Cats can be odd creatures you know, but then it is their oddities that make them interesting and lovable pets. This is why cuddling and petting a cat can be a satisfying experience. Who won’t fall in love with a kitten that looks like one big fur-ball? In fact, you could spend hours watching a kitten play with a ball of wool couldn’t you?
Did you know that there are over 200 breeds of cats in the world? But, not all are purebred. In fact, just 5% of domestic felines are pure breed cats. Some of these belong to interesting species that you may not have ever seen in your life. Some are weird; some look alien while many are absolutely adorable. From an exotic Lykoi to an unbelievable cute Scottish Fold, take a look at these ten unusual cat breeds you just have to pet. Stick around until the end of the video and check out our number 1 pick because that might just be the most adorable cat breeds you’ve ever seen.
10- Scottish Fold Cats
Now this is one cute cat with a very prominent oddity. The ears of the Scottish Fold Cat droops downwards much like dog breeds, that makes it look oh so cute. As a domestic cat that loves attention, Scottish Fold breeds are born with a genetic mutation that affects some parts of their bone and cartilage. This makes their ears fold and bend forward. In fact, sometimes they look like wise old owls but with those intense eyes, it is very easy to fall in love with them. Scottish fold cats are so popular that many of them are internet stars and social media darlings, but that’s obvious from the way they look.
9- Peterbald Cat
Now this is one cat that many are wary of. Peterbald cats may look like demons from hell, but don’t get put off by their alien like looks. Contrary to what many think, the Peterbald cat is of Russian origin. Bet you didn’t know that! In fact, they were actually created in a lab in 1994 as an experiment. Peterbalds are great show cats and not your usual playful kitty. They may prefer being left alone, but when they are in the mood, they do play too. Surprisingly, Peterbalds can bond well with human families and can be affectionate once they adapt to their social surroundings. Petting a Peterbalds?? Yes go ahead because they are cats too.
8- Savannah Cat
Have you always wanted a baby tiger, or a cheetah as a pet?? Obviously you can’t have one, you know that, but!!! You can have a Savannah! That’s right, because Savannah cats are the largest cats in the world, that’s the next best thing to a large cat. In fact, with a Savannah, you may get half of what you wish for. This is because, the Savannah is a hybrid cross breed between a wild cat called a serval and a domestic cat. But get this!! The Savannah is so cool that you can even treat it like a dog. It’s extremely loyal; you can take it for walks on a leash and even train it to play fetch!! So how nice is that?
7- The Wolf Cat – The Lykoi
If you’re one who loves the world of witches, warlocks and werewolves, then you’re going to love the Lykoi or Wolf Cat. Did you know, the Lykoi is a new breed of cat introduced to the world just recently? Why are they called Wolf cats, you may ask?? Well, that, my friends, is a very interesting question!! The Lykoi looks more like a wolf than a cat because of the bald patches around its glowing luminous eyes and a snout that looks like a wolf. But more than that, its appearance actually resembles a werewolf in transition. Wouldn’t it be interesting having a mysterious cat like that at home? That would be quite the supernatural atmosphere at home wouldn’t?
Here’s an interesting fun fact for you. The Lykoi is also the result of a natural mutation in feral cats and the breed was developed in 2011 in Tennessee, USA.
6- Cornish Rex
Ok! The Cornish Rex, now don’t be confused, it’s not descended from the dinosaurs and obviously not a mini T-Rex. They do look like a Peterbald in some ways except that they have a thin coat of hair. The Cornish Rex gets its name because it originated in Cornwall in England, so Cornish get it?? Did you know that the Cornish Rex is also known as the greyhound of cats? That’s because they are so sleek, and can run with a gallop much like a greyhound.
The nicest thing about the Cornish Rex is its nature. Don’t be confused by its looks, the Cornish has a sweet temperament and will behave much like a playful kitten all its life. This is one kitten that you’re going to love to pet.
5- Japanese Bobtail
If you think you’ve seen it all, then just wait till you see the Japanese Bobtail with its little stubby tail. Japanese Bobtails are adorable and love playing all day long. Like the Cornish Rex, this is one curious little kitty who will remain a kitten in adult life too. What is really cool about the Japanese Bobtail is its amazing milky color with a hint of black giving it the oriental appearance.
Unlike other recent breeds, the Japanese Bobtail breed is also a distinguished one going back centuries. Thankfully someone thought of bringing it from the Asia to Europe 1000 years ago and voila, you can now have a Japanese bobtail. They make lovely show cats and good for any family home. Would you believe? Japanese Bobtails are regarded as lucky cats and bring prosperity and happiness.
4- Khao Manee
The Khao Manee, now that’s a weird name for something but then cats are exotic creatures and we did promise to show you unusual cats you’ve never heard of before. The Khao Manee is an exotic breed also known as the Diamond Eye Cat. Believe it or not, but this is no ordinary cat, it is a rare breed with origins in Thailand. The breed is hundreds of years old dating back centuries. In fact, they were cats that were often kept by ancient rulers of Siam.
The Khao Manee looks elegant and sophisticated because of its pure white appearance. That’s what makes it very adorable and a great house kitty. It is playful too as you can see in the video. Wouldn’t you just love to cuddle one?
3- Highlander Cat
Now this is one beautiful little kitty who just loves getting into mischief. A perfect cat for a family home, the Highlander cat is simply adorable. This is another experimental breed of cats and like the Savannah, it is a cross between a lynx and other jungle curl breeds. This is why the Highlander has a short bobtail and a very wide nose. Don’t even think twice of keeping a Highlander cat, because they are lovely playful kitties and they even love water.
They have pretty neat markings too that give them that jungle look.
Because of their feral characteristics, highlanders are muscular bundles of energy which is why they will be great for the kids. Let a highlander play all day along and they are in their element.
2- Egyptian Mau
The Egyptian Mau is the most interesting and mysterious cat of all. NO! It won’t turn you into cat woman or cat man. It can’t bring you back to life, and hey you don’t want a pet sematary situation so don’t believe those weird things about Egyptian Maus. But, on the other hand, they are a breed that dates back centuries and really old.
Obviously, the Mau is an Egyptian breed but what’s really special about this unique rare breed is its lovely calm temperament making it a perfect house cat. Egyptian Maus are also very agile making them exceptionally nimble on their feet.
1- Munchkin Cat
We finally get to something that is bound to give you an overdose of sweetness. The munchkin kitten is exactly what it sounds like, a really adorable, lovely furball munchkin. This has got to be the number 1 on this list because looking at this video; it would be too difficult to go past it wouldn’t it? Have you ever seen something this cute??
The Munchkin cat is also called a sausage cat or dwarf cat because of its short legs. A playful kitty, the munchkin does not mind being handled by humans and just loves all the attention. It is playful too and those cute short-legs are not an obstacle for leaping and running.
Which one of these cat breeds has fascinated you the most? Let me know in the comments below a