If you have your heart set on adopting a Sphynx kitten, this list of Sphynx cat breeders in Oregon is what you’re looking for.
Sphynx are exotic, unique-looking, personable cats. It’s best to work with an experienced breeder as they’ll be able to help provide a healthy kitten and give you care tips and information.
I cannot personally vouch for the breeders on this list, so please do your due diligence. But I’m sure you’ll be able to find the perfect kitten from one of the businesses listed below.
Good luck with your search!
Sphynx Cat Breeders in Oregon | Kittens & Cats for Sale
|Stella Oriens Sphynx Cats||Salem, Oregon||NA||http://www.stellaorienssphynx.com/|
|Entrancing Sphynx||Salem, Oregon||NA||https://entrancingsphynx.webs.com/|
|Rose City Sphynx||Portland, OR||NA||Facebook Page|
Stella Oriens Sphynx Cats
Address – Salem, Oregon
Phone – NA
Website – http://www.stellaorienssphynx.com/
Address – Salem, Oregon
Phone – NA
Website – https://entrancingsphynx.webs.com/
Rose City Sphynx
Address – Portland, OR
Phone – NA
Website – Facebook Page
Questions to Ask a Sphynx Breeder/Cattery
Looking for the perfect Sphynx kitten is a little nerve-racking – but loads of fun.
You want everything to be perfect, I get it. The golden rule is – the better prepared you are, the better your experience will be.
When you find a breeder near you, you should always do some due diligence to ensure they have a good reputation. Then ask loads of questions and get to know them.
Not only will this help put you at ease, but it’s also a great way to make sure you know exactly what to expect from the moment you agree to adopt a kitten.
Some of the most important questions to consider asking are:
When do you get the kitten? – You need a date to look forward to preparing for, right?
Breeders typically allow kittens to go to new homes after 14 weeks, but it’s something you need to check.
How often will you get updates? – Knowing you have a kitten that’s all yours developing every day is exciting, and it’s sad to miss out on it.
Ask how many visits you’ll be allowed. Which typically isn’t many with the restrictions the pandemic has enforced.
Most breeders will be willing to provide plenty of video that photo updates though. It’s definitely something you want to ask up front.
What do you have to do after you take the kitten home? – Even if this isn’t your first kitten, it’s important to ask the breeder what you should be doing in the days and weeks after you take the kitten home.
There will likely still be some vaccinations they need, and they will give you some care instructions.
Regardless of what you read online, keep in mind that you’re buying from a breeder specializing in Sphynxes. I’m sure they’ll have some awesome advice.
Can you see the contract and papers? – Pedigree cats come with papers detailing the cat’s parents, history, and so that you can register them with either The International Cat Association (TICA) or The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA).
You will also get a contract to sign. It’s important you read this document carefully to ensure you are covered in case anything goes wrong.
How Much Will a Sphynx Cost?
There is no set price for a Sphynx. In fact, the price of a Sphynx can vary a lot depending on how well-bred it is, if it’s a cross-breed, and some other factors.
However, to give you a general idea, I took a look at the price lists for a few breeders and catteries across the country.
Most are priced in the range of $1,500-$4,000. They don’t come cheap, but they’re worth every penny!
Don’t be surprised if you’re asked to put down a large deposit when you want to reserve a kitten. This is to cover some of the breeder’s costs in case you change your mind.
Are Sphynx Cats Good Family Pets?
Let’s be honest, the main reason most of us get a Sphynx is that their hairless appearance is so unique.
You’ll also be happy to hear that they’re more than just naked cats, they’re actually awesome family pets.
Sphynxes have very strong outgoing, friendly, and social personalities. They love being around people and are fine if you have young kids and other pets.
They can be quite vocal, so expect a greeting when you come home or if it’s feeding time. But I wouldn’t exactly put them in the ‘noisy’ category.
You do have to take into account that they do not have a nice warm coat on like other cats – they really are basically naked.
I’m not sure you would want to let your Sphynx outdoors, not many people do. But they certainly are not outdoor cats anyway.
They’re prone to sunburn in the summer, and easily get too cold in the winter. A happy medium is a nice warm home and plenty of warm spots to sleep and blankets.
Some owners even put them in clothes. If you get your Sphynx used to this from an early age they tend to take to it really well.
So, if you’re looking for a curious and fun cat to add to your home – who just happens to be hairless – then a Sphynx is a perfect choice.
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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