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Are they functional? Or vestigial?

d_day Level 7 Jan 29, 2019

I don't know. ?


It is a Vestigal appendage. The bit about animals is in the very last bit of the article.

It is not considered a genetic flaw in cats. (It in now way indicates poor health).

I also had a dog with an extra toe on each front paw. I just didn't check under the hood before I brought her home. And neither of us ever cared. smile009.gif It was one more claw to trim though.


My Benny is a polydactyl like that. Big mitten feet.

Frctnal Level 7 Jan 29, 2019

Hidden thumbs: a cat trait.

Rob1948 Level 7 Jan 29, 2019

At this growth rate...I'll be able to text in 2,483 years....Give or less!!!!!

RobertNappi2 Level 8 Jan 29, 2019

My first kitty was a polydactyl. She had plans for world domination! Or really good hunting? I'm never sure which?

RavenCT Level 9 Jan 29, 2019

These always remind me of the Hemingway 6 toed kitties.

So does Bug. I never leave my checkbook out.

@SeaGreenEyez Up here in New England they're also called Captain's Cats or Ship's Cats [en.m.wikipedia.org]. There are more here than anywhere due to the sea trade and the luck they were believed to bring on board. ???

@RavenCT Fascinating.


Think of the trouble they would be if they had opposable thumbs!

HippieChick58 Level 9 Jan 29, 2019

Right! ?

just look at raccoons for your answer

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