do you have multi-toed cats?

United States
March 14, 2007 3:00am CST
i have three of these-they are each special to me,i love them.i have 2 others who are not poly,but it seems like the poly's are unusally smart. two have a problem which i have gotten to call "superclaw" as it grows abnormal and occasionally in a circle and has to be trimmed.
5 responses
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
14 Mar 07
cute cat - I think that this playful cat animation is too cute, I am actually considering using it for my avatar.
Our cat is polydactyl, I agree it is a very cute feature. I always thought that Mabel was exceptionally smart, and also extremely amiable. So, I am interested in your observation that they are smarter than normal toed cats. Be neat if there was a verifiable study on it, huh?
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• United States
14 Mar 07
i wish they would:) one of the two boys sat there and studied a knot,proceeded to pick it apart with his claws,and made off with the batta-bird i had hung. his sister likes to fish things out of drawers with her claws-she has 7 on the one foot,and can grab about anything LOL
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
21 Mar 07
Mabel knows how to open the door - you can hear her turning the knob - she can not accomplish the task, but knows how it is done. She can open other doors though that have the latch instead of knob.
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@Modestah (11195)
• United States
21 Mar 07
whooops, I meant to thank you for the best response!
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• Canada
14 Mar 07
Our cat, fattypants, has a fully functional extra toe. It looks like he's wearing mittens :)
• United States
14 Mar 07
how cute! only one of mine is mitten type the other two are.. i call them cloud because there's so many toes clustered
• United States
15 Mar 07
They do call them mitten-toes too.. along with polydactyl's.
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• United States
4 Jul 08
I think that Ernest Hemingway had polydactyl cats too. They are so cool. I have normal cats with no extra digits. But they're special to me too.
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• United States
6 Jul 08
yup,he sure did.i hear them called "hemmies" sometimes in honor of him.their decendants still live on his property.
• United States
15 Mar 07
Yes, Nemo has an extra toe on each one of his hairy feet and he picks stuff up with his front paws and holds it like a groundhog or a gopher!
• United States
15 Mar 07
adoreable :) the lil girl cat i have who has the most toes is impossible to play toys with-once she gets a hold of it,she doesn't wanna let go-and has the claws to back it up LOL
• United States
14 Mar 07
I have two cats, neither which has this feature, but there is a cat in our neighborhood (a stray) who does have extra toes. Now I know what this 'condition' is called; I had never heard of or seen a cat like that before! He is indeed a very cool and friendly fellow!
• United States
15 Mar 07
they're unique-you have to love the thumbs LOL