If you’ve been hanging out online at all in the past few months, you probably know that TikTok is a new app that’s taken social media by storm. What started as a simple video-sharing app has quickly grown into a full-blown phenomenon, with users uploading and watching videos on their phones like never before. On top of it all, the popularity of TikTok among people who love animals or what we commonly refer to as furries have only led to further growth in this niche. So now you might be wondering just what is Furry TikTok and how does it work? Read on for more details about this exciting new social media platform and how you can get involved if you have an affinity for animals of the furry kind…
What Is TikTok?
For those of you who have been living under a rock for the better part of 4 years, TikTok is an app that allows users to make and share videos with a variety of different themes. The content can be anything from comedy, to musical performances, to short skits and so much more, although the app does have some strict rules about what content can be posted, for reasons we’ll get into later. TikTok also allows users to connect with one another through comments and even share content with their friends on other social media platforms.
With its extremely addictive “For You” page system and being one of the most used apps let alone social media platforms in the world right now, TikTok has given birth to millions of sub-communities within the broader TikTok community. One of these communities happens to be the furry fandom which has now found itself a pretty comfortable home on TikTok.
So, what is Furry TikTok and how does it work?
Furry At A Convention
Image via Rolling Stone
What Is A Furry?
If you don’t know what TikTok is, there’s a pretty good chance you have no idea what a furry is and that’s not a problem at all. Furries are people who have an interest in fictional anthropomorphic animals or rather fictional animals that bear human characteristics such as the ability to talk or to walk on two feet. Furry characters can actually be seen dotted around pop culture quite frequently such as in basically the entirety of Zootopia or maybe the more recent 2022 release, The Bad Guys.
How To Use Furry TikTok
Furry TikTok refers to any content on TikTok featuring furries. Now, if you’re a member of the furry fandom then you know, that’s pretty broad and vague and that’s because Furry TikTok even has sub-communities within the sub-community itself. This ranges from fursuiting to furry art to furry hypnosis.
If you’re looking to become a Furry TikTok creator, the best way to use Furry TikTok is to create a profile and then post content that reflects what furry is all about. This can be anything from a video expressing your own feelings about being a furry to a music video featuring your favorite furry-themed song. You can also post photos and other visuals, as well as texts like poems or even comics. You can also use Furry TikTok to connect with and meet other people who share your interests. The easiest way to do this is to comment on other videos, especially those that are related to furry. When you comment, make sure that it’s a positive, friendly message because this will be the first thing the person sees when they go to view your video. Also, make sure to tag your video with relevant hashtags. No other furries are going to find your content if you aren’t letting TikTok know with hashtags the kind of content you are making, hashtags like #furry or #furtok will help you draw some attention to your page.
A Group Of Furries In Cornwall
Image via Cornwall Live
The Furry Community On TikTok
The furry community is one of the biggest and most active communities on TikTok, with millions of furries sharing their art, videos, and other content on the app every day. While not everybody who uses TikTok is a furry (some just like to use the app as a fun way to pass the time), a large number of users are furries, making it a great place to find people who share your interests. Furry is a subculture that has been around for decades, and it’s one that can include anybody who is interested in anthropomorphism, the belief that human and non-human animals can be given human traits. This can include a wide variety of things, like dressing up in costumes that resemble animals, as well as a strong interest in animals and nature in general. If you’re a furry, TikTok is a great way to connect with others who share this interest. You can find furry communities on the app by searching for hashtags like #furry, #furrytiktok, and so on. There are also some official TikTok furry groups that you can join.
You can expect to find an extremely wide variety of content with everything from fursuit tutorials to furry animations to skits performed in fursuits.
Some Furry TikTok Creators You Should Be Aware Of
Considering we’re covering all this information about Furry TikTok, it’s also worth covering some Furry TikTok content creators that we think you should be aware of. Either because we think they make some great content or because they are just the most popular on the platform right now.
Miraibaby (Felix The Calico)
This is one of the more popular creators on the list, and they are actually also a fursuit maker as well as a Tiktokker. A lot of their TikToks are actually used as promotion for their Kemono fursuit business, but they do this in a funny little skit format.
Ballpitmutt (BALLPIT )
Ballpittmut is another fursuiting Tiktokker who makes skits and memes. However, on top of this, ballpitmutt does not shy away from throwing on the camera and doing the latest dance trend on Tiktok in their green dog fursuit head and paws.
Ruben is a furry artist and a fursuit maker who creates slightly different content from the previous two. Instead of skits and parodies, Ruben gives a much clearer insight into what it takes to make a fursuit and the intricacies of the fursuits you see a lot of furries wearing nowadays
More Furries At A Convention
Image via Reason Magazine
Other Ways To Find Furry Friends On TikTok
If you’d like to meet and connect with other furries on TikTok but don’t want to comment on videos in the hopes that someone will respond, there are a few other options. TikTok also features group chats and direct messaging, making it easy to talk to other users and make new furry friends. You can also use TikTok to attend furry meetups. This can be a great way to meet people in your area that share your interests, and it doesn’t even have to be face-to-face. There are furry meetup groups on TikTok that organize online meetups where furries can hang out, chat, and even watch and comment on videos together.
Is Furry TikTok Safe?
There are major misconceptions about both the furry fandom and TikTok. For one, the furry fandom is generally a safe space as long as you are cautious about the people that you involve yourself with. Of course, there are weirdos and creeps but people like that can be found anywhere on the internet.
As well as this, TikTok is a very safe app, with a lot of thought and consideration put into the design of the platform to make sure that users are protected. TikTok also has a very strict set of rules in place. Users who violate these rules can have their accounts taken down, so it’s important to be aware of them. Because of the general safety of TikTok, Furry TikTok is a safe place for furries to connect and share their love for anthro animals. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when using the app. TikTok is a social media platform, so it’s best to be careful what you post. Avoid posting anything you wouldn’t want others to see, and if you’re feeling vulnerable and need to reach out to somebody, there are some great support and crisis lines you can call.
The Face Behind The Fursuit
Image via huckmag.com
Furry TikTok is a place where all creatures can come together and share their love for animals, and it’s a great way to make new furry friends. The app is fun, and easy to use, and it’s free, making it a great app for any furry animal lover to use on their phone. Now that you know what Furry TikTok is and how it works, it’s time to get out there and make some furry friends. Why not download TikTok now and see what you can discover?