Funny, cats and the internet have worked so well that they are often described as mascots of the web. There are probably more cat pictures on the internet than all the human population combined. Every day millions of people search, watch and listen to these creatures even though they are indifferent most of the time. This aloofness is probably part of the reason why cat lovers prefer them over other pets. They are not like dogs who always beg for attention. They are independent, quiet, and not messy. They are also beautiful. Some are with unusual fur and odd characteristics. These are the ones that go viral on the internet. With more than 7 billion photos to sift through, we found the best ones. They might be strange, but they are one the most beautiful cats in the world. Meet our favorite feline weirdos!
Hairy Pawter Cat
Hairy Pawter, get it? He got his name from J.K Rowling. This cat also has a mark on his forehead that makes him Harry Potter’s cat version. Given the shapeshifting abilities of some of Harry’s teachers, this could be a witch or a wizard for all we know! You can test it with their instincts. Did you know that cats will never “meow” on other cats? They only do that to humans. This is because humans cannot understand the scents and body language that cats use to interact. Since we humans are such simple creatures, cats have resorted to making sounds to get noticed. Some cat lovers can even swear they could understand them.
Hamilton grew in the wild until he was taken to a rescue. When Jay Stowe, a tech recruiter, adopted him, his whole life shifted. Hamilton could not quit the toilet during his first month in his new house. As he did, the young cat saw the universe open up in front of him, thanks to Instagram. If you will see, Hamilton has a distinct design on his face that closely resembles a mustache. Stowe said that Hamilton’s marks went viral and that he was also featured in the local newspaper.
The Lykoi breed evolved from wild cats that lost their fur due to a genetic mutation. People began selectively breeding them after seeing how close they were to werewolves. Instilling fear in the faces of your guests would make owning a Lykoi worthwhile. Mainly because, despite their tough exterior, Lykoi cats are big softies. The friendly but scary animals, on the other hand, need special treatment because they are vulnerable to sunburn and hypothermia.
A Cat On This Cat’s Back
Have you heard of Peter Pan and his shadow? This may be the real-life version… in cat form! As you can see in the picture, this cat has a marking on his back that appears to be from another cat. In reality, it seems that his own shadow is taking a break from doing shady things to relax for a moment. Cats are notorious for hating socialization with other species, so what made humans the exception? Simply put, we should provide food and shelter for them. That’s why they want to befriend us, because, as much as cats despise admitting it, they depend on us to live.
Exclamation Point On This Cat’s Butt
Here’s a viral picture of a cat with an exclamation mark on its buttocks. We’ll never know how it got there, but one thing’s for sure: people would give almost anything to own a cat like that. Contrary to common opinion, the vast majority of cats are lactose intolerant. Mammals such as cats, dogs, and even humans sometimes lose their ability to digest lactose (the sugar found in milk) as they get older.
White Gem Or Khao Manee Cats
In Thailand, Khao Manee, or White Gems, were once considered sacred pets. These beautiful smiling cats were the bringers of good fortune to them, mainly if they were “odd-eyed” like the lovely creatures depicted here. Green, blue, or gold eyes are standard in this cat breed. Most experts refer to the starburst patterns around the Khao Manees pupil as “Diamond Eye.” The disadvantage of this breed is that they are usually born deaf. The white fur gene is related to another gene that causes ear fluids to dry out. The Khao Manee evolved naturally, with no human impact on how this breed looks.
Meet Gary And No He’s Not Sad
A kitten who seems to be constantly concerned or worried about something? We already adore him. This cat was named after a famous singer named Gary Barlow, who was known for raising his brows while singing high notes. He has pointed brows on top of his forehead, as seen in the picture below. While we’re on the subject of brows, why don’t cats have them like humans? Scientists believe that brows and smooth foreheads evolved to help us interact better because humans need complex relationships to survive.
Lilly Is Judging You
Born on the streets of New Jersey, we believe Lilly the cat has seen it all, which is why she has that perpetually judgmental expression on her face. But don’t mistake her for a mean person because the patterns on her face aren’t her fault. Instead, she’s a gentle kitty on the inside who enjoys nothing more than pats and cuddles with her mates. Lilly’s disposition might be sweet, but she will never be able to taste sweetness. Cats simply do not have sweetness receptors in their tongues. In reality, they are the only mammal that will never have a sweet tooth.
Inlove With This American Curl Breed
When an unfamiliar cat with curled ears emerged outside a feline lover’s home, it was quickly rescued and trained to produce a whole family of cats that looked much like it. This remarkable feline mutation was formally recognized as a new breed after successfully raising a litter of kittens. What’s impressive about this latest breed is that it was created through incest, meaning it doesn’t have some of the strange health issues that pedigree cats are known for. An American Curl cat’s paws, including human ears, are entirely composed of cartilage. This cartilage starts straight, but after a few days, it begins to curve. Though the breed does mature like every other breed, they appear to retain their kitten-like characteristics even though they get older.
A Back That Smiles Right Back At You
Although it would be fantastic (though perhaps unsettling) if cats could interact with us by smiles, they simply cannot. And if you believe that if they purr, it means they’re happy, think twice. The purring sound made by cats may indicate a variety of items, and only a professional can tell which one. There is a theoretical explanation for why cats purr. When they purr, they emit a low-frequency sound that can be healing.
Stunning Savannah Cat
Wolfdogs are created from crossing dogs and wolves, and they have a wild look that gives them a sense of power and regality. Savannah cats are the feline equivalents to the magnificent Wolfdogs. They are the product of a cross between wild Serval cats and daring domestic cats. Serval cats are distinguished by their beautiful spots, long tails, small bodies, and disproportionately wide paws. Savannah cats have a lot in common with them. Owning a Savannah cat is prohibited in several sections of the United States. These stately felines will fetch up to $15,000 in states where their selling is not limited. The more they stray from their wild origins, the less expensive they get and the better they are to have as pets.
Cutesy Munchkin Breed
The munchkins, if Savannahs are the fiercely regal breed, are the sweet, adorable ones. Unfortunately, they’re the corgis of the feline universe. The spines of most short dogs are rigid, while felines’ ranges are versatile. When two munchkins marry, half of the litter will die but purchase one from a caring person who will look after their kittens at all costs. A successful breeder can deliver safe cats, and if munchkins are your thing, you should be aware that the breed is divided into three groups. There are three types of rug huggers: regular, super small, and rug hugger. Choose the one you believe would be able to navigate your home without causing you any problems.
Black Cat With Vitiligo
Black cats are already associated with superstition since they are thought to be omens of poor luck. This poor kitty’s big eyes and flesh-colored nose could just reinforce the connection between black cats and fear for all. The presence of vitiligo on this cat is evident to the experienced eye. Although the disease alters the appearance of the cat, it is never harmful. It may progress and scatter more white spots around the cat’s body shortly, but that’s all there is to it.
Evolution of Scrappy
When Scrappy was adopted, he was an all-black cat. However, white spots have appeared all over his body seven years old, causing a dazzling impact. Vitiligo is a disease that affects cats of all colors, but it’s more visible in black cats. The death of melanocytes, a kind of skin cell responsible for color, causes vitiligo. It’s usually harmless, but it may be a sign of depression or an inflammatory disorder. So, no matter how excellent the latest design is, if you see your cat sporting a color shift, you can certainly get it checked out.
Sassy LaPerm Cats
One of the most criminal cat types on the planet is the Sassy LaPerm. According to legend, the first pet of this breed had no fur while she was a child. When she did manage to grow some, it was curly and lush. Curly was born on a cherry farm in Oregon, and her name was Curly. Curly’s parents were both short-haired cats, but due to a rex gene, he developed a miniature lion’s dense and wavy mane. Most of her kittens inherited this characteristic from her. Devon Rex and Cornish Rex varieties have a typical appearance.
Polly The Kitten Is A Spelling Natural
I think it’s fair to assume that Polly the kitten is a natural at spelling human terms based on the illustration. However, the owners confess that they didn’t see the words “CAT” on her sides. Is it a product of Photoshop? Or is it just a rare hereditary occurrence? The marks on Polly’s cat are sporadic among domestic cats. Hearts, triangles, crosses, and various other patterns have been used, but an identical spelling of the term humans choose to mark her race with? Now that’s what I call advanced genetics!
This kitty looks like it can be your best friend forever. The heart on its leg gives a whole new meaning to the concept of wearing your heart on your sleeve. Cat’s don’t have sleeves, so they must just use their legs instead. Speaking of spirits, did you know that oxytocin is called the love hormone? Our body produces it when we are with someone we love, like friends or family members. The amount of hormones released depends on how deep you have bonded with a specific person. The easiest way to produce oxytocin naturally and reliably is by spending time with cats and dogs.
Valkyrie And Her Human Face
Valkyrie is most likely the most special kitten on this list. Her expression is so human-like that it’s scary. Take a peek, and we’re sure you’ll find something is unsettling about the (probably) innocent kitty. Her facial characteristics are unlike those of a typical cat, with a flat face across the muzzle. When you look at her closely, she resembles a Furby or a Gremlin. Valkyrie, despite her odd appearance, needs to be cherished much as every other species.
Cat Has Two Faces
Though Valkyrie’s viral success was met with equal parts terror and respect, little Venus rose to fame for all the right reasons. Although her breed cannot be purebred, Venus is a calico cat since calicos and tortoiseshells are only born female, only male. Why would this happen, you might wonder? The X Chromosome, though, incorporates a gene for fur color. Males have one x chromosome, while females have two. In female cells, one chromosome may be switched off. This enables multiple colors to be enabled in each X, enabling more than one color (a patchwork) to show in female fur.
If you look closely at this shot, you’ll find that the orange markings on this lovely cat resemble those of a squirrel. The feline’s naturally bushy tail further contributed to the image’s authenticity. Cats and squirrels are also thought to be clever animals. Several experiments have also concluded that cat brains are more comparable to human brains than dog brains. This explains why, considering their weak memories, most cats are excellent problem solvers. Unfortunately, cats are incapable of remembering items for longer than 10 minutes. Scientists have attempted and checked several approaches, only to find that cats all seem to have trouble maintaining memory for longer than 10 minutes. They’re intelligent, just not quite as brilliant as we are. The ideal housepet!
We’ve seen several cats by this time. Many with unusual brows, skin discoloration, unusually flowing hair, and incredible marks. And in such strange business, this kitty might be the oddest of them all. This cat seems to have developed an additional set of eyeballs. Although these fur-eyes are not genuine, functioning eyeballs, they give off distinct Cheshire cat vibes. When it comes to paws, felines have often had more stunning and practical peepers than their canine equivalents. Their vertical pupils aren’t there for aesthetic purposes. Instead, they aid in filtering the volume of light that enters their pupils. In addition, cats will adjust sizes at will, rendering them professionals at night vision.
It’s like spotting a diamond when you see a pet with a heart-shaped nose. They are so adorable that any time you look at them, your heart would melt. If that nose doesn’t make you want to cuddle him before he dies, you’re a canine owner. Cat noses, regardless of color, have a distinct shape, with whiskers protruding from the ends. What are these whiskers used for? I’m glad you asked. A cat’s whiskers provide it with an extra sense, one that allows it to maintain excellent equilibrium and awareness of its surroundings. This ability is beneficial in the dark. Through brushing their hair against an item, cats may determine its scale, position, and texture. They’re often helpful in determining whether or not the cat can fit in a particular room. These unique feline sensing systems can also sense vibrations in the air, alerting the cat immediately if anything is approaching.
Benye, The OMG Cat!
Benye seems to be constantly surprised, and Twitter adores her for it. No, her mouth isn’t open; the gray mark under her jaw is creating the illusion. While we’ll never know for sure, maybe she’s stunned that a cat once dropped from a 32-story house, landed on asphalt, and survived with the aid of a vet. Or the idea that a community of cats is referred to as a “clowder.” Cats spend 60 percent of their lives asleep, which is much less shocking but also remarkable. Although this can seem to be laziness, it is simply to save resources for hunting. If Benye is shocked or not, the tiny gray mark on her face certainly makes her an attractive cat!
Scottish Fold Breed In All its Glory
Because of its adorable look, the Scottish Fold has become one of the world’s best breeds. Would you believe they all descended from a single ancestor called Susie? She had a cartilage mutation as a kitten, which resulted in her ears being adorably folded. She stayed in a barn somewhere in Scotland, and her owners began raising her for more of her species there. The breed soon gained popularity. However, they discovered that the mutation influenced more than just the ears. When two mutant genes from Scottish folds are fused, they can cause debilitating arthritis to occur at a young age. In addition, they can still have problems with bone growth. So while the appearance is cute and lovely, perpetuating the breed means preparing potential cats for an existence fraught with health problems. As a result, animal welfare campaigners are coming out about its continued existence.
A Kitty Sketch On Its Forehead
The kitten seen below is not your typical tabby. It is, in effect, an endangered Scottish wildcat with marks on its forehead that resemble a drawing of itself. What a unique and adorable creature! Scottish wildcats look just like the domesticated critters we all recognize and enjoy when they are small. However, they quickly develop to be twice the size of a typical house cat. Scottish wildcats are the descendants of our beloved house cats as wildcat subspecies. They have existed, raised, hunted, and scattered across Asia, Africa, and Europe. However, their numbers are rapidly declining due to various problems, like breeding with domesticated cats or becoming domesticated themselves.
Bunny Or Kitty
The Japanese bobtail has white hair with darker blotches and a stumpy tail. Both bobtails have unusual tails, the precise measurements of which vary depending on the kitty in question. Japanese citizens regard these cats as a sign of good fortune and are so enamored that they inspired the well-known character, Hello Kitty. This specific bobtail seems to have a rabbit tail. How adorable! Cats, according to experts, use their tails to interact with one another. They also use them to keep their bodies balanced when hunting.
This sweet feline goes to show that even the strangest-looking cats are still beautiful. They are creatures of strength, agility, and elegance. At a young age, they learn the values of the hunt from their mothers. If they miss out on this crucial training, which all takes place before they are two months old, they will have a hard time hunting for food. While it’s true that they have instincts, they can trust in times of trouble, surviving in the wild requires more than just untrained instinct. When cats are appropriately trained, they can be dangerous little killing machines. That is why feral cats are hazardous to native creatures that haven’t adapted the skills to run and hide from animals as elegant, flexible, and strong as them.
This adorable feline demonstrates that even the oddest-looking cats may be cute. They are strong, agile, and graceful beings. They master the traditions of the hunt from their mothers at a young age. They will have difficulty searching for food if they do not get this critical training until two months. Though they do have instincts they can depend on in times of need, survival in the wild takes more than just untrained instinct. Cats, when properly equipped, may be deadly little killing machines. That is why feral cats pose such a threat to native species that cannot flee and hide from animals as nimble, agile, and tough as them.
Calico Floating Eyebrow Kitty
Cats are often misinterpreted as uncaring and aloof. Any pet lover will assure you that this isn’t so. The way this snarly cat looks to the media doesn’t improve his reputation, but remember that the permanent snarl on his face was caused by accident, not a permanent bad mood. When their counterparts (dogs) are still too excited, it’s tempting to believe they don’t care, but bear in mind that they are two different animals with various means of expressing their affection. Cats are very defensive and develop strong attachments to their homes. When they are in a foreign setting, they may behave differently. That alone demonstrates how much they care.
Black And Brown Kitty
Humans are so outspoken with our feelings toward animals that it’s worth asking: how do cats perceive us? If you think the query is hard to address, science suggests differently. New research looked into how dogs and cats reacted as their environment was altered. Dogs need human affection, while cats choose to cope with the uncertainty on their own. When it comes to love, not all cats are showy, with many just showing it to their parents. However, the research demonstrated that cats are not aloof and uncaring animals; instead, they are autonomous creatures who like to face life’s challenges in their unique way.
The Burmese Breed
Wong Mau, a Burmese cat, was the ancestor of the whole Burmese line. He was introduced to the United States by a sailor, who gave him to a Siamese breeder, ultimately leading to the current Burmese breed. Inbreeding was unfortunately used to maintain the brown color. The eyes and urinary tract are affected as a result of this breed’s problems. While certain Burmese species are brown all over, the cat in the picture above has a darker face than others.
Siamese if You Please
Cats of the Siamese breed are easily identifiable thanks to their dark faces and blue eyes. The look, paws, tail, and ears of a typical Siamese cat would be mainly light in color, with darker fur highlighting the face, feet, tail, and ears. There are two types of them: display and conventional. Showcase the sort In comparison to their traditional equivalents. Siamese breeds are often skinnier, lankier, and more angled. On the other hand, their nature is ordinarily solid and curious. These cats like messing with knobs and wandering into places that they aren’t meant to be. It’s also worth noting that the demonstration breed has more health problems than the standard breed.
Cutest Pointed Tabby
An image of the cutest pointed tabby is seen below. It’s a cross between a tabby and a Siamese cat. This cat seems to have tabby designs mixed in with bright colors. And paired with her teddy-bear-like nose, the resulting result is cute and cuddly. An analysis of how cats respond to different stimuli, such as food, toys, sounds, and human social contact, revealed that most cats favor humans to other things. As a result, they may not be as uninterested as we assumed.
Majestic Maine Coon Breed
The Maine Coon is a domestic cat breed that has created domestic cats of epic proportions. One cat will weigh up to 18 pounds if adequately raised. There are also theories that Maine Coons are the descendants of cats raising raccoons, which is a logically and biologically implausible hypothesis. Although wildcats and domestic cats will interbreed, mating a cat with a raccoon is not an option. Domestic cats and wildcats have the same genetic makeup. Raccoons are a very separate breed.
Hairless Ukrainian Levkoy
What occurs when a Scottish fold and a Donskoy crossbreed? First, you get a Levkoy from Ukraine, which is a hairless cat with folded wings. The breed was created in 2004 and named after the Levkoy vine, which has bent leaves that resemble a cat’s ears. Cross-breeding with the standard, hairless Sphynx has also been attempted. This culminated in a cat with velvety smooth skin and no hair. If you have one of these stately creatures, keep in mind that they don’t do well in the winter, so you’ll need to keep them warm. TIn addition, they often want to bathe daily.
Curly Devon Rex
Jago is a Devon Rex cat who has earned many awards. So far, his proudest achievement has been achieving “best of breed” at the Supreme Cat Show in England. The Devon Rex breed, like the LaPerm, will not survive without the Rex mutation. It causes a cat’s hair to become curly. The eyes and ears of this breed are usually broader than usual. Their characteristics are generally outgoing and playful, rendering them ideal house pets. Their devotion is similar to that of a puppy, which distinguishes them from other cats. They’d like to follow you around, eat with you, and do as many as possible with you. In the 1950s, the first Devon Rex was born.
Black Hole Nose
Have you ever seen a kitty that seems to be a Picasso painting? So, there you have it! Cats have sharp, stunning eyes that most people mistake as aloofness, but new research increasingly shows that cats aren’t as heartless as we imagined. A group of scientists puts a cat in a room with two males, who called out and petted the cat while the other ignored it. Only the individual who was talking with them drew the cat’s interest. This means that cats like being noticed and would quickly return the favor.
Cats are renowned for their captivating pupils, which come in a variety of colors and designs. The odd-eyed kitty in the picture below is a stunning model. The mysteriousness of the cat personality, along with their mesmerizing peepers, just adds to their beauty and beauty. Scientists conducted research in which they combined a group of cats’ names with a lot of random terms to see whether they were aware of or worried for the names their owners gave them. When they learned their names, each of the cats had a different response. This research clearly suggests that cats may deduce their names from the context of other terms. Cats’ names are generally associated with food, play, and love. Apart from all this positive stuff, does it realize what a word means? Very likely not. But, for the time being, it’s fine as long as it responds when named.
Raffles is a Maine Coon with curly whiskers and spade-shaped markings on his face. He registered for Cat Fancy’s Supreme Championship Cat Show in England recently but was turned down due to his white marks on his forehead. He usually is a nice guy, but he has a history of mirroring his owner’s attitude at times. Raffles isn’t the only person that reflects his surroundings, according to a new report. Significant human characteristics such as conscientiousness, openness, neuroticism, agreeableness, and extraversion can influence a cat’s conduct.
Kitty Is Judging You
This kitty seems to be annoyed at everybody. Maybe the catnip he consumed wasn’t the brand he was looking for? Cats spent the rest of their time resting and hunting before becoming domesticated. When cats became domesticated, much of their hunting activities ceased, leaving them unsure of what to do for their lives. If your cat is frustrated with anything, consider offering him or her anything to do. To keep their cats occupied, cat owners are also doing food puzzles. This satisfies their hunting impulses while still being fun for you. It’s a win-win situation for all concerned.