The Cornish Rex is a very exotic type of cat; an elegant cat with a very unique look. This breed began in the 1950’s as a result of a genetic mutation in Cornwall England. The Cornish Rex is often called the greyhound of cats because of its appearance; their bodies are long and lean with an arched back, small waist and long legs. They have beautiful oval-shaped eyes and bat-like ears. These cats come in a variety of colors: black, chocolate, white, orange, and dilutes blue, lilac and cream. They are said to have one of the softest coats of any cat, because they only have a curly undercoat. Lacking a protective outer layer. these cats are only recommended as indoor cats and can die from hypothermia if left outside.
The Cornish Rex are known to have excellent hearing and are generally very healthy cats, living into their 20’s. They require light grooming and regular bathing is recommended to care for their unique coat.
The Cornish Rex makes a great family pet, as they are adaptable to new environments, absolutely wonderful with children, and get along well with other animals. They are very sociable, energetic, intelligent, and playful, and will sometimes even play fetch with you. Most remain playful for life, and are very inventive in their play. If you’re looking for an indoor pet that will participate in family life, the Cornish Rex could be the perfect cat for your family.