The “munchkin cat” is a cat with short and stubby legs. This is due to a genetic mutation called achondroplasia. They are a relatively new breed of cat, having first been documented in the 1940s.
Munchkins are typically extroverted, highly social, and super playful. They do not seem to suffer from any more health problems than your average house cat. These rambunctious cats can still run fast and enjoy themselves, despite their genetic mutation. They are still able to live full, comfortable lives.
As cute as they are, this cat breed is actually highly controversial. Some people are strongly against Munchkins — they believe that the breeding of physical deformities is unethical. Personally, I feel that as long as they are not more susceptible to health risks, that it is perfectly fine to promote them. Plus, they prove that being less than perfect can really make you that much cuter! 😉
What do you think about the Munchkin cat?