Cornish Rex cat<<<< Back to cat breeds
- Country: England
- Origin: Mutation
- Scientific name: Felis catus
- Weight: 3 - 4 kg
- Colors: 40 color types
- Coat: Short
- Temperament: active, affectionate, intelligent, "talkative"
- Health: Very Healthy
- Litter size: 2 - 3 puppies
- Lifespan: 10 - 15 years
- Other names: Cornish Rex cat
- Price: $300 - $ 700
Cornish Rex cat was born at a farm in Cornwall, England on July 21, 1950 by crossing.
It happened female to give birth to four pups and one different. Geneticist at the direction of a race multiplied.
The name comes from Cornwall Cornish Rex and rabbit resemblance Astrex.
7 years later, in 1957 it was imported two copies in America. He survived only one female who spread the species in North America.
Because at first it was rare species breed breeders mated with other specimens which led to a genetic diversification. Some of these species were Siamese cat, brown Havana and American Shorthair.
Aspect Cornish Rex cat
Cornish rex cat is a medium size. The body is slim, thin and long.
Thin legs do many people say that it is fragile. Instead she has strong muscles.
Triangular head is small, curly whiskers, eyes and ears very large oval.
Weight is 3-4 kg females are smaller than males.
Beware of sunburn. Fur is not very thick and short delicate. It's an indoor cat.
Behavior Cornish Rex cat
It is an ideal family pet. It has a strong personality and an independent spirit. As any cat is curious and likes to socialize.
Due to high intelligence can easily learn tricks, including objects to catch and go on a leash.
It is most active during the evening. He likes to monitor the situation in inaltme so if there is a place they will climb on furniture to monitor the situation from above.
Cat's ear has 32 muscles and can turn their ear in the direction of sound about 10 times faster than a guard dog.
Socializes well with children and other animals if taught them small.
Features Cornish Rex cat
The main characteristic fur is short and curly.
Special needs because of the appearance of bathing quite often. Frees skin gland secretions that can make greasy fur. Because of this, depending on the environment they inhabited, some cats should be washed 2 times per month.
Attention to food. Featured are 70-90 kcal / day. It is a greedy cat and can gain weight.
Diseases Cornish Rex cat
The breed is a healthy one, even very healthy condition as some breeders say.
There are a few common diseases more often. These are the patellar dislocations and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Since the age of 8 years recommended an annual medical examination.
Life expectancy is 10-15 years, but can be increased appropriately longest.