Undertoad Thursday Oct 4 01:57 PM
10/4: Hairless pets
roXet Thursday Oct 4 03:42 PM
It's like holding an ass.
Joe Thursday Oct 4 03:55 PM
that second picture down
Is that the cat's pelt being used as a tablecloth?
jet_silver Thursday Oct 4 04:56 PM
Sphynx cats are nice
It isn't the sphynx's fault they look that way. They're nice cats, kind of silly, vaudeville animals who want attention all the time. They can't really stand sunlight (they get sunburned) and they are always looking for another warm spot.
Katkeeper Friday Oct 5 08:14 AM
The next tiem my cat barfs a fur ball, I might think about having one of these...but not seriously.
mrsjm2002 Sunday Sep 7 01:45 AM
I just had to jump in on this conversation... First off, the pictures of the babies posted are BEAUTIFUL!!! I have to babies of my own and would even think about getting another cat with hair again. No hair floating around my house, not allergie/asthma attacks, and a SUPER lover boys!! When I first went to the breeder to pick one out, I was a little freaked out myself. I only saw pictures on the internet which didn't prepare me for the meeting. My first son walked right up to me, sat down in my lap, snuggled up, and started purring...The other little guy was going to be a breeder but is a "special needs" cat. Love them both and have to stop myself or I would fill this whole page up!!
Katkeeper Sunday Sep 7 07:38 AM
Do they get cold easily or need more warmth, etc.?
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Sep 7 08:25 AM
Welcome to the Cellar Mrsj. I assume they like to play and run around the house like other cats. Sometimes cat misjudge or get surprised and fall or crash. Do the bald cats get more scratches or cuts and bruises without hair to protect them?
juju Sunday Sep 7 11:10 AM
Don't hairless cats still have the "dander" that people are often allergic to?
LUVBUGZ Sunday Sep 7 03:19 PM
According to my "Atlas of Cats of the World", the Sphynx appeared as a mutation in a litter of cats born in Canada during 1966. None of the Sphynx cats are totally hairless, but their coat is so short that they are considered "hairless". Apparently, whatever hair it has is lost as the cat ages and the skin becomes wrinkled. They are unable to cope with any extremes of temperature and must be protected from strong sunlight and winter temps. Since hairlessness is inherited in the recessive manner, hairless cats mated to haired cats will produce normally furred kittens who's genes are split for hairlessness. For this reason some cat fanciers fear that such cats may unintentionally spread the gene to other breeds. Also, it takes time for these genes to show because it takes two of them to produce hairlessness and some breeders fear that by then the genes may have reached high numbers in a given population. Others, on the other hand see no danger in breeding for hairlessness as long as it is done responsible. This is all subject to opinion. I personally think it is possibly a bad idea because there are a lot of wack-o's out there who do stupid things and we could possibly see bald Persians in the future, but that's just my opinion. I definitely hold no resentment towards the poor little guys because as Jet said it's not their fault thay look that way.
MrsWildman Wednesday May 5 05:39 PM
Hairless cats are the most wonderful pets! My husband and I adopted one about 6 months ago and we love her. Her name is Demi and she is 4 years old. For people with cat allergies hairless cats MAY not give them problems. My husband and his family are all fairly (but not horribly) allergic to cats and they all love to cuddle her.
lumberjim Wednesday May 5 06:06 PM
i had heard that most people who think they are allergic to pet hair are actually allergic to the saliva of that pet.
Lady Sidhe Wednesday May 5 07:18 PM
I heard that it's not the hair, but the skin flakes. I don't know. But I do know that certain animals are "hypoallergenic," for lack of a better word. Dogs such as poodles and Yorkies have "people hair," not fur, so they don't seem to aggravate allergies.
blue58 Thursday May 6 02:17 PM
My niece mail ordered one of these hideous things a year or 2 ago, I did some research on the internet for her, including those ugly pictures. She ended up paying something ridiculous like 12-1500 dollars, she named it some long compliated name (I think it's a registered breed/bloodline thing), calls it ET for short, and it does look kind of alien.
wolf Thursday May 6 02:21 PM
I really can't conceive of any pet being sufficiently adorable to warrant a $1500 price tag.
elf Thursday May 6 02:26 PM
lumberjim Thursday May 6 02:29 PM
damn, my cats are siamese. prettier than a sphynx, and at $150-$175 each, i could just shave them and pass them off.
Pi Thursday May 6 06:39 PM
And they even don't taste any good
hollyoake Friday May 7 08:01 AM
i love cats, not sure i would fork out that much for one though... you cat is georgous lumberjim, can i have a stroke...?
lumberjim Friday May 7 10:32 AM
hey. welcome to the cellar, hollyoake. you can have the whole cat.
hollyoake Friday May 7 11:06 AM
oh goodie! and thanks for the welcome!!
Happy Monkey Friday May 7 11:19 AM
You are likely to be eaten by a grue.
Elspode Friday May 7 01:42 PM