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Devon Rex - General Information

An angry and old face is the signature look for a Devon Rex. From the many Internet memes based on this breed, you definitely get the feeling that it hates the world and there is always something irritating it. Apart from the look on its face, the Devon Rex is nothing like that. It's a loving, active, and very friendly cat breed and perfect to have as a pet.

Devon Rex - Outer Appearance

The Devon Rex breed has a very unique appearance. They're easy to identify by looking at their silly expressions, angry little faces, skinny necks, and very odd shaped heads. They also have massive ears that make their appearance... well... let's call it unique. And as for their fur, they don’t have much on their skin however what is there can be from curly to soft.

At first glance, they look like they may be at most one percent cat. Their overall size is neither very big neither not too small, but their weight can grow much more than ordinary cats - they love food. At birth, their fur is thicker however it gets lighter and lighter as the Devon Rex moves towards adulthood.

Devon Rex - Native Origin

The name of the breed comes from their place of origin. Devonshire, in England, is where this cat first began. In the middle of the nineties, a lovely lady named Miss Cox, brought a stray cay home that was pregnant. The stray cat gave birth to some kittens but their faces and other appearance were not much like cats at all. As kittens, they looked like curly haired cats but later on their long ears, skinny necks, lighter fur, and alien-like expressions showed them to be a totally different breed, the breed now known as Devon Rex. The source of these unique qualities most likely came from the father of the litter.

Devon Rex - Behavior

As most people know, dogs are very loyal. These Devon Rex cats are as loyal and as affectionate towards their owner as dogs are. Some think that the unknown father might have been a dog (but some think it was alien based on how it looks).

Overall, these are very friendly cats and are good caretakers of children. They crave love, attention and physical connection from their families. Once you adopt a Devon Rex, you will never be alone anymore. Whether you're sleeping, playing, walking, or working - that Devon Rex will be there right by your side - providing its own version of "help" whether you want it or not.

Devon Rex - Things to Watch Out For

You need to be very cautious regarding food near Devon Rex. They have a voracious appetite and are always on the lookout for food. It doesn’t matter if they found a burger, an ice cream, noodles, or simple rice; Devon Rex cats are going to lap it up. Make sure you always keep your dinner plate safe from these little thieves.

Devon Rex - Making Great Pets

If you want to have a loyal partner, then the Devon Rex is the pet you need. Cats of this breed are extremely loving and enjoy interacting with owners.

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