Cute but unable to raise cute little ones
Fold your ears down, chubby little round eggs, big eyes of Bling Bling... so small and cute, this is our little angel - the folded ear cat. Folded eared cats are considered one of the most adorable cat species, but they are a 'no keep cat' because the 'cute' in your eyes may be the root cause of their pain. Fold your ears down, chubby little round eggs, big eyes of Bling Bling... so small and cute, this is our little angel - the folded ear cat. Folded eared cats are considered one of the most adorable cat species, but they are a 'no keep cat' because the 'cute' in your eyes may be the root cause of their pain.
Folded ear cat is a type of cat with a dominant variation of the folded ear base, characterized by ear cartilage defects that prevent it from supporting the weight of the ear, resulting in the ear tilting forward and folding down. The foldable cat was discovered in Scotland, so many sellers emphasize the term 'Scottish foldable cat'. Underneath their cute appearance lies a very terrifying disease:
The abnormal cartilage in the ear is inevitably accompanied by progressive curly joint disease, a congenital genetic disease unique to Scottish Fold Osteochondysplasia (SFOCD). This disease can affect the entire body's cartilage, especially the limb bones, which are much more severe. Due to the fact that this genetic disease cannot be eradicated and will continue to worsen, it can cause lifelong pain for cats; Moreover, there is currently no effective treatment plan that can cure this disease. It's like a time bomb, and once it gets sick, both cats and humans suffer particularly. Some people are unwilling to spend time and energy taking care of their sick folded ears, so they will directly choose to abandon them.
The cost and effort involved in treating cats with folded ears are considerable. The more deadly thing is to see its pain, but we are powerless, which is also a huge test of the psychology of the excrement collector. Therefore, we cannot breed this type of cat for the sake of cuteness, causing lifelong harm to the kitten.
If you are surrounded by this cute little kitten, please do not abandon it. Pay more attention to observing the cat's condition in daily life, as these diseases may also be caused by bone diseases. Be cautious and seek medical attention in a timely manner.