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Soon-To-Be First Time Sphynx Owner!

LuckyNo21

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Hello everyone. I'm so excited to say I will soon finally be a proud Sphynx owner! I figured I ought to join the forum in the meantime. I've wanted a hairless my whole life and finally pulled the trigger. I was lucky enough to get chosen for an adorable Seal & White Elf Sphynx girl that we wanted. We've been watching her since she was born in April, and she finally comes home next week! The countdown has just been killing me lol.

I've done all my research on the breed, purchased everything I need for her and set up her room, now just waiting for her to come home. The only question I have is about bathing. I've been seeing quite a few people say that depending on the individual cat, Sphynx do not need bathed so frequently which can cause overproduction of oil and make them dirtier faster. I've read through the "how often do you actually bathe your Sphynx" post which was very helpful, and most here seem to do every 1-2 weeks, although a few have said every several weeks or every few months. I'm interested in hearing from those of you here who have had better success with infrequent bathing and instead doing more wipe downs. I'm curious to see how often she will actually need bathed. I understand a lot of it depends on the cat and the coloring of the cat, as lighter ones tend to show more dirt. Thanks in advance, and here are some pictures of her! Will post more once she comes home.
 

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Yoda mom

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@LuckyNo21 , welcome to the lair family! so excited for you! what a cutie!!! counting down gotcha day with you! I have 4 nakids, not frequently bathed. I do use hylyt shampoo that came highly recommended when I joined. it is soap free hypoallergenic , easy rinse. for wipe downs I use trizultra w.keto on swissper cotton rounds. really helps get 'brown' off armpits, necks.( I do not use on faces ) I use it to clean ears and toe nails too. works better than baby wipes with my 4. I have light and dark sphynx.

you will find the products and routine that works best with your sweetie! look forward to updates and lots of pics and tales! jump in and enjoy this fun friendly bunch
 

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Ohhh....so happy you jumped in and shared your excitement about your soon to be cutie coming home. Do you have any names in mind? We used to bathe every week...we had a boy that would breakout if we waited any longer, so I just bathed the others so they were used to it and no drama. The crew we have now, I can go 2 weeks in between. If I go longer, one gets a rash on his legs, so again, I just do them all. Ears, nails and bathing are quickly done and with authority and they just let me get it done. Can’t wait for you to share updates with us.
 

Sheldon13

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What a sweetheart little girl! It will change your world when she finally comes home.

For bathing I too use Hylyt. Historically I’ve done a full bath monthly. However, mine has quite a bit of fuzz and I think you have to bathe more often if they are truly bald. I do give her a “booty bath” about twice a week where I clean the back of her rear legs and her private area. That’s what gets dirty on her the fastest. I just get a very little (like a drop) amount of soap on a washcloth and rub down the dirty areas, then follow with a plain wet washcloth to rinse.


Love and Sphynx ~ It’s all you need
 

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Welcome to sphynxlair. What a beautiful girl. Love her colours. And love your intro, makes me smile from ear to ear to sense the love you already feel for her
 

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Hello @LuckyNo21 and welcome to Sphynxlair! So glad you found us! What a cutie you have there! Please enjoy the community! :)
 

LuckyNo21

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Thank you all for the welcome, replies and advice!

@Yoda mom
I've seen many recommend Hylyt shampoo and the Trizultra, I will look into getting some of this. Thank you for the detailed advice!

@Catzzzmeow We will either go with Nala or Vivyenna for her name. Likely Nala because she looks like a little lion beanie baby!

@Sheldon13 I've seen that the mostly naked ones tend to get oily or dirtier quicker. Initially she was covered in a wavy velvet layer but now she has seemed to shed most of it but still has quite a bit on her tail, head and feet. I was hoping she'd keep that velvety layer until she came home, it looked sooo soft!

@Toa and Ross Thank you! We are already so in love with her and can't wait to finally have her home!

@admin Thank you! This forum seems like a lovely place to share stories and get advice!
 

Lynn W

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Congratulations on your new baby, so excited to see her coming home pictures on "Gotcha Day"! She is sooooooo cute!! :giggle:
 
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