Sphynxes are affectionate and friendly creatures.
They possess unparalleled warmth and love to cuddle up with their human companions. Despite their lack of fur, they are surprisingly warm to the touch and enjoy being close to their loved ones.
How to care for a Sphynx cat
You may not think a cat breed with little-to-no hair would require grooming. However, Sphynx cats are a high-maintenance breed that requires regular baths. Unlike cats with fur, a Sphinx cannot absorb body oils on their hairless skin, leaving them with excessive body oils. Most reputable breeders recommend bathing your Sphynx weekly and giving them a gentle ear cleaning to prevent a build-up of earwax.
This mischievous breed needs plenty of activity to keep them mentally and physically stimulated. Your Sphynx cat will love hunter simulation games, puzzle games, and anything else that puts them at the center of attention.
Outdoors vs indoors
Sphynx cats are indoor cats. Their absence of hair makes them especially susceptible to cold weather and sunburns. Since they struggle to maintain a warm body temperature, they will commonly seek heat by laying in sunny windows, under blankets, or on top of warm appliances or electronics.
A high-quality diet is a must-have for Sphynx cats in order to help them control their oil production and maintain the health of their skin. A diet high in protein is necessary for them to maintain a higher body temperature. Feeding your Sphynx multiple times daily supports their metabolism and high energy levels.
🐈This very unique Sphynx cat Also known as odd-eyed in cats, one eye is typically blue, while the other is either green, brown, or yellow.