What kind of cat has mitten paws?

Polydactyl Cats
Some Polydactyl Cats Have “Mittens” “Mitten paws” occur when a polydactyl cat’s extra toes form in the middle of the paw, giving it a thumb-like—or mitten-like—appearance. Although these extra digits resemble thumbs, they aren’t opposable.

Are mitten paw cats rare?

Their extra toes can make it appear as if the cats have thumbs or like they are wearing mittens. Pretty cute! However, polydactyl cats are not exceedingly rare. Many animals, including humans, can be have extra fingers or toes, but in cats this congenital anomaly is more common than you might think.

What breed of cat has thumbs?

Naming. Nicknames for polydactyl cats include Hemingway cats, mitten cats, conch cats, boxing cats, mitten-foot cats, snowshoe cats, thumb cats, six-fingered cats, and Cardi-cats. Two specific breeds recognized by some cat fancier clubs are the American Polydactyl and Maine Coon Polydactyl.

How much is a polydactyl kitten worth?

American Polydactyl kittens can cost quite a bit—ranging from $500 to $1,300, depending on a few different factors.

Is a polydactyl cat inbred?

Genetically, polydactylism is a simple autosomal (not related to gender) dominant trait. Cats with extra toes have the dominant gene, Pd. Inbreeding would increase the percentage of polydactyl offspring, but there will always be a few normal-toed kittens in the litter, because of that recessive gene.

Do polydactyl cats have health problems?

Are there any health issues associated with polydactyl cats? Polydactyl cats are generally healthy and have an average life span. But those extra toes can grow at unusual angles and cause problems with the cat’s claws and skin on the foot.

Are polydactyl cats smarter?

Although some polydactyl cat parents have claimed that their cats are smarter than an average. That’s because their cats are able to switch off the lights, open cupboards and doors and so on. The cat parents put all the credit to their extra ‘thumb’ that allows them to do all that. Indeed, it’s a grasping ability!

Are polydactyl cats more friendly?

Polydactyl cats are equally mischievous, skittish, playful and friendly. In fact, there are not much additional personality traits that make them so different from other cats. What makes them unique is their eighteen toes over their relatives. This gives them the advantage of being different from others.