Sphynx – General Info

 



The Sphynx is a rare breed of cat known for its lack of a coat. They are not truly hairless, however. Their somewhat wrinkled looking skin feels like a soft, warm, suede, hot water bottle. Some are nearly hairless and others have a fine, virtually imperceptible fuzz or down on the body.

Sphynx cats are playful and happy pets. They cheerfully enjoy a playtime with dogs and other animals, and are perfect for families with other pets. Sphynx are incredibly intelligent. Again and again their intelligence has been tested and they outshine most other cats with their high level of intelligence. Sphynx will happily walk on harness and lead and are a perfect appartment or city cat.

Care should be taken to limit the Sphynx cat’s exposure to outdoor sunlight at length, as they can develop sunburn and skin damage similar to that of humans. In general, Sphynx cats should never be allowed outdoors unattended, as they have limited means to conserve body heat when it is cold.

Although the Sphynx have no coat some routine care is required such as bathing, manicures and ear cleaning. Sphynx cats and kittens feel temperature changes as you would if you had no clothes on and are subject to sunburn so it is advisable to avoid these extremes.

All colours and pattens in any combination found in felines is acceptable in the Sphynx.