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Coolest Cat: Siamese vs. Tonkinese (Tonkinois)

Siamese vs. Tonkinese (Tonkinois)

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Siamese

The beautiful Siamese cat originated from Thailand. Thailand was once called “Siam” and this cat is named for this lovely country. This cat is considered one of the most popular cats to own as a pet. According to Catster.com, the Siamese is the #4 of the Top 10 Most Popular Cat Breeds.

Siamese cats have been around since the 14th century. They have appeared in artwork and books, to admire this gorgeous cat. This cat made its way from Asia to other countries. It was first seen in the 1800’s in the home of the British Consul-General in Bangkok. In 1878, the current USA president Rutherford B. Hayes received a Siamese cat as a gift from the American Consul in Bangkok.

The traditional Siamese cat has a diamond shaped head, long legs and a single coat with short hair. This cat weighs about 9 pounds, an average weight for a cat. It also has pointed ears. Many love these cats because they are friendly and super smart cats. They also are known for being vocal, meowing a lot and expressing themselves. Actually, the Siamese cat is well known for that meow, some think it sounds like a baby crying. But it certainly is quite distinctive, not like any other domesticated feline you’ll ever meet. The Siamese cat is special, quite unique and very adorable. If you are looking for an active cat who is ready to play, Siamese cat lovers know this cat is a great choice.

Many people have Siamese cats as house pets and some like to show them at cat shows.

PROS:

Siamese cats make excellent pets. They are sociable and love to play. If you are looking for a cat who will want to interact with your family, a Siamese cat is a great choice.

These cats don’t shed very much. Most cats do shed some fur, but those who shed just a bit of hair make the most easy and convenient house pets You don’t have to clean your furniture or rugs again and again because they are covered with cat hair.

Siamese cats are very friendly and will “talk” to you regularly. Expect them to meow as if they are having a conversation with you. If you are looking for a companion pet, the Siamese is a great choice.

Siamese cats are often seen in television and movies. Garfield’s buddy cat Nermel in the movie was a Siamese cat. Kit from the TV show Charmed was a Siamese cat. D.C., a well known cat from the Disney movie from 1965 That Darn Cat was a Siamese cat.

Tonkinese  (Tonkinois)

If you love the Siamese cat, we’re not surprised if you love the Tonkinese cats too. The Tonkinese cat is actually a breed created from both the Siamese and the Burmese cats. This cat is also nicknamed a “Tonks.” Tonks are friendly, sociable and active, also like the Siamese.

But if you are looking for a bigger cat, the Tonkinese is a good choice. Tonks weigh about 15 pounds, bigger than the average cat. They have muscular bodies and large paws. They have round, blue eyes. They are known for having great personalities and are curious and intelligent. The temperament of the Tonks is described to be more like the Burmese than the Siamese. They also don’t have the strong, loud meow like the Siamese, their meow is more moderate.

If you want a friendly, sociable cat, the Tonks could be a very good choice. Tonkinese owners will tell you how much they love their Tonks! This cat is a house pet and also shown in cat shows.

PROS:

This is an active, lively cat. Expect to keep this cat entertained. This is a good family cat if you want a cat who can keep up with a busy household.

Tonks love to be around people. Just like the Siamese, this is a cat who will want to spend time with you and your family. This is a cat who will want to develop a close relationship with your family.

Tonkinese cats are beautiful cats, they look similar to Siamese cats as they are bred from Siamese and Burmese cats.

This cat is an excellent choice if you are looking for a cat to be around children. Children enjoy this active, friendly and social cat.

Many like that this cat does not have the loud meow of the Siamese cat.

CONS:

Expect to pony up the Benjamins if you want a Siamese cat, they don’t come cheap. A Siamese kitten can cost you from $200 to $700, depending on the breeder. (Note: all pure bred cats are typically pricey)

Good news & bad news: the Siamese cat is sociable. Very. This cat is going to talk to you, all the time. Don’t choose this cat if you want to come home to a quiet home at the end of the day because it is not going to happen. Just be prepared.

Any cat lover knows that cats are sweet, adorable…but sometimes up to trouble. That’s why you should know that the Siamese cat is super smart. That cat is going to be able to figure out how to open doors and do other things that might outsmart another cat. Be prepared!

CONS:

Expect to pony up the Benjamins if you want a Siamese cat, they don’t come cheap. A Siamese kitten can cost you from $200 to $700, depending on the breeder. (Note: all pure bred cats are typically pricey)

Good news & bad news: the Siamese cat is sociable. Very. This cat is going to talk to you, all the time. Don’t choose this cat if you want to come home to a quiet home at the end of the day because it is not going to happen. Just be prepared.

Any cat lover knows that cats are sweet, adorable…but sometimes up to trouble. That’s why you should know that the Siamese cat is super smart. That cat is going to be able to figure out how to open doors and do other things that might outsmart another cat. Be prepared!

And Finally…

So which of these beautiful cats should you choose? Which will win this feline battle? Hey, don’t get your claws out about it, but one of them has to win! Both cats are sociable and intelligent. They are each beautiful creatures too. These lovely cats would make great house pets or show cats also. The Siamese may be considered the classic choice, having been around for centuries. Many love the Siamese for its distinctive meow. Lots of people adore the Tonkinese for its curiosity, as long as it doesn’t get into trouble. Let us know: is it the Siamese or the Tonkinese?

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