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One or Two Spynx

Roscoe

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Hi,

A bit of background, I've recently bought a new home and have been thinking about getting a cat, I've done plenty of research and come to the conclusion that a spynx would be a really good match. They're not a cat I would have previously considered but the more I learn about them the more I think they'd be a really good fit, I also appreciate they need a lot more hands on care than some of the more low maintenance breeds and am fully prepared for all of that.

My one concern is whether it would be better to get one or two, that may sound flippant but I'm thinking about it from the cats' perspective. I work from home so the cat would rarely be on its own, however, there are times when I need to go. into the office work or, you know, see friends, so realistically there will be times when the cat may have to be alone for 8 hours or so, though they would be relatively few and far between. I have interactive toys/cat trees set up but I also appreciate Sphynx are very bright and very sensitive cats and don't like the idea of one getting upset or anxious on the rare times I am away. But it's possible I may just be over thinking it?

Any feedback from people who have one or two (or more) would be most welcome.

Thank you.
 

admin

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Hi,

A bit of background, I've recently bought a new home and have been thinking about getting a cat, I've done plenty of research and come to the conclusion that a spynx would be a really good match. They're not a cat I would have previously considered but the more I learn about them the more I think they'd be a really good fit, I also appreciate they need a lot more hands on care than some of the more low maintenance breeds and am fully prepared for all of that.

My one concern is whether it would be better to get one or two, that may sound flippant but I'm thinking about it from the cats' perspective. I work from home so the cat would rarely be on its own, however, there are times when I need to go. into the office work or, you know, see friends, so realistically there will be times when the cat may have to be alone for 8 hours or so, though they would be relatively few and far between. I have interactive toys/cat trees set up but I also appreciate Sphynx are very bright and very sensitive cats and don't like the idea of one getting upset or anxious on the rare times I am away. But it's possible I may just be over thinking it?

Any feedback from people who have one or two (or more) would be most welcome.

Thank you.
Hello @Roscoe and welcome to Sphynxlair! One cat is absolutely fine. :)
 

Sheldon13

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I think you can’t go wrong either way. If you are gone a lot one will be perfectly happy (I had a single at one point) and if you want 2 try to get siblings or at least young cats and they will make fast friends!


Love and Sphynx ~ It’s all you need
 

SphynxDaddy74

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Good choice in breed! I had the same question when I was getting my cats and decided on two. Most pets are happier with at least one peer. I think two is the best option if you can afford it and have the space. You won't feel guilty when about them feeling lonely, They will each have a playmate and provide you with such entertainment. They keep each other warm by snuggling together when the weather is cool, and YOU will get twice as much love. Getting two was a win win, and sometimes breeders will lower the price a little if you buy litter mates. Good luck!
 

Condo commando

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I think it's OK either way seeing as you work from home. They do play with each other when there are 2 of them which is fun to watch. If you have one, you should plan to spend a little more time playing with him/her. Kittens especially need to let their energy out and if they can't chase another cat, you will have to do the honors with a toy on a string. It's better than having a bored kitten running roughshod all over your home. :D
 

pussiette

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One or two depends on your financial situation.

These cats cost a lot of money and you need a lot of money to pay for their meds and medical expenses and food.

So I would start with one first, if you find it's hand-able then consider adding.

Always get pet insurance.
 

Toa and Ross

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Welcome to sphynxlair. Sphynx can be an only pet, specially when you're home a lot. But they do love to have a buddy. I got my two boys together. They are best buddies, play, fight and cuddle like brothers do. And they bonded with me too.
 
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