A Sphynx cat covered in an exceptional amount of wrinkles has left the internet amazed.
Six-year-old feline Xherdan from Rüt in Switzerland is covered in wrinkles from head to toe, leaving users on the web comparing him to a variety of things, including a caterpillar, an alien, a brain and a dumpling.
Xherdan is also well-known for his frown, but owner Sandra Filippi (47) says he’s a sweet cat who loves to “sleep and talk”.
“When I first saw him, he immediately stole my heart,” Sandra said.
“His wrinkled pink skin, as fine as a peach, and his turquoise eyes . . . I was in love!
“He’s had this many wrinkles since the day he was born.
“Xherdan is a very active cat and he talks a great deal, in all pitches, when he’s excited, when he’s hungry, when he plays or while cuddling and falling asleep. He’s like a child and his character is lovely.”
According to the doting owner, people are initially scared of the furless feline, but fall in love with him when they find out how playful he actually is.
Sandra also says that like most Sphynxes, Xherdan requires a lot of care to stay healthy and happy.
“I regularly clean his eyes, ears, and feet. Even the claws I have to cut,” she said.
“Sphynxes take up a lot of time. They always want to be where their humans are. That should not be underestimated.
“Xherdy makes me and other people laugh, and that’s the most beautiful thing there is.
“Most people are a bit scared of Xherdan, but then when they meet him they love him!”
Source: Magazine Features