But still, the vast majority of sphinxes are completely bald, so you need to carefully monitor the temperature in the room. Drafts and dampness must not be allowed, otherwise the cat may catch a cold. Normal for these cats can be considered normal room temperature – 20-25 degrees. Sphinxes are very fond of basking in the sun. Being in the sun for a long time, a cat can tan, and its creamy skin will turn into chocolate. But to allow a cat to receive such a dose of ultraviolet radiation is by no means impossible. The delicate skin of the sphinx, like human skin, can get a sunburn. Heat-loving sphinxes can burn their delicate body near a hot battery or fireplace, so watch them carefully, as if you were watching a small child. If it’s cold at home, you can even dress the sphinx in a warm jumpsuit. Usually bald cats don’t mind a warm suit, and some just love to dress up! As these cats sweat, they should be bathed regularly in warm water with a mild baby shampoo. By the way, they are very positive about this procedure. They bathe the sphinxes about once every two weeks. Continue reading
Like some other hairless cat breeds, the Canadian Sphynx arose as a result of chance – a genetic mutation. One day, a cat nicknamed Elizabeth had an unusual hairless kitten, which was named Prun. It happened in Canada in 1966. The owners crossed it with cats of various breeds, however, the mechanism of the absence of hair was not fully fixed, since the gene was recessive.
However, success came along with the birth of another bald kitten in another state – he was born in Waden, Minnesota, and received the name Epidermis, which directly indicates the main feature of the pet. He was crossed with the same hairless cat from Z. Stardust cattery, which was a real breakthrough. About 10 years have passed between the appearance of Prun and Epidermis, and, it can be said, they can be considered the “fathers” of the breed. Continue reading
Canadian Sphynx Hairless cats undoubtedly attract attention with their unusual, exotic appearance. The huge popularity of these animals is not accidental. Sphinxes – artificially bred breed for decorative purposes. The causes of hair loss in the ancestors of these exotic cats are not clear, it is believed that this is some single mutation that the breeders supported by crossing bald cats with short-haired counterparts. At the moment, the breed is in the process of formation and does not have common standards.
In addition to its unusual appearance, the Canadian Sphynx has many features that distinguish it from short-haired and long-haired counterparts.
If you take the sphinx in your arms, its body temperature will seem elevated. And there is. Normal body temperature for cats of this breed is 38-39 degrees. Continue reading
The Canadian Sphynx is so different from a cat, in our usual sense, that you don’t even know what surprises and attracts the most about it. Firstly, of course, he is naked with everything, he has absolutely no hair, but he is covered with a little fluffy, as inconspicuous as that of a peach. And that’s great. When you stroke it, your hand does not “stick” to it, but as if touching soft suede. Secondly, because of his “nakedness”, the Canadian seems very hot, much hotter than a regular “woolly” cat. So, the Canadian Sphinx is a “hot” North American guy, and since he is “naked”, you can clearly see his sculptured, well-developed muscles. And if you add on this innate grace, good jumping ability, courage and a desire for leadership, you get just the same Indiana Jones. Well, of course, the name itself – the Sphinx, immediately provokes an association: pyramids, sand, treasures of Ancient Egypt. Only, unlike the hero of Harrison Ford, he is not looking for treasure, because the Canadian Sphinx is a treasure in itself. Continue reading
Of all the many breeds of cats, sphinxes occupy a special place. When talking about these cats, they mean the full range of hairless cats. These are Canadian sphinxes, Don and St. Petersburg sphinxes, Mexican sphinxes and other varieties of hairless cats. Hairless mutations of cats periodically appear in different parts of our vast world and unfortunately some of them disappear without leaving a trace in history. However, breeders in felinology do not miss their chance, which is generously given to them by chance and use the sphinxes to obtain new breeds of hairless cats. The popularity of Canadian Sphinxes is staggering these days. Perhaps this is due to their extravagant appearance. Perhaps because of a curious and balanced nature. And perhaps because of the mystical associations that generously endow the Canadian sphinxes, calling them moon moons or aliens in the cat’s world. However, this was not always the case with hairless cats! Continue reading