Tonkinese Breed Information

Tonkinese are naturally curious and fairly active, requiring lots of toys to keep them amused. They can be talkative but not overly loud, and usually bond strongly with people, often happy to sit on your lap. They seem to prefer being low down rather than high up.

Breed-related health conditions:


Tonkinese are not known to have any hereditary health issues, and are seemingly a healthy breed.

Coat care:


As short-haired cats, Tonkinese shouldn’t need much in the way of grooming. They like to keep themselves clean, and their coats aren’t prone to matting. A weekly groom should be sufficient to keep their coat in good condition.

Estimated cost over lifetime:


These costs are based on essential items such as:


This does not include initial purchase cost, non-essential items (such as holiday care) or potential veterinary treatment of which an excess needs to be paid before your pet may be covered by pet insurance.

Insure your Tonkinese Cat with PDSA:

 

1 in 3 pets need vet treatment each year and vet bills can come to hundreds of pounds. PDSA Pet Insurance can give you peace of mind when your cat is poorly. PDSA Pet Insurance offers:

  • 5 Star Pet Insurance* - from the vet experts
  • 4 levels of cover to suit you
  • Monthly payment at no extra cost
  • *Defaqto 5 Star rating applies to our Plus and Premier policies only. Defaqto’s Star Ratings provide an independent assessment of the quality of financial products.


By insuring your Tonkinese cat with PDSA you’ll also be helping to provide vet care to some of the UK’s neediest pets.
For more information on taking care of your cat please visit our kitten and cat section.

Rehoming from a reputable source:


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Energy levels
 
Overall grooming needs?
 
Compatibility with other pets
 
Tendency to vocalise
 
Lap cat
 
Tendency to climb jump
 
Average lifespan 15 years
Coat length Short
Possible health problems Nothing specific
Average purchase cost £500
Estimated cost over lifetime £16,900
Average weight 3.8kg
Breed group Foreign

Not sure the Tonkinese is the right pet for you?