Sphynx Cat Breed Profile


Among the endearing traits of the Sphynx is that they are curious, cuddly, affectionate, intelligent, and mischievous.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of cat is great with families with children provided the children take care not to accidentally injure the cat due to its hairless nature.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of cat is around 9 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of cat is around 8 to 15 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of cat include but are not limited to weather sensitivity due to its lack of a thick fur coat.

Housebreaking and Shedding

This breed of cat comes litterbox trained at around 8 weeks of age. The Sphynx Cat is doesn't necessarily shed so much as they have body oils that buildup on their skin. This buildup requires a bath once per week.

Best Owner Compatibility

Can be suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has lots of love and attention to give and tons of toys to play with. This breed of cat likes to have a playmate in the form of another cat.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of cat are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of cat is around $1,100+ per cat. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

Not usually noisy unless their food is late or they want attention. If you don't give them attention when they want it, cats will always find a way to let you know.

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