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Genetic Mutation Makes Rare “Munchkin Cats” The Cutest Creatures You’ve Never Heard Of.

I’ll admit it: I am not a cat person. Dogs are undeniably my pet of choice and I would choose to swoon over photos of puppies rather than those of cats pretty much any day… Unless they’re Munchkin cats.

Never heard of a Munchkin cat? With their tiny legs, they’re basically the corgis of the cat world.

According to Vetstreet, the low stature of Munchkin cats is due to a spontaneous natural genetic mutation. But just because they have short legs doesn’t mean they won’t want to play. The breed is high on energy and social, and if you introduce a Munchkin cat to a dog there’s a chance they’ll become good friends! But most importantly of all: they’re really cute.

Check out our favorite Munchkins below!

1. If you’ve seen Shrek, this little guy might remind you Puss n’ Boots.

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2. Let’s give this trickster a standing ovation.

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3. “I’m gonna get it!”

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4. It’s a bit chilly out, no?

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5. Cutest. video. EVER.

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6. Do you have a license to drive that?


7. Straight up chillin’.

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8. Be my Valentine?


9. Every day is onesie day.

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10. Duck, duck, CAT!

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11. When you think you’re a dachshund…

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12. The feline version of Glamour Shots.

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13. His whiskers are longer than his legs…

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14. Taking a garden stroll.

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15.If you saw this cat on the street, it would be wrong not to stare!

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16. The ultimate bell of the ball.

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17. All that glitters is gold!

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18. Imma fight this ghost with my tiny arms!

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19. Fresh out of the salon!


20. Brb, taking a quick cat nap.

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21. Um, hi, I’m cute.

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Share if you can’t get enough of these adorable cats!

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