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Sphynx Cat Facts For Kids — 11 Comments

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    • Jeana there are pages on this site about the Sphynx and the Manx. Look in the left hand column on the home page and good luck.

  2. Hi Michael,

    I see that you’re well-versed in Sphynxology πŸ™‚

    You’re right in saying that there are differing views on the original current ancestry. There are several differing versions of the story but no one is certain about agreement. The only thing everyone can agree upon is that the first attempt was in Canada but the line didn’t survive long.

    I tend to side with the Minnesota story but I may be mistaken.

    Their arms and toes are like infant arms and fingers. Their skin is soft and warm to the touch.

    They do require extra skin care every week – ears, eyes, and bathing. They also require cat clothes and extra bedding areas throughout the house. Heated cat beds are a favorite of theirs.

    I might add that they are genetically vulnerable to heart disease and should be tested to see if they need medication.

    They love body warmth, so they are among the greatest of snuggle buddies.

    They like to participate in just about everything you do each day while in the house. They’ll follow you around and check out whatever you’re doing. They are more sociable than average and need a bit of extra interaction each day.

    Yep, they’re great climbers.

    Enjoyable read,

    =^-^= Hairless Cat Girl =^-^=

    • Great to have your comment to put the finishing touch to the post. I am Sphynxologist πŸ˜‰ You didn’t know that did you? We are an ancient breed of cat lover. We love the feel of cats and warm peachy skin is particularly pleasant. We love cats with character. We love cats who answer back and argue… πŸ™‚

      • Hi Michael,

        Cute Sphynx pictures.

        You said, “We love cats who answer back and argue…:)”

        That reminds me of a Monty Python sketch: “The Argument Clinic” (aka “The Argument Room”)…That’s one of my favorite Monty Python bits by far.

        =^-^= Hairless Cat Girl =^-^=

  3. They really do seem so special! Their eyes seem really big too because their faces look smaller from not being all covered in fur.

    • You know, Marc, I have learned to like even love this cat. I saw some at a premier cat show in London a few years ago and thought they looked odd and overbred. Long bony faces and oversized ears etc. In reality I think there is over-breeding of this cat. But when I met one in a cage I fell for him. His name was Casper. He was totally manic in the cage climbing all over it. I asked the breeder to let me hold him and was smitten in that moment πŸ˜‰

      Here’s Casper (you may have seen him before on PoC):

      Sphynx cat

      Sphynx cat Casper

      • Perhaps they are overbred but i always assumed that having no hair meant you could see those features more than usual rather than it being a product of overbreeding but I know nothing about it all infact.

        • The original hairless cats were born to moggies with hair. Moggies have regular features. I agree that with you that with no hair the features stand out more but the super large ears, big eyes and bony, long faces indicates that a lot of selective breeding has taken place because moggies don’t have super large ears and massive eyes etc. I still like them though.

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