Desert Sphynx

Desert Sphynx

Don't look -   They're naked!  

About Us

Welcome to Desert Sphynx

 We are a  small cattery located in Tucson, Arizona. We love, love, love the Sphynx breed of cats. We are firm believers that Sphynx cats are the most unique, loveable, entertaining and enjoyable cat you could ever own. They are highly intelligent, playful and cuddly. Once you've fallen in love with a Sphynx you won't want any other kind of cat!  

Our cats and kittens are as spoiled as they can be. They are loved from the minute they are born .They have free run of the house and are never caged or locked up. I think they let us live with them!   All  our cats have  health screenings, checkups, kept current on all vaccinations and are TICA registered. They are first and foremost our pets. The kittens are an added joy!   

Adopting Our Kittens

If you are interested in owning one of our kittens, they will be ready to go to their new homes at about 12 weeks of age. They are sold with a spay/neuter agreement, and will be current on all their shots before they leave our home.    A $300 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a kitten.   We want to be sure they go to the perfect homes and also be sure that they are safe and loved at their new homes.You will be required to sign a contract stating you will take very good care of our babies.  Please contact us for adoption prices.  We can also make arrangements to place kittens  out of state.   The kitten will be flown  in-cabin and hand delivered to any major airport.

Available Kittens

these kittens will be ready for their new homes the end of June

Our Cats

Fifi

Smooch

Henry Wrinkler

Zula

Boo

Sphynx Care

Sphynx have wonderful personalities. They are very loveable, affectionate and social cats. They love to be in the middle of whatever you are doing. They are very active and playful. Sometimes you might think they are part monkey!!!

Even though Sphynx are considered "hairless" cats, this is not always true. They can have some fuzz- similar to peach fuzz on their bodies. This can come and go throughout their life.   Sphynx need to be bathed. They produce oil on their skin and because there is no hair- the oil has no where to go. So they need to be bathed at least once a week if not more- it depends on the cat.

They also need their ears cleaned. They get a black waxy oily substance in their ears and they need to be carefully cleaned at least once a week. You can use mineral oil and a Q-tip- but care must be taken so you don’t go too deep and puncture an eardrum. The sheaths of the nails need to be cleaned also as they collect blackish oily substance.     Eyes should be wiped with a wet cloth as needed. Because there are no eyelashes the tears that are normally produced can collect in the eyes. If not cleaned- this can leave an orange or black tear stain.  Kittens can often have stained teeth. This discoloration is from the oil on their mother’s skin. Their adult teeth will come in pearly white!

The sphynx cat breed are known to be prone to Upper Respiratory Infections (URI) Colds. They are especially susceptible under stressful situations, such as moving to their new homes or being shipped. Usually they get over this by themselves, but sometimes they need to be put on antibiotics. Your vet will know how to take care of this.     As far as temperature goes, if you are comfortable your sphynx should be comfortable. But it is always recommended that there is a blanket or warm spot the cat/kitten can snuggle into if it is cold.     Sphynx have a higher metabolism than most cats because they need to work a little harder to keep their body temperature warm due to the hairless factor. It is important to keep food and water available at all times so they can eat as much as they need to.

Sphynx have a higher metabolism than most cats because they need to work a little harder to keep their body temperature warm due to the hairless factor. It is important to keep food and water available at all times so they can eat as much as they need to.     Sphynx should be an indoor cat only. Due to the hairlessness, they can freeze and sunburn very quickly.