What are the differences between the two cat breeds?
The sphynx is a mediumsized cat with a striking appearance, identified by her hairless, wrinkled skin and large ears. She has a sleek, muscular body that is dense and heavy for her size. Although the sphynx appears to be completely bald at first glance, closer inspection will often reveal a very fine, short coat of fuzz that gives the skin the feel of fine suede.
It's the hairlessness that primarily marks a sphynx, with color and pattern lying in the pigmentation patterns of the skin which are clearly visible on the skin of the Sphynx cat. All skin patterns and colors are acceptable.
The first impression of a Devon Rex cat is of an impish face and a crinkly coat. The cheeks are wide, the eyes and ears are very large, and set low on the head. The soft and curly coat on the Devon Rex is also unusual. Many Devons have a lack of fur in some areas, especially those areas where she can lick herself. The coat is fragile and even grooming can cause the fur to break off completely.
Devons also generally have broken whiskers because the whiskers are also fragile. The Devon Rex cat has the characteristic Rex 'Marcel wave', and the fur forms ripples and waves, particularly on the back. The Devon Rex cat breed can be any coat color or pattern.
It’s a good thing that these two adorable breeds, the Sphynx and Devon Rex love people, attention because they draw it wherever they go. They are demanding human attention and will do anything for a laugh.
The Sphynx loves attention because he draws it wherever he goes. He is demanding human attention and will do anything for a laugh. “Look at me!” is his catchphrase. That makes him easy to handle by veterinarians or anyone else, and it’s not unusual for a Sphynx to be a therapy cat since he is so fond of meeting people.
When he is not receiving the attention of his adoring fans, the curious and energetic Sphynx is exploring his surroundings, climbing his cat tree or otherwise seeking high places, chasing a bug, or just generally getting into mischief. He is extremely fond of teaser toys and puzzles toys that challenge his athleticism and brains.
Devon’s favorite perch is right at head level, on the shoulder of his favorite person. He takes a lively interest in everything that is going on and refuses to be left out of any activity. Count on him to stay as close to you as possible, occasionally communicating his opinions in a quiet voice. He loves people and welcomes the attention of friends and family alike.
This is a smart cat with a moderate activity level. He’s not in constant motion, but he does like to learn tricks and play fetch. Puzzle toys and interactive toys are a delight to his inventive brain and will help to keep him occupied while you are out earning money to buy more of them.
The Sphynx cat breed is prone to skin problems including the development of rashes and fungal infections. Care must be taken to protect the Sphynx cat from sunburn. As with all cats, Sphynx cats benefit from protection against disease through vaccination and need annual veterinary health checks.
Because of the nature of its coat, the Devon Rex cat can be prone to yeast infections of the skin that can cause ear problems, greasy deposits on the skin, and itching. Rexes can also be prone to baldness, a disorder known as hypotrichosis. Because of the backcrossing needed to establish the breed's initial gene pool, there have in the past been genetic spasticity problems associated with the breed, known as Devon Rex myopathy
The proportion of these nutrients will vary depending on age, lifestyle, and overall health, so it's not surprising that a growing, energetic kitten needs a different balance of nutrients in her diet than a less active senior cat. Other considerations to bear in mind are feeding the right quantity of food to maintain 'ideal body condition' in accordance with feeding guidelines and catering to individual preference regarding wet or dry food recipes.
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