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Physiology

TEMPERATURE – external temperature is higher in comparison with other cats. When you touch sphinx, it seems to be hot. This is the way to compensate lack of hair and protect from hypothermia.

Internal temperature measured in anus is 38,5 degrees Celsius.


HEART BEAT - 110/130/per minute, during the rest.


REPRODUCTIVE MATURITY IN FEMALE - 7-12 month, it depends on the season. Female, which was born in the autumn can have the estrus cycle in the spring, in the age of 4 months.


BREEDING MATURITY IN FEMALE - 10-14 months.


PREGNANCY PERIOD - the duration of pregnancy period is 63-66 days, different source: 60-69 days.


ESTRUS CYCLE - the estrus cycle consists of: proestrus period and estrus period.

 Proestrus period lasts on the average 2 days (1-3).

Symptoms:

  • female urinates very often, rubs itself against floor and furniture, trundles through the back, yowls and calls in a characteristic way. Female doesn’t allow tomcat to mate.

Estrus lasts 5-7 days.

Symptoms:

  • female arches its back, moves the tail from side to side, rhythmically moves its paws, allows tomcat to mate.

REPRODUCTIVE MATURITY IN TOMCAT - 6-8 months.


BREEDING MATURITY IN TOMCAT - 10-12 months.


Cats are periodically polyestrus. It means, that they continue their reproductive activity in heat cycles (January - August).
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