The Scottish Fold is known for its flattened ears that fold forward and downward. Please be aware that this ear fold is the result of a natural genetic mutation. This unique ear shape is caused by an underlying defect in the formation of cartilage, which would normally retain the ears in a normal shape.
This inherited cartilage defect can cause other deformities throughout the body. The welfare impacts can be severe in terms of pain and inability to perform natural behaviors. We advise you to choose a responsible breeder or shelter that has health and wellbeing of their cats as the number one priority and to seek advice from your veterinarian as needed.