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    cat with strange tail

    I think I may have an American ringtail cat. I took the cat to vets as I thought her tail wasn't right. She carries it along her back almost flat and sometimes curls it also she has large paws that are webbed and shes very chatty makes lots of unusual noises and loves water. Anyway Vet has never seen a tail quite like it and after checks there's absolutely nothing wrong she's fine and healthy. If these are American cats how come I have one here in Northumberland England. She was a normal kitten but as she grew she developed this strange tail carrying behaviour. She's so very friendly and playful she's 2yrs old now. She's black and white with huge saucer eyes.Maybe this isn't a breed but a genetic something or other.

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    whatever she is as long as she's healthy it really doesn't matter. I'm sure she is lovely and loveable.
    he is your friend and protector, he will love you unconditionally, you owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion

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    yes shes lovely I wouldnt swap her for the world

    Quote Originally Posted by linda2147 View Post
    whatever she is as long as she's healthy it really doesn't matter. I'm sure she is lovely and loveable.
    She's wonderful I'm just curious to find out more about why she has these traits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatty twee View Post
    She's wonderful I'm just curious to find out more about why she has these traits.
    I never heard of a tail like that in cats. Can you post a picture?

    There are British shorthairs in America. Sometimes foreign breeds are imported and reproduced in their new country long enough to be eligible for show.
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    Welcome, hmm I've never heard of a Ring Tail cat or of a cat's tail doing what you are describing. I would also love to see a pic of her!

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    I look/ed up "ringtail cat." Without "American" before it, the results are for a wild species that cannot be someone's pet which got its name from its coloring:solid body, but a striped tail.\

    Now if you type the full name American ringtail cat, the results do match tatty's cat purrfectly.
    Keep your cats safe during the holidays. They deserve a meowy Catmas.

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    Glad you joined the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatMom1994 View Post
    I look/ed up "ringtail cat." Without "American" before it, the results are for a wild species that cannot be someone's pet which got its name from its coloring:solid body, but a striped tail.\

    Now if you type the full name American ringtail cat, the results do match tatty's cat purrfectly.
    Thanks for the information CatMom, that's quite interesting!

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