If you live in Tennessee and you have your heart set on adopting a Sphynx kitten, the best place to start is with Sphynx cat breeders in Tennessee.
I’ve done the research for you and put together a list of all the Sphynx breeders I was able to find at the time of publishing.
Obviously, I cannot endorse any of these breeders, you’ll have to do your own due diligence.
But I don’t doubt you’ll be able to find the perfect kitten through one of the breeders listed below – good luck!
Sphynx Cat Breeders in Tennessee | Kittens & Cats for Sale
|Alopecia Sphynx Cattery
|Purrlesque Sphynx Cattery
|Royal Velvet Sphynx & Devon Rex
|Spring City, TN
Alopecia Sphynx Cattery
Address – Tennessee
Phone – NA
Website – http://alopeciasphynx.freeservers.com/
Address – Nashville, TN
Phone – 615-208-2575
Website – https://www.sphynxking.com/
Purrlesque Sphynx Cattery
Address – Decaturville, Tennessee
Phone – 731-307-9465
Website – Facebook Page
Royal Velvet Sphynx & Devon Rex
Address – Spring City, TN
Phone – NA
Website – https://www.royalvelvets.com/
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 Sphynxes Good Family Pets?
You’re certainly going to turn heads when you have a Sphynx as a family pet!
It’s a Sphynx’s lack of fur that they’re known for. But they’re also great family pets and a load of fun to have around the home.
Sphynx are curious, playful, friendly, and social. If you’re looking for a cat to play with, hang out with, and see around the home, then a Sphynx is the right choice.
You do have to remember that they’re essentially naked, so they are prone to feeling the chill.
Some owners dress up their Sphynx with a sweater or other kitty clothes. They take to it really well if you dress them from an early age.
They’re equally at risk of sunburn without fur to protect them, so if you have an outdoor space for your Sphynx please be aware of the risks.
If you have any questions specific to your home or situation and how a Sphynx will fit in, you should always raise these questions with a breeder that you want to work with.
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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