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Hey there, KyTy Family members!

As you might see, it has been a while since we have posted in this blog. We have just been busy caring for our kittens, and answering the questions that you have been sending us through the website and social media.

We have decided, as a result, to work more on creating a place for you (read: prospective sphynx/bambino families) to find all the information that you need in one place.

SO…we are working to make some updates and additions to the KyTy Kittens site. But we need help! Don’t worry, we’re not asking for web designers or anything (We get plenty of unsolicited pitches as it is, but we’re perfectly happy with our current company, thanks! LOL!), we are wanting to know…WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW?

What questions do you have for us about adopting and caring for hairless kittens? We don’t want to just have an encyclopaedia of information no one wants, but we have been raising sphynx babies for long enough to know a thing or two.

So, PLEASE, let us know what you want to know. We want www.kytykittens.com to be a place for people who are interested in the bald beauties to have a place to get the 411 on ownership before they take the plunge…and becoming that place starts with YOU! Comment below with questions, discussion topics, or maybe just things you’ve heard about and want to know if it’s really true.

Thanks, in advance, for your help! And we hope to return the favor!

Hope to hear from you soon!
–KyTy

4 Comments

  1. Jedi_Petrosky says:

    How long does it take for a baby Sphinx take to become a full-grown kitten?

  2. Tyson says:

    First of all, the term “full-grown” can mean several things.

    Sphynx gestation can last upto a week longer than other feline breeds, and they tend to wean a bit slower as well. However, they usually have their eyes open within just a few days, and become partially ambulatory within a week. Sexual maturity for female Sphynx cats can come anytime between 8-18 months, and just depends on the individual genetics of that individual. Males can sometime take even longer than their female counterparts. Both sexes can reach two years or older before they become fully physically mature (i.e., before bone and muscle growth reaches completion).

    Thanks for the question!

  3. Darrah Hernandez says:

    I have dander allergies but I love cats so much! Would a Sphynx cat be a good idea for me? I want a cat/kitten that is loving and wont put me in the hospital.

  4. Tyson says:

    Darrah,

    Great question, and a common one we hear at KyTy Kittens!

    There are actually two types of pet allergies: the most common is to the dander of the animal. Hairless cats do not have dander, and therefore would have no reaction for those who suffer this form of allergy.

    The other type of allergic reaction that people can have is to an enzyme in the saliva of the animal. This only accounts for a small number of allergies, and presents with different symptoms. These people will develop forms of contact dermatitis (aka Hives) when the person comes into contact with the saliva of the animal to which they’re allergic. So, in the case of the sphynx/bambino breeds, if you were to be allergic to JUST the dander, you should have absolutely no issue to them. If you have a saliva-based allergy, then you would likely have issue with them, because not only would they lick you (cats love to groom their people) but they also groom themselves, so their skin will have traces of the enzyme on it as well.

    Our recommendation is always to spend some time with the breed, if at all possible. If you are in the Kansas City area, we would love to make an appointment for you to come by and spend some time with our family. Get in there, up close and personal, and find out for yourself once and for all. 🙂

    Hope that helps. If you have any further questions, feel free to let us know, either through this thread, or by emailing pets@kyty.family and referencing this post.

    Have a great day–
    Tyson
    http://www.kytykittens.com

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