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These aren't your usual household cats; they look different and behave differently too. Let's dive right in and look at four exotic cat breeds that you may have probably not seen before.SphynxImage credit: Commons.wikimedia.org/
A common misconception is that the Sphynx is the same breed of cats that the Egyptians worshiped, however, this isn't true as the breed first surfaced in the 1970s. These cats are recognized by their signature fur-less body, but they do show some hair in the ear and mouth area. Of course, being fur-less means that they are extra sensitive to the surrounding temperature, whether hot or cold. If you are planning on adopting a Sphynx then you should take note of these aspects, as they will need a warm place to sleep at night, and are easily susceptible to sunburns when they step out in the scorching sun. A notable behavior of these cats is their active and sweet-tempered disposition. They will try and tag along their owner everywhere he/she goes, and won't enjoy being left by themselves.Khao Manee
The Khaoo Manee cat breed originated in Thailand, and the name translates to White Gem, as they are usually white in color. These exotic cats have blue or gold eyes, or in some cases different colors on both eyes. These cats are active and vocal about their needs. When they want something they will just jump on your lap and cuddle up, and cry out for what they want. They make good domestic cats.Scottish foldImage credit: Commons.wikimedia.org/
The Scottish fold is recognized by its signature ears that flop forward, which is actually due to a gene mutation. They are said to resemble owls by many, for the same reason. Of course, with their ears adorably folded forward, it's even more difficult to say no to these cats when they ask you for treats. These cats are slightly different from other cats in a way that they are not very independent. You will find them tailing their owners everywhere they go. They are also known to lay down in weird and funny positions.Cornish RexImage credit: Commons.wikimedia.org/
The Cornish Rex looks noticeably different from other cats, and even resembles a teddy bear due to its characteristic fur pattern. While most cats have three fur layers, these cats have just one-down hair- which is extremely soft to touch. These cats are great for families with kids, as they are active and playful. They spend relatively longer in their kitty phase, and enjoy playfully running around and doing acrobatic stunts. They have a special gland in their paws due to which they give out cheese-like odor. These cats are not outdoorsy and like spending time in warm places indoors.