Get to know the Devon Rex
All you need to know about the breed
Bat-like ears, wide eyes, and a diminutive stature all add up to make the Devon Rex a cutie pie in the looks department. However, this small-to-medium-sized feline should not be written off as just a pretty face. They’re highly intelligent and capable of learning new tricks, and more than content to keep themselves busy with an interactive toy or puzzle.
When not working the brain cells, the Devon Rex likes to stay close to its humans at all times, preferably perched on their shoulder (yes, you read that right) so they can witness the action as it unfolds. This feline is not so much a lap cat but a full-on body hugger, which some might find a tad clingy. But we just think it’s adorable. In short, the Devon Rex doesn't do well when left alone for long periods of time.
With plenty of energy to go around, but not so much as to completely wear you out, the Devon Rex makes for a great playmate to small children, as well as other household pets that have been responsibly trained. They have been known to chirp with pleasure and wag their tail when having a particularly swell time of it!
The breed does equally well in the countryside and the city. However, their fine fur makes the Devon Rex sensitive to the cold, so they’ll require a feline jumper (or two) if they’re playing outside during autumn and winter.
A laid-back, affectionate and well-adjusted breed with a sound constitution, the Devon Rex will shower you with all the devotion you need - and then some - during your long lives together.
2 facts about Devon Rex
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Devon Rex
Caring for your Devon Rex
Grooming, training and exercise tips
The Devon Rex is low-key when it comes to grooming. Avoid brushing, which will break their fragile fur, and instead give your Devon Rex a gentle stroke to evenly disperse the natural oils throughout their coat. Their teeth require a daily brush but if this proves tricky, seek regular veterinary dental care (descaling and polishing), as well as use of special dental kibble. Be sure to clean their ears on a weekly basis - the Rex breeds are more susceptible to regular build-up of waxy deposits. For exercise, just get their brain cells working and you’ll have a fulfilled Devon Rex cat. Especially if you play along with them, as the breed tends to form a tight bond with their humans! Apply the same logic to training your Devon Rex - turn it into a game and use lots of positive reinforcement, which will result in a well-behaved feline.