The Sphynx cat was the first hairless cat. It was developed back in the 1960s through selective breeding. It is characterized by the generally hairless coat.
Some Sphynx cats, however, have broken or whole whiskers while others have none at all.
- Scientific Name: Felis Catus
- Length: Medium size
- Height: Medium size
- Weight: 8 to 11 Lbs (Male), 6 to 8 Lbs (Female)
- Lifespan: 20 years
- Fun Facts: They are covered with a thin layer of fuzz and are not completely hairless.
Although they are hairless, the Sphynx cat has skin markings in the color that their fur would have been. They also have the regular cat markings.
Despite the fact that they do not have hair, they require grooming to maintain a healthy skin. The Sphynx cat produces oils which are not absorbed or evenly distributed since they do not have fur.
It is therefore important to use cat wipes every week to wipe them. You also need to wash them once a month with warm water.
Their grooming also requires ear cleaning since they produce more wax than regular cats do.