Curious, mischievous and affectionate.
Where I'm From
Hairless cats have been recorded throughout history, but the Sphynx is a relatively modern breed dating back to the 1960's.
What I Look Like
Instead of hair Sphynx have a layer of fine down, and chamois like skin.
Wrinkles are a desirable trait in this breed and are most noticeable around the shoulders, ears and muzzle.
Sphynx have fine boned muscular bodies with slender legs and a long tapering tail.
How I Act
This breed has a lot of energy and they are excellent climbers, seeking out high places to explore.
They are fond of challenging toys such as puzzle toys or chaser toys that will keep them engaged.
This highly social cat requires a lot of attention and if you are not at home during the day, a second Sphynx is a good idea so they can keep each other company.
Am I the pet for you?
This breed loves to snuggle up to stay warm and enjoys being held.
They make great pets for families with children and cat-friendly dogs.
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