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brnsugarbaybie

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My tux boy is almost home!!!:BigSmile::BigSmile::BigSmile:
I've had 2 furry baybies in the past,and I always thought nobody cared about their kitties more than me. but in doing research in my quest for a baldie I realize that I did both of them a great dis-service in my ignorance of basic kitty needs. So tell me what do I need in regards to my baby boy to get him started correctly.
 

Mews2much

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I have a black and white sphynx also.
You need to feed a good food.
Sphynx are different then any other breed.
They are very sweet cats and very friendly.
You will need to give him a bath once a week or every 2 weeks.
You will need to clean his ears and nails.
Sphynx get oil in the ears and claws.
You can use q-tips for the ears and make up remover or baby wipes for the nails.
This site is coming out with sphynx shampoo soon that I am sure will be good for baths.
I use sphynx shampoo or burts bees for baths.
How old is your sphynx?





 

laurame

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Oh its not just a cat trust me!! LOL!! I've had cat for a long time and Sphynx kitties are like no other :) Ask anyone on here. They are part dog, part monkey, part human the list can go on and on. Welcome to a whole new world. M2M gave you a pretty good list. I would start with that. Good luck and have fun with your new baby. I would love to see pics!!
 

ypvsypvs

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Hi and welcome.

They also don't mind a cozy place to crawl into. :BigSmile:
 

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NakedNinja

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Congratulations!

Just be prepared to have a little naked person following you everywhere you go, wanting to "help" with everything you do. They're awesome!
 

MissMySphynxBoys

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No need to try to stay cool around us! <Squeal> You are getting your first Sphynx!
Congratulations and welcome to Sphynx Lair.
 

Gullivers Keeper

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No need to stay cool around here!!! I still get excited when I'm almost home to see my kitties and my Husband (in that order :LOL: ) I've had Gulliver for over a year and Bacon a few month and they still make me drive just a littler faster home so I can spend just a little more time with them all...
 

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Hello brnsugarbaybie and welcome to Sphynxlair! No you have it wrong like Sphynxlair's logo up above says "If It's got Hair, It's Just a Cat!" LoL (no pun intended!) Good luck and enjoy the site!:ThumbsUp:
 

susi794

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Tammy and your furries are all beauties! Enjoy all the love--there's nothing quite like it.
Nofuratu is such a great blogger--he and his mommy will be happy to hear you find his beauty secrets helpful!
 

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Welcome to the lair :)

They insist on drinking out of your cup, and think any food you have is theirs!

I always thought it was just Pooner and I've learned from this forum that you are right they all insist on drinking out of our cups!! Silly Sphynxs!! :Wink:
 

sphynxie

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Welcome to the lair! It is very exciting when you are waiting for your naked baby to arrive:BigSmile: Their needs are similar to a regular cat but higher maintenance. They need to be safe, warm, fed a good quality food and cleaned regularly. There are many threads on this site with great info- enjoy and please post pics soon:BigSmile:
 
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You are not alone... it is so very exciting - congrats to you! I am also eagerly awaiting bringing my baby home, but I've got a ways to go yet - end of Feb to be exact... so in the meantime, I get to live vicariously through all the new mamas & papas on the forum :)
 

marlene

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Welcome to the lair! Another important thing is to tell your vet to avoid using Ketamine (it's a type of anesthesia). Ask them to use propofol or isoflurane instead. Also let them know that it isn't unusual for sphynx temperatures to run 1-2 degrees higher than "normal" kitties. Have fun while you wait!
 
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