Hello Everyone and Welcome No Hair There Sphynx. We are a very small cattery located in Southern California. In addition to our Sphynx family members we also have dogs, birds, 2 hairless rats, and a bearded dragon. We also have 3 beautiful children that help to feed, water, and play with our animals. So if you purchase a Sphynx Kitten from us you will get a very well socialized little alien.
Sphynx are not only unusual in apperance, but have the greatest personalities. If you want a loner cat that comes around occasionally for a pet on the head or two, or only at feeding times you do not want a Sphynx. They crave human attention. They will follow you around and want to be in your lap. Some say they are part monkey, part dog, part human. Some have even been known to fetch, I've been told. All though I've tried this - mine usually run after a ball or toy thrown but then just want to play with it.
The Sphynx (also known as Canadian Skinless or A Cat Without Skin) is a rare breed of cat The Sphynx appears to be a Skinless cat, although it is truly hairless. The skin should have the texture of chamois. It may be covered with very soft, fine down, which is almost imperceptible to both the eye and touch. On the ears, muzzle, tail, and feet, a short, soft, fine hair is allowed. Lack of coat makes the cat quite warm to the touch. Whiskers and eyebrows may be present, either whole or broken, or may be totally absent. Their skin is the color their fur would be, and all the usual cat marking patterns (solid, point, van, tabby, tortie, etc) may be found in Sphynx too. People are surprised by how different their personalities are. Many describe them as part monkey, pig and human because of how intelligent, extroverted and affectionate they are.
Many people with typical allergies to furry cats find that they tolerate the sphynx breed. This may be due to the fact that the proteins in cat saliva are often the culprit. Because sphynx lack hair and do not leave it behind, many have fewer difficulties living in harmony with the breed. There is no guarantee, however, and allergies vary greatly between individual people.
Sphynx cats are not maintenance-free. Their lack of hair results in increased body oils. Regular bathing is often necessary. Care should be taken to limit the Sphynx cat's exposure to outdoor sunlight at length, as they can develop a sunburn, similar to that of human exposure. In general, Sphynx cats should never be allowed outdoors unattended, as they have limited means to conserve body heat in colder temperatures, and their curious nature can take them into potentionaly dangerous situations.
We are TICA/CFA Registered.
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TICA SPHYNX STANDARDS WEBPAGE: http://www.ticaeo.com/Content/Publications/Pages/SX.pdf