The Sphynx cat is a result of a natural genetic mutation. Despite their appearance, they are not completely hairless; they have a fine layer of downy fuzz on their bodies.
The breed's origins can be traced back to a domestic cat named Prune, who was found in Canada in the 1960s. Breeders selectively developed the Sphynx cat by crossing Prune with other cats to maintain the unique hairless trait.
Sphynx cats love to bask in the sun and soak up warmth. Their lack of fur makes them more sensitive to temperature changes, so they seek out sunny spots.
These cats are lively and playful, often engaging in antics and acrobatics. They enjoy interactive play and can be quite mischievous.
Sphynx cats have been known to provide emotional support and comfort to individuals with certain medical conditions, such as anxiety and depression.