Sphynx

Sphynx

Behaviour/Adaptability

Sphynxes are friendly and intelligent. They love to cuddle on your lap and they love warmth. and they love the warmth. Sphynx cats get along well with other pets and children, enjoy greeting visitors and often fight for attention. Curiosity is another trait of this breed, as Sphynxes can entertain themselves for hours at a time and love to use their hours and love to use their toes as well as their fingers to explore. A loyal and loving companion Loyal and affectionate, this breed makes a great pet.

Details

Sphynx cats are famous for their (almost) naked looks, but there’s so much more to these charming, intelligent and affectionate cats. Learn more about living with a sphynx. The sphynx cat breed is striking and totally unmistakable, thanks to their natural baldness. Their unconventional appearance has earned the sphynx a fair number of admirers, and a few who are less than impressed by the breed’s nudity. But whatever you think of their striking appearance, these clowns are intelligent, attractive and devoted pets. The sphynx is a loving and friendly breed that craves your attention and affection, especially the scratches that come with your love.
As a relatively rare breed, these hairless cats can cost quite a bit of money. If you want to buy a sphynx cat, be prepared to spend a lot of money: A sphynx kitten from a reputable breeder usually costs between $1,500 and $6,000, depending on the pedigree. The sphynx, although considered a “hairless cat”, is not necessarily hairless. These felines are covered in a fine down coat that is difficult to see, but is immediately apparent (i.e., super soft) to the touch. In fact, the Sphynx Cat Club refers to this down as “an overall feeling of soft, warm suede”. A sphynx may also have sparse whiskers and eyebrows that give it even more personality, or none at all. The fur of the sphynx cat is often pigmented or patterned, like the coat of a traditional domestic cat. And like most furry felines, sphynxes come in a wide variety of colours and markings. From dark black sphynx cats to patterned tortoiseshell kittens, there is no shortage of variety.
The Sphynx is considered a medium-sized cat; females can weigh as little as 2 kilos, while larger males can weigh as much as 4 kilos. Although the defining physical trait of the Sphynx cat is the apparent lack of fur, the breed has other distinguishing characteristics as well, once the nakedness has been overcome. Notable features include piercing lemon-shaped eyes, long toes (perfect for baking biscuits), large bat-like ears and a large, rounded belly. Despite this rounded midsection, sphynx cats are actually incredibly active and athletic animals with muscular bodies.
Another feature of sphynxes is that they have many visible wrinkles. In reality, these kittens are no more wrinkly than other cats, but the lack of thick fur highlights this universal feline trait.”

Breed Characteristics:
Vital Stats:
Weight – Female: 2.5 to 3.5 kg
Weight – Male: 3.5 to 5 kg

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