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first of all just wanted to say Hi, im a newbie :)

i got two small kittens yesterday, aged 7 weeks.
they seem perfectly healthy, eating very well, drinking etc. playful.

the mother cat had a sort of stumpy tail with a kink in it. she and the dad were healthy too cept for slightly funny tail.

aparently the litter of kittens before mine some had stumpy tails too.

now these two boys i got yesterday have got what feels like 'kinks' in the bones in the tail. they still carry and move their tails like normal, and its not glaringly obvious. just wondered if this was common with kittens? will they eventually loose the 'bends'? they dont look bent but you can feel it in the tails, their tails are not drooping or anything.
could they have inherited it off the mother?
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My Siamese has a kink at the very tip of his tail.....that is a flaw in the Siamese breed but I still love him to pieces!

The story says that one day a princess was bathing and she needed somewhere to put her ring, so her Siamese kinked his tail and she put it on the end of his tail and he held it for her. Siamese used to be owned only by royalty.

Your babies sound like they might have inherited it too.
 

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Some times kittens can get kinks in their tails from the tail being tightly folded in-utero and the bones are bent. Since your kitten's mother also has a kinky tail I suspect it's an inherited deformity. Interesting and quirky, but not dangerous.
 
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