Table of contents:
- How much is a kitten of the St. Petersburg Sphynx?
- Are there any peculiarities of Peterballed kittens?
Video: Petersburg Sphinx (peterbald): Buying A Kitten
How much is a kitten of the St. Petersburg Sphynx?
Petersburg Sphynxes are popular not only in Russia, but also abroad, therefore, dozens of nurseries operate on the territory of our country. If you are faced with the task of buying a purebred St. Petersburg Sphynx, and even with a high class of exterior, then it is recommended to take seriously the search for a reliable nursery.
In Russia, the cost of petersbolds can be called standard. Private owners sell Peterbald kittens for an average of 5,000 rubles (regardless of their external data). The origin of such cats, as a rule, is not confirmed by anything, which gives reason to doubt their purebredity. Most often, not only kittens, but also Peterbald parents have no pedigrees. The health of the kittens also remains unknown. Petersburg sphinxes from such sellers are good, perhaps, that the price.
Kennels also do not always issue documents for kittens, which is due to the desire to control the breeding of Peterbald in their region. Despite the lack of a metric in kittens, they are all purebreds, since each producer in the cattery must have a pedigree and a veterinary passport. Pedigree St. Petersburg sphinxes without documents (pet-class), depending on age and class, cost from 8,000 rubles, with documents - from 12,000 rubles. The price for b- reed-class kittens ranges from 25,000 to 35,000 rubles, show-class kittens, of course, cost more - from 35,000 rubles and more.
Abroad, the cost of Peterbald kittens is quite high - pet class - from $ 500, breed class - $ 1100-1700, show class - $ 1700-3000.
The cost of St. Petersburg Sphynx kittens depends on the level of the cattery (the more eminent the cattery, the higher the cost of kittens), breeding costs, parent titles, the sex of the cat sold (if bought for breeding), the geographic location of the seller (in large cities, for example, Peterbald cats will cost more similar cats from small towns) and other circumstances (for example, “retired” producers are sold inexpensively, despite their merits).
Are there any peculiarities of Peterballed kittens?
Peterballed kittens open their eyes very early, and this is directly related to the degree of their hairlessness. If the eyes of velor and brush kittens begin to open on the 3-5th day of life, then almost all naked are born with their eyes already open.
The eyes of newborn St. Petersburg sphinxes are normally developed, they squint and blink, and the lacrimal glands cope with moisturizing the mucous membranes. However, the same factor in grown up sphinxes leads to increased tear production, which is especially noticeable during feeding: some (especially "rubber" naked-born) sphinxes cry "crocodile tears" at the time of feeding.
Kittens are born with five types of
hair : - brush (hair is hard, short or long, twisted all over or in some places, in some places adult cats partially go bald), - brush point (differs from the previous type in that the cat has thick hair only on the face, paws and (sometimes) tail, other areas become bald), - naked (there is no hair on the “rubber” skin, residual “dusty” skin may remain in some areas, as a rule, there are no whiskers and vibrissae), - flock (Peterbald is covered "Dusty" wool, it is no longer than 2 mm, such cats usually do not have mustaches and eyebrows, the skin looks like velvet to the touch), - velor (in childhood such Peterbalds are covered with short and long soft hair, it is longer on the tail and paws, adult cats go bald, hair remains on the face and paws), - regular cat hair and whiskers (these cats are called "straight-haired" and are sold as regular pets).
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The genetic color of a kitten can only be determined by the breeder, in the first days of life, while the baby's fur is still preserved (if any). In color-point animals, sometimes only the blue eye color of an adult cat betrays its belonging to the acromelanic colors. In kittens born with hair, but prone to baldness, the hair begins to fade by one and a half to two years.