Please read if you are interested in purchasing an intact kitten for breeding:
Do I sell kitten with breeding rights, and what's the price?
The short answer is, if you are already an established Sphynx breeder, I do sell breeding rights, with terms & conditions; if not, I only sell as a co-own mentor program, and you'll need to read on for more details. This is not meant to be a scare tactic, but to inform you of the reality of what this entails.
Money: $10,000+ - realistically that's how much you'll need to plan for, and breed properly and ethically, for the purchase of 1 breeding cat, plus costs for the 1st year and costs associated with the breeding female and kittens before you can sell/rehome your first litter (that's just for food, litter, vetting, health tests, HCM scans, kitten exams, spay/neuters, vaccines, registrations, etc); not including basic supplies, scratchers, toys, treats, bedding, or any unforeseen costs. This number is 100% not an exaggeration, and has been verified by dozens of ethical Sphynx breeders, and will obviously go up with each additional litter.
Lifestyle: On top of financial costs, you'll need to sacrifice time; lots and lots of time...plan on being there to attend to the kittens at least every 1-2 hours, 24/7 for the first week; if you have a kitten (or kittens) who aren't thriving, your looking at care and feedings every 2-3 hours, day and night, for at least 2 weeks straight. You'll also likely need to be be present for the birthing to ensure your queen doesn't require assistance - which may mean an emergency vet visit ($$$) and/or c-section ($1,000-2,000, plus likely spay).
Other requirements: In addition, if you get your own male, that's another few thousand, plus you'll have to have a separate area to keep him when your girl is in heat every 3-5 weeks, because she should only be bred twice a year.
You will also need to be prepared to take responsibility for honoring your contract, such as reimbursing for medical bills, refunding part or all of the price of the kitten, replacing a kitten, taking in kittens a family no longer wants or can no longer care for, etc. Depending on your location, there are most likely animal sales laws you must abide by, too.
Breeding may seem pretty straightforward, and for some breeds, it may be, but not for hairless cats. They can be extremely touchy, and require extreme dedication, attention, knowledge, and most of all - money.
Do you think you'll make a profit?
100% disclosure - I've been raising Sphynx for 10 years. Of those 10 years, in maybe 2 of them I've come out "ahead" (cost-wise); and never more than $1,000. If you consider the time I put into breeding, I'm actually paying the families who buy my kittens!
The only people who make a profit selling hairless kittens are ones who cut corners on health, vetting, testing, and care - which is also known as a Back Yard Breeder. Do you want to be that person??
Not 100% sure you'll breed, but want the option in the future or want your pet to remain as nature intended?
If you truly aren't positive you want to to breed, contrary to what many people believe, you are actually putting your cat in harm's way, not to mention putting them through torture each time they go into heat; plus, it takes away from their pet personality, causing many unfavorable behavioral issues.
Unlike humans, animals still run off of instinct. So, each time they go into heat, they are driven to reproduce. All they think about during that time is food, water, and finding a mate. They are constantly bellowing - calling for a mate, and molesting anything that will give it attention. And for males, they don't go into heat, so they are always in that state of mind, not just occasionally. On top of that, both males and females are extremely prone to spraying (marking their territory) as well as having anxiety and aggression issues.
Yes, you are actually harming them! Keeping a cat intact exposes them to all sorts of health risks: cancer, tumors, urinary infections, prostate issues, feline leukemia, FIV, and many other disease's risks are 50-90% higher for unaltered cats. And a female's risk of pyometra (a serious infection that can easily become fatal, and doesn't always have visible symptoms) increases considerably every time she goes into heat.
There are many more reasons altering your pet is beneficial, and we'd be happy to elaborate; just contact us!
More questions are answered on our FAQ page.