Sphynxes are bald. Period. Please take
a little time to digest this. They have the least fur covering of any other
Sphynxes are totally indoor cats as
thorns, sharp stones and the claws of other cats that "hairy" felines might
not notice can cause wounds on the sphynx. Even brushing against a wall
may cause scratches. The great outdoors also hold more subtle traps for
the sphynx: sphynxes are tender, and easily catch colds. Because they lack
fur, sphynxes could get skin cancer. Cats don't tan, so they have no protection.
Sphynxes have characteristically large
ears and elongated bodies. Folds appear around the main joints during movement.
The tail is rat like and swishy. The limbs are usually long, and the eyes,
This is one of the only breeds suitable
for allergic humans (Warning: consult
your doctor first!).
Sphynxes are said to be the most affectionate
of all cats. This is probably because they are so dependent on humans.
If you want to get a sphynx, make sure
your rooms are draft free and are well heated in the winter. It should
be warm enough so that a human can walk around naked without risking a
cold. If you are away at work with no one at home, this is not the cat
for you. It is better for big families.
There are 4 spynx breeds, one of them,
the Mexican Sphynx is extinct. The remaining are Donskoy,
and Canadian Sphynxes.
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