(Digits) Pinky

Hi! My Name Is (Digits) Pinky

We're happy to tell you that (Digits) Pinky has a new furever home.
Please visit our Available Cats Page to see the cats currently available.

Hemmingway would have loved this mitten kitten!  Little Pinky is ready to be adopted and we can't wait for his new family to experience his joyful, inquisitive personality.  He always finds the cutest nap spots after playing his heart out. He's easygoing and makes friends easily. Dog friendly, cat friendly, this friendly kitten is leggy and cute and is still growing into his gigantic thumbs!

What's a polydactyl cat? Most cats are born with 18 toes, five on each front paw and four on each back paw, but some have extra digits! If the mother cat or father cat has the genetic mutation, each kitten in their litter has a 50 percent chance of being polydactyl, too. "Mitten Cats" were a favorite of Hemmingway and they come in any color. Their thumbs are not opposable, but some kitties learn to open door latches thanks to their extra toes. The most important thing to consider before adopting a polydactyl cat is how comfortable you are with giving your cats regular nail trims every 3-4 weeks throughout their life. Overgrown nails can cause lameness for these special cats who often have extra toenails in between their primary digits. They also have more toes to snag on furniture if not properly maintained. Some polydactyl cats are extra talented climbers, whereas others seem extra clumsy (all thumbs!) but they have the same lifespan of any feline as well as the same capacity to love and be loved.