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Nuby, the five toed cat.

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
This is my adorable cat Nuby:

Can you see her five toes?
post #2 of 21
Awwww a polydactyl! Tiger's momma was an albino poly! Arent they the sweetest? Dixie would use her extra toes as thumbs to grab things
post #3 of 21
Yep- we have several polys, they are the neatest cats.
post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
She uses them to grab things too! Polydactyl? Is that what kind of cat she is?
I've never heard that before.
post #5 of 21
I just Love those babies, it's darling
post #6 of 21
Aw, I just love polys! Such big and kissable feet!

Polydactyl means multiple (poly) digits or toes (dactyl). Polys are also sometimes referred to as Hemmingway Cats since Ernest Hemmingway had a particular fondness of them. They are thought to bring good luck in some cutures.
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
Now I had heard of them being called Hemmingway Cats!
post #8 of 21
OH! What a unique, ADORABLE face!!!! And her thumbs are adorable, too! Welcome to the TCS family, precious Nuby!!
post #9 of 21
Nuby is absolutely beautiful. I love her super paws. :
post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
I thought you guys might like to see a few more pictures. Enjoy!!!


This is how she sleeps.

This isn't her best pic, but it'll do.
post #11 of 21
She looks so cuddly!
post #12 of 21
What a cutie

I had two foster kittens that had 7 toes on each front feet and 5 on each of the back, they looked like they were wearing snowshoes
post #13 of 21
Hiya, maybe not appropriate for Fur Pics, but I was just wondering, since so many of you have Poly's why do these cats have this? Is it certain breeds of cat? Does it benefit them and this is just the cat species 'upgrading' through generations? Or is it just simply a mutation?
Just out of interest...
post #14 of 21
Awww

A couple years ago we had 6 foster kittens, some who had 7 toes.
post #15 of 21
Thread Starter 
I think I read somewhere that it is a mutation, but I'm not sure.
post #16 of 21
She looks just like Shiraz in some of those pics!! So cute... the extra toes on her are so adorable too!! Thanks for sharing!
Here's Shiraz...
post #17 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hey! You stole my cat.......just kidding! That looks exactly like my Nuby! ow so CuTE!!!
post #18 of 21
What a cutie pie!

Boogs is a Poly. My husband calls her "frisbee feet"

I love the pic with the hat
post #19 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Firefly*21
I think I read somewhere that it is a mutation, but I'm not sure.
Umm, yeah, it is, but it really isn't anything bad, is it? All the better for clawing at things. I think it's cute.
post #20 of 21
Thread Starter 
It's not bad at all......just irresistibly cute!
post #21 of 21
Nuby is beautiful!
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