Welcome to Sphynxlair! Connect with Sphynx owners & enthusiasts around the world!

the vet ok'd it, but....

Joined
Jan 24, 2010
Messages
190
Likes
101
Points
66
the vet ok'd it, but.... *UPDATE*

we've decided that we want to get a second cat as a companion to kimo. i talked to my vet about it at our appointment today, and she said it was a good idea, and i should do it soon, "before he gets the chance to become territorial and possessive". kimo is 16 weeks old. he's always been around other cats, and was very bonded to laurel, so i worry that he is lonely. she also recommended another kitten, close to his own age. she said intro'ing him to another kitten would be easiest, and a kitten would adjust easiest to the rest of our crazy house. she said another kitten would also give him more confidence and will make adapting easier. we're letting kimo take things at his own pace, and i think he's doing quite well, all things considered.

i understand her logic, but i still wonder if it might be too soon. what do you think? when would be a good time to start looking for another cat/kitten? our second cat would definitely be adopted from the plethora of rescue groups in the area.
 
Last edited:

Mews2much

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
Jun 14, 2009
Messages
4,564
Likes
1,998
Points
0
You do not have to get a kitten.'
it is up 2 you.
My Coco is 18 and her best friends are Meeko almost 10 and Cleo 1.8 years old.
Wrinkles still hates Polar and she is only is almost 10 months old.
Polar is almost 6 months.
I wouldet g another cat/ kitten for sure.
My Wrinkles who is almost 10 months has 2 favorite cats.
Cleo and Meeko.

 

ilovemysphynx

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Feb 2, 2009
Messages
4,988
Likes
3,062
Points
271
We got ours 2 weeks apart so I am not much help. I can say that we took a rescue who now lives with silly4lilly's mother in law that did not get along with our Leo at all and it was very hard, but I think that was because they are both males and neither was fixed so they where fighting for well ya know:Pudently:
 

TanyaT

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
Oct 10, 2009
Messages
1,374
Likes
626
Points
188
I would say def. do it soon rather then later. I got Snuggles Christmas eve. And I got Casper last Sat. Well Yesterday we brought her out and he has hissed and ran away but then he has been lunging at her too. He hasnt been as bad as my Siamese but still would be better I think if I would have gotten her sooner:ThumbsUp:
 
Last edited:
Joined
Oct 11, 2009
Messages
287
Likes
158
Points
61
I think the typical sphynx may be less territorial than other cats.. with their overall temperament i think theyd do ok with a new cat at nearly any age.
 

Mews2much

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
Jun 14, 2009
Messages
4,564
Likes
1,998
Points
0
Sometimes 2 males never get along it depends on the cat.
My brothers try to kill each other.
I have furry cats also.
The funny thing is they will not lick my sphynxs.
 
Joined
Jan 24, 2010
Messages
190
Likes
101
Points
66
i just found this boy at a rescue in norman. oh my goodness, he's cute! i've always loved fluffy orange kitties. what makes me laugh is he's the same color, with almost the same markings, as kimo! he's like, the anti-kimo! it's too late tonight (my husband works nights, and we only have one car), but i might call about him tomorrow.




and here is a couple more of my kimo-baby.


introducing himself to river. (don't know what's up with river's crazy eyes in this pic!)
 

Sleepyheadkitten

Senior Lairian
Senior Lairian
Joined
Jan 14, 2010
Messages
721
Likes
643
Points
0
I don't know. I've had the experience that an altered Sphynx can pretty much join any other altered Sphynx household, at any age, and end up integrating pretty well. Sometimes it takes a week or two, but these are cats and it should be expected. That being said- unaltered cats seem to have a bit of issue with others- my Queens hate each other. Sucks because as yougsters, they loved one another- until the hormones started brewing!
 

Gadzukz

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
Dec 2, 2009
Messages
1,753
Likes
1,196
Points
0
Ohh, that is one cute kitty! Go get him! What a good compliment to nekkie Kimo, lol
 
Joined
Sep 24, 2009
Messages
264
Likes
89
Points
0
I guess you can stack the deck in your favor if the new addition seems compatible with Kimo, but there really are no guarantees. Therefore, I think the first question should be are YOU ready for a second cat. If you feel it's too soon, then maybe you need to chill, remain open and see if "the one" just sort of floats your way. I find that tends to happen. :)

Would you ever consider a second Sphynx, like a rescue?

For everyone...Do Sphynx seem to recognize their own breed and adjust easier to their own kind?
 
Joined
Apr 7, 2009
Messages
3,599
Likes
2,449
Points
0
i've read that two altered males are usually the best/easiest combo, do you not think this is true?
I think it's gonna work just fine....i have one altered male ( Baloe ) and one intact male ( Storm ) in one household....and they do fine together.....so i think that 2 altered males are gonna be even better :Wink:

I love the little red guy....he indeed looks like Kimo with hair :BigSmile:
 
Joined
Sep 24, 2009
Messages
264
Likes
89
Points
0
Awwww...I must have been trying to post when you put up the pic of the Furminator! He is so cute!

I've heard altered boys do well. I only have girls and they get along pretty well. One of my Mau and one of my Zots are more "frenemies" but they manage.
 

Mews2much

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
Jun 14, 2009
Messages
4,564
Likes
1,998
Points
0
I have 6 girls and one boy.
All the girls sleep in a pile except Wrinkles.
Wrinkles does no get along with Polar Bare.
Do you know if the breeder had other cats besides sphynx?
My Wrinkles only liked Cleo at first.
She was biased and would not go near the furry cats.
Now she only sleeps with Cleo or non sphynx Meeko.
 
Joined
Jan 24, 2010
Messages
190
Likes
101
Points
66
well, i sent the listing to my husband, and he loves him, so i called the rescue and set up a meeting for tomorrow morning. his foster mom has other cats and dogs, so that is a good sign. we will have to see how he does with ariana, though.

m2m, kimo's breeder only has sphynxes. another sphynx isn't really an option, though (plus, i promised david we'd get a "fluffy" kitty this time), so hopefully that won't make it harder for kimo to accept a friend.

omik! i love it! :LOL:
 

Mews2much

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
Jun 14, 2009
Messages
4,564
Likes
1,998
Points
0
Wrinkles breeder only has sphynxs also.
She sleeps with one of my furred cats now but will not sleep with the others.
What strange cat.
Cleo and Polar do not care if they are bald or furry but their breeder has furred cats.
You can name him Simba.





 

susi794

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Aug 23, 2009
Messages
13,557
Likes
12,644
Points
673
My boys get along with everyone, the girls are bitchier. I love the little Omik!
 

Gadzukz

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
Dec 2, 2009
Messages
1,753
Likes
1,196
Points
0
:LOL::Impish: Ooooooohhhhhh, Duh! Im an idoit, lol First I thought it said Oink:LOL: Then I thought it must be some movie characters or something:Laugh:
 
Joined
Jan 16, 2010
Messages
5,191
Likes
2,853
Points
0
I got Snuffie at 8 mths old and she grew up in a house with about 10 other kitties. I was so worried she would have seperation anxiety. But she adapted just fine and we plan on getting her a playmate this summer sometime and I'm sure she will accept him/her just fine. I make sure to take her around other animals and visit with people all the time and even the kitties she has met haven't hissed at her or her at them. I don't want her to forget that there are other animals out there besides just her. It depends alot on the cat I know but I think if you show your kitty that the new pet is a part of the family they will accept it. Just my two cents.
We do have two strays outside that sit on our deck in the mornings in the sunshine and she sits in the window and they like all hang out together thru the glass, its cute. They are feral so I haven't even attempted for them to meet AND I don't know their medical history or anything so I just allow her to hang out in the window with them. lol Poor thing. Atleast she has friends even if its just thru the glass. Goodluck introducing a new kitty if you decide too. Just remember to quarentine them for 10 days or so and let them sniff each other thru the door. I'm sure all will be well.
 
Joined
Sep 18, 2009
Messages
1,401
Likes
1,121
Points
0
I don't know what the best mix would be but I could not imagine only having one. My guys are so close, they are brother and sister though.

 
Top