Anyway, there's this horrible story coming out of Red Deer, Alberta, where a woman is reporting that she purchased an 8-week-old hairless sphynx kitten from a unscrupulous breeder. Turns out that it wasn't a sphynx kitten, but just an everyday kitten who was shaved hairless and who had all of his whiskers plucked out:
One week later, the cat had grown a coat of orange hair. "I thought he was crying for his mom, but he probably was in pain," said Dyck, who paid $700 for the kitten. "Regular sphynx kittens would want to be held and would want to be warm and touched, but he didn't want anything to do with us. He probably didn't want to be touched because his hair — it wasn't supposed to not be there."The kitten has cuts all over his skin, presumably caused by razor burn. The kitten's tail ended up getting infected and eventually had to be infected.