By Federico Cornetto
A Sphynx cat covered in wrinkles has stolen the hearts of many on the Internet thanks to his unique appearance.
Xherdan, six, from Rüti, Switzerland, is covered in wrinkles from head to toe, leaving users on the web comparing him to many different animals and objects, such as a caterpillar, an alien, a brain and a dumpling.
Xherdan is also well-known for his angry-looking frown, but owner Sandra Filippi, 47, says he’s a sweet cat who loves to sleep and ‘talk’.
Sandra said: “When I first saw him, he immediately stole my hear.
“His wrinkled pink skin, as fine as a peach, and his turquoise eyes, I was in love!
“He has had this many wrinkles since the day he was born.
“Xherdan is a very active cat and he talks a great deal, in all pitches, when he is excited, when he is hungry, when he plays or while cuddling and falling asleep, he is like a child and his character is very lovely.”
According to Sandra, people are initially ‘a little bit scared’ of Xherdan, but immediately start to love him when they find out how playful he really is.
Sandra also says that Xherdan, like most Sphynx cats, requires a lot care to stay healthy and happy.
Sandra said: “I regularly clean his eyes, ears and feet, even the claws I have to cut.
“Sphynxes take up a lot of time, they always want to be where their humans are, that should not be underestimated.
“Xherdy makes me and other people laugh, no matter in what moments, and that’s the most beautiful thing there is.
“Most people are a little bit scared of Xherdan, but then when they meet him they love him!”