Cats are very popular pets. I’m sure you’ve heard of them before, but did you know that cat owners also love cat ears? Big cat ears, to be specific. Cats with big ears can be found in many places all over the internet.
Sometimes cat ears are big because of the breed. At other moments, the cat ears are big because they have been damaged. Here is a list of cat breeds with naturally large cat ears.
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Adorable Cats With Big Ears
1. American Curl
The American Curl cat breed has some really adorable cat ears. The cat breed has a naturally large, floppy bat ear that curls back towards the head. This cat’s huge ears add a cute appearance that will brighten your day. UPDATE: Some sources claim that these cats’ ears are, in fact, naturally pointed rather than flopped as previously thought. These cats were developed to be indoor pets, so they might “enjoy the advantages of both worlds.” However, these cats have established themselves as the world’s greatest escape artists and will do anything to get outside.
2. Scottish Fold
The cat breed known as the Scottish Fold has some cat ears that could be considered “floppy”. This cat’s origin was from a cat in Scotland who had naturally curled-over cat ears, which caused them to have an irresistible and adorable look. These cat ears are so interesting, they fold forward and backward. This cat has one of the cutest faces I’ve ever seen. Highland Fold cats can also fall into the Scottish fold.
The Highland Fold cat breed has even larger floppy ears than the others on this list. Because they originated from a Scottish cat discovered in 1961. These big-eared cats are quite unusual to encounter.
The cat breed known as the Burmese is part of the Siamese cat family. Many people say these cats are pretty much identical to their Siamese relatives except for their coat coloration patterning giving them a different flashy appearance. One of the most startling features of the cat breed known as the Burmese cat is their big cat ears.
4. Cornix Rex
The cat breed known as the Cornish Rex has some very unusual cat ears due to their genetic mutation. They have one of the most unique cat ear structures I’ve ever seen (but don’t worry, it looks like a cat skull). The cat breed known as the Cornish Rex is one of several cat breeds known for having extremely large cat ears, which you can tell by looking at this cat’s “skull”. This cat also has HUGE droopy and sad-like cat ears that make them look even more interesting.
5. American Wirehair
The cat breed known as the American Wirehair developed from a spontaneous mutation that occurred in New York, USA. This cat’s amazingly unique coat of hair is one of its most “stand out” features, and something you do not often see with other cat breeds.
Did you know that cat ears get damaged over time? If cat ears get damaged, they can become very big and flop down.
This is one of the various cat breeds known for having big cat ears… but not by choice. The cat breed known as the Dumbo has huge ear flaps which give these cats an extremely unique look compared to other cat breeds. This cat breed’s cat ears are so huge, they give these cats a “flying” appearance which is what the cat breed was named after.
2. Scottish Fold Muchkin
This cat breed is also part of the Scottish fold family, like how we discussed above (in #2). The cat breed known as the Scottish Fold MUNCHKINS have some of the most “floppy” cat ears, making them one of the cutest cats with “big” cat ears. There’s a cat breed on this list that is recognized by The International Cat Association (TICA) for having even larger floppy cat ears than any other breed mentioned so far. We’ll tell you about them later on in this article.
3. Devon Rex
The cat breed known as the Devon Rex has some seriously adorable cat ears. They’re one of my favorite cat breeds because their ear flaps are a lot larger than a cat’s ears should be. This cat breed’s cat ears are so HUGE, they give these cats an adorable “sad” appearance.
What are the advantages of these cats?
Since cat ears are extremely important for cats to hear, it’s safe to say that cat breeds with ears that are larger than normal might be able to hear things better. It is also believed by some people that cat breeds with cat ears that are larger might have more sensitive hearing. They can pick up sounds better. The reason why many people believe these cats’ ear flaps are so abnormally big is due to their genetic mutation. This sometimes happens when a breed of cat continues to develop from inbreeding (making its gene pool smaller and smaller).
What is the history of cats with big ears?
The cat breed known as the Scottish Fold has developed over time to have large, floppy cat ears. In fact, because so many random-bred and domestic short hair house cats today. We have cat ears that are floppy, like the cat breed known as the Scottish Fold. Some cat breeds with cat ears that were originally meant to be smaller and pointy now look like their cat ears got deformed.
The cat breed known as the Devon Rex is one of several cat breeds known for having extremely large cat ears, which you can tell by looking at this cat’s “skull”. This cat also has HUGE droopy and sad-like cat ears that make them look even more interesting. The reason why many people believe these cats’ ear flaps are so abnormally big is due to their genetic mutation.
Best practices while maintaining a cat with big ears:
Cat ears with a lot of hair but cat ears with a lot of hair might cause matting, which may lead to the cat’s cat ears being “damaged” if they aren’t groomed properly. That’s why cat breeds with cat ears that have a lot of hair are at risk for having ears that look like they’ve been infected.