Hairless skin, wrinkles from head to toe, a judgemental frown, and a cold stare that pierces your soul—this is what has won Xherdan the naked cat the title of world's scariest cat. Not exactly the nickname you would wish for a pet knowing that cats are the most loved and appreciated animals on the internet. And while this sphynx might not fit the standards of what an adorable cat appears like and makes you go "aww," looks can be very deceiving. Xherdan might look like a villain who's plotting the evilest plan, but the bald cat is actually a total sweetheart!

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Felix-Marie Badeau
Community Member
2 years ago

"Covered it with what?" (reference- https://youtu.be/nGeKSiCQkPw )

Phi
Community Member
2 years ago

Hahaha! Thanks for the link :) Now I need to give that dog some treat...

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Animal lover❤
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2 years ago

This one's cute

Suzanne Clark
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2 years ago

Yoda, is that you?

Dorothy Cloud
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2 years ago

Sometimes this is how I feel in the morning!

Teresa Groth
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2 years ago

Love it’s heart!

melbfk
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2 years ago

A yoda cat with tiny teeth.

Sharon Vaughn
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2 years ago

So that's where they got the idea for Yoda.

Suzanne Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

I have a Lykoi ("Werewolf Cat") which has a similar skin type. I have to clean her often. She is oily. I notice that your kitty could use a little clean up too. Take a Q-tip with a drop of oil and get the black off the nose at that fold. Her ears are also dirty.

Sharon Watson
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2 years ago

Looks like a gargoyle. I love gargoyles

Virgil Blue
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2 years ago

Well, of Yoda had a dat, this one would be or.

Virgil Blue
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2 years ago

Whoops, autocorrect freaked out.

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Olivia Masterson
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2 years ago

Me, when someone aggravates me.

rina olla
Community Member
2 years ago

wow

Alanah Leela
Community Member
2 years ago

A way to end or minimise the cruel act of breeding the hairless cat...prone to a multitude of discomforts & disease. May be ... Refusal to purchase.

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When Xherdan's hooman, Sandra Filippi, 47, saw the 12-week-old, pink, wrinkly creature, it was love at first sight. Now a six-and-a-half years old, the Canadian sphynx from Rüti in Switzerland is stealing hearts on the internet.

"His wrinkled pink skin as fine as a peach, his turquoise eyes as blue as the ocean… I was in love!" Filippi told Bored Panda about her first encounter with her unusual cat friend. Filippi says that most people are intimidated by Xherdan in the beginning, but then they quickly fall in love after realizing what a sweet boy the unique animal actually is.

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Felix-Marie Badeau
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2 years ago

Paint me like one of your French ladies... NOW!

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Shae Marae
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2 years ago

A lady must stay modest lol

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elfin
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2 years ago

When I saw this picture I automatically tilted my head to my left.

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Filippi is a mom of two more Don sphynx cats of Russian origin, who, compared to Xherdan, are thinner, less wrinkly, and have different eyes. "Sphynxes should always be kept in close contact with other sphynx cats, otherwise they will wither away," said Filippi. But the company Xherdan enjoys the most is his hoomans—he's by their side at all times asking for attention and cuddles. "He is like a child and his personality is very lovely," Filippi shared. Some of his favorite activities besides eating and napping include bird-watching and talking in all sorts of different pitches.

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Animal lover❤
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2 years ago

He clearly hates his owner right now

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Animal lover❤
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2 years ago

He's not scary, he's majestic

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Mya Lugar
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2 years ago

Looks like he's wearing his brain on the outside..and he must be brilliant!

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Sphynx cats are literally naked, and despite being a dream for people who hate fur everywhere or are allergic cat-lovers, the lack of hair makes them actually pretty high-maintenance. Xherdan needs regular baths and basic grooming such as nail clipping, as well as eye and ear cleaning. Even though caring for a sphynx can be demanding work, his unconditional love and playfulness make up for this.

“He makes me and other people laugh all the time and that’s the most beautiful thing there is. I am so incredibly proud. He is just so unique," said Filippi.

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Virgil Blue
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2 years ago

Cute in the "forgot not to feed after midnight" kind of way.

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Virgil Blue
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2 years ago

"Get of me lawn you young wippersnappers!"

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Animal lover❤
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2 years ago

Awww

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Since Xherdan started sharing his "nudes" on Instagram and gained 31.2k followers, people have been comparing him to various objects, unusual animals, and body parts, such as the brain, a dumpling, a grandma, a pig, or an alien—the creativity goes far and beyond. But the bullying has to stop, because despite the common perception of sphynx as odd and eerie, animals, just like people, are all unique and worthy of love, and this oddly cute cat is here to prove it.

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Olivia Masterson
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2 years ago

I'm gonna get you!

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Marianna Rodriguez
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2 years ago

looks like ground beef uncooked

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catslave6
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2 years ago

I love the fur just on top of his nose. And no whiskers! He is most certainly unique.

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Felix-Marie Badeau
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2 years ago

Toe beans!!!

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Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
2 years ago

"This IS my happy face!"

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NitaRay Hermon
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2 years ago

Looks like a old lady.

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Olivia Masterson
Community Member
2 years ago

You're getting on my last good nerve!

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Simon Proulx
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2 years ago

Demon dog from Ghostbusters!

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Virgil Blue
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2 years ago

"Yesssss, young Skywalker, let the dark side consume you!"

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Olivia Masterson
Community Member
2 years ago

Back off, Bubba!

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lilian covany
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2 years ago

Me after I bake something

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Slune
Community Member
2 years ago

It's not right!

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Wottermehlon Doge
Community Member
2 years ago

stop saying i look like ramen noodle >:(

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Dorothy Parker
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2 years ago

Is she in any pain? Special baths to get in all the nooks and crannies?

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Olivia Masterson
Community Member
2 years ago

I am cat, hear me roar.

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Rudolph Furtado
Community Member
2 years ago

Straight from a HORROR FILM set.Ahoy !

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Olivia Masterson
Community Member
2 years ago

Back off, NOW!.

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Olivia Masterson
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't even want to see you.

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Deborah Orr
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2 years ago

i wonder what happened that stitches were needed.....

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Olivia Masterson
Community Member
2 years ago

Make mine water.

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