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Tonkinese cats are very vocal and communicate their needs to their owners out loud.

About the Tonkinese

Tonkinese cats like the company of people and they like to be the center of attention. The Tonkinese is a very sociable cat and would prefer to live with other cats for company. Intelligent and generous with their affection, Tonkinese cats will try to get involved with all household activities.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from World Cat Congress (WCC)

Breed specifics

Size category
Avg life expectancy
10–16 years

Active / Affectionate / Alert / Friendly

Key facts

  • Requires a lot of attention
  • Needs moderate grooming
  • Suited to indoor and outdoor life

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