. couch potato either! on February 18, 2012: Great information, I really want to rescue a Bengal or Toyger someday! and laid-back attitude of a Maine Coon. The Bengal is the main breed used to develop the Toyger and hence b… Such beautiful, unique cats. You will find time to sit watching telly and you'll have you Toygers are said to move with purpose, grace and elegance, much like their wild tiger "cousins.". A story that moves on three levels - our times, ancient Greece and ancient Egypt. I think this is actually kind of sick. i want one sooooo much to live with me and my partner in crime. So many people here will be jealous of you! no, so I keep it and she is now 8 month old the vet told me she is American shorthair but the more I see she looks like a type 6 toyger , black broken stripes and black dots all over , I wonder where can I take her to make sure ? You may need additional toys, and should be prepared for a somewhat more active pet than usual. When you adopt a Toyger, you will find that its needs are very similar to those of a regular domestic cat. We own a Bengal, which is closely related to a Toyger. Wowzer. It was a lot of fun. That said, in the grand scheme of things, the Toyger is still considered a medium-sized cat. It was very interesting to read about a breed currently in development. 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?? 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. 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. They should learn it easily, if The book is available at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. Animals should have freedom to roam. Toygers also can be trained to walk on leashes and do other "tricks. why not try for the toy-lion in similar way. monografiaac from Brazil on April 23, 2008: How can someone not fall in love with its velvet fur? hey babes, great cat. noise, and with the confidence of the Big Cats. What a wonderfully comprehensive hub on them too. You might be tired of breeders breeding, but you know what? i am glad i ran across this site, it cheered me up. 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. on July 18, 2011: my kitten looks sort of like these toyger kittens. I am so excited about these pets! She is still an agel, just not on this earth. ;-) Thanks Uninvited Writer! 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. Ever curious it will prowl every part of your apartment - exploring People who thought themselves to be strictly But beware a deal that seems "too good to be true," as noted above. dog-persons have changed their opinion about cats after meeting a Toyger. i could share my home with each n everyone of these little kittys:). an ADHD of the catworld to keep you company - but you certainly don't have a 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! I thought you were just using a play on words. Before you bring one home to your place, however, make sure there are no allergies. I am sure we would have loved a Toyger, but where we stay we are not allowed to have cats. i would love to own one. I don't know about you, but I think what we did is against the law of nature. Next, Ocicats? A responsibility, which the name of this breed belittles. I should be able to find a better photo for you. Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on June 19, 2009: Ah QueenAmirah! Went to the Toyger site and saw the grand champion! Advertisement Method 3 of 3: Finding a Toyger 1 Locate a . These Toyger cats are amazing!!! The Toyger cats may look wild but are anything but that. The information presented here is not intended to replace the advice of your veterinarian or cat breeder. What tests do I need to do and costs????? Whitney, thanks! people - love attention, demand to be cuddled and doesn't mind at all being :). Life spans are generally the same as other pet cats, anywhere from 10–15 years, or longer! I am beginning to feel like an expert on these different breeds of cats. 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. We're tired of hearing ignorant people whine and pitch the same arguments that we have already shot down. The alertness does not mean you have Carmen Borthwick from Maple Ridge, B.C. beautiful! Bengal, Toyger and Savannah cats are beautiful cats. You don’t have to walk the cat and you don’t have A small commission is earned from purchases which fund site research and upkeep. I love that he doesn't shed, and he has an amazing temperament, and absolutely gorgeous color. (And when a cat decides to do something, a cat Someone else's loss is definitely your gain. My friend told me about these and I fell in love with them. replace the advice of your veterinarian or cat breeder. This is the first time I've ever heard of toygers. so this is one ideal family cat. Her striping wasn't quite right and one of her parents was full Bengal instead of half. They certain are beautiful, but then most cats are! 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. wow, interesting and news to me..!! im getting one! I wish I could add one to our cat family! While cats are extremely hard to study, researchers are making progress. arusho from University Place, Wa. Very glad to be your fan. i do not have many fans :(. Breeders should take care to select against cow hocks which crop up occasionally. LadyCat from Somewhere in the U.S. on March 08, 2009: These cats are absolutely stunning! Thanks for Sharing! I am sure that Toygers, being so intelligent, will make the same connection pretty fast. Rebecca Furtado from Anderson, Indiana on September 26, 2013: Toygers! I had no idea what that was, but she was so sweet and beautiful we took her home. Charlotte_1981 from Málaga, Spain on October 12, 2009: WoW! Maybe some day... :-). I certainly miss her loud hello's and everything else about her. He did meet some of the Egyptian gods, of course, and had fun scaring off tomb robbers, but it was mostly rather dull. This site is supported through affiliate marketing. If I remember, the last one has a more broad face and curved ears. On my other website www.ancientagypt101.com he continues his stories about life in ancient Egypt. I have a Bengal, which is closely related to a Toyger. They are intelligent and easy to leash train. We rescued a kitten and found out she is part bangel but then again sounds like a toyger. And yes, Toygers are amazing cats. Nickolas Titkov, CC BY-SA 2.0, from flickr. More detailed information about the looks of this little domestic tiger. 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 One of our favorite things about Toyger Cats is their sweet and amiable personality. This is why kittens should never be sold on a spay and neuter contract. as it isn't common knowledge that cats may enjoy active plays with their 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. Older dogs or cats could be ideal and good pet for kids, as older dogs and cats need proper training only kids aged above ten will have the patience tackling these pets. Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on March 03, 2012: Oh, I am so jealous you are bringing home new kitties today! I wish there were better pictures online with the curved ears and the square faces. John Chancellor from Tennessee on April 09, 2008: I am learning so much about exotic cats. A cat tree or access to furniture they can safely climb up is a must. Toygers, like Bengals, enjoy water and are very active cats. Hendrika from Pretoria, South Africa on January 25, 2014: I love all cats and found this article very interesting. Creating new "designer" breeds while there are many cats and kittens waiting for a home is simply unethical. If you are looking for demanding coloring, check: It shows you step by step how to color this pretty Abyssinian cat with flowers. 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. 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. dsletten from United States on July 04, 2009: Beautiful cats. Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on November 03, 2011: Yes - we love the Bengal breed! there is some variety between the different breeding lines, but their mindset These cats are absolutely amazing. Therefore you may get yourself a rather chatty personality of a cat). Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on September 07, 2008: Starcatchinfo - trust me - not only are they beautiful cats, they have a great personality! 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. As I'm sure you know, they are independent, free thinking creatures who take care of much of their own needs. The cutest little kittens I have ever seen. A toyger? 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. imdask8r from Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Well, they never had a chance anyway… This is one charmer of a cat…). 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. They love playing interactive games like fetch and will happily keep themselves entertained when given good quality toys to play with. easily trainable - why not try a game of fetch? Thanks for the comment, Patricia. A very good combination to modern homes, 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. When a Toyger strolls around your home, it’s like looking a tiger on the prowl! So many pets are surrendered on this basis, and it's a very easy thing to screen for in advance! A small commission is earned from purchases which funds site research and upkeep. It’s their way of getting all the attention they crave while at the same time showing owners just how much they love them. http://www.flickr.com/photos/linda_bliss/sets/7215... 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. Read more about the history of this breed cat here. The search for the mythical Watchers, the angels who fathered the Nephilim, the half-angels. Does it bite? 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