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Mom Shares Surprising Differences Between Her Cloned Cat and Original Cat

Cloning animals has been becoming more common in recent years. In simple terms, the process involves transferring the DNA of an animal to an egg cell that has had its DNA and nucleus removed. This fairly new practice leaves many people with questions, so one woman who cloned her cat shared part of her experience.

TikTok user @clonekitty recently shared a video of her cloned Ragdoll cat named Belle. This kitty was created with the DNA this woman's previous cat, Chai, that had passed away, and in the video, she shares some of the differences between Chai and Belle. Check out the video to see what makes this clone distinct compared to her DNA donor! 

Wow, this is so interesting! Usually, people think that when you create a clone, they would be exactly the same as the original. However, these differences prove that's not the case! Many of these things, like their personality, can be attributed to the different way Belle was socialized as a kitten compared to Chai. 

People in the comments discussed how the kitties share DNA but Belle's soul is entirely her own. @puplover1979 said, "You can clone the cat but not the soul. Beautiful kitty, though!" and @sojournsmitten commented, "They have two different souls, so they're definitely not going to be the same personality." Everyone, even cloned cats, has a unique soul!

Others made comparisons to explain how they viewed the process of cloning. @whatsthatfacts commented, "It’s just the same DNA, not the same animal. Kind of like identical twins!" Another user, @unofficialhannahtaylor, said, "So is it almost like your original cat had a baby without having to actually give birth to it? That’s how I see this." This seems like passing on DNA so there are some similarities while still having a cat with their own, unique quirks!

We loved learning more about how cloning animals works. This user has shared various other videos about the cloning process which provide further insight into the process and her reasoning, so view her account if you're still curious about cloning!

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