6 Hairless Animals That Will Freak You Out!

Does Anyone Else Think They're Cute???

I really love animals of all types- including the hairless ones. However, most people just can't see eye to eye on the hairless ones. As a matter of fact these people tend to go overboard and freak out if they come across a hairless animal. I think they're pretty cool personally, and can be super duper adorable. I bring you six of the most interesting, or perhaps creepy, hairless animals that I could find. If you have owned a hairless animal before, definitely tell us about your experience with your friends in the comments section! Without further ado, please meet our six contenders on the hairless animals list!

Hairless hamsters are becoming common in many pet stores. Would you own one?
Hairless hamsters are becoming common in many pet stores. Would you own one? | Source

The Hairless Hamster

Okay, so one thing I'm not a huge fan of is hamsters. But there is just something about the hairless hamster that keeps you from being able to look away! Without hair, the hamsters' ears look extra large; giving them a tiny bit of the cute factor. I still wouldn't own a hamster (Team pet rats!), but I wouldn't mind playing with one if a friend owned one.

A hairless rabbit?? WHATTT????
A hairless rabbit?? WHATTT???? | Source

Would You Believe There Are Hairless Rabbits?

That's right, hairless bunnies! Perhaps this might not be the cute baby Easter bunnies that you would normally find; but you have to admit, his facial hair is pretty cool. Kind of like a Schnauzer! I've owned several bunnies before, but not a bald one. I've never actually seen one as a matter of fact. Do you know of any hairless rabbits in your area??? It would be awesome to see one for sure!

This one is pushing it; how does a hairless aardvark even happen??
This one is pushing it; how does a hairless aardvark even happen?? | Source

A... Hairless... Aardvark???

You have to give me props on this one. Definitely a random animal to be hairless!! I don't think much of anyone has seen this rare occurrence. But for such an already weird looking animal, this little guy is doggone adorable!!! I'd hold him in a heart beat; wouldn't you? I'm not sure whether or not he was bred in captivity with the purpose of being hairless, or if he happened to be a wild animal that was found like this (another prime example of natural genetic mutation).

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Not your average Guinea Pig!
Not your average Guinea Pig! | Source

Calling All Guinea Pig Fans!

Almost all of us have owned a guinea pig at one point in time. Few of us were lucky enough to encounter a bald one, like this guy above! I'm definitely not one of the lucky ones, otherwise I'd have one right now. He's definitely awesome, with his halfway-there little whiskers!

D'awww!! A hairless kitten! (sphynx cat)
D'awww!! A hairless kitten! (sphynx cat) | Source

No One Can Deny A Kitten!

Yup, this kitten is most definitely hairless. Devoid of all of the fluffy adorableness that kittens usually use to lure in even the most unsuspecting, huge, hairy biker guys. Instead, this kitten is using its bald charm. You cannot deny that this kitten is most definitely cute, even without all of that fur that winds up all over your favorite furniture... hey, a hairless cat is sounding better and better, especially since my kitties give ME hairballs! Phew, vacuums cringe at the sight of kitties!

Hairless rats are awesome pets guys!
Hairless rats are awesome pets guys! | Source

And My Personal Favorite: The Hairless Rat!

I've owned several hairless rats in the past as a pet rat breeder. Naturally, that makes them my favorite! Hairless rats are no different from their furred cousins, but they definitely amp up the creepy factor for people. I used to love to freak out friends with my hairless rats. They were such huge babies, and just loved to get out into your lap. Rats are awesome period- which is why you should check out my other hub 10 Reasons to Own Pet Rats. You might just find that you are way overdue for getting your OWN pet rat; especially if you have had a bad experience with nippy hamsters. Which, is one of my biggest reasons for not owning hamsters anymore.

Other Known Hairless Animals

Bears
Chimpanzees
Kangaroos
Dogs
Chickens
Pigs
Raccoons
Mice
Mole Rats

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Theophanes 2 years ago from New England

Most hairless genes in the rabbit population don't produce animals that live into adulthood. That being said there is a small stable breeding colony of them at Texas A&M University that are being developed as meat rabbits for hot developing countries. Furry bunnies tend to suffer in heat and humidity. Hairless pets can be fun. I've had hairless cats and rats in the past and still would appreciate an "alien hamster." ;)


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mackyi 2 years ago from Philadelphia

A hairless rabbit! Just curious... are these animals ill, or were they purposely shaved by someone?


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angryelf 2 years ago from Tennessee Author

Mackyi, I believe all of them are genetic mutations that are bred out from the genotype several times over and then finally become a phenotype; one that becomes a likely probability after a few generations of selective breeding. Almost any animal is susceptible to being hairless... and it's definitely an odd sight for most! I personally wouldn't try to shave a rabbit... I think I'd lose a hand when they got mad LOL


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mackyi 2 years ago from Philadelphia

Lol! It has to be a genetic mutation! Thanks


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angryelf 2 years ago from Tennessee Author

Hehehe but how creepy would it be if humans were covered in a coat of hair? :)


sheilamyers 2 years ago

I'd say the aardvark, rat, and guinea pig are cute, but I haven't made up my mind about the other ones. Maybe I find hairless cats, dogs, rabbits, and such weird looking because I'm so used to seeing them with fur and I don't see a lot of the other animals with or without hair. As you mentioned, there would be advantages to having a hairless cat (I'm a cat person). If I ever saw one for adoption and it hit high on my cute meter, I'd adopt it.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

lol! they are so cute in a strange sorta way! I used to keep rats too, but not hairless ones! the kitty was sweet, I think! not sure what I feel about them, but really fascinating!


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Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The hairless rabbit picture is quite weird with its beard. Interesting hub, have added it to What The Hub? on Google +. Voted funny!


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TIMETRAVELER2 2 years ago

These critters look like they came from Mars!


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Cardia 2 years ago from Barbados.

Friends have always given me strange looks when I say that I think hairless cats are adorable, but the photo of the kitten in your article positively melted my heart!

Definitely an interesting article to read! Voted up, awesome and interesting :)


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travmaj 2 years ago from australia

Sweet, I'd cuddle them all. They look a bit chilly though. I feel a bit sad for the hairless creatures that are not naturally that way. They are quite beautiful though.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Hi Angryelf.

All cute in a weird sort of way. Interesting hub. Thanks for sharing.

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