Pets can be commonly described in some adjectives: cute, adorable and furry! It’s easy to recognize these common animals-and why not? We’ve been taught their names since we were probably three years old. However, imagine the animals without fur. We don’t think about it much now, but without hair, animals are almost unrecognizable. They look like completely alien species! Still, plenty of these hairless animals are still bred kept as pets, even without their famous fluff. Check out these following twenty animals without hair and see how many you can recognize.
This kangaroo, named Sabrina, was unfortunately abandoned by her mother as a baby. Kangaroos need to stay in their mother’s pouch until they are old enough (and grow enough hair) before coming out.
Oscar the Parrot had Beak and Feather Disease-an illness that made him pick out all his own feathers because they irritated him.
This adorable rabbit was born with almost no hair. Who knew rabbits look just like enlarged rodents without their fluffy fur?
Squirrels without hair look like rats! They often lose their hair because of mite infestations.
Hairless guinea pigs are also known as ‘skinny pigs’, although this one looks more like a minuscule hippo than a pig to us!
Quite a few dog breeds are hairless. This breed type is known as the hairless khala, and was voted in 2002 as the ugliest dog in the world.
Aardvarks are born bald and fragile, but they usually grow fur later on.
Hairless Syrian hamsters are believed to be caused by a rare gene. We still think it looks cuddly and adorable enough.
The caterpillar in the photo is one unfortunate insect, he’s both albino and bald at the same time.
Sphynx is a hairless cat breed whose skin feels like a skin of a peach. The breed developed after a domestic cat gave birth to one hairless kitten fifty years ago. Breeders still sell these furless cats for pets.
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