Meet Rugby’s cat with ‘thumbs’

Jasper was born with four extra toes
Jasper was born with four extra toes

A fun-loving kitten has been using his ‘thumbs’ to climb his owner’s curtains at his Rugby home.

Jasper has a condition called polydactylia, meaning he was born with extra toes on his paws.

Jasper was born with four extra toes

Jasper was born with four extra toes

Cats normally have 18 toes - five on each front paw and four on each back paw - but Jasper was born with 22 toes in total.

He has six toes on each front paw and five on each back paw.

The condition is reasonably rare in ordinary cats like Jasper, but can be more common in breeds such as the Pixie Bob.

Jasper’s owner said he is an expert climber who uses his extra toes to climb up her curtains.

Jasper was born with four extra toes

Jasper was born with four extra toes