Some believe that bald cats have come to us from another planet, but such a statement can hardly be considered correct. Do you want to know where such purrs came from and what are they? Then read this article.
A bit from the history of the
breed. For a long time, people have known bald cats. It is believed that these purrs served in the temples of the ancient Aztecs. Cats helped the Indians receive the blessing of the gods. In 1903, Francis Simpson in the "Book of Cats" described Mexican bald cats. Later, from all over the world, reports of these wondrous animals began to arrive. There have been cases when bald kittens were born to the simplest cats. For the first time the breed was registered in 1966.Then an unusual kitten appeared - a hairless one, and scientists became fired with a desire to bring out a new breed. Subsequently, its representatives will be called Canadian sphinxes. Unfortunately, at that time the felinologists made many mistakes in the breeding and keeping of such animals. Over t
This breed is the oldest of the bald - almost 40 years old. The Canadian Sphynx is a cat with a muscular, slender body, rounded croup and chest. The neck is long and the head is wedge-shaped. The tail is straight, mobile, there is a tassel. There are wrinkles on the body. There are different colors( one tone, bicolor, van, harlequin and others).
In 1986 in the city of Rostov-on-Don the first representatives of this branch of sphinxes appeared. The body is muscular, the limbs are straight, the nose is flat, the head is wedge-shaped. In winter, these cats may have fluff. There are different colors( black, white and others).
This branch of the breed appeared as a result of crossing the oriental cat and the Don Sphynx. It was created in 1994.The structure of the body of the purr is similar to representatives of rocks that are covered with wool. To the touch, like all the other sphinxes, a peterbald is hot. These cats are very attached to people. But when they have a bad mood, they should be avoided, otherwise you will be bitten or scratched. Although in general these animals are very calm and complaisant.
Representatives have a wedge-shaped head, a long nose, a slender, strong figure. Their limbs are thin, high, paws are elastic. The ears of such seals are large.
Many believe that, peterbold is a "bald" oriental cat.
The colors of these labels are different:
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Short-legged cats were obtained as a result of crossing Munchkin and the Canadian Sphynx. The body of these purrs is strong, it has small folds. The bambino has very beautiful almond-shaped eyes.
At the beginning of the twenty-first century, this branch of the breed began to exist( in Kiev).Levkoy turned out as a result of crossing Scottish fold and the Don Sphinx. At such a cat ears are bent, as a Scotsman. The outline of the body resembles a sphinx.
About this branch learned in 2006, but to this day the breed is not officially recognized. As a result of crossing the Don Sphynx and the American Curl, these bald cats turned out. Their name was acquired thanks to the ears - they give the animals a peculiar look.
Features of care for bald cats
These cats eat a lot, because they have a sufficiently rapid metabolism, which allows them to maintain high body temperature. Bald cats can freeze, so they like to sleep under a blanket with their beloved owner. In autumn and winter they will need clothes. Perhaps you will need to buy sweaters and jackets.
Sometimes these cats climb the battery to warm up. That the animal has not received burns, it is necessary to cover a radiator( or a fireplace) with something.
These creatures have very delicate and sensitive skin, it needs protection. Therefore, in the summer, when it is sunny and hot, it is necessary to watch, so that the pet is in the shade.
Wet children's wipes need to regularly wipe the skin of the animal, paying special attention to folds. Ears also need to be cleaned, otherwise they will accumulate dirt very quickly.
Connoisseurs of hairless breeds of the soul in their pets do not chajut and for a wonderful character can forgive them all. Such cats are attached to all family members, but they choose one person as their beloved host. Murliks very well understand the words, they react to the change of mood in the family.
Thanks to the cheerful and devoted nature of the sphinxes can be great companions for children.
Bald cats are very lonely. Therefore, it is recommended to keep them only to those who spend a lot of time at home.
How much do bald cats cost? For one representative of the breed( not an exhibition) you need to give about 15 thousand rubles. The exhibition bald kitten costs from 30 thousand and more. Although, of course, the cost may vary in different regions.
Bald cat: feedback from owners
Many owners believe that the Sphinx is the ideal animal for keeping in an apartment. These purrs by nature are very affectionate, kind and playful. Some representatives of the stronger sex say that bald cats( the sphinx of St. Petersburg and Don in particular) perfectly get along with men, they become real friends for them. Photographers say that it is a pleasure to shoot representatives of "bald" breeds. Graceful creatures are beautifully obtained in the photo.
A small conclusion
Now you know who bald cats are. Reviews of these wonderful creatures are only positive. Clever, gentle, affectionate( although temperamental), rather patient. Among the owners of such breeds there is a proverb that the sphinx is no longer a cat, but also not a dog. And all because these purrs are very attached to the owner and literally follow him on the heels, at every opportunity to get into knees or even shoulders. As a rule, problems with their content do not exist. The biggest advantage is that the owners call the absence of wool.