Care & Education
Personality and Care of Sphynx, Elf and Bambinos
The Sphynx cat is possibility one of the most affectionate, sociable and intelligent cat in the world. They are “In you face” 24/7 and very much “people cats”. They will greet you, snuggle up and sleep with you, You will have no say in the matter what so ever……Very vocal, almost to the point where you find yourselves having a two way conversation. Sphynx hate being alone. Sphynx will soon learn to play fetch and love to play. They love children and other animal, and make a wonderful addition to any family, they thrive on attention…The Sphynx is very outgoing, and can at times be very child like in personality.
It’s a good thing that the Sphynx loves attention because he draws it wherever he goes. He is demanding of human attention and will do anything for a laugh. “Look at me!” is his catch phrase. makes him easy to handle by veterinarians or anyone else, and it’s not unusual for a Sphynx to be a therapy cat since he is so fond of meeting people.When he is not receiving the attentions of his adoring fans, the curious and energetic Sphynx is exploring his surroundings, climbing his cat tree or otherwise seeking high places, chasing a bug or just generally getting into mischief. He is extremely fond of teaser toys and puzzle toys that challenge his athleticism and brains.This is a highly social cat. If you are gone during the day, the Sphynx will enjoy having a friend in the form of another Sphynx, another cat or even a dog. He likes the company and, equally important, he likes having someone to snuggle with so that he stays warm. He loves to be held, and you can expect him to sleep with you, most likely under the covers. Think of it as having a living hot water bottle.
Bambino Personality and Information
Personality Bambino cats have gentle but lively, outgoing, and affectionate personalities. Bambinos love nothing more than to be cuddled up on the laps of their family members. A Bambino can make a wonderful addition to any family, as they love children and get along great with other animals; dogs, cats, ferrets, hamsters, and even birds. They can take being handled very well. Bambino’s also have no problem with traveling. These cats are very intelligent and find it easy to adjust to new environments and they handle changes very well. Despite their short legs, Bambino cats are quite fast and agile.
Bambino Body and Health
The Body Bambino’s body has the overall appearance of strength and muscularity and is not thin or whippy. It is well muscled with medium boning giving a stocky, very muscular overall appearance. The Bambino has large almond-shaped eyes that are slightly slanted and wide-set. A short muzzle gives a square appearance when looked down on from the top. The back is level with a slight rise in the back legs allowed but not desired. It has short, well-developed legs, having medium-sized feet with well-defined toes and prominent knuckles. Finishing it off is a long, slender tail that is flexible like a whip, tapering to a point with a lion tuft on the end. Their ears are alert and upright and are considered quite large with moderately pointed tips. The Bambino feels very warm. They are not totally bald, as they have a fine down that is usually not perceptible to the eye. They can range from a warm velvet feel to a soft peach to even a sticky putty feeling depending upon the degree of hairlessness. The Bambino comes in all colors, patterns, and variations, and they are small-medium in height, and weigh around 5 to 9 lbs. How Old? They say the Bambino can become older than 12 years old. The true-life expectancy is unknown for this breed since it is so new. Health Issues As this breed is still in development, there are no known health issues related to a Bambino cat. But some say that the Bambino won’t have any back problems like the Dachshund. Because the Bambino has a normal spine, like every other cat, just shorter legs.
Care of Sphynx , Elf and Bambino
The Sphynx is one of the most clean and healthy on a long term basis, requiring at least one bath per week to remove bacteria and other nastiness from its near fully unprotected skin. The heavy maintenance factor of this cat is tenfold made up for by the breed’s good temperament, high intelligence, success in shows and also the fact that it is very amenable to handling – making bathing grooming and other care less of a chore. Sphynx cats require a premium diet to remain healthy. This breed needs to have access to food and a bowl of fresh water 24 hours a day, mainly because it uses these to regulate its body temperature. Owners should choose to shy away from the cheaper produced cat foods and buy either higher priced products or special formulated foods made specifically for hairless types. Some owners choose to switch their Sphynx to a raw food diet; this can be beneficial but also pricy as the cat cannot be fed many of the hormones and artificial substances found in produced meat. The solution for this is to buy organically; organic meats should be available from your local butchers. You should shred or blend meats before feeding them to your Sphynx to help with digestion. The Sphynx is not truly hairless; it has a thin layer of vellus hair covering its body. Even so this still leaves its skin virtually unprotected, and removes the advantage other cats enjoy of their thick fur absorbing most of their body oils. Dust, grease, and dirt will quickly accumulate around the Sphynx’s nail beds, ears and nearly everywhere else if neglected, to avoid such build up, the cat should be regularly bathed at least once per week depending on lifestyle. Unlike most other breeds, Sphynx are usually rather tolerant of bathing – some will even enjoy it, either way you aren’t likely to encounter any sort of resistance when the time comes. Ensure that you carefully clean the areas around the Sphynx’s nails, eyes and ears, giving the rest of its body a good scrub with shampoo. When looking for a shampoo brand its best to ask a vet, as this breeds skin is easily irritated. Your Sphynx should have its own litter tray, which should be changed every 2-3 days in order to keep it as clean as possible. It isn’t recommended to dress a Sphynx cat in clothes, for obvious reasons covered already – such as irritation of the skin, and manual body temperature regulation, but also because it will sometimes cause balance and movement issues, which can be disastrous for a cat. Ask regular advice from a vet on anything you aren’t sure about. It isn’t much to ask in exchange for a healthy cat.