The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is Home to Approximately 40-50 Polydactyl (Six-Toed) Cats The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is Home to Approximately 40-50 Polydactyl (Six-Toed) Cats

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is Home to Approximately 40-50 Polydactyl (Six-Toed) Cats


The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is home to approximately 40-50 polydactyl (six-toed) cats. Cats normally have five front toes and four back toes. About half of the cats at the museum have the physical polydactyl trait but they all carry the polydactyl gene in their DNA, which means that the ones that have 4 and 5 toes can still mother or father six-toed kittens. Most cats have extra toes on their front feet and sometimes on their back feet as well. Sometimes it looks as if they are wearing mittens because they appear to have a thumb on their paw.

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