Sphinxes are sociable and inquisitive.
The structure of the Sphynx skin resembles human skin, their is released throughout the body.
It is impossible to be indifferent to Sphynx cats: they are either loved or not understood.
The Sphynx are one of the friendliest and most loyal cats in the world.
They are very socialized, therefore they prefer communication with their master, to whom they are infinitely loyal.
They adore their master, preferring to lie on his lap for hours, and can be very offended if they do not receive enough attention.
Many owners of Sphynx jokingly call them "kissing" cats.
The cat and the owner can watch TV together for a long time, and then also go for a walk around the house together.
The Sphynx needs a human.
They are loving and affectionate, sociable,and can not stand loneliness.
Sphynx are very smart and easily trained. It is believed that these cats easily learn commands and understand the owners words. They can bring light objects, open drawers and doors, perform simple tricks, and even “talk”.
But at the same time, they have their own character and will not just, for show, obey commands from someone’s whim.
These cats are kind and affectionate, they are not characterized by fear and anger. You should not shout and raise your voice at the Sphynx. He not only does not understand what you want from him, but he can get psychological trauma.
Sphynx are intelligent and educated, not prone to aggression, do not remember insults, and are not revengeful.
These features that make the Sphnx the best friend of the children with whom they communicate and play with, on equal terms, never biting or releasing their claws.
These cats are ready to play and run with a child around the rooms. Everything that falls in their paw becomes a toy, so take away small and fragile objects and shorten the curtains and tablecloths hanging to the floor.
The Sphynx can be an excellent nanny who will never scratch and bite. The Sphynx has no sense of aggression.
Mentally unstable cats were rejected from the breeding process throughout the half-century history of the breed.
The Sphynx reacts calmly to other animals in the house..
Due to the fact that they lack a sense of fear, these cats get along easily even with large dogs.
They are a family cat to their core as they share an immense love with all family members, both animal and human.
When you first see the sphinx, you don’t immediately understand what is in front of you: a shaved bald cat, an alien, or an “unknown animal”.
The history of this unusual cat dates back a little more than 50 years.
Hairless cats are known in historical references.
The Mexican Hairless became especially famous. They could be seen at exhibitions in the USA at the beginning of the last century. Other members of this breed have not reached our time, remaining only in history.
From time to time, bald kittens appeared in the world, but were not though about until in Ontario (Canada) in 1966 a small kitten without hair appeared born to an ordinary cat with a standard litter
The hairless kitten was named Prune, due to the wrinkled hairless skin. Prune was bred to other cats in an attempt to create more hairless kittens.
Because hairlessness is a recessive gene, some of the kittens resulting from this union had hair, while others did not.
These kittens were called Canadian Hairless Cats, which some people referred to as Sphynx cats, due to their physical similarities with an ancient Egyptian cat sculpture called the Sphinx.
Breeders continued to breed hairless cats with haired cats, like the Devon Rex, until a strong breed of the Sphynx was created in the late 1970s.
TICA has recognized this breed for over 20 years and there are now several thousand Sphynx registered in the world.
Sphinxes are absolutely domestic cats that are not adapted for the street.
One of the favorite activities of the bald cat is to bask on the windowsill in the sun or near a radiator. However, the owner must be very careful: these cats can easily get burned, especially when they are in the sun.
Sphynx are very sensitive to low temperatures and drafts too. If the room temperature is below 20 degrees, it is recommended to wear a cat in a sweater or warm suit.
The lack of hair has also affected the perspiration of these cats. The sebaceous glands throughout the body of the animal secrete sweat, which, when mixed with dust and dirt, can provoke the development of skin diseases.
As a result, it is recommended to bathe the cat regularly: once every 7-10 days with a special shampoo. After this, the pet must be wrapped in a warm towel so that it does not freeze.
The best physical activity for the sphynx is games. She will be happy with many toys, labyrinths and a multi-tiered house with interesting designs so she will be able to occupy herself in the absence of household members.
The most obvious plus of Sphynx is the lack of hair. They do not need to be combed out, the shedding fur does not settle on clothes, furniture or the floor.
Like fluffy cats, Sphynx are pleasant to the touch and like to be touched. Sphynx are affectionate and loving. They will always be happy to petted and will never refuse to sit on the lap of their owner. They like to sleep with people under the covers and, in addition, the Sphynx are very warm, so they can even warm their master.
Sphynx cats aren’t actually bald or rough to the touch as their wrinkly exterior might appear. Those who pet a Sphynx know that they’re not actually hairless. They are covered with a fine layer of downy fuzz that has a soft, suede-like feel.
Sphynx cats aren’t hypoallergenic.
Many people want to get a Sphynx cat because they believe their lack of fur makes them hypoallergenic. However, that's not true. The most common cat allergen is a protein called Fel D1 that is secreted through saliva and skin, and is as natural to a Sphynx as it is to a domestic shorthair.
The Sphynx also have negative sides.
The most basic of them is that these cats sweat a lot. The fact is that in ordinary cats, all of their sweat is absorbed into the undercoat and evaporates, but the Sphynx do not have such an undercoat. Their sweat has an odor and an unpleasant brown tint. If the cat sweats and sits on light furniture or clothes, there will defiantly be a stain. Such spots are almost impossible to remove.
Sphynx are playful and curious, and if they are not provided with the necessary toys, they will find them themselves: they will tear apart the curtains, eat plants and do other unpleasant things.
Sphynx are also clean.They don’t want to visit a litter box that already has a strong smell.