Cat Breeds- Sphynx Cat Breed
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The intriguing Sphynx cat never fails to draw a reaction from people. Some love
the bald, wrinkled look of this unique cat, while other people may be less
than enthusiastic. Sphynx cats have very soft skin and are so warm to the touch
that you just want to cuddle up with them. The Sphynx toes are like fingers and
they use them that way as they investigate and play with everything that takes
their curiosity. The wrinkled faces remind you of the wisdom we all gather with
age while their big ears and lemon-shaped eyes give this cat a unique look.
Their rounded Buddha-like bodies bring a smile to the face.
Sphynx come in a variety of colors, including solid, particolor, tabby, and
tortoiseshell. Their color is viewed on the pigment of the skin and on the few
hairs (down) they have. Perhaps their second most distinguishable feature is
their huge ears, frequently more than 2 or 3 inches in height. The Sphynx cat
also has an open and sweet expression, greatly facilitated by the large lemon
shaped eyes. This is a sturdy medium-boned, athletic and highly muscular cat.
The belly of the Sphynx should give the appearance of having recently eaten a
large meal. Because of their friendly nature, Sphynx cats often make excellent
show cats as they are highly accepting of new people and easy to handle. Because
of their lack of absorbent coat, Sphynx tend to get oily and need to be bathed
often, but they are not hypo-allergenic. While some individuals with allergies
find they are not allergic to Sphynx, others discover they are allergic but
usually to a lesser extent.
The Sphynx is an inquisitive, intelligent, and extremely friendly cat
breed. The term "Velcro lap cat" used to describe the desire of the Sphynx to be
on you all the time, is very accurate. Sphynx cats love to greet every new
person visiting the home, and most get along well with dogs and other pets.
Because of their lack of hair, Sphynx have a tendency to get cold but they are
intelligent enough to find a warm place, like a sunny window, or under a
blanket with their owners. Sphynx are highly active and will entertain
themselves for hours and some Sphynx even fetch toys. Many Sphynx owners
describe their cats as elf-like or childlike due to their inquisitive and
intelligent nature. Sphynx are loyal and dedicated to their owners and make very
affectionate companions for everyone.