I sometimes look at the search terms that bring people to the Sphynx Cat Blog. Someone very recently got here by searching for “$100 Sphynx Cats” and when i saw that my heart broke. They aren’t the only people that are looking for a cheap Sphynx cat either. I see “free hairless cat”, “cheap Sphynx kittens” and “Can I get a Sphynx Cat for under $200″ type searches all the time. It is is so sad that they end up on my blog because I talk about how much it costs to feed my 3 for a week or how expensive vets and medication bills are.
If you are reading this post because you want a cheap Sphynx kitten or cat then I have the following to say to you.
If you can’t afford the asking price of a reputable breeder then you aren’t going to be able to look after the Sphynx once you have it.
They eat more than normal cats = higher food bills
They require more heat that normal cats = higher power bills
They have grooming requirements = time and money
And although you can rescue a Sphynx cat (and I would love all the Sphynxes that need rescuing to always go to a loving and caring home) only experienced Sphynx owners should really take on the task of rescue. Many rescue Sphynxes come with pre-existing conditions (because they are often old) or have been living in less than ideal conditions that can cause mental and physical issues.
Buying from a reputable breeder at the full price should also mean you get a health guarantee included in your purchase contract. That protects you, the breeder and your cat.
I can’t think of anything more heart breaking than buying from a kitten mill only to see your little baby die because it was not bred properly.
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