Caring For Your Sphynx

Sphynx are an indoor cat, and require regular bathing and grooming.

You must be prepared to have a litter tray in the house for the duration of your cats life. If you are unwilling to ‘scoop the poop’ then an indoor cat such as a Sphynx is not the cat for you. Leaving doors & windows open will result in your Sphynx disappearing permanently. Sphynx have been bred for many generations to be an indoor cat and do not have the street skills or temperament or fur coverage to survive outside.They are likely to be run over by a car, attacked by a dog, or stolen as they are such a unique and rare breed.

DO NOT LET YOUR SPHYNX GET OUTSIDE OR LET IT GO OUTSIDE UNSUPERVISED!

Sphynx are intelligent, active & curious. They want to be with you, on you, or near you. You will never be alone or lonely with a Sphynx in your home.

Your Sphynx needs sunlight. You can take them outside on a harness & lead, or have an outside area that is catproof or a cat enclosure for short times outside. Please be aware that Sphynx will get sunburnt just like we do. They do feel the cold just as we would without any clothing on. They enjoy a warm house.

Some of the basic essentials are:

  • Bathe your Sphynx cat once a week/fortnight – they vary in their requirements
  • Clip the nails every 3-4 weeks
  • Clean the ears once a week or more if needed. Baby wipes and cotton buds are the best cleaning equipment.