THE SPHYNX CAT BREED
You'll learn what you need to know about the breed's grooming, diet, fitness, temperament, and history.
The Sphynx cat breed is generally referred to as a "hairless" cat. They don't seem to be hairless, but they are. A fine down coats their bodies. It feels like having a warm peach when you hold a Sphynx cat in your hands. Sphynx cats also have wrinkles, which is a unique feature. The areas with the most wrinkles should be around the elbows, behind the ears, and around the muzzle. A Sphynx cat's body is muscular and medium to wide in size. They may have whiskers or not. You should expect the whiskers to be separated and sparse when they do.
Sphynx Cat Personality & Temperament
Sphynx Cat Health & Care
The importance of grooming your Sphynx cat cannot be overstated. A normal cat's body oils are absorbed by its fur, but the Sphynx has no natural means of maintaining its skin's oil balance. Skin problems and oily furniture will result from not grooming your Sphynx. Bathing with gentle tear-free baby shampoo at least twice a month is adequate to keep their skin safe and prevent everyday dirt from 'caking up on their skin. Bathing your Sphynx too often can result in an increase in body oil production.
Sphynx cats, including bathing cats, need daily nail trimming and nail bed cleaning. When giving your cat a bath, we suggest that you do so. It's possible that you'll have to vacuum their nail beds at least once a week. Their ears must also be washed on a regular basis to remove the wax and dirt that accumulates due to the lack of hair in their ears.