Here is my "formal" hello :o)

Discussion in 'Introductions!' started by MikkiJean, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. MikkiJean

    MikkiJeanLairian

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2010
    Messages:
    214
    Likes Received:
    96
    Sphynx Bucks:
    $307.00
    Ratings:
    +96
    Hey everyone!
    I already posted on the site a bit, and actually had been observing a while before posting. I'm looking for a sphynx kitty to call my own. I have a furry boy, Louis (silent "s," Louie), who is a domestic short hair, orange tabby and I love him to pieces. But we both need another friend... a naked one:LOL:

    I have been researching for quite sometime now, but haven't yet found mine :Frown: A rescue would be more in my price range, but if I found the one I know I would fork over the cash! My problem with the breeders is I have read soooo many horror stories that I am scared to death to purchase a little sphynx. Does anyone know about breeders near KC or St Louis, MO??? Preferably KC, but my mom lives in STL so that is also possible. I wouldn't mind a few hour drive either, but I probably can't afford to have the kitty shipped. If anyone can help me out please let me know!

    All the rescues I have come across are too far away or have been scams. I did find one earlier, but my boyfriend and I weren't on the same page like I thought. We should be good now though.. I am ALWAYS looking at them!
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2010

  2. susi794

    susi794Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Messages:
    13,352
    Likes Received:
    12,430
    Location:
    Belding, Michigan
    Sphynx Bucks:
    $46,138.92
    Ratings:
    +12,611
    • Scary sphynx
    • Puppy
    • Red Sphynx
    • Pink Sphynx
    • Orange Sphynx
    Hope you find the one that's looking for you as we speak.....good hunting!
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • ckutkuhn7

      ckutkuhn7Banned

      Joined:
      Jan 16, 2010
      Messages:
      5,191
      Likes Received:
      2,873
      Sphynx Bucks:
      $43.00
      Ratings:
      +2,877
      Welcome to the lair! Took me what seemed like forever to find Snuffie. You'll find yours, All good things come in time. Goodluck in your search. I'm not famaliar with that area but I'm sure someone on here can help you.
       
      • Like Like x 2
      • holly_savage

        holly_savageBanned

        Joined:
        Mar 6, 2010
        Messages:
        1,229
        Likes Received:
        649
        Location:
        Hanover, Ontario
        Sphynx Bucks:
        $5.00
        Ratings:
        +649
        Hi and welcome to the lair...I have PM-ed you a breeder listing that sorts by state. Hope it helps.

        Just thought I'd share, it's where I found my babies!

        Good luck on your search and I hope you find your perfect sphynx.
         
        • Like Like x 2
        • Mews2much

          Mews2muchV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

          Joined:
          Jun 14, 2009
          Messages:
          4,564
          Likes Received:
          2,010
          Location:
          California
          Sphynx Bucks:
          $142.00
          Ratings:
          +2,011
          Be very careful I know many of the breeders in that area are bad.
          How much are you willing to spend?
           
          • Like Like x 2
          • MikkiJean

            MikkiJeanLairian

            Joined:
            Jun 5, 2010
            Messages:
            214
            Likes Received:
            96
            Sphynx Bucks:
            $307.00
            Ratings:
            +96
            Yeah, I've kind of gotten that feeling from a couple. I think one of the breeders (which was a hefty 5ish hour drive from here) was mentioned by somebody on here and they got a sick kitty from them or something.

            I know sphynx are expensive, but really 1000 is the absolute top of my budget, and that will make me stretch for a few months. That's why I've been trying to find a rescue.

            A breeder I contacted a while back emailed me yesterday saying she reduced the price of one of her boys to $900. That's good for my wallet, but why the reduced price?? She still has 3 kittens left that are 10 weeks old and I don't know how many were originally in the litter. She's also letting them go at 12 weeks... I thought they were supposed to be a few weeks older?
             
          • Mews2much

            Mews2muchV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

            Joined:
            Jun 14, 2009
            Messages:
            4,564
            Likes Received:
            2,010
            Location:
            California
            Sphynx Bucks:
            $142.00
            Ratings:
            +2,011
            There are a few breeder I do recommend but you would need to have the kitten shipped.
            My mentor might still have a altered male for $500
            Also you may ask me in a pm what breeders I trust.
            Look at the list Holly sent you also.
            If you have a question ask me.

             
          • MikkiJean

            MikkiJeanLairian

            Joined:
            Jun 5, 2010
            Messages:
            214
            Likes Received:
            96
            Sphynx Bucks:
            $307.00
            Ratings:
            +96
            Thanks! I will PM you!
             
          • Mews2much

            Mews2muchV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

            Joined:
            Jun 14, 2009
            Messages:
            4,564
            Likes Received:
            2,010
            Location:
            California
            Sphynx Bucks:
            $142.00
            Ratings:
            +2,011
            Ok
            It is better to be safe then sorry.


             
          • MikkiJean

            MikkiJeanLairian

            Joined:
            Jun 5, 2010
            Messages:
            214
            Likes Received:
            96
            Sphynx Bucks:
            $307.00
            Ratings:
            +96
          • Mews2much

            Mews2muchV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

            Joined:
            Jun 14, 2009
            Messages:
            4,564
            Likes Received:
            2,010
            Location:
            California
            Sphynx Bucks:
            $142.00
            Ratings:
            +2,011
            I wrote you back and gave you my email addy.
            Write me back there.
            My pms are full again.
             
            • Like Like x 2
            • marlene

              marleneV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

              Joined:
              May 14, 2010
              Messages:
              1,985
              Likes Received:
              1,864
              Location:
              Wakeman OH
              Sphynx Bucks:
              $51.00
              Ratings:
              +1,867
              Welcome MikkiJean and good luck finding your nudey. Just go slow, check out the breeders and remember that if a deal seems too good to be true - it usually is.

              As for the reduced price kitten, I can see that happening if the breeder still has 3 kittens not reserved at 10 weeks old, especially if they're expecting more babies soon. Plus the majority of the country is in a recession and people don't have the disposable income they had in the past, so I imagine kitten sales have been hit by it too.
               
              • Like Like x 4
              • apcolleen

                apcolleenSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

                Joined:
                Mar 26, 2010
                Messages:
                348
                Likes Received:
                161
                Location:
                Jacksonville,FL
                Sphynx Bucks:
                $380.00
                Ratings:
                +161
                Welcome :) I have family in KCMO and umm poo i forgot the other city.

                Good luck on the kitty search and hope reading here is helpful and funny! i know it cheers me up on bad nights lol
                 
                • Like Like x 2
                • Pretty Kitty

                  Pretty KittyLairian

                  Joined:
                  Dec 18, 2009
                  Messages:
                  163
                  Likes Received:
                  34
                  Location:
                  Moscow
                  Sphynx Bucks:
                  $369.00
                  Ratings:
                  +34
                  Hi and good luck!!
                  I looking for my first girl near mothe, but for second one i spended more then 6 monthes - and absolutely happy about her:ThumbsUp:
                  Your sphynx somwhere near you!
                   
                  • Like Like x 2
                  • klreese

                    klreeseV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

                    Joined:
                    Apr 26, 2010
                    Messages:
                    1,029
                    Likes Received:
                    717
                    Location:
                    Suburbs of Detroit, Michigan
                    Sphynx Bucks:
                    $341.00
                    Ratings:
                    +717
                    Welcome to the site and good luck on your hunt for the right naked baby.
                    Not all breeder stories are horrible. My breeder from Flint (area), Michigan was actually very nice to work with. and i have spoken to a breeder on the phone from WI, who was exteremly helpful with some questions i had related to the breed. Perhaps you can get some referrals to breeders from the site.
                    Also, keep a look out on criagslist and kijiji (and similiar sites). i found one of my babies on CL for free. Although i agree, i have found some scams on there as well. You get what you get with those type of sites.
                     
                    • Like Like x 2
                    • MissMySphynxBoys

                      MissMySphynxBoysGold Lairian Notable Member

                      Joined:
                      May 13, 2010
                      Messages:
                      3,509
                      Likes Received:
                      2,256
                      Sphynx Bucks:
                      $502.00
                      Ratings:
                      +2,259
                      I'm so glad you posted. As you already know Sphynx Lair members like to say hello. And we especially we love to help people in their search of a Sphynx. :ThumbsUp:

                      M2M is an excellent "go to person". You are off to a great start!
                       
                      • Like Like x 2
                      • Mug-ys mumma

                        Mug-ys mummaV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

                        Joined:
                        Jan 27, 2010
                        Messages:
                        1,219
                        Likes Received:
                        585
                        Sphynx Bucks:
                        $381.99
                        Ratings:
                        +585
                        Welcome to the Lair!!!

                        Good luck with your search...the purrfect baby will turn up just when the time is right!:BigSmile:

                        X
                         
                        • Like Like x 2
                        • Gadzukz

                          GadzukzV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

                          Joined:
                          Dec 2, 2009
                          Messages:
                          1,753
                          Likes Received:
                          1,219
                          Sphynx Bucks:
                          $36.00
                          Ratings:
                          +1,219
                          Welcome MikkiJean! There are sphynx quite often on here needing homes, also ask about retired breeders if you are not set on a kitten, those are generally less costly, and shipping really is not as expensive as you would think. Gummi flew from Wa, to SC for about 250. Good luck, I can't wait to see the pics of your new addition when you find it!:ThumbsUp:
                           
                          • Like Like x 2
                          • admin

                            adminAdministrator Staff Member

                            Joined:
                            Jan 13, 2009
                            Messages:
                            21,989
                            Likes Received:
                            14,048
                            Location:
                            USA
                            Sphynx Bucks:
                            $288,540.80
                            Ratings:
                            +18,101
                            • Pig
                            • Venus Fly trap
                            • Black Sphynx
                            • Skull head
                            Hi Mikkijean and welcome to Sphynxlair! Good luck on your search, im sure you will find a Sphynx eventually!:ThumbsUp:
                             
                            • Like Like x 4
                            • dreaming_in_colour

                              dreaming_in_colourBanned

                              Joined:
                              Apr 3, 2010
                              Messages:
                              1,307
                              Likes Received:
                              891
                              Location:
                              Toronto, ON Canada
                              Sphynx Bucks:
                              $12.00
                              Ratings:
                              +891
                              Welcome MikkiJean! Good luck on finding your Sphynx! When the time is right, the Sphynx that is meant to be your forever baby will come into your life!
                               
                              • Like Like x 2
                              • Bella07

                                Bella07Banned

                                Joined:
                                Apr 2, 2010
                                Messages:
                                2,078
                                Likes Received:
                                1,642
                                Sphynx Bucks:
                                $286.00
                                Ratings:
                                +1,642
                                Welcome to the site! The perfect Sphynx will come into your life when the time is right. Best of Luck!
                                 
                                • Like Like x 2
                                • kiennasmom

                                  kiennasmomV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

                                  Joined:
                                  Mar 7, 2009
                                  Messages:
                                  1,228
                                  Likes Received:
                                  902
                                  Sphynx Bucks:
                                  $15.00
                                  Ratings:
                                  +903
                                  I don't have any advice on breeders, but wanted to welcome you to the Lair! Good luck finding your naked baby:ThumbsUp:
                                   
                                  • Like Like x 2