"Thanks to animal enthusiast and breeder Judy Sugden, fans of the feline can now take home a miniature version of a tiger.
She's created a batch of domestic cats that look like tigers. They're called "toygers" — short for "toy tigers."
There are 350 registered toygers and 25 toyger breeders worldwide. Sugden has been breeding toygers for 15 years in Southern California.
With circular markings, white fur around its eyes and striping down its side, the cats look like tiny versions of their ferocious kin. But toygers are only bred to look like tigers — they don't share the same genetic makeup.
"It has no tiger blood in it whatsoever," Sugden said.
Though toygers don't come from tigers, they possess the same genes as another wild animal: the Asian leopard cat."
What a little cutie he is! Look at these little toyger kittens:
Even more toyger kittens:
And here's an adult:
Of course they start at $400 and the prices go on up into the thousands. As soon as I am rich and famous, I am so gonna get one and name him Tigger. Two places to read all about toygers: ToygerBreed.com and Toygers.org.