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These kittens with large, floppy and side-ways ears look like adorable little bats.

These kittens with large, floppy and side-ways ears look like adorable little bats.

These kittens have bat-like ears that set them apart from most other kittens.

Where dog ears are known to be floppy, long, and different shaped, cat ears are usually straight and triangular. Moreover, regardless of the breed, they are the same size.

However, I recently came across the oriental shorthair cats who have notably large ears, and their faces look tiny in comparison.

 



 

 

The Oriental shorthairs are an off-shoot of the Siamese breed. Although physically and by nature, they are quite similar to Siamese, they do come in a wide variety of coats, unlike Siamese.

 



 

 


While adult Oriental shorthairs look pretty proportionate, let's talk about kittens.

 



 

 

It's like their ears grow far more rapidly than the rest of them, leaving their poor little bodies to play catch-up while the ears droop.

 



 

 

Come on, and this one totally looks like a bat.

 



 

 

They do grow into their ears eventually. However, they pass through a quite long bat phase before that.

 



 

 

As pets, Oriental shorthairs are playful and affectionate but need their nutrition carefully monitored.
Due to their long torsos and legs, being overweight can be a serious health risk for them. This can cause spinal cord issues and conditions like intervertebral disc damage.
There are also Oriental longhairs, which are considered a separate breed, but they are much rarer right now. Their ear situation is pretty similar, though.

Also Read: This Cute Cat Resembles Baby Yoda So Much That Its Photo Has Gone Viral.

Article Source: Diply

Image Source: Instagram

h/t: Basepaws

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