Does anyone like hairless cats?

@hodgemo2 (272)
United States
October 26, 2006 2:04pm CST
Personally, I think they are cute. In a weird sort of creepy way. What does everyone else think?
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
26 Oct 06
Sphynxes are supercute! They are said to have a supersoft and warm skin, but I haven't been as fortunate as to be able to pet one so far. There are only 2 breeders in whole of Holland (as far as I know) and those kitties are like 1300 euros a piece or more :S Do you also know the sphynx type that does have very short and curly hair? They look a bit like devon-rex cats, and they are very cute and creepy too ^_^
@hodgemo2 (272)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I know Devon-rex cats; they are pretty cute too. But I didn't know there was a Sphinx with short curly hair. I've heard that they are pretty soft, too, but I've never been able to pet one. I may never get a chance, either. We have 2 cats at home, and that's all I'm allowed right now. Plus, most of the animals I get are adopted in some way, shape or form and I don't think many people put $1000 cats (I'm not sure about the conversion rate!) up for adoption very often!
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
1 Apr 09
I've seen them up for adoption, but not in a shelter. They were cats that were used for breeding and retired from that and they were sold for still about 400 to 700 USD (when converted from euros) depending on their looks and age. You sometimes can get them cheaper also when they have hair; it's something they don't want to happen so they won't get a pedigree and they will sell them off much cheaper. It's somewhat sad .
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
1 Apr 09
Did you also know that these cats require special skincare? You have to bath them every week with a special shampoo to keep their skin healthy . Talking about weird cat facts....
@Ynefz0r (834)
• Finland
29 Oct 06
I think cats without fur are ARGH! No offence but i would keep them away from me :D
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@hodgemo2 (272)
• United States
29 Oct 06
None taken! :) Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, of course! And I can definitely understand their creepiness. Thanks for the response!
• United States
27 Oct 06
I think they are adorable. i'm a huge cat fan though.
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@hodgemo2 (272)
• United States
29 Oct 06
And yet you have a Tiger as your avatar and your name has cat in it! LOL Thanks for the response!
@econger (164)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I think they are pretty neat, I have a friend who has one. He is just the friendliest thing(the cat, not the friend). His skin is remarkably soft and smooth, and he is almost always quite warm. Might be fun to have one though I would worry more about injuries/cuts/abscesses, since they don't have a coat to protect the skin(I've had hairless rats, and these have similar problems).
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@hodgemo2 (272)
• United States
27 Oct 06
Thanks for the kind words about our hairless friends! :) I would probably worry about injuries too. I always wondered about their body temperature. I'm surprised to hear you say he is usually warm. I would have thought the lack of fur would have hurt mainanence of body temp.
@keriwebb (294)
• United States
27 Oct 06
They freak me out!!! It is just weird to see a hairless cat.
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@hodgemo2 (272)
• United States
27 Oct 06
They are very weird looking. So wrinkly! I always wondered what sort of mutation would make a cat not have fur.
@vhenwood (1062)
• United States
26 Oct 06
They are so ugly they're cute!
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@hodgemo2 (272)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I agree! I'm not sure what their appeal is to me. But I have pictures of hairless cats (printed from internet, etc...I don't have one) up at work. Everyone thinks I'm nuts! LOL
@meowi777 (270)
• Austria
29 Oct 06
I don't think I would like to own one, I prefer fluffy cats, they look cuter and huggable.
• United States
29 Oct 06
I don't find them very attractive. I've never actually had the chance to see one in person though, so maybe my opinion would change if I did. I could definitely see the benefits of owning a hairless cat though. One of my cats has a very thick, long coat and she is such a pain to clean up after when she goes through phases of shedding!
• India
29 Oct 06
cat
i haven't seen one.. but i think it wont be
• United States
27 Oct 06
The scare me, just the way they look. I wouldn't want one at all. I used to like cats when I was little but im not a fan of cats anymore they pounce alot and I hate that.
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• United States
27 Oct 06
I think they're ugly. It would probably creep me out to have one in my house.
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• India
27 Oct 06
i hate cats
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@klavs_r (134)
• Latvia
27 Oct 06
not really
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• United States
27 Oct 06
Ewww those are so ugly, I would be able to stand looking at it! lol
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• United States
27 Oct 06
Well, not really - and I'm a total cat lady. I love any and all cats. But the only way I'd ever have a hairless cat is if one needed adopted. I like my kitties furry.
@denax1 (709)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I don't. They look very wierd to me.
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@macubx (11433)
• Philippines
26 Oct 06
yup cute but creepy, my friend DR.EVIL used to have one..
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• Canada
26 Oct 06
Did you know that the first "sphinx" cat came from Toronto, Ontario, and was born to a "normal" domestic cat (in 1966)? I have seen many at cat shows, and my mom's friend has one. He's very beautiful and affectionate. I'd love to have one, but some of them prefer to be the "only cat" in a household (like some siamese breeds) and without any or much hair, I'd be afraid of other cats having an unfair advantage in fighting. (My cats mostly get along, but they still squabble.) My mom's friend has just the one cat, and he likes that just fine.
@dolfin (71)
• Australia
11 Apr 08
Sphynxes ARE cute in their own way but to be honest I wouldn't keep one. They look too...um...naked! ;D
• United States
10 Apr 08
I love hairless cats. These cats are the only kind that my husband will tolerate, because he hates hair every where from the regular type. My cat is very intertaining and she is more loveable than regular cats. She isnt shy around strangers and will love on them and jump up on them. She is extrememly good with my 4 year old and he has done some pretty mean things to her but she hasnt bit or scratched in a bad way, just to defend herself.