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Sphynx

The hairless Sphynx is muscular with broad ears and a wide-eyed, friendly expression. This sweet-natured, lively cat is inquisitive and loves being the centre of attention. A devoted, affectionate feline, the Sphynx follows her human companions everywhere, purring with delight. This breed does not do well when left alone all day. The Sphynx is a healthy, hardy cat.
Living Considerations
  • Good in multi-pet households
  • Not hypoallergenic
Did you know?
Though mostly a hairless breed, some Sphynx have a fine down on their body. Despite being hairless, the Sphynx requires weekly sponge baths to remove sebaceous oils from their skin, as they do not have hair to absorb the oils like most cats. If the oils are not wiped down, these cats could feel sticky to the touch and could develop skin problems.
Sphynx
  • Size Medium to large, with males weighing 4.5 to 7 kilograms and females weighing 3 to 5.5 kilograms
  • Coat Hairless, though some have a fine down
  • Temperament Loyal, inquisitive, lively
  • Grooming Rarely/Never
  • Shedding No
  • Vocalisation Loud