13 interesting facts about Sphynxes
The Sphynx is a breed of domestic cat native to Canada. It was created in the
1960s, after the birth of the first “bald” cat in 1966. The lack of hair is the
result of a genetic mutation. The canadian Sphynx is not the only breed of
hairless cat, but it is very popular and widespread in the world (today it can
be found in more than 50 countries).
Despite the high price of this breed, Sphynxes were the 8th most popular cat
breed in America in 2018.
Interesting facts about Sphynxes
1. the average weight of the Sphynx is from 3 to 5 kg. Not so much. Sphynxes are
not the largest cats. However, given their increased metabolism, they like to
eat a lot. It is recommended not to get carried away with the amount of food
consumed, as this can lead to obesity. 2. Despite the fact that their body looks
completely glabrous, the skin of the Sphynxes is actually covered with fine
hairs that look and feel like peach fluff.
The intensity and length of these villi may differ depending on the individual.
3. just like short-haired and long-haired cats, their skin can have different
patterns: spots, dots, stripes and other patterns.
4. Despite the lack of wool, Sphynxes are not hypoallergenic cats. Their saliva
and skin are a source of protein that can cause an allergic reaction in
sensitive people. Our article is devoted to allergies to Sphynxes.
5. the Sphynx has a wedge-shaped head, a narrow face without a mustache (not
always), well-developed cheeks, large eyes and large bat-shaped ears. It has a
slim, muscular body and a whip-shaped tail.
These cats have very dexterous toes, which they use to handle various objects.
6. despite the fact that tactile Sphynxes look much warmer than their feline
counterparts, their temperature is almost the same as that of ordinary cats. The
average air temperature is 37.5-39 degrees.
The Sphynx is a very contact animal. He will constantly rub his body against the
body of his host, including in order to maintain a stable body temperature. For
the same reason, they often sleep next to their master under a blanket. Admit in
the comments that has Sphynxes sleeping next to you.
7. Sphynx consumes 2-2. 5 times more food than other breeds of cats, because it
must produce and maintain body heat(other cats use fur to maintain a stable body
temperature). We wrote about the above diet. And by the way, this fact should be
taken into account when buying a Sphynx. If you plan to feed your pet with
high-quality food or even natural products, it can cost you part of the family
budget. 8. the Sphynx is a cute, affectionate and playful cat who loves the
company of humans, other cats and cat-friendly dogs. They even greet strangers
warmly. In general, the level of socialization in Sphynxes is one of the highest
among the breeds of cats.
If you want to know how affectionate and sociable Sphynxes are, then go through
the ratings on our channel, and also look in the comments to some of them, there
you will find a lot of comments from the owners of Sphynxes.
9. Sphynx should be protected from the sun in the hottest part of the day to
avoid sunburn on the skin.
Some people even try to use sunscreen. The safety of the animal is a difficult
matter. Even if the cream does not affect the skin itself, there is a risk that
the animal will start licking it and its digestive system is at risk, it can
Lack of wool is the reason why Sphynxes do not tolerate extreme hot and cold
weather. Your house should be warm and dry, and the animal should have a warm
place to sleep and rest.
10. Sphynxes require regular bathing to remove plaque and dirt that accumulates
on the skin. Although they are clean, like all cats, but due to the presence of
folds on the skin, they can hardly lick themselves in some places.
11. on average, a litter of Sphynx can have from 3 to 6 kittens.
12. in principle, the Sphynx is a healthy breed of cat, but they also have a
certain predisposition to diseases. Among the main ones, we can highlight the
reaction to heart disease. Predisposition to a certain list of diseases is
largely due to the fact that the lack of hair is the result of a genetic
13. the average life span of Sphynxes is 12-15 years.
So far, the set of interesting facts about Sphynxes consists of 13 points. If
you think you need to add something else, write in the comments and we will
update the list.