American Ringtail behavior behavior
Friendly active curious cat with a reserved attitude to strangers. These cats are terrific in a family setting and do well around
dogs, other pets, and older children. Ringtail Sing-a-lings (TM) tend to have a special bond with one member of the family, but tend to make the rounds and create relationships with everyone. They are communicative with their owners and make small trilling greeting sounds when talked to (the source the the "sing-a-ling" in the breed name.) They are fascinated with water, toys of all sorts, bags and boxes and love to climb. These cats learn their names responding to them when called. Some wild cat traits still exist in the population including attempting to bury their food when they are done eating, seeking out running water to drink from and a strong interest in mousing. Their toys will be found in "catches" around the house including under the couch, in the magazine rack and probably your sock drawer if you let them. An interesting side fact is that these cats are fascinated with the smells of mint and or bleach reacting to them as if exposed to catnip.