Bambino Cat

The Bambino cat is a sphynx mixed with the munchkin gene

Bambino Cat

Bambino Cat Breed

The Bambino cat is a Sphynx bred with the Munchkin Gene. These Dwarf Cats resemble the Munchkin Cat with their short legs and similar breeding process. 

Bambino Hair

They are wrinkled and hairless 


Bambino Body Structure

Bambino Cat's have a body which is Medium to long, with a broad chest and a well-rounded abdomen. Boning is medium. Their whippy tail proportionate to the rest of the body. Some Bambino Cats can have a "lion tail" (a puff of hair on the tail tip).


Bambino Face Structure

A Bambino Cat's head is a modified wedge with rounded lines, slightly longer than wide. As well as in the Sphynx, the cheekbones and whisker pads are very prominent. The whiskers are sparse and short, the chin is firm, and the eyes are large, rounded, and wide spaced. Bambino Cat's have large ears are set upright, neither too low nor too high. 

Bambino Cat
Bambino Cat

Specific Health Recommendations

Body oils, which would normally be absorbed by the hair, tend to build up on the skin. As a result, regular bathing is usually necessary on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Care should be taken to limit the Bambino cat's exposure to outdoor sunlight at length, as they can develop sunburn and skin damage similar to that of humans. In general, Bambino cats should never be allowed outdoors unattended, as they have limited means to conserve body heat when it is cold. In some climates, owners provide coats or other clothing in the winter to help them conserve body heat.


The breed does have instances of the genetic disorder hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The Sphynx and Bambino cat have a high rate of heart disease, either HCM or mitral valve dysplasia


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Bambino cats are friendly, intelligent, and affectionate. They love to be handled and cuddled up on the laps of their family members. They get along well with children other pets, provided that the kids are taught to treat the cat respectfully and proper introductions with the other pets are made. Travelling should not be a problem with this breed. Adaptable, these cats adjust to new environments very well.

Bambino Cat
Buying a Munchkin Cat

Finding a Bambino Cat

TinyPurr brings you one of the best resources on the internet for finding any breed of Munchkin Cat with our optimized map that specifically helps you find any short legged cat breed.


Interested in Buying a Bambino?

Read through our recommendations for buying a Munchkin Cat. All short legged cat breeds should follow the same guidelines. We also tell you the absolute must ask questions when buying from any breeder.


Also check out's blog post - The Ultimate Guide: Buying a Munchkin Cat

Buying a Munchkin Cat
Munchkin Cat Breeds

Munchkin Cat Breeds


New breeds are being introduced regularly as the munchkin breed becomes more popular and well known. Any type of cat can be bred with another cat that possesses the munchkin gene. Tiny Purr has put together a great resource for you to be able to distinguish exactly which type of munchkin cat you are looking for or are trying to identify. Check out our breed searchable map. If you know of any new breeds that exist please email us with any information you have.


Munchkin Cats by State

Alabama, AL

Alaska, AK

Arizona, AZ

Arkansas, AR

California, CA

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