Sphynx Cats are Still Cats

Vlad and Sphynx Sonya by Vlad | Last Updated: December 13, 2020

Sphynx Cat in dragon costume

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.