Sphynx Cats are Still Cats

I get lots of questions about Sphynx Cats. When I say lots I mean at least a dozen a day. Many of the questions make me wonder whether people are confused about whether Sphynx Cats and Sphynx Kittens are actually cats. Which, of course, they are.

That means that Sphynx cats can catch all the things that cats with a normal covering of hair can get.  They will do the things that cats with hair will do. They can be naughty and bad tempered if they are mistreated or bought up with bad manners. They can decide to change where and with whom they sleep (usually when there is someone new in the house). They can decide they don’t want to eat something for a while. They will kill whatever they can chase down, and they will play with whatever it is before they kill it.

Sphynx cats are mini carnivores that in nature would be out making a life for themselves catching small birds,rodents and insects and just because they have very short fur doesn’t mean those instincts don’t come with them. If you are in the market for a hairless cat or kitten then keep that in mind, they still have all of those cats instincts just like any other breed of cat.

Sphynx Cat Pierre


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4 Responses to “Sphynx Cats are Still Cats”

  1. Yup, Sphynx cats are cats, and as wonderfully fantastic as any cat. We love Sphynx cats on TCS and have quite a few owners on board!

  2. I couldn’t have found this post at a better time. I have been looking at adopting a Sphynx cat (if I can find somewhere that has them for adoption) and I was wondering about their temperament. So basically…Sphynx cats have the same as any other cat? Unpredictable? :)

  3. Hi Allison,

    Thanx for sticking up for the Sphynx!

    Though I can understand a person’s different reaction to the first time they see a Sphynx or any hairless cat, it gets kind of old when they think so differently about the Sphynx.

    Only difference is their skin care and dietary needs.

    People act like the Sphynx is an entirely different species for some reason even though they know it’s a domestic cat. Go figure, right?

    I like giving them baths and feeding them good food. I like pampering them.

    They get along with my other cats (with hair) quite well. They act and play about the same.

    Actually, they tend to bond stronger than most cats, which is a good thing!


    -Liz aka Hairless Cat Girl-

  4. Kucing says:

    They have no furr, how they can survive in the extremely cold weather like now???