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For many, just the thought of a hairless cat is enough to make them shudder. For these people, the sight of a hairless cat is shocking, and touching one is downright scary. If you are one of these people, then this article is unlikely to sway you in the other direction. However, if you are the kind of person who has always been a little bit intrigued by the unique look of hairless cats, read on. Behind their striking appearance is a fascinating background, and if you are considering making a hairless cat part of your family, there is also a plethora of information to know about the proper way to care for these beautiful creatures.
Congenital hairlessness in cats is an extremely rare trait. Essentially, a hairless cat is the result of genetic mutations in one or more of the genes which encode for normal hair development. While the word ‘mutation’ implies that this genetic condition is unwanted and accidental, there are actually many breeders who select specifically for the hairlessness trait and work to maintain the hairless lineage in their cats.
- Danielle MacDougall
- Province, Country:
- NS, Canada
- Seal Point Siamese
- Date of Birth:
- November 24, 2000.
- Not Provided
- Coat Colour:
- Cream and Dark Brown
- Eye Colour:
- Light Blue
Likes: Snuggling, beating up my little brother Simon (his pet site is right below mine), being brushed.
Dislikes: Warm water in my bowl (ice cubes please), vaccuum cleaners.
Pet Peeves: Being picked up when I am napping, being called "Eekey".
Favorite Toy: My Catnip Mouse!
Favorite Lounging Spot: Mommy & Daddy's bed.
Most Embarassing Moment: When Simon actually got the best of me, he's getting stronger by the day!
Cherished Moment: When my Mommy & Daddy brought me to their house to live.