Sphinxes are exotic, which means that with the character Despite the frightening appearance for most, sphinxes are distinguished by their friendly character and a high degree of socialization. This animal is directly contraindicated for a long time to be alone. Many breeders notice “dog” character traits in their pets – incredible devotion, sociability and ability to train. The Sphinx is one of the few cats that will respond and resort when they hear your name, not because you are holding a piece of sausage in your hands, but simply because you called. In addition, these are cats, similar to humans – they have natural fingers on their feet, and they prefer to sleep with sphinxes under the covers, resting their heads on the pillow. The Sphinx puts itself on a par with the owner, preferring equal relations, rather than the royal behavior inherent in cats. It is difficult to care for the sphinx Continue reading
7 misconceptions about sphynx cats Sphynx cats are perhaps the most unusual representatives of the pet cat kingdom. They seem to be some kind of alien creatures. There are many misconceptions about them that need to be resolved. Sphinxes – Egyptian cats In mythology, the sphinx is a monster with the body of a lion and the face and chest of a woman. The most famous statue of the Great Sphinx. According to the definition of Titus Flavius, a Roman scientist and writer, the Egyptian sphinx is a symbol of strength and mind: the lion’s body denotes strength, the human face – mind. Both the power and the mind are needed by the sphinx to guard the pyramids and temples full of treasures. Contrary to the associative opinion that cats – sphinxes – come from Egypt, the Aztecs first mentioned them. Continue reading
Hairlessness is a consequence of a sudden mutation manifested in different species of animals since ancient times. For the first time, naked cats were mentioned during the time of the Ascecs, and for the first time they were exhibited at exhibitions in 1924. These were naked cats from Mexico, which were covered with rare wool in winter.
Felinologists began to seriously breed naked cats in 1966, when in Canada, as a result of a spontaneous mutation in a litter, an ordinary domestic cat gave birth to one naked kitten named Prun. He then became the ancestor of the breed Canadian Sphynx. However, further breeding of sphinxes failed due to several reasons at once. Continue reading
Sphinxes can be adored, sphinxes can be avoided. But this wonderful breed will not leave anyone indifferent! Perhaps not a single cat breed has generated so many furious discussions, antagonism of opinions! But let’s set aside emotions, try to understand and accept the sphinx as it is. Moreover, the sphinxes are very popular among their admirers, many are eyeing the breed with interest. There are many questions on the sphinxes and in those letters that the author of these lines receives. Most recently, we have published an excellent article prepared by my colleague Anna Volok. Be sure to check it out! And a few noteworthy facts – in addition!
Probably, everyone knows that the sphinx is a hairless breed. This does not mean that cats are completely “naked” or “bald”: if you stroke the sphinx, you will get exactly the same tactile sensations as from contact with very soft suede. Continue reading
When I saw the bald cat for the first time, I was very surprised. But as soon as I took her in my arms, and for all my life I fell in love with this small warm miracle! The Sphinx cannot be called just a cat, it is a creature that came to us as if from another planet. This is a cat shock. The first shock you will experience when you first look at the sphinx. You will not remain indifferent! The second shock is the sensation of a hot body in your hands. Whoever ever picks up the sphinx will never let it out. What do we know about these amazing cats? The first historical mention of naked cats dates back to the time of the Aztecs. Later information about them was found in India and Morocco, as well as in Paraguay. Continue reading