I have recently brought home my new boy sphynx. He is a year and a half old and despite his many problems getting used to my house.. a complete sweetheart. There is one difficult problem though. He will NOT stop making extremely loud calls and whines. I have had a sphynx before and it's nothing I am really used to hearing, and I have no idea what to do about it. In the beginning it seemed that it was a nighttime behavior.. howling in the evenings around bedtime. Then, it progressed to howling before we go to bed.. and now it seems like he falls into these howling sprees more and more frequently. His howls don't sound leisurely but more panicked and freaked out. Like I am dunking him in water or something. My first thought was maybe it is attention based.. but when I try to pick him up he just runs away and continues howling. For a while I had a bathroom system in which I would put him there if he refuses to be quiet, and that would work out pretty good. But in these last few days it seems that he gets out of the bathroom and is WORSE than before and it breaks my heart to keep in the bathroom so often. I don't know what I should do about this. Today he spent most of his time howling near the kitchen. He got into my high up cabinets and all over my dishes. I give him plenty of food! two different dry varieties and canned! I am so stumped and really just want this to work. Ben and I have been taking turns being the "positive one" but I'm afraid there will be a day to come where we both are so angry we just throw him out the window In his previous home.. He had 2 cats and a litter of kittens living with him. There were cages that I think they were kept in.. (not sure how long each day?) and when I took him home I was given a can of his normal wet food.. and from the size of it- he was eating ALOT of food each day. Another thing is- when I visited him in his home (2 times) he definitely was quiet. very quiet. I had to ask the owner if he ever talks.. He was ALSO just neutered about 10 days ago.. So possibly hormonal? Please let me know if anyone has any idea. I really want to keep him but I am also extremely concerned about others complaining to my landlord if the noise doesn't stop.