cat fur

A diagram showing the ten common types of white spotting coat patterns in cats.

White Spotting in Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

White spotting categorizes how much white fur a cat has.

A torbie sits inside a small gray colored cat shelter.

Torbie Cats Explained

Caitlin Dempsey

Torbie cats are a mix of two different cat fur patterns: tortoiseshell and tabby.

A cropped photo of a black cat's right ear and green right eye.

Ear Fur in Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Learn about ear furnishings and ear tufts in cats.

The head of a black cat with green eyes lying on a medium dark wooden table.

Why Do Cats Have Thin Fur Above Their Eyes?

Caitlin Dempsey

Thinning fur in cats between their eyes and ears is normal.

A calico cat look at the camera.

Unicorn of Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Male tortoiseshell and calico cats are incredibly rare.

An orange tabby relaxing on a wooden bench. Colorful paper lanterns attached to the ceiling are in the background. A wooden table is behind the cat.

Tabby Cat Coat Colors

Caitlin Dempsey

Tabbies are the most common cat fur patterns and can come in a range of color combinations.

A Siamese cat sitting on a light gray sofa.

Why are Some Cats’ Fur Color Affected by Skin Temperature?

Julianna Rokusek

A temperature-sensitive enzyme is responsible for the color of some unique cat breeds, such as Siamese and Burmese.

White cat sleeping on a chair.

Cat Fur Patterns and Length

Caitlin Dempsey

A cat's fur coat can be any mix of colors, patterns, and lengths.

A close up view of fur on an orange tabby cat.

Facts About Cat Fur

Caitlin Dempsey

Fur. Most cats have a lot of it. Learn some facts about cat fur.