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O/T KITTEN WITH 6+ TOES

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  1. fssberson

    fssberson Active Member

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    Anybody know about kittens/cats with mutliple toes [6+ per foot]? Appears to be very sweet. I just don't want to get into expensive vet bills due to genetic deformities. Fred
     
  2. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    Polydactyly - what you are describing, Fred, - is dominant in cats and so is pretty common. It's not a problem.

    Neil
     
  3. fssberson

    fssberson Active Member

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    Thanks, Neil. My daughter and I were in our local pet store and she fell in love with this kitten [me too]. I just didn't want to get into additional vet bills when I already have a Springer with Addisons. I guess I have no excuses and will have a kitten Monday. The kitty should be a great friend to our indoor dog = standard poodle. NAME THAT CAT: Now if some of you will help with a female kitten name, light grey, short coat. "Six-toes Poly"; or "Fingers"... Thanks Fred.
     
  4. Rem870TB

    Rem870TB Active Member

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    Not a problem.

    Ernest Hemingway kept a bunch of polydactyl cats; his estate is still famous for having a colony of them, as referenced in the link.
     
  5. Don Rackley

    Don Rackley Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    As a kid, I had a cat with 23 toes, looked like he had on boxing gloves.

    I named him Cassius.

    Never had any problems wit the extra digits.
     
  6. tachyon

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    Our "Tiger" has eight toes on his right front paw, seven on the left and one extra on each of his rear paws. A typical cat has 18, Tiger has 25, the world record is 28 by a cat named "Mooch".

    When tiger was a kitten he had trouble walking, his feet were just too big. Now he can turn a door handle and open a door.
     
  7. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    Polydactyly cats give me hope that liberals may someday develop opposable thumbs.

    sissy
     
  8. BMC

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    I once had a cat that gave birth to two babies, each with two heads. Not full heads, more two head blended into one, each with its own face. Wierd little critters. And no they didn't survive.
     
  9. shadow

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    Key est and Cedar Key in Florida are overrun with cats with extra toes. The locals say it is because of inbreeding. Maybe that is the problem with Obamas' ears sticking straight out.
     
  10. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Where si Tron when we need him? he can answer your question
     
  11. gdbabin

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    I don't know Bruce--I was wondering the same.


    It might be cause he thinks that mangy feline of his is 'purfect', therefore rendering him unqualified to speak of deformities???



    Guy Babin
     
  12. Dennisw

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    it might cost extra to have it declawed
     
  13. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    shadow - I am still laughing on that one. Very good
     
  14. laura!

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    I've heard it's due to inbreeding, but they all seem to do just fine.

    Tachyon, is Tiger chewing his tail? He must be half dog!
     
  15. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Tron, time to stop circling and take the bait, what about this six toed cat????
     
  16. mette56

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    I vote for 'Fingers'. If she gets too expensive, we'll take her. We only have 25 indoors and two outdoors with four kittens. Moving to a farm and inheriting four more adults and five more kittens. The cat food and litter bills are more than our food bills plus T-paper...

    yep, we're crazy but love each and every one!

    Please send pictures,

    milt
     
  17. Chango2

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    I heard that this genetic drift in cats is common in the Boston area. True. In Northern California along the coast, many cats are born with two left front and rear paws. I think that's false, a myth, but not sure...
     
  18. tachyon

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    I showed Tiger the post by Laura and he responded as follows.

    Laura, How dare you compare me to a dog. OK, I admit I chase my tail (and sometimes catch it) and I play a great game of fetch and I like to chew on those rawhide dog bones and I have been known to chase a rabbit or two... but I am a cat. A cat A cat... ok so maybe I am part dog...
     
  19. Chango2

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    "Dogs have owners, cats have staff"...cats are so cool, likely 'cause they are not fully domesticated. BTW, wouldn't it be great to have a pet Cheetah like the very rich did years and years ago? Best qualities in dog and cat in a Cheetah...LOL...
     
  20. phirel

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    Polydactyly (many digits=fingers,toes) must be normal. Any cat with more than one claw per foot would be polydactyl by definition, at least by my definition.

    If one cat happens to have six claws, wouldn't you expect that somewhere there is a poor cat with only 4 claws? Is there a breed of cats with no claws and no urinary bladder? I could be interested.

    Pat Ireland
     
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