The Devon Rex is a very unusual, exotic-looking cat. The Devon Rex was developed 1959 in Devonshire England, thus the first part of the name, Devon. Rex references Rex Rabbits because these cats’ coats are similar to the Rex Rabbits coat, being short, soft and shiny, and sheds very little. People with cat allergies may tolerate a Devon Rex well because the lower shedding rate spreads less of the dander responsible for allergic symptoms. The Devon Rex has been given nicknames because of its short, curly, rippling coat, its exotic appearance, large, elongated ears and huge eyes; these medium- framed kitties come in all colors. The males generally weigh between 8-10 pounds and the females between 5-8 pounds.
The Devon’s close-lying coat makes grooming this kitty very easy. Their large, open ears need to be cleaned out weekly to prevent infection. Take care to be careful when cleaning these kitties because their whiskers are very brittle and can break easily. They are generally healthy pets but some suffer from hip dysplasia and slipping knee caps. Overall, they are active kitties with quiet voices and healthy appetites!
These kitties have a very mischievous, pixie- type nature, being animated, playful and entertaining. They are very happy kitties and have a great desire to interact with human beings. The Devon Rex makes a good companion and does really well with children. They will hop up in your lap and even help around the house! Their curly coats and pixie faces make them hard to resist. If your home is fairly active then this is the right kitty for you.