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Cat earns a pair of wings. - May 29th 2009, 02:58 AM

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According to [this article] (photo included) a cat in China has grown a pair of "wings".

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A kitty in Chongqing, China, is getting some extra-special attention these days: The furry feline has developed wings! Though born looking completely normal, once the cat hit the age of 1, he began growing wing-shaped appendages on either side of his spine, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reports.
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Strange as the case may sound, winged felines are not unheard of. Back in August 2008, the U.K. Telegraph reported that tomcats in China's Sichuan province developed wing-like growths on their backs.

Veterinary experts said then that despite the hard inner core, the "wings" don't harm cats' quality of life or safety. According to the Telegraph's report, scientists believe the appendages developed due to grooming habits, a genetic defect or a hereditary skin condition.



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Re: Cat earns a pair of wings. - May 29th 2009, 03:02 AM

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Re: Cat earns a pair of wings. - May 29th 2009, 03:04 AM

It's adorable!


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Re: Cat earns a pair of wings. - May 29th 2009, 03:39 AM

They develop due to grooming habits...so it's hair growing in a really weird way?


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Re: Cat earns a pair of wings. - May 29th 2009, 03:43 AM

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They develop due to grooming habits...so it's hair growing in a really weird way?
No, the article says there is a hard inner core.



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Re: Cat earns a pair of wings. - May 29th 2009, 03:46 AM

Oh wow. It's cute though.


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Re: Cat earns a pair of wings. - May 29th 2009, 08:54 PM

This is cool, and the picture is cute. When I first read the thread, I thought the cat actually had the ability to fly. lol. Too bad, that would have been awesome
   
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Re: Cat earns a pair of wings. - May 30th 2009, 12:38 AM

I think we should change it from "When pigs fly" to "When cats fly" because then I'll get a pony.



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Re: Cat earns a pair of wings. - May 30th 2009, 02:47 AM

I've heard of this before, actually. I was reading a page on cat deformities, I found it on Snopes I love how this cat is really fluffy.


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Re: Cat earns a pair of wings. - May 30th 2009, 03:39 AM

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I've heard of this before, actually. I was reading a page on cat deformities, I found it on Snopes I love how this cat is really fluffy.
I read about this before on Snopes too

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Re: Cat earns a pair of wings. - May 30th 2009, 01:06 PM

The cat is adorable. I've never seen anything like that. I'm glad it doesn't appear to be harming the cat.


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Re: Cat earns a pair of wings. - May 30th 2009, 02:07 PM

Already cute simply for being a cat... now a whole lot cuter. Je l'adore.
   
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Re: Cat earns a pair of wings. - May 31st 2009, 02:21 PM

It looks like a little angel kitty.


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Re: Cat earns a pair of wings. - May 31st 2009, 03:23 PM

Aww that is soooo cute! I want it!


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Re: Cat earns a pair of wings. - May 31st 2009, 03:28 PM

Did you guys hear about the two headed snake?
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Re: Cat earns a pair of wings. - May 31st 2009, 06:54 PM

I'm jealous of that cat. I wish I had wings!




   
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Re: Cat earns a pair of wings. - May 31st 2009, 08:43 PM

Awww, I want one.....so cute!

I love cats so much, I want one with wings


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