Xherdan the naked cat might not be your typical cute and cuddly feline. With hairless skin, wrinkles all over, a stern expression, and a piercing gaze, he has earned the title of the world’s scariest cat. This is not exactly the kind of reputation one would expect for a pet, especially considering how much people adore cats on the internet. However, looks can be deceiving, and Xherdan is actually a total sweetheart despite his intimidating appearance.
Xherdan, a six-and-a-half-year-old Canadian sphynx from Rüti in Switzerland, quickly became the apple of Sandra Filippi’s eye when she first laid eyes on him as a 12-week-old kitten. Despite his pink, wrinkly appearance, Xherdan’s turquoise eyes and sweet nature won her heart. According to Filippi, most people are initially intimidated by Xherdan’s unique appearance, but quickly fall in love with him once they realize how kind and gentle he is. Xherdan’s adorable photos have since captured the hearts of many on the internet.
Filippi is a proud mom of two Don sphynx cats of Russian descent, who differ from Xherdan in being less wrinkly, thinner, and having distinct eyes. According to Filippi, sphynx cats should always be around other sphynx cats, or they will become frail. While Xherdan enjoys the company of his owners the most and constantly craves their attention and cuddles. He behaves like a child, and his personality is adorable, as shared by Filippi. Besides eating and napping, he loves to watch birds and communicate in various tones.
The Sphynx breed of cats is unique in that they are hairless, making them a desirable pet for those who dislike shedding or have allergies. However, contrary to popular belief, caring for these cats can be quite demanding. Xherdan, a famous Sphynx cat, requires regular baths and grooming, including nail, eye, and ear care. Despite the extra effort required to maintain his hygiene, Xherdan’s playful nature and unconditional love make it all worthwhile. Owner Filippi finds her Sphynx cat to be a constant source of amusement and takes pride in his uniqueness.
Ever since Xherdan began sharing his nude photos on Instagram and gained a following of 31.2k, people have been comparing him to various things such as the brain, a dumpling, a grandma, a pig, or an alien. The creativity is endless, but it’s time for the bullying to come to an end. Despite sphynx cats being perceived as strange and creepy, they deserve love and respect just like any other animal or person. This unique and adorable cat named Xherdan is living proof of that.