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Another piece of advice from a lovely follower!

I think that your discussion on choosing the right breeder is really great, and everything you said about being SUPER-prepared is A+. But it’s also important to remember that sphynx breeding is an inherently fraught business, since breeding for any recessive trait increases risk of all sorts of complications, even at the best of times. 

It may require more patience and time, but it might be worth looking into species-specific rescues, which have lots of lovely (older)babies who need new homes! Also, kittens don’t always reveal their temperaments… my old roommate’s hell-kitten can attest!

A quick search turned up a few choices: purebredcatrescue.org, sphynxrescue.org, sphynx.rescueme.org

— emilyonthewall

creepgiirl asked: Do you know of any one selling a sphynx?

rose-apology:

fuckyeahhairlesscats:

I don’t know your location, so locally for you? Nope. If you are serious about owning a sphynx, I’d really hope you take a look into breeders near you, google is a good place to start. As with ANY animal, a new pet is a lot of work. If you aren’t willing to look for one, you probably shouldn’t own one.

A good place to start to find reputable breeders would be the CFA website - the Cat Fancier’s Association. I found a cattery through there that I plan on adopting through when I am able to. 

Also, don’t be discouraged if you have to adopt from far away. My friend breeds sphynx cats and is driving one to his new home in another state next month!

Thank you for your input.

acceptingamerican asked: How much is a reasonable price to pay for adopting a sphynx? I know the kittens usually go for about $1000, but what about cats that are older and looking to be rehomed?

warrenthesphynx:

fuckyeahhairlesscats:

100% depends on what you are looking for. Most I have seen have been around that price, but if you want a show cat with a long lineage, pay more. Older cats who are retired from breeding and such usually are less. So I don’t have a firm answer for this. I’m sure you can find one from free-$5,000+

Honestly, if the price of the cat is a concern, DON’T get one. They need beds, foods, shots, (clothing if you live in cold climates), toys, etc..

Yep. The cost of caring for another life is expensive. Sphynx are definitely no exception. For a very basic example, after spending just about $3000 on emergency and follow up vet care for Warren’s urinary blockage and subsequent issues last year, I now spend $31 a week on just his wet prescription food. That $3000 came from my student loans from graduate school, which are now in forbearance. So, like, if money is that big of a concern, wait until money isn’t a concern. 

Addendum: I don’t mean this to sound bitchy. I re-read it after I posted and I can see that it might come off that way. That’s not my intention. It’s just a really big deal!

Followers considering adopting a sphynx… PLEASE make sure you’re ready

acceptingamerican asked: How much is a reasonable price to pay for adopting a sphynx? I know the kittens usually go for about $1000, but what about cats that are older and looking to be rehomed?

ibelieveinsilence:

fuckyeahhairlesscats:

100% depends on what you are looking for. Most I have seen have been around that price, but if you want a show cat with a long lineage, pay more. Older cats who are retired from breeding and such usually are less. So I don’t have a firm answer for this. I’m sure you can find one from free-$5,000+

Honestly, if the price of the cat is a concern, DON’T get one. They need beds, foods, shots, (clothing if you live in cold climates), toys, etc..

warrenthesphynx already added a comment but I definitely agree.
Sphynx cats can be very expensive not only to purchase but to maintain. I feed Noa wet and dry grain-free food. They have delicate systems so sometimes finding the food that works best for them can be costly. On top of that, you need to keep your thermostat set high and/or provide your sphynx baby with some clothing. Think: If you would be cold walking around naked in your house, then they are cold too.

As far as the price for rehoming sphynx cats, it definitely depends on their age and their needs. Sometimes cats are being rehomed because they require a special diet or medicine. Sometimes they don’t get along with other animals and require A LOT of attention. As for kittens… PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do your research on the breeder. Look up the breeder’s information, ask to visit their house/cattery, read reviews, ask about temperment, ask about papers. I cannot stress this enough. Honestly if you see a sphynx baby going for anything less than 1K (and that’s probably pushing it) I would be concerned. Raising sphynx babies is very expensive and rarely do breeders come out even at the end of the day. If you want quality and a healthy baby, make sure you do your research!

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buymefoodxoxo asked: How many hairless cats do you own?

blessed-are—the-forgetful:

fuckyeahhairlesscats:

I do not have one, I am simply an admirer. Eventually I will be a proud sphynx mama.

You don’t “own” sphynx cats. They own you.

Seriously though. They’re family. You don’t own family.

THIS.

creepgiirl asked: Do you know of any one selling a sphynx?

I don’t know your location, so locally for you? Nope. If you are serious about owning a sphynx, I’d really hope you take a look into breeders near you, google is a good place to start. As with ANY animal, a new pet is a lot of work. If you aren’t willing to look for one, you probably shouldn’t own one.

Little Lady Isis 

Little Lady Isis 

So much sass. Hairless cats have the best personalities.

So much sass. Hairless cats have the best personalities.

First litter was two girls, they were so sweet. 

First litter was two girls, they were so sweet. 

buymefoodxoxo asked: How many hairless cats do you own?

I do not have one, I am simply an admirer. Eventually I will be a proud sphynx mama.

This is one of the kittens from my cats first litter. She was tooooo photogenic.

This is one of the kittens from my cats first litter. She was tooooo photogenic.

acceptingamerican asked: How much is a reasonable price to pay for adopting a sphynx? I know the kittens usually go for about $1000, but what about cats that are older and looking to be rehomed?

100% depends on what you are looking for. Most I have seen have been around that price, but if you want a show cat with a long lineage, pay more. Older cats who are retired from breeding and such usually are less. So I don’t have a firm answer for this. I’m sure you can find one from free-$5,000+

Honestly, if the price of the cat is a concern, DON’T get one. They need beds, foods, shots, (clothing if you live in cold climates), toys, etc..

Charlie

Charlie