Cats have always been one of the most adorable and lovable pets. They are carefree, playful and sometimes reserved. But there is also the breed that stands out from the group. Sphynx Cats are a strange breed. They are hairless. Yes, this breed was developed in the 1970s by crossbreeding hairless cats and Rex Cats, Even if they are friendly and social, their wrinkled face, bug eyes and two-three inches high ears are not a pleasant thing to see. Actually, Sphynx Cats are not entirely furless; they have a very thin layer of hair on their skin. They eat a lot and need regular bathing. Yes! Cleanliness is a must. Cats are always cute. All cats are cute. But not this one. What makes this cat different from its other species is the complete lack of hair. It looks as though it is the skin of a wrinkly old man. Even as a kitten, these cats do not look very adorable.
While it may look like these cats are created in some sort of lab, which is partially true as these species were natural mutations that took place in Minnesota and Canada. It is one of the ugliest animals among cat species. The body of the sphynx cats runs at a higher temperature and it requires almost 2 to 2.5 times more food than any other breed to keep their body heat up. You need to keep them warm, so find a suitable place for them in the home and you need to be very careful they should not go out directly in the sunlight because they can’t handle the sun’s harmful rays and sunburn extremely easily.
The Sphynx cat is known for its lack of coat. Hairlessness in cats is a natural occurring gene mutation; however, the Sphynx cat, as a breed, was developed through selective breeding, starting in the 1960s.
Sphynxes are known for their extroverted behavior. They display a high level of energy, intelligence, curiosity, and affection for their owners. They are one of the more dog-like breeds of cats, frequently greeting their owners at the door and friendly when meeting strangers;
The standard for the Sphynx differs between cat associations such as The International Cat Association (TICA), Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFE) and Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA).