the Bambino as an outgoing, gentle and intelligent breed that enjoys participating in family activities. Hairless cat breeds have a higher metabolism than their furry cousins, so they require a wholesome diet. Despite its small proportions, the Bambino will not be deterred and will get involved in exercise and play, being highly compatible with children and other house pets when introduced to them gradually. On average, a healthy Bambino will weigh 6-10 pounds, and will have a life expectancy of 12 years. It is common for a cat to live well into its late teens and 20s.
The Bambino is a new breed, there is limited information on its recent history. The Bambino’s development is credited to Stephanie and Pat Osborne of HolyMoly Cattery, who happened to acquire one of these hybrid cats and decided to develop it through selective breeding.
The Bambino is the result of crossing between the hairless Sphynx and the Munchkin, and is found with either short or long legs.
In 2005, the very first litter of Bambino kittens was registered – a litter that was born at HolyMoly Cattery.
Did You Know?
Did you know cat hair isn’t the cause of reactions by people sensitized to cat allergens? The primary cause is an allergen produced in cats’ saliva. These allergens are spread to cats’ hair through grooming, which are then shed into the environment.
Appearance & Coat
Due to its lack of hair, the Bambino is susceptible to sun-burn and heat stroke, so it is often necessary to apply a thin layer of sun cream. Avoid over-bathing this cat, as too much washing can dry out the skin. On the other hand, it is important to bath a Bambino every other week as grease can accumulate on the skin quickly.