Are all Sphynx descended from just one kitten, or were there more than one hairless kitten in the litter?
- No, all Sphynx are not descended from one cat. But the one hairless kitten that was born in Toronto was what prompted interest in creating the Sphynx as a breed. Other hairless kittens were born from the same mother that produced the first hairless cat, and then these were crossed with Devon Rex and other shorthaired cats. Other hairless kittens were found, born to shorthaired mothers, and these were incorporated in various Sphynx breeding programs. You can read more about the history of the Sphynx breed here.
- Yes, Sphynx are prone to waxy ears, because we have very little hair in our ears. My ears need to be cleaned regularly, just like the rest of me.
- I have one brother. His name is Merlin. He is living with my breeder and will be used in her breeding program when he is old enough. You can see photos of both of us at my breeder's web site.
- Sphynx come in all colours, including pointed colours. The only colours they don't come in are colours determined by the colouring of the hair, since we have none. You can learn more about Sphynx colours here.
- I weigh 7 lbs (3.175 kg). I have a very muscular build, like all Sphynx. The Cat Fanciers' Association Sphynx breed standard states: "The body is medium length, hard and muscular with broad rounded chest and full round abdomen. The rump is well rounded and muscular. Back line rises just behind the shoulder blades to accommodate longer back legs when standing. Boning is medium."
- My mom says that my skin feels like a warm chamois. Other people compare Sphynx skin to a suede-covered hot water bottle, or a warm peach or nectarine.
- I don't like it, but I tolerate it. I only start to meow if the bath is going on to long. Basically, I just stand in the sink with my dad holding my front paws while my mom washes me. After my bath, I get an extra serving of stinky goodness (my soft food - Almo Nature) for being good during my bath.
- If I was to be out in the sun, with no shade available, then the pink portions of my skin would burn, so yes, I would need sunscreen. Anytime I'm outside, however, I'm on my harness or in my stroller, so I have lots of shade available to be and I'm fully supervised.
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