Sphynx Cats for Sale in Scotland
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The Sphynx breed of cat is instantly recognisable because of his distinct lack of fur! His skin actually has the texture of chamois-leather and he’s not entirely bald either – he actually sports very soft, fine hair and is super-soft to the touch!
Hairless cats have been reported throughout history, however, the Sphynx was specifically bred from the 1960s initially by combining two different sets of hairless felines in North America, which were bred to shape the Sphynx as we know it today!
Although their hair-free bodies appeal to certain tastes, these kind of cute, yet simultaneously ugly cats are extremely loveable, affectionate and intelligent. They are quite dog-like in their behaviour and will greet their owners at the door and any visitors to the home.
The Sphynx is in fact quite the extrovert and this is what makes him a popular character with single people, couples and families alike.
Many a celeb has been known to be owned by a Sphynx including Jennifer Aniston, Lada Gaga and the lead singer of Aerosmith, Steve Tyler, to name but a few!
If you’re looking for a Sphynx Cat for sale in Scotland, then you should know that this is a cat like no other. The Sphynx is never aloof, uncaring and indifferent like some other breeds. Make no mistake, he is a cat that loves attention and he’s usually at the centre of it!
An extrovert in every sense of the word, the Sphynx loves his humans and he will provide comedy throughout his life as he goes about his business providing entertainment and doing anything for a bit of a laugh!
The Sphynx likes to play and will adopt anyone who likes to play with him, forming a strong bond with that person. He’s a quick learner too, taking on both simple and complex commands, he likes to learn new tricks and show-them off to anyone who will pay attention. The loveable Sphynx is also laid back and not bothered about children tearing about the place at volume; he will happily join in the fun!
Owners should aim to keep interactive cat toys around the home to give the Sphynx mental stimulation keep boredom at bay.
Description of the Sphynx
Bald, wrinkly and rather oddly shaped with a bit of a pot-belly, the Sphynx is an acquired taste, however, people are attracted to his unusual physique and his loveable personality.
The Sphynx is a bit like a peach with his light dusting of downy fur, but to cuddle him is a pleasure with his soft skin and light covering of fur on his nose, toes and ears.
The Sphynx has a broad body and a rounded belly shape, but he should not be fat. He has firm, muscular legs and oval pads for feet, which seem springy and make the Sphynx look like he is walking on air. Facially, the Sphynx has a wedged shaped head with wide cheekbones and almond shaped eyes. Sphynx kittens are born with lots of wrinkles, however, they will soon grow out of some of them.
The Sphynx comes in lots of colours with his skin the colour that a normal cat’s fur would be. Sphynx colours include black, red, chocolate, tabby patterns, mink patterns, bi-coloured and with pointed markings.
If you’re looking for a Sphynx kitten for sale in Scotland, it’s worth knowing that they can live between 9 and 15 years old. It’s fair to say that he will be a popular character in the home!
If you’re looking for a Sphynx kitten for sale in Scotland, then you should know that he’s a high-energy feline! He’s a bit of an acrobat and excellent at balancing and climbing. The Sphynx is also a cat with a sense of humour and enjoys a carry-on with his humans!
That said, he’s a well behaved little cat and most affectionate!
If kept as an indoor pet, the Sphynx needs to be given lots to do and plenty of places to hide. He will also need lots of little places to nap as he loves to cat-nap during the day too.
The Sphynx needs almost no brushing at all due the fact that he has little hair, however, owners should take care of his skin. This is due to the fact that other cats would have oils on their skin that would be secreted into their fur to keep the skin balanced. Conversely, the Sphynx doesn’t have a natural way of keeping this oil balance and he will need a bath once per week to keep his skin healthy! The Sphynx is also prone to sunburn so it’s probably best if he’s kept as an indoors cat. He will also need to have his ears cleaned on a regular basis so that wax doesn’t build up and cause infection. Cats are also prone to ear mites and prevention is easier than cure simply by looking after their ears.
The adult Sphynx should be fed small meals several times per day. His lack of body hair means he can be quite a cold cat who uses much of his energy to heat his body. This means that he has a high metabolism and should be fed as such. For all his posh-looks, he is not a fussy eater and will gladly eat, fish, chicken and cat food – canned and kibble! Drinking water should always be available as with any other pet.
Cost of Keeping a Sphynx
If you’re looking for a Sphynx cat for sale in Scotland, you should expect to pay in the region of £250 to £1000 for a kitten from a reputable breeder.
To keep a sophisticated Sphynx in your life will cost an average of £30 to £60 per month. This allows for all grooming, insurance, feeding, spaying/neutering and vaccination costs.