Question: Can Tigers Be Affectionate?

Tigers are perhaps the most fascinating of the big cats.

Because tigers are so emotional, they are capable of unbelievable affection.

The white tiger pictured on this page, Sabrina, is probably the most affectionate animal I know.

She’s also extremely dangerous because of her intense emotional makeup.

Can Tigers bond with humans?

The answer, in short, is yes. Exotic big cats can bond strongly to their human friends. Exotic big cats are simply too big. A tiger’s strong enough that it can decapitate you with one swipe.

Is it possible to pet a tiger?

Tigers are not domesticated cats, nor should they be kept as pets, but many people still care for them as such. It’s problematic to consider keeping a tiger or any big cat as a pet, yet thousands are currently kept as pets—more than are left in the wild.

Can Lions be affectionate?

Having worked with lions and tigers all my life, I’ve come to the conclusion they can have similar levels of affection for a human as might a dog. They enjoy working and learning new things. They’re happy to have you around and treat you as one of their own. But you always have to remember that they are wild animals.

Do Tigers like to be petted?

First is, why can’t they have a friend live with them and the second is, don’t they want to be petted. Big cats are solitary by nature, so the vast majority of our cats prefer to live alone, and do. These tigers are siblings who are neutered and spayed and have lived together for 20 years.

Can Tigers love humans?

Many people love these felids and feel a great fascination for what they represent. Tigers are creatures that follow the instincts of their species and are not responsible for their behavior. But even as predators, they are known to be positively related to humans.