Sphynx (aka Canadian Hairless) cats are a rare type of cat with extremely
little fur, or at most a short fuzz over its body, and no whiskers (vibrissae).
The skin of the Sphynx cat is the color their fur would be, and all the usual cat marking
patterns (solid, point, van, tabby, tortie, etc) may be found in Sphynx too.
The Sphynx cat is actually quite well-muscled and robustly
healthy, with a few obvious weaknesses. It is important to keep a Sphynx warm
and free from drafts, especially as kitten, since have no more
protection from cold than a naked human would. Sphynx cats are also prone to
sunburn and sunstroke because they lack the normal protection of fur. . As pets,
the Sphynx cat is notably more social than "normal" cats, and happier to be
handled, but also require more maintenance including weekly bathing and
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