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19 Tuxedo Cat Facts: Read About Their Characteristics & Features

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Tuxedo cats are cats with a solid black colored coat with white patches on different parts of the body.

A lot of people think that tuxedos are separate cat breeds. However, they are simply a type of coat coloring and can be found in various breeds such as Scottish Fold, Maine Coon, Turkish Angora, American Shorthair, and British Shorthair.

These cats are named after the clothing piece, the tuxedo, due to the placement of the colors on the body. Some tuxedos can even have a gray-colored solid coat with white patches over the paws, chin, and belly. The coats of tuxedo cats can also range from silver, orange, and tortoiseshell in some rare variations. A tuxedo kitten can also be born from a parent that is not a tuxedo cat itself. These cats are not known to have any unique health problems and can be treated like normal domestic cats.

Keep scrolling for more interesting tuxedo cat facts!

History & Origin Of Tuxedo Cats

A tuxedo cat is a bicolor cat. Bicolor cats are also known as piebald cats. While these are not outdoor cats, these black and white cats are known for their unique coloring. Unlike some other cats, these cats do not have a unique history behind their origin. The tuxedo cat colors are quite unique with their white paws, white chest, white fur, and white genes.

It is believed that tuxedo cats were worshipped in Egypt.

Most of the paintings and inscriptions on royal tombs and hieroglyphics depict tuxedo cats on them.

The cartoon character Sylvester from the children's animated show 'Looney Tunes' was based on tuxedo cats.

The character of Mr. Mistoffelees from the musical 'Cats' is also a tuxedo cat.

Legendary people like Sir Isaac Newton, William Shakespeare, and Beethoven kept tuxedo cats as their pets.

A tuxedo cat named Simon even participated in World War II with British soldiers. He got a medal for his services by protecting the British food supplies from mice and pests.

US President Bill Clinton also had a pet tuxedo cat named Socks with him in the White House during his term as the President.

Features & Characteristics Of Tuxedo Cats

These cats normally do not have blue eyes and can belong to any breed. While everyone knows of a famous tuxedo cat like Mr. Mistoffelees or Socks, one can also find them in the local shelter. These cats are quite easy to manage since they are just like any other domestic cat. However, before adopting them as a pet, one needs to determine if the tuxedo cat is friendly, affectionate, and good with children. One also needs to figure out if tuxedo cats are friendly with other cats.

Since the eye color of cats is commonly linked to the color of their coats, most tuxedo cats have green eyes or yellow eyes.

Most tuxedo cats have white whiskers.

Despite popular notions, tuxedo kittens are not very expensive.

These cats normally do not shed too much but brushing them regularly will reduce matting and prevent hairballs.

A wet food diet will suit tuxedo cats just like other domestic cats.

It is very easy to distinguish a tuxedo kitten from birth as the kittens show the same color pattern as the adults.

Black and White Tuxedo Cat

Intelligence & Behavior Of Tuxedo Cats

Tuxedo cats are famous for being more intelligent than normal domestic cats. Since they are not very athletic, these cats are also not inclined to venture much outdoors. Thus, if someone is looking for a lovely cat to settle indoors with, they can look at tuxedo cats. However, tuxedo cats can also become quite aggressive at times if they perceive a threat or consider themselves to be in a hostile situation. With proper training, they can learn to become calmer.

The tuxedo cat is highly intelligent.

The tuxedo cat is not very difficult to train but its owner needs to spend considerable time trying to train this specific breed.

Tuxedo cats are usually quite vocal and talkative and will be quite loud with their demands.

Tuxedo cats do not need a high amount of exercise. Indoor cats will need a litter box.

While it varies for cats of different breeds, tuxedo cats are usually friendly and playful.

They are quite affectionate and may bond with children and other pets if trained well.


What is special about a tuxedo cat?

The most special thing about a tuxedo cat is its unique two-toned coat color which looks just like a tuxedo jacket.

Are tuxedo cats aggressive?

Tuxedo cats can be quite aggressive depending on the circumstances.

Are tuxedo cats rare?

Tuxedo cats are not rare at all. In fact, the black and white color variation can be noticed in any cat breed.

What are tuxedo cats called?

Tuxedo cats are also called 'Felix cats' named after the cat character Felix. Felix was an animated character created during the 1920s film era in Hollywood.

How long do tuxedo cats live?

The average lifespan of tuxedo cats is approximately 15 years.

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Joan Agie

<p>With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.</p>

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