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Sphynx-- What Special about this Curious Cat without Fur

The main distinguishable feature of Sphynx is the lack of fur. We can't even recognize it as a cat without fur. The cute fur making a cat pretty lovely. Even the scary skin tone may make worries among one in ten, Sphynx is more special to the pet world.

The very first naked cat to be recorded was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1996. This little kitten named “Prune” would lead to the discovery of the genetic mutation responsible for the absence of fur.

The majority of Sphynxes have a thin, barely visible layer of fuzz on their body. Others have a few strands on their neck, eyes, at the bottom of their tails, or on their digits. The skin seems like a chamois leather and we can feel it while touching on it's body. 

The hairless skin will produce huge amount of sebum and the washing needed properly. It's salivary and sebaceous secretions can lead to allergenic to others. And the exposure to sun is another thing, which could damage it's skin.


The ears of this breed is noteworthy. Sharp and big ears will catch the first sight in this animal. They have a medium-size build with an average lifespan of 8 to 14 years. Their bone structure and musculature are well-developed. They have a large chest which gives them somewhat of a bulldog-like appearance. Their tail similar to a mouse's. 

Sphynx has a serious look on it's face seems like unfriendly and curious. But the real Sphynx is They are highly intelligent, playful, energetic and very friendly type. Since Sphynx is a rare type and single more attention are needed for it due to the possibility of departing to other cats. 

However, Sphynx cats are expensive because apart from the fact that they are purebred, they are also hard to find. The demand for sphynx cats is quite high.This pedigreed cat could cost you anywhere around $300 to $3000, depending on its quality.

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