The tortoiseshell cat is one of the favorite tomcats in the world. With its varied range of black/red/cinnamon colors and bright patterns, no two are exactly the same and a tortoiseshell cat can make an excellent companion despite its sulphurous reputation.
However, the tortoiseshell cat is much more than you can see. Most people don’t know that the unique color of the tortoiseshell cat is due to some pretty interesting genetics. For example, you may not realize that almost all turtle scales are female.
To help you immerse yourself in the wonderful world of turtle scales, we have gathered here 30 scientific or funny facts about these very special cats. Let’s start by seeing why so many owners love tortoiseshell cats and why you will also want to have one.