Many today can boast of their favorite fluffy pets — cats. The beauty and grace of a cat causes undeniable delight and tenderness. Regardless of whether the favorite pet is purebred or outbred, we love them regardless. When it comes to exotic breeds, how many have you come across? If this list is small, then let’s get acquainted with 10 types of exotic cats right now.
The Sphynx is probably the most famous fancy cat breed. Depending on preference, someone admires this breed and dreams of such a cute kitten, while someone is categorically disgusted with this creature. However, the uniqueness of this breed is impressive.
9. Ukrainian Levkoy.
The Ukrainian Levkoy is very similar to the Sphynx, but a significant and visible difference is determined by the rolled up ears and large but narrow eyes. Levkoy may be hairless, or may have a little hairline.
8. Cornish Rex.
The peculiarity of this cat lies in the non-standard hairline of a wavy shape. Unlike other cats, the Cornish Rex lacks two outer layers of hair, known as axial hair.
7. Scottish fold.
This cat cannot boast of big ears to us. Sometimes it seems that the ears are absent altogether. In fact, the situation is as follows: the cartilage in the ears of cats of this breed is deformed so much that the ear is bent and seems incredibly tiny.
6. Exotic Shorthair.
In many ways, this kitten, named Fig Newton, resembles the Persian breed, but the difference lies in the short, dense fur. Exotic Shorthairs have round heads with flattened faces and small ears. Like their heads, their bodies are also rounded, making them look like teddy bears.
This is a very notorious breed. Many cat departments still refuse to register this cat breed. A cat with small legs, resembling a dachshund, did not appeal to the public.
4. Petersburg Sphinx.
The Petersburg Sphynx is not always a bald breed. These cats are known for their long, thin bodies, large ears, and almond-shaped eyes. In addition, the main feature of this breed are webbed feet.
3. Savannah cat.
Having such exotic stripes, it seems that this cat belongs to the wild and not to the environment of human life. In fact, the Savannah cat is a hybrid of a domestic cat and an African wild cat known as the Serval.
The bizarre fur of this cat consists of long curls, ringlets and even straight hair. Many representatives of this breed are born bald and only with growing up acquire such characteristic features.
1. Elf Cat.
This breed was bred by the Americans: Karen Nelson and Kristen Lidom.
In continuation, read also about interesting facts about cats and dogs in a separate collection.