Devon Rex

This petite cat is almost elf-like in appearance. With large eyes and ears, the most distinctive aspect of this breed is their coat and frame. They have a “marcel wave” creating ripples along their soft, unguarded coat. The Devon Rex has slightly curled whiskers and eyebrows, giving them a mischievous appearance. 

Country of Origin
England
Colour

The Devon Rex comes in an array of colours and patterns including calico, harlequin, smoke, tabby and tortoiseshell with solid and shaded varieties.

Cost
Size
Small
Health
Regular vet check ups are advised from around eight years. Kidney disease is known to occur in this breed. Purchasing your Devon Rex from a reputable breeder will prevent them from experiencing any gene related diseases.
Life Span

9-15 years

Intelligence
This spirited breed loves to play and can be trained to walk on a leash.
Suitability (Children)
High
Feeding

Approximately 80 kilocalories of food per kilo of bodyweight is recommended for the Devon Rex. They have plenty of energy and love to eat so care should be taken to not overfeed your cat.

Feeding Cost
Hair Shed
Little
Ailments
Regular vet check ups are advised from around eight years. Kidney disease is known to occur in this breed. Purchasing your Devon Rex from a reputable breeder will prevent them from experiencing any gene related diseases.
Grooming Requirements
An all over rub with a chamois leather glove is all your Devon Rex needs to maintain its coat. Their teeth, ears and nails should be checked regularly. This breed sheds minimally.
The Devon Rex is a result of a genetic mutation, birthed by a stray cat in Devonshire, England in the 1950s. This impish cat has become popular amongst small cat lovers and is now bred as a domestic cat. The Devon Rex is different to the Cornish Rex and attempts to crossbreed the two have been met with straight hair kittens.


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