7 misconceptions about sphynx cats (part 2)
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 Thanks to an enviable metabolism, sphinxes are distinguished by excellent appetite and at the same time a complete lack of finicky. But there are pitfalls here – unlike the usual cat breeds, the sphinx rarely leaves the bowl half empty, so you need to feed it portionwise and very carefully to prevent overeating. Particular attention should be paid to the ears of the animal – increased secretion provokes the accumulation of plaque faster than in an ordinary cat. Some veterinarians, not knowing the specifics of the breed, begin to treat the cat for an ear tick, so be careful and warn the doctor about the characteristics of your pet known to you. The rest of the sphinx is much easier to care for and maintain than long-haired cats. It does not leave wool on clothes and is characterized by high cleanliness. Weak immunity and health. Elongated proportions, curved forepaws and lack of hair give the impression of being gentle and defenseless, including viruses and infections. Add here the stereotype about the good health of purebred cats and the weakness of purebred cats, and you will get the myth that you will not leave the veterinarian’s office with the sphinx. In fact, the immunity of the sphinx is not inferior to the immunity of the yard Vaska, and even vice versa. Elevated body temperature helps to quickly deal with viruses and infections. Even if the sphinx has a cold, it will recover quite quickly. Do not be afraid to arrange your pet physical exercises – playing with a fishing rod, balls and in feline complexes will strengthen the body and help maintain the health of the sphinx. Sphinx – a hypoallergenic cat. Many allergy sufferers who dream of having a pet at home choose sphynx, arguing that there is no hair. In fact, the main cause of allergies to cats is not wool, but allergenic protein, which is found in saliva, secretions of the sebaceous glands and particles of the epidermis of the animal. Symptoms can be reduced because the sphinx is less likely to lick and does not leave allergens along with hair throughout the apartment, but this does not mean that the reaction will be completely absent. If you decide to get a bald pet and make sure that the reaction to it is not as intense as that of fluffy cats, remember a few simple rules. First, intact males produce more allergen than neutered males. Secondly, dark cats produce significantly more allergens than light cats. And thirdly, cats produce more allergen than cats. In fact, not a single cat breed is hypoallergenic, so you need to select a pet individually.