Herman The Scaredy Cat Can’t Believe His Eyes

Posted in Cat Videos - Last Updated: April 9, 2018 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Videos 
Last Updated: April 9, 2018  
Author:  Jan Travell

This kitten looks like the ultimate scaredy cat as he gives new meaning to the term ‘wide eyed’.

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Herman, an exotic shorthair, was born with exceptionally big eyes – giving him a permanently startled expression. The five-month-old kitty lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, with his doting owner Shirley, 26. The kitten’s bulbous eyes are so big that he cannot completely close his eyelids – even when he’s sleeping. However luckily for Shirley, tiny Herman snores, clearly indicating when he’s having a snooze.

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Other cats who have been born with large eyes, have later been diagnosed with spontaneous lens luxation. This sees the lens detach from the rest of the eye for no known reason, meaning some pet suffering from the condition have to undergo surgery. In cats, lens dislocation is usually an age-associated degenerative change.

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You can see more of Herman on Instagram

Click here to discover the story of a cat that remains forever a kitten!

About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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