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
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
It is hard to imagine a creature so little like all the familiar cat breeds. Who just do not call the sphinx. However, this is really a cat. And the prosaic “meow” does not fit in with its superexotic appearance. Almost everyone who first saw a cat of this breed experience a slight shock. But whatever your attitude towards the animal, you can never forget the sphinx or simply remain indifferent to it.
The hairless breed of cats was known, even in the days of the pharaohs of Egypt. Legend has it that the white, blue-eyed sphinx guarded Egyptian temples. It is believed that the Aztecs and ancient Mexico had hairless cats. But their appearance was different from the appearance of modern sphinxes. Continue reading