If you are looking for a cat that is not just the usual classic kitty from television or film, then these breeds of cats should help you narrow down the unique cat that's perfect for you. Many of these exotic cats are either wild species or hybrid species, resulting in unusual fur and beautifully intense eyes. The whole globe seems to be represented here thanks to cat names that begin with "Russian," "Arabian," "Japanese," "Thai," "Turkish," "Ukrainian," and "Norwegian." Find your beautifully exotic kitty cat on this list of the best exotic, strange cats out there.
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The Manx cat, in earlier times often spelled Manks, is a breed of domestic cat originating on the Isle of Man, with a naturally occurring mutation that shortens the tail. Many Manx have a small stub of a tail, but Manx cats are best known as being entirely tailless; this is the most distinguishing ...moresee more on Manx
The Siberian is a landrace variety of domestic cat, present in Russia for centuries, and more recently developed as a formal breed, with standards promulgated since the late 1980s. A longer name of the formal breed is Siberian Forest Cat, but it is usually referred to as the Siberian or the Siberian ...moresee more on Siberian
The Russian Blue is a cat breed that has a silver-blue coat. They are very intelligent and playful, but tend to be shy around strangers. They develop close bonds with their human companions and are sought out as pets due to their personalities and coat. ...moresee more on Russian Blue
The Norwegian Forest cat is a breed of domestic cat native to Northern Europe. This natural breed is adapted to a very cold climate, with top coat of glossy, long, water-shedding hairs, and a woolly undercoat for insulation. Although this is uncertain, the breed's ancestors may have been a landrace ...moresee more on Norwegian Forest Cat
The Highland Fold is a breed of cat from Scotland. ...moresee more on Scottish Fold
The Birman, also called the "Sacred Cat of Burma", is a domestic cat breed. The Birman is a long-haired, colorpointed cat distinguished by a silky coat, deep blue eyes and contrasting white "gloves" on each paw. The breed name is derived from Birmanie, the French form of Burma. The Birman breed was ...moresee more on Birman
The Korat is a slate blue-gray short-haired breed of domestic cat with a small to medium build and a low percentage of body fat. Its body is semi-cobby, and surprisingly heavy for its size. It is an intelligent and playful active cat that forms strong bonds with people. Among the Korats' ...moresee more on Korat