The Devon Rex cat is a breed that arose from a curly hair mutation occurring in Devon in 1960. Different from the Sphynx, the Devon Rex has rexed (fuzzy) fur, with a similar feeling to peach fuzz.
The Devon Rex’s body is similar to a Siamese – thin, light but muscular, with an arched back. The legs are long and thin and the hind legs are higher than the front ones. The head is triangular. It is like a wedge that, from the front, forms three marked curves: the outside edge of the ears, the cheekbones and the whisker pads. The tail is long and thin with curly hair. This breed’s coat is fine and silky but curled.
It is a noble, affectionate, playful, sensitive, calm, independent and intelligent cat. And, contrary to what you might think, it is not a delicate breed; it adapts perfectly to apartments, houses or gardens.
The main attention you should give this cat is to the coat. You should sporadically pass a flannel glove through its fur to keep it shiny. You should also bathe it regularly with baby shampoo or a natural oil base shampoo to avoid the accumulation of grease in the fur.
Breed classification: short haired cats
Life expectancy: 9-15 years.
Average kitten birth: 4 kittens
Average Weight: 5.5 – 8.8 pounds (2.5 – 4 kg)
Feeding: The Devon Rex cat needs 80 kcal / kg / day. This breed is predisposed to obesity, so you should be careful about the portions of the food.
Health: Despite the impression of fragility the Devon Rex is a healthy and vigorous breed . Blood tests are recommended for early detection of kidney disease, a common disease in mature cats. A balanced diet from the early life will increase their life expectancy.
Compatibility with other cats: High
Compatibility with other animals: High
Compatible with children: Medium