Originally Posted by Yosemite
Do Sphynx cats need more attention than others, i.e., bathing regularly, kept warm, etc?
Yes. A heat source is very much appreciated, many think it is required. Everyone I know with Sphynx has lots of heated beds for them. We have 2 heated beds and several sweaters. They really lose a lot of heat and need to be kept warm, they are so warm to sleep with, they put off more heat than my 90 pound dog. They also eat more than you would think, my 6 pound cat eats a ton for her size, she is also pretty active. Their metabolism is fast and they lose heat easily so the more food the better for them. But most of the ones I know tend to be very food motivated and cannot be free fed after kittenhood, although there are a few I know that can, so I guess it depends on the cat and their environment.
Some require weekly bathing (mine does) although some can go a bit longer, say every 2 weeks all the way to a month, it just depends on your particular cat. I would say weekly is the most common. They need their ears cleaned out at least once a week due to their skin their ears get very waxy and need a good cleaning very often. I do it after the bath when she is wrapped in a towel, nails too. Most are used to the grooming rituals since the breeder has done this to them from a young age.
And they are not cats to lay around and be quiet.
They are quite playful and also demanding in their affection and demands for attention. They are very sweet, loving, and outgoing. Most get along great with cats, dogs, kids, family, and guests. Mine comes to her name and also fetches, but she is still 100% cat.