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Rare and "Odd" Kitten Hardly Seems Real...But He Definitely Is!

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 Nowhere is the beauty in differences more apparent than in cats, who come in all shapes, sizes, colors—and some of them even look like werewolves!The gorgeous Lykoi cat featured in this video is just one stunning example of this rare (but growing!) breed of domestic cat.

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Exotic-looking as they may be, Lykois are actually a naturally occurring variant on the domestic housecat. Their distinctively hairless faces—which is what gives them that "werewolf" look—is the result of a slight genetic mutation that was first noted about twenty years ago. The word "Lykoi" comes from the Greek word for "wolf," but these wolfy kitties are ultimately as affectionate and playful as any other housecat, albeit more unusual looking.  

Purrsonally, our philosophy here at HiHomer.com is that rescued is our favorite "breed." But if you're thinking of getting a Lykoi cat for yourself, the first thing you should know is that they're super active. Although carefully bred for friendly traits, the mutation that causes the Lykoi's distinctive look originally arose in feral cats—and so you should expect the little wolf-cat you bring home to have a very strong prey drive, one that will need to be channeled into appropriate play (with toys and games) so that it doesn't get directed at other pets or children in your home.

 Also, Lykois tend to shed a lot, particularly in the summer. All that fur will grow back eventually—which is good—but putting in some extra time on housecleaning duty will likely become a regular part of your life for as long as you're living with one of these lupine/feline beauties.

 Whether or not you're ready to commit to living with a cat who looks like a wolf, you should certainly feel free to enjoy the many delightful photos and videos of them you can find all over the web. And for more detailed information about Lykoi cats, check out this website!

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