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Biological Realism

Is your fursona/OC biologically accurate?

  • Yes, I stick to the rules of the species 100%

    Votes: 9 11.7%
  • Mostly, with a few oddities

    Votes: 29 37.7%
  • Half and half?

    Votes: 15 19.5%
  • It's a fictional original species so it doesn't count

    Votes: 15 19.5%
  • No, not really

    Votes: 3 3.9%
  • Not at all, my fursona is half wolf, half scorpion and half pufferfish, and it eats rocks

    Votes: 6 7.8%

  • Total voters

Canis Dirus

Extinct Pleistocene canid
Somewhere around the second option. On the one hand, I don’t like all these acidic-colored sparkledogs and "rhino-mixed-with-mastino", on the other hand, I don’t see sense in the pursuit of absolute realism.

Jackpot Raccuki

Vibing Raccuki
If you exclude the fact my fursona is half "kobold" which originated from a show that I watched and then modified(the species)...
Then yeah since he'd be a Grizzly bear and so far he's pretty accurate.
Plus good ol' Grizzly boys can stand up, and has 5 fingers, but not a thumb. >w>

But with my kobolds I try and keep them as biologically accurate as I can, in regards to them being (somewhat) possible to be real.
But they're from a fantasy setting so... Yeah not very accurate, mainly with their ability to potentially live off of rocks and cannon balls and what not. (Don't get me started on their sub-species...)

As someone who loves biology, I still enjoy some freedom to create stuff that would make my biology side of me mad, after all the internet allows for more freedom~


My species is extinct so it's all a bit hypothetical anyways, but i try to stick a bit with the Walking with Dinosaurs interpretation of Thrinaxadon. Although i have made the tail longer to make him a little more interesting.


Lover of Beasty Baes
... Animal people are not biologically accurate. Thats like the guy who got mad that mermaids came in different skin tones. They are mermaids. They aren't real. They can be whatever you want.

However, it is fun to talk about how they might work. My sona is a prehistoric creature, so most of what is out there is just 'zoology fanfiction' any way, based on what they find in the fossil record.

The Matte-Black Cat

Dark/Psychic-Timid Nature-Often lost in thought
Mines is Somewhat real..I'm considered a Feral - however, I'm kinda liking the whole Anthropomorphic thing a bit..

A couple of oddities I have are being a "hybrid" - I doubt that a feline that's mixed with like five different big cat species would ultimately end up being completely black with silver white eyes..Also, despite my profile pics, my fursona has down ears that rarely stick up. My fursona also has a human feature - which is wearing jewelry - like my diamond cross necklace and having silver fangs.


nose-bleeding disaster
I like both extremely realistic and drastically cartoony/surreal ones, and everything in between :D some designs just click with me more than others !
i think that seeing everyone's takes and ideas is what makes all this diversity very interesting and charming !


Pet foxxo
I'm just a plain ol' stone-cold FOX
Har har. My coat is a 'natural' color and the rest is just hair dye and nail polish. Maybe a little glitter.

Firuthi Dragovic

World Serpent, overly defensive
My 'sona is half-disqualified from the question on account of being a fictional dragon. On the other hand, even if you were to compare them to monitor lizards, the fins and ears kind of screw that up too (not to mention the horns).

Honestly, I prefer specific settings to have realism though not everything requires it for me to like it. I did a post-apocalyptic RP once and originally intended "more human than animal", but the other players kept some of their species traits in - the rabbit was a vegetarian (though I never noted any consumption of eggs or dairy, I'll assume there's a reason why they weren't fully vegan because that player actually owned rabbits), the alpaca had a spitting tendency on at least one occasion, and the otter was a glutton partially because otters simply have higher metabolism (though they're not weasel-level).