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My friend bought a Toyger

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by greenbrucelee, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    For those of you who don't know a Toyger is a normal house cat that looks like a Tiger because of its stripes, I am going to see it tommorow.

    I had never heard of such a thin untill a few days ago

    Here is a pic of what they look like
     
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    I hope it doesn't turn to act like a real tiger when its hungry:biggrin
     
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    Wow 8)
     
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    that would be a good defence against burglers :twisted:
     
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    Two important questions: have you seen it yet, and how cute was it?

    I had to crack up when I first read about them in the Metro on the train. I think they did a story about them a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, you have to understand what I mean about a 'Dudley accent' when I got off the train at New Street, and heard people talking about it. It sounded..... wrong.

    (for those of you who have thus far escaped hearing the stereotypical accent, they tend to pronounce Dudley somewhat like this: Dud-loy, with a real roll on the "oy".)
     
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    Wow, I've never heard of these types of cats.
     
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    Looks like a fun cat. :D
     
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    GBL

    That is a badly photoshoppped pic of a Toyger body with a real Tiger cub head superimposed onto it. From the dimensions of the body, the head is too small, the lighting is completely different and the fur colour is much lighter and more 'orangey' on the head.

    Toygers don't look anything like that - though they are exceptionally cute :)

    If you're expecting to see something that even vaguely resembles a real tiger you are going to be disappointed - one of my cats looks more like a tiger than any toyger I've seen so far - and he's completely white!

    I'd say it will take at least another 3-400 generations before enough characteristics have been bred into the line to make them look owt like 'real' tigers. Also, the two people I know who have them say they are a royal pain in the arse to train - their temperament is something like a Siamese on acid (if anyone's ever owned a Siamese, that description should bring a tear to your eye!). They are very touchy - especially around anyone they don't know, don't like any noise at all, do NOT get on with other cats and are extremely active and require a lot of attention. On the plus side, they tend to be much easier to toilet train than Siamese, are extremely inquisitive so make good pets for those prepared to spend a lot of time with them and love water - one woman I know says that her boy toyger ('boyger'? :biggrin) gets into the bath with her if she doesn't shut the bathroom door!

    If you can get some pics I'd love to see them - if I had the time to devote to it I would have liked to own one myself.
     
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    So GBL - did you get any pictures?

    Trying to get some out of my friend, but she's a luddite and doesn't even own a digital camera, much less a PC!
     
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    The little thing was scared of me, it was very timid I am going back round at the weekend and will take my video camera so hopefully I can get some pics then
     
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    there's another article in todays metro about the most expensive pet on the market the ashera. its the worlds largest, rarest, and most exotic domestic cat and is the size of a small dog and costs £12,000. It was genetically developed in a lab in the US by an internet entrepreneur.

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    This is the cat he bought from UK classifieds for too much money

    I will get some real pictures of it when I go around at the weekend.
     
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    Hmm, they are cute but I'm more a fan of the ocicat markings myself. If only they weren't so damn loud!!! My RSPCA rescue moggy (Molly) does have a tendency to bat my ocicat (Trinity) on the head when she's being too loud. Love the look of bombay cats as well....
    I'm still laughing at Arroryn's post about toyger said in a Dudley accent.... I've slipped into a Brummy accent (I worked there for a very short time) and I can't get rid of it now.... And now I've got Lenny Henry voicing that Polar Bears cartoon in my head. I give up, I'm going to get drunk to stop my brain persuing this tangent.

    Lord Deckard.
     
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    I am supposed to go on Saturday but that depends on how I feel.

    I am slightly pissed at the minute :)

    EDIT and watching Batman with Adam West
     
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    just got in, gotta love the treacle-idge !!!

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