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Unread 11-10-2010, 01:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Why does my cat's tail curl up over her back?

Our beautiful black fluffy cat called Fluffa. She is now 12 years old. I noticed Fluffa's tail curl up over her back like a Pug since when she is young. She is not a special breed and she is a household kind cat. It could be genetic, her habits or just being like that. I have other 2 cats and their tails didnt curl up on their back. I am just wondering. Thanks
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Unread 11-10-2010, 01:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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She is very shy, snotty (she didnt like other cats so she like for being only cat), spoiled, and loving.
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Unread 11-10-2010, 08:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That's unique. Maybe ur cat was born this way? How many kitties were in the same liter when ur kitty was born?
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Unread 11-10-2010, 08:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It sounds like a natural genetic mutation. It's called a curled tail.

Here's the link I read before: BOBTAILED AND TAILLESS CATS

I have to warn you. The link is extremely lengthy, but it explains about the history of tails and contains photos of various cats' tails.
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Unread 11-10-2010, 12:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Can you take a picture of your kitty's tail? I do not know why but i guess the way she was born with it? One of my cat's tail, in the end of tip of the tail like the rattle, it got very curve or curl.
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Unread 11-10-2010, 02:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That's unique. Maybe ur cat was born this way? How many kitties were in the same liter when ur kitty was born?
We adopted her when she was like 10 weeks old in '98. I am not sure about liter though. Sorry I can't answer.
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Unread 11-10-2010, 02:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It sounds like a natural genetic mutation. It's called a curled tail.

Here's the link I read before: BOBTAILED AND TAILLESS CATS

I have to warn you. The link is extremely lengthy, but it explains about the history of tails and contains photos of various cats' tails.
Thanks for sharing the link that you gave me. Very interesting when I looked up the photos of cats tails. Her tail's curve kind is Flank curled tail.
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Unread 11-10-2010, 02:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Can you take a picture of your kitty's tail? I do not know why but i guess the way she was born with it? One of my cat's tail, in the end of tip of the tail like the rattle, it got very curve or curl.
Ok I will try to take photo of her later (btw i never upload the photos on all deaf before but i will try). Yeah it could be. Probably she was born with it.
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Unread 11-10-2010, 05:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have 5 cats, and none of them have the same kind of tail. Some stand straight up, some are curled, some stay low. I think it depends entirely on the cat (the breed, etc.)
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Think that is normal, it is genetics. Curly tails are probably recessive allele traits so it is seen less often because dominant (straight, normal tails) would mask it - recall the recessive/dominant traits in heredity. So Fluffa was the one in the litter who received both recessive genes, luck of the draw. It could be mutation as well, not sure what it is until you get the word from whoever specializes in cat genetics.




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ive got 2 cats one has a kinked tail and the both have straight up tails lol
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It sounds like your cat, Fluffa is happy when her tail curls up.

Beautiful cat! Is she a persian cat?
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It sounds like your cat, Fluffa is happy when her tail curls up.

Beautiful cat! Is she a persian cat?
Aww thank you. She is getting old. She is now 12 years old. I think She is. Extremely happy... haha... um.. normal household cat. Not a special breed.
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haha i can see how tail curls up she got. I guess she was born with it. beautiful fluffy black kitty!
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Sounds like a mutation.

I had a neighbor who had a cat that constantly had kittens. Only 1 out of 5 kittens came out with full tails. The rest had crooked tails, short tails, stumps, etc.
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haha i can see how tail curls up she got. I guess she was born with it. beautiful fluffy black kitty!
Thank you... She does... She loves sleeping on my bed in every morning. Sometimes she jumped up on my bed and tried to wake me up. Cute!! She is my best friend.
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Sounds like a mutation.

I had a neighbor who had a cat that constantly had kittens. Only 1 out of 5 kittens came out with full tails. The rest had crooked tails, short tails, stumps, etc.
Yeah, interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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Thank you... She does... She loves sleeping on my bed in every morning. Sometimes she jumped up on my bed and tried to wake me up. Cute!! She is my best friend.
Cutie. I have three cats, and one of them who love to follow me where I go, and stop by each of my kids room that my kitty kept following and meowing at each of my kids. One of my kid isn't a happy camper and one of my kid is a happy camper when kitty is on the bed. cutie!
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Aww thank you. She is getting old. She is now 12 years old. I think She is. Extremely happy... haha... um.. normal household cat. Not a special breed.
She is 12 years old, unbelievable.. but she doesn't look old because of her shiny fur. She's healthy cat. How cats do you have right now? I lost counting them!!
Beautiful cat!

I was not paying any attention about my kitten's tail until you brought up this subject. He does have a straight-up tail.
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Sounds like a mutation.

I had a neighbor who had a cat that constantly had kittens. Only 1 out of 5 kittens came out with full tails. The rest had crooked tails, short tails, stumps, etc.
Interesting!
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She is 12 years old, unbelievable.. but she doesn't look old because of her shiny fur. She's healthy cat. How cats do you have right now? I lost counting them!!
Beautiful cat!

I was not paying any attention about my kitten's tail until you brought up this subject. He does have a straight-up tail.
She got a few grey furs but not noticeable. Well my sister or I grooming her quite often. She had a car accident and broken right hip (in 2000 i think). It took long time to recovery. She had a massive surgery to put a metal things on her hip. She is afraid to go near the road but she likes staying inside all the time.

Lol currently we have 3 cats. Fluffa 12, Max (tabby) is now 6 years old and Flash (ginger) is about 7 or 8 years old.

Flash had a car accident too and got broken hip, back and tail. The vet has been told that Flash wont be live very long but its amazing he faught his life. When Flash came home from surgery and we made a lovely wee bed and blankets for him. We fed him in everyday and take care for him. His tail need cut off because not moving anymore sadly. He used to very shy and not very friendly after dramatic accident. Now he's well and healthy cat. He loves his owners to pat him more often!!

Max is a very big boy with a boyish nose looking. Hes very heavy. He is now about 10KG. No kidding. He loves hunting and sleeping in the sun at the garden (same as Flash too but not hunting though). He got a very long tail. I love all my cats.
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Sosie, Are you come from NZ?
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