8 Things You Didn't Know About Munchkin Cats


Munchkin cats are a relatively new breed, first documented in the 1940s. They are named after the little people in "The Wizard of Oz.


The short legs of Munchkin cats are due to a genetic mutation that affects the development of their long bones.

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While Munchkin cats have short legs, they are otherwise proportionate and can run, jump, and play like any other cat.


Munchkin cats are generally healthy, but they can be more prone to certain conditions, such as lordosis (excessive curvature of the spine) and pectus excavatum (a deformity of the chest wall).


Munchkin cats are known for their playful and outgoing nature. They are social cats that enjoy the company of humans and other pets.


Munchkin cats come in a variety of coat colors and patterns, including solid, tabby, and tortoiseshell.


Despite controversy over their breeding due to concerns about their health, Munchkin cats have become increasingly popular as pets.


While Munchkin cats are not recognized by all cat registries, they are recognized by organizations such as The International Cat Association (TICA).