Looking for a Sphynx kitten in North Carolina? You’re in luck, there are a number of Sphynx cat breeders in North Carolina to contact.
From Raleigh to Greenville, and many surrounding areas, Sphynx are well accounted for in North Carolina.
Always remember to ask plenty of questions, visit the cattery if possible, and do your due diligence. But I’m confident you’ll find what you’re looking for.
Good luck with your search!
Sphynx Cat Breeders in North Carolina | Kittens & Cats for Sale
|Outer Banks of North Carolina
|Sphynx and Devon Rex Passionada Cattery
|Sea of Sphynx
Address – Outer Banks of North Carolina
Phone – NA
Website – https://pinupcats.com/
Sphynx and Devon Rex Passionada Cattery
Address – Raleigh, NC
Phone – 919-391-8076
Website – Facebook Page
Address – Wingate, NC
Phone – 704-233-0128
Website – http://www.b-bald.com/
Sea of Sphynx
Address – Greenville, NC
Phone – NA
Website – https://www.seaofsphynx.com/
Tips for Choosing a Breeder or Cattery to Adopt From
It’s a huge decision and lifestyle choice to adopt a new kitten and it’s an even bigger deal when you’re paying a lot of money for a rare breed like a Sphynx.
Therefore it’s important you do your due diligence when considering a breeder to ensure you get a healthy kitten.
The first thing to check is that the breeder is registered with either The International Cat Association (TICA) or The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA).
It’s not a deal-breaker if they’re not, but these two organizations are dedicated to preserving rare breeds and helping breeders to operate ethically.
When you’ve found a breeder near you you’re happy to work with, some of the questions I recommend asking at a minimum are:
Can you visit your kitten? – You will want to visit your kitten, that’s normal. With all the lockdown restrictions and other covid-related issues, it’s not always possible.
Any breeder should be willing to do some live facetime sessions, or Skype, Zoom, whatever is your preferred method at the very least.
Questionnaires and contracts – Buying a Sphynx is expensive, and good breeders always want to see their kittens go to good homes.
You will likely be asked to fill out a questionnaire before you can be considered for adopting a kitten.
There will also be a contract detailing all the important terms and conditions of the deal. Read all the documents carefully.
Vaccinations – Check which vaccinations the breeder will be giving your kitten, and which you’re responsible for.
I’m sure this is something they would cover, but the sooner you talk about it the better. Vaccinations are important to the health of kittens, make sure you know where you stand.
How Much Do Sphynx Cats Cost?
It’s difficult to give you an exact price as the cost of a Sphynx cat will vary quite a lot depending on the breeder, history, type, and some other factors.
To give you a general idea, however, I took a look at several breeders across the US and the cost of a Sphynx was in the $1,500-$4,000 range.
It’s specific cross breeds like Bambinos, Bambobs, Minskins that can have much higher price tags.
Be prepared to put down a sizable non-refundable deposit when reserving a kitten. This is normal, and it’s only fair as breeders need to cover their costs and the risk of people changing their minds.
Do Sphynx Cats Make Good Family Pets?
Despite being fairly rare, Sphynx cats actually make excellent family pets.
They are known for having extroverted personalities – and this is one of their best features. They’re curious, (a little mischievous at times), loving, and very social.
In fact, the busier your family home, the happier a Sphynx is likely to be.
To address the most obvious characteristic of a Sphynx – they have no fur. This means they do have some different care needs from other cats.
They’re not outdoor cats, let’s get that straight. Sphynx’s have delicate skin and are prone to sunburn, just as they will easily get too cold and do not appreciate a cold wind chill.
You’ll notice they spend time where they can get some warmth around the home. If you can’t keep your home somewhere around 70 degrees F (21 C), then you may need to put some clothes on them.
It’s certainly not uncommon to see a Sphynx snuggled up in blankets or wearing a sweater in the winter months – and who can blame them, they’re essentially naked!
If you have any doubts, questions, or concerns, you should always make a note of them and ask the breeder you’re purchasing a kitten from what they advise.
Please keep in mind that any breed characteristics are general. Every cat has its own unique personality – that’s one of the things that’s so lovable about cats!
Find Sphynx Breeders Near You
If you couldn’t find a Sphynx breeder or cattery from the list above able to help, you can find listings for other Sphynx breeders from different states across the U.S. by clicking the links below:
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