Facts about Tonkinese Cat, "Scientific name for Tonkinese Cat is Felis Catus". The "Tonkinese Cat" was originally known as the Chocolate Siamese cat. The Tonkinese Cats are believed to have been bred in the middle ages and imported to England in the year 1800s. The Tonkinese Cat breeds are considered to be a combination between two breeds which include the Siamese and the Burmese cats.
Tonkinese Cats average life span is around 12 to 15 years. The reason why Tonkinese Cats can squeeze through very small spaces is that they have no collarbone and free-floating clavicle bones that their shoulders are attach to their forelimbs, that's why a Tonkinese Cat can fit through a hole the same size as its head and they use their whiskers to determine if they can fit through the space. Tonkinese Cats on average sleep 13 to 14 hours a day and when they are awake, the spend a lot of time licking themselves to keep themselves clean. Tonkinese Cats help control rodents like small rats and mice where the live homes, warehouse, ect. The Tonkinese Cats are medium in size. They have a compact, sturdy appearance which is resembles that of the traditional Siamese and the Burmese. The Tonkinese Cats are known to exist in three different varieties. The Tonkinese Cats can either be pointed like the Siamese, solid like the Burmese or a combination of the two breeds which is known as mink.
Major characteristics of the mink breeds are their soft silky coat and their unique mink pattern which is not as sharply defined as with the pointed pattern. The Burmese breeds have a sable body hair color. However the three breeds of the Tonkinese Cat can be of various markings and colors, including blue mink, natural mink, platinum or sable brown with points, platinum mink, champagne with points and champagne mink
A cats back is highly flexible because of its 53 loosely fitting vertebrae. The body of a cat has 230 bones. While a human body has 206. Compared to a humans who only have 34. The average Tonkinese Cat temperature of a cat is 101.5 °F. The Tonkinese Cats heart beats at 110 to 140 a minute, That is almost twice as fast as a human heart. A Tonkinese Cats has 30 teeth while a kittens has about 26 teeth that they will lose at about 6 months of age. A Tonkinese Cat has the ability to jump up to six times its length. The Tonkinese Cats have winsome personalities, they need a lot of attention and don’t like to be ignored. The Tonkinese Cats are considered to be smart and active. The Tonkinese Cat are known to return and crave companionship and affection. The Tonkinese Cat are friendly to both humans and other animal breeds. However, other sedate animal breeds may not find the Tonkinese Cats friendly as they may be annoyed with the cats’ unflagging enthusiasm.
The Tonkinese Cats can do best with other active breeds or members of their own. The Tonkinese Cat are considered to be friendly, emotional and vocal active. The Tonkinese Cat are so playful and can be strong willed. In addition, they can be harder to train.
The Tonkinese Cats are considered to be indoor cats. This is because they can be affected by various diseases if exposed to the outside world. The Tonkinese Cats are easy to care for, they require their coats to be groomed or brushed at least twice a week.
There are over 500 million domestic cats in the world and 88 million in the United States Approximately 40,000 people are bitten by cats in the U.S. annually. A female cat is called a "queen or molly", male cat is called a "tom" and the name "clowder" is called a group and young or baby cats are called kittens. Domestic cats have an average weight around 8.7 to 11 pounds (3.9 to 5 kg). Tonkinese Cats have very sharp hearing and their sense of smell is fantastic.
Tonkinese Cats can see at levels of light six time lower than a human, this is why cats can catch mice so easily at night. Tonkinese Cats outer ear uses 32 muscles to control it, and a human has only 6 muscles in its ear and a cat can move its ears 180 degrees. A Tonkinese Cat can move their ears independently. The cat's hairball is called a "bezoar" (meaning a concretion or calculus found in the intestines or stomach of certain animals, in particular ruminants, formerly alleged to be an effective cure for poison). A Tonkinese Cat can climb up a tree well but can not climb head first down a tree, because all the claws on a cat’s paw points the same direction, to get down from a tree, a Tonkinese Cat has to back down. A Tonkinese Cat can run at a top speed of about 30 mph (48.2 km) over a short distance. A Tonkinese Cat rubs against a person to not only to be affectionate but also to mark out its territory. A Tonkinese Cat does not like water because its fur is not insulate it well when it gets wet. A Tonkinese Cat averages about 12 whiskers on both side of its face. A Tonkinese Cats jaw can not move sideways, there for a cat can not chew large pieces of food. The fear of cats "Ailurophobia".