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Is my house too cold to adopt a sphynx?

Johanna Rae

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Hello there!

I am new to the forums and hopefully soon to be a new sphynx cat owner. Ny boy friend and I have been researching the breed and even visiting cats for a while now and feel ready to adopt.

My only concern is that the house we are renting is rather poorly insulated. Winter has hit in Chicago and at night the house can reach the low 60s.

We are currently working hard to better insulate the house and improve the heating, but I would hate to bring a naked kitty home to a place they would be unhappy.

I am prepared to leave lots of cat beds near heating vents, provide cozy sweaters, and even leave a sleep-timer-safe heated blanket around when we are away. My roommate is usually home curled up asleep in the warmest room of the house when we are at work, which I also think a cat would enjoy.

I would really appreciate any advice on whether or not you think this would be a happy home for a sphynx cat. Thank you so much in advance!
 

KitCatty

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They are pretty good at finding warm areas! Blankets, heating pads, beds and heaters. It also helps to buy sweaters! There are several people who make them specifically for Sphynx! Here is my boy in his jammies (just a small dog pj from pet supplies plus)
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CuryC

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I'm from Florida but we keep our house pretty cool, around 70 all year. My little guy is going to be coming home and while I don't have any clothes, I will get some if I think he's too cold. But I bought some blankets, and I have heated seats on the couch with an auto-timer...so he can be warm :)
Don't let the cool weather disturb your process. Everyone adapts :)
 

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Welcome! Your home will be purrfect for a sphynx -
No worries .. They are heat seekers -
Mine don't even want to use the K&H heated cat bed .
I live in Florida with AC on most of the year
My 4 actually prefer the cheapo $8 50x60 " soft throw blankets I pick up at Marshalls -
and they burrow on my bed under the comforter on their own

I tried a little heater but it was a fire hazard and overheated and fried! Good I was home!
Now I stick to throw blankets

Also kitty proof for life amd watch hot stove tops and driers they are known to go on and in

I have to put my kitties in the bedroom if I use the stove just to be safe

Lol they have me eating mostly salad or grilling outside all. Year
 

Anita Eccleston

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Hi there , loads of soft fleece , blankets throws , cozy little kitty beds , under your pullovers lol my bed always looks like a train wreck with blankets throws etc

Our naked babies will find nice cosy warm hiddie holes ,
My poor Cleo always as cold feet as we have wooden flooring
We actually got a thin layer of snow today whoop whoop .. won’t stick though
Massive hugs
Anita & Cleo xxx ❤️❤️❤️
 

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Hi there. My girl burrows under the blankets and stays very toasty. Clothes are great, but only use when you are around to supervise in case they get caught up on something.
I don’t use my heating in winter unless it’s really cold, but because I have lots of places for Rosie to snuggle, she always stays lovely and cosy.
You’ll have to get used to checking under blankets before flopping on the bed or settee, Justin case your little one is under there!
 

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I'm in Florida and when it gets to 70 inside, I turn on the heater. Yes, I'm a wimp when it comes to cold. Normally I keep the inside temp between 73-76 and my Sphynx STILL like to go under some cover. So my recommendation is to put throws in every room and on every piece of furniture. Buy them machine washable.
 

Johanna Rae

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@Johanna Rae , checking in for updates


Thanks again everybody for the advice!

I have been temperature gunning my floors regularly for the past week and found that there are lots of warm spots in the house in the 80s and 90s. I have been gathering heated blankets lots of fuzzy blankets, we visited a great litter of kittens Saturday and will adopting this little boy in 2-3 weeks!

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KitCatty

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Thanks again everybody for the advice!

I have been temperature gunning my floors regularly for the past week and found that there are lots of warm spots in the house in the 80s and 90s. I have been gathering heated blankets lots of fuzzy blankets, we visited a great litter of kittens Saturday and will adopting this little boy in 2-3 weeks!

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OH My! How handsome!!! Congratulations


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