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After we started thinking more seriously about expanding our family, my husband brought up the idea of getting a pet or two. While I was completely against the concept at first, I realized that it might be helpful for our children to warm up to the idea before having another sibling. We got a dog and our kids were tasked with the job of feeding it every day and doing other tasks, and it was amazing to see how much the animal helped our family to grow. Pets can be a wonderful addition to a home, which is why I made this blog. Check out these fun pet posts.

Selecting Better Pets

Five Great Things About Toyger Cats

Natalie Baker

Are you wanting to add a new kitten to your family? If so, then you may want to bring a Toyger cat home. If you aren't yet familiar with this breed, then this article can be informative. Here are five things you should know about together cats that can help you to better determine if one of these wonderful cats would be a great addition to your family. 

1: Toygers are bred to look like miniature tigers

If you always loved the look of a tiger with its distinctive stripes, then you may adore a kitten that comes with that same amazing pattern to it. The Toyger has been specifically bred to have that look to it. 

2: Toygers are domestic cats

While you may like the idea of your cat having the look of a tiger, you may be concerned about actually owning a cat that's been bred with a wild cat. Breeders do a great job of matching the parents to get fantastic looks. Something else to know about the Toyger breed is that it is bred by breeding a bangle cat with a striped domestic cat. However, both these breeds are considered to be domesticated, so there will be no wild cat in its breeding. This also means that you won't have to worry bout having any special licensing in order to legally own a Toyger. 

3: Toygers have well-rounded personalities

Some cat breeds are known for being playful, yet not very affectionate, and others can be known more for liking to spend more time by themselves. The Toyger breed is known for having a great personality that's nicely well-rounded. This cat can bring plenty of playfulness, affection, intelligence, and adaptability with it. Good breeding habits of knowledgeable breeders have led to the breed continuing to offer these great traits.

4: Toygers get along with everyone

Another great thing about Toygers is they tend to be a breed of cat that gets along well with people of all ages, as well as other pets they are raised with. They can be relaxed enough to get along with pets that aren't very active, yet they can have a great time playing with any willing members of the family. 

5: Toygers can be trained

The fact that the Toyger is a smart and easy-going breed means they can often be taught to do a number of things. If you are looking for a cat you can bring with you on trips, then know they are often trained to walk on a harness and to be great traveling companions. If you want an all-around great cat, then the Toyger may be right for you. Consider a reputable breeder where you can choose from one or more litters and where the breeder can match you to the right kitten.