The photographer calls them ‘bonus beans’. And in case you’ve never heard it, the paw pads of domestic cats are called ‘beans’, particularly on polydactyl feet. This is a very organised and impressive set of beans. His feet remind me of the feet of lynx wild cats. There is a link to polydactylism and the all-time record holder below the photo followed by some more articles on this well-known condition caused by a genetic mutation which is benign. It is not that rare in domestic cats. Can big cats be polydactyl?
Picture of the biggest polydactyl, domestic cat feet you’ll see. They call them ‘bonus beans’. Picture: Twitter – Island RN @BarbaraAnnFlrn.
Polydactyl Cat Record Holders
I’m getting a polydactyl kitten this week. Aside from extra toes, are there any other things I need to worry about?
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