Cats at all times been loyal companions of man. It causes tenderness in their appearance and delight in their independence. Almost no one can pass by peacefully sitting or lying lump. Because it instinctively wants to stroke and scratch behind the ear than the pet enjoys without the slightest twinge of conscience. He also likes the scratching and petting.
And the owners attract into the animal’s independence and sovereign grace. But not all people can have a cat at home. This is due to an allergic reaction to the wool, or the presence of a small child. But nature and here take care of that man and the cat were inseparable, creating a unique and mysterious breed – Sphynx.
Beauty from Egypt
The origin of bald cats are very ancient. Is this animal depicted on the frescoes of all of Egypt with the pharaohs. In Russia, this beauty appeared recently, but in Mexico, the Sphynx breed is extremely popular. To determine the place of origin of the animal is not possible. But the most famous legend is the one that Sphinxes are very similar to the statues from Egypt. Since then, information about Sphynx breed no. A new history of the beauties began in the early twentieth century.
The classification of breed
Some may say, what is it about these cats? And how they may differ among themselves, if all look like one.
But actually there are three kinds of sphinxes, which differ greatly among themselves:
- Canadian. Is an animal with strong muscles, a small head and flattened nose. Eyes cats of this breed have a pronounced amber color.
- Don variety is quite large carcass, but his ears have a straight line with the forehead, absolutely no bends. The nose is slightly longer than the canadian, and his whiskers are and have a curved shape. Eyes almond-shaped and can be any color.
- St. Petersburg, the breed has a long and powerful skeleton. Eyes can be blue or green due to the interbreeding with the Siamese breed. Ears set rather low.
The character and behavior
First look at the cat of this breed in not always forcing her to fall in love. But once you touch it defenseless, velvet and calf drown in the bottomless eyes of a cat – love is guaranteed. Taking a pet to the family, yet neither the owner not regret this important step. Cats Sphynx breed have a very docile nature, and however, they are very clever. That is why the Sphinx is so well trained and the simplest methods of education.
Despite the fact that cats from birth, very careful, they will never become aggressive. Friendly and Regal origins simply do not allow them to rely on the owner, and even more so to napakostit from harm. With young children these cats are extremely friendly. They allow them to do almost everything – from pulling the tail to the twitching mustache and paint on his body.
The playfulness and cheerfulness of the animal completely impressed with the little resident of any apartment. And given the factthat the cat is an amazing intellect, she quite often wins in the game of hide and seek. Kittens by nature are very curious and often because of this lose of caution. That’s why these Pets can be found at the entrance of the doors when they fins any input, and at a family celebration.
To instill the familiar love of a pet is very easy, enough to feed him a favorite treat. How the cat lays in his mouth with a paw, delighted everyone without exception. But because love is fully guaranteed. Bathing these cats unlike other breeds, very much.
Sleeping cat only warm and dry place. Therefore they often choose a place close to the owner and under the blanket. But if the cat to buy a warm stove, she will gladly live in your house and will not interfere with the owner to sleep. In the winter time is to buy pet clothes, otherwise the cat can catch a cold. Because the thick hair she had not, but cold in Russia is quite strong.
Sphynx cat often chooses the family pet. Of course, the owner is very nice, but often it is longing, when the object of her love is missing, especially for a long period of time. Therefore, it is recommended to have another pet in a couple of cat the Sphynx, so she is not bored.
Feeding habits of bald cats
Dry finished feed is a great way to feed your pet for the busy or lazy owner. But keep in mindthat each breed has its own characteristics and eating habits. So Sphynx cat may eat peas or even tomatoes. By nature these cats are real gluttons, but because the owner should be very careful in composing the menu of the pet.
Otherwise, soon the pet will begin obesity or digestive problems. Egyptian cats are much like humans, and therefore the menu should be similar to the human diet. Daily diet of a pet should be to eat at least three times a day, but more than four times to feed him is not worth it.
Water the cat must be as large as possible, so he could drink ad libitum. And the diet should be enriched with vitamins and minerals. Dietary protein should be a day not less than 200 grams, but carbs should be kept to a minimum.
If you feed your pet dry or soft food, they should be of the highest quality. The composition of each product must be thoroughly investigated. If you decide to feed the cat with foods, they should be carefully steam before you give the cat. Fish and seafood cat should be given in limited quantities and only boiled. Optimal feed fish no more than once a week.
Allowed to give your cat eggs, but also boiled. A hairless cat to feed potatoes and onions in any form is prohibited. This leads to digestive problems and obesity. Rice and buckwheat porridge is very useful for pet all types of the Sphinx, especially if the preparation to add to the dish a tablespoon of any vegetable oil.
The menu is based on the cat needs to be dairy products.
But from the diet completely to exclude:
- fatty foods;
- fried foods;
Dairy products it is better to give in the form of cheese, but the milk can be fed only to young kittens, gradually cutting down the amount in the diet and minimizing. For vegetables and fruits the cat should be taught from an early age, because they contribute to the body of necessary vitamins and minerals.
The rules of caring for a pet
Physiology the bald cats requires special care for her ears and skin folds.
But don’t forget about the other parts of the body:
- The cat ears are quite large in size, and therefore they should be cleaned at least once a week. This is done using a cotton swab or soaked in oil or lotion. But to go deep inside the ear is not necessary. Otherwise, you can leave the cat completely deaf. A common problem Royal cats are ear mites. So, if you have the slightest suspicion of their presence in your pet, you need to take him to the vet.
- The skin of the animal should be wiped daily with a damp cloth or cotton pad, carefully smoothing every wrinkle. Because the skin of the cat is completely devoid of hair, it may allocate a certain secret, which protects it against environmental influences and does not dry out. But also, this secret may indicate that the animal is sick. The animal can be bathed as often as required by the skin. The cat happily goes to take water treatments.
- Cleansing eyes also should be performed as often as possible, ideally daily. This must be done because the cat has no cilia, so dust enters the eye without obstruction. To wash the eyes should be clean water or warm tea carefully while examining okolovrusno area. If there is any redness or swelling, you should immediately consult a veterinarian.
- Attention should be paid to the animal claws. Not only do they need scratching posts, but also in the fact that they are regularly mowed. To perform this work by yourself, but for the first time need to ask the vet.
- The toilet can be filled with or without him. But to remove it as often as possible in order to avoid fungal or bacterial lesions.
If Egyptian cat care and follow the rules of care for her, the animal perfectly live up to 20 years and feels wonderful. And the owners of such a pet get a sea of tenderness and love that just envelops cat owners.