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Felinekin is a subcategory of otherkin wherein an individual identifies as or with felines, or members of the feline/cat family. Though technically only species in the Felinae subfamily are felines, cats in the Pantherinae subfamily are also commonly called felines. For the sake of simplicity, both are commonly accepted as felinekin. Identifying as a feline could include, but not be limited to, spiritually believing you have the soul of a feline or were reincarnated into a feline in a past life, identifying as a feline to cope with mental illnesses, or believing you aren't inherently human. Felinekin may feel supernumerary phantom limbs relating to their kintype, such as the feeling of a "phantom" or "astral" muzzle, paws, ears, tail, or other body parts felines may have.

Felinekin may find comfort in activities or behavior that felines take part in. Felines vary greatly in appearance, size, abilities, and social structures, though most felines are solitary and are nocturnal or crepuscular. A lionkin may feel more comfortable surrounded by close friends, as lions are very social cats and live in prides, whereas a tigerkin might be more introverted and less inclined to interact with large groups when they are mentally shifted.

Felines are carnivores with retractable claws, powerful bites, sharp teeth, sensitive whiskers, large ears, and rasped tongues. Most are stalking/ambush predators and can be nocturnal, diurnal, or crepuscular. All felines are digitigrade, meaning they walk on their toes. Not all felines can meow or purr; big cats, those in the Pantherinae subfamily, lack the ability to meow or purr and instead are able to roar.

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