Devon Rex cat<<<< Back to cat breeds
- Country: England
- Origin: crossing
- Scientific name: Felis catus
- Weight: 3.5 - 4.5 kg (8-10 lbs)
- Colors: All colors
- Coat: Short
- Temperament: Intelligent, active, playful, sociable
- Health: generally healthy
- Litter size: 3 - 6 puppies
- Lifespan: 9 - 15 years
- Other names: pixie cat, alien cat, cat Poodle
- Price: $ 800 - $ 1200
Devon Rex cat originated in England in 1960. The breed was formed by mating a wild cat and a domestic cat.
Initially it was thought that it bred Cornish Rex , but after investigations proved that it is a new breed.
First baby was discovered by Beryl Cox in Buckfastleigh, Devon.
After only eight years in 1968 it was imported to America. In 1972 it was recognized by ACFA. In 1983 Devon Rex cat breed wins CFA (Cat Fanciers' Association).
Aspect Devon Rex cat
It is known for its thin body, wavy fur and large ears. The coat has three types of hair (guard hair, hair AWN, and down hair) and is as soft and fluffy as the breed Cornish Rex .
Athletic body is visibly lower than ordinary domestic cats. Instead muscles and legs are strong and unusually large fingers are adapted for running and climbing.
Devon Rex cat wavy fur is caused by a genetic mutation and it is kept only if both parents have the gene. Like the stripes on zebras fur varies from one individual to another.
Pairing with other similar breeds such as Cornish Rex and German Rex called "pixie cats" or "alien cats" because of special unique look.
Behavior Devon Rex cat
It is an active cat, playful and social. It was described by owners as a character dog cat and monkey. Or in other words a monkey in leather cat.
They skipped innate and will occupy as much space as they need (pretty much assure you).
If an increase in block'll see in the strangest places, starting with the toilet seat to the clothes closet, drawer or laundry basket.
Like other places highest cats love to be able to monitor the situation from above practically see everything that moves.
Deon Rex cat care is relatively easy. Have one person that attaches most near that sits for comfort.
Features Devon Rex cat
It is a very intelligent cat is able to learn tricks difficult, so they can recognize his name and that of his master.
Can be taught to walk on a leash, to fetch and can learn other commands that dogs (sit, jump, wait, etc.)
In addition, it is considered hypoallergenic cat.
As I said above, it is a master who seek sting sociable and spends time with him. The most common sites are the head and neck. He likes to sit on your shoulder even to spin.
Some even say it is a cat dependent company pursue their master everywhere.
The great advantage of Devon Rex cats their fur is short makes moulting not to notice.
Diseases Devon Rex cat
If you want to buy a cat that is hipoelergenica, you should check this because the condition varies from one individual to another.
Although chances are pretty small very sensitive people may be allergic to these cats.
Unfortunately pup mortality at birth is high. Probably because of the sensitivity to the airflow. Must ensure a heat to keep warm.
The last race was affected by spasticity (central nervous system disorder in which certain muscles continually receiving impulses to contract, because their nerves, they can not control the activity). Over time the disease has been minimized.