PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion


The colourful personality of the Tonkinese is one of the breed’s greatest attributes. Muscular and active, with a sense of humor, this feline enjoys playing, climbing and whizzing by at warp speed. With her warm, loving personality, the Tonk craves human attention and shouldn’t be left alone for long periods. This is a lap cat that prefers playmates, including children, other cats and cat friendly dogs.
Living Considerations
  • Good in multi-pet households
  • Not hypoallergenic
Did you know?
The Tonkinese, like her ancestral breeds, the Burmese and Siamese, becomes darker as she ages. A pointed Tonkinese is born white, with the point colours beginning to develop when kittens are a few days old. They do not develop their full, rich colours for several years
  • Size Medium, with males weighing 3.5 to 5 kilograms and females weighing 3 to 4 kilograms
  • Coat Medium-short, fine, silky
  • Temperament Affectionate, outgoing, active
  • Grooming Rarely/Never
  • Shedding Yes
  • Vocalisation Loud, purrs and talks in a soft voice when shown affection