The Devon Rex Cat: Pros, Cons, and Everything In Between

You’ve probably seen these funky-looking cats roaming around town, but you may not have been sure what to make of them.

The Devon Rex Cat has gained popularity in the past few years and it’s easy to see why: they’re adorable! However, as with all breeds, these cats come with their fair share of pros and cons, so you should consider your lifestyle before adopting one of these kitties.

Here’s everything you need to know about Devon Rex Cats!

Introduction :

When I first started to seriously search for a new addition to my family, I had never heard of the Devon Rex cat. I’m sure that if you’re reading this post, you haven’t either.

It took a few weeks of research before finally coming across this cat breed. The first thing that struck me was how it looked nothing like any cats I had seen in books or at the pet store.

These cats were small with curly coats – they actually looked like they belonged more on Sesame Street than in a pet store! After doing some research into these fluffy fur balls, I discovered that the Devon Rex has quite an interesting story.

I found out that they are not only known as adorable and fuzzy creatures who love affection but also as chatterboxes.

They have long hair and short legs which means they need to be bathed often because their fur can get oily quickly.

They are very social animals but may have selective hearing when strangers come around so make sure your home is baby-proofed so your little fuzz ball can roam freely (although always keep your eye on them).

Adorable Appearance :

The Devon Rex Cat: Pros, Cons, and Everything In Between
The Devon Rex Cat: Pros, Cons, and Everything In Between

The Devon Rex is an American breed of domestic cat which developed in Michigan during the early 1960s. It is characterized by its wavy coat which gives it a wild appearance.

They are sometimes called Hairless Cats because they have short hair. These cats can be either shorthaired or longhaired but all Devon’s should have some waves to their coats which should be medium to wavy.

This breed typically weighs 6-11 pounds with males usually being larger than females and longhairs weighing more than shorthairs.

Their body type can be anything from tubular to a standard contoured body like most cats. Male Devon Rexes are generally 10% heavier than female ones.

Coat Length: Coat length varies from Longhair to Shorthair.

A true Devon has a long fur that will curl around when touched or brushed – this long fur does not need brushing as often as other cats since it doesn’t mat up easily! Male Devon’s will have longer hair on the legs and feet compared to females.

Not All Dressed Up: Many people think that these cats do not need any grooming since they are self-groomers, but this is not entirely true; regular bathing with a light conditioner (never leave conditioner on for more than 3 minutes) is needed every week along with brushing sessions at least twice a week and daily nail trimming sessions.

Energy Levels :

The Devon Rex Cat: Pros, Cons, and Everything In Between
The Devon Rex Cat: Pros, Cons, and Everything In Between

Adopting a new pet is a big commitment that can lead to significant lifestyle changes. For example, many cats (including the Devon Rex) are primarily nocturnal.

If you are not accustomed to getting up at night to let your cat in or out of the house then you should keep this in mind before adopting a nocturnal feline.

Additionally, cats typically demand attention from their human companions. Cats are very social animals and need stimulation outside of their meowing’s to avoid boredom.

Without some form of external entertainment or challenge there is an increased risk for naughty behavior from your new pet such as scratching furniture or pulling on curtains while you sleep; they will also suffer from emotional neglect which may lead to health problems down the road.

Good with Children?

Devon Rex Cats are good with children. You don’t have to worry about them being too rough or too high-strung.

Some might say that they’re a little too laid back but that’s what we love about them! For adults who want a calm pet with lots of personality, the Devon Rex Cat is the perfect fit.

They may not be as playful as some other cats but they still enjoy time on your lap.

A Devon Rex Cat has got to be one of the best breeds for anyone who has allergies. They don’t shed at all so there won’t be any hair in your food, clothes, or anywhere else you can imagine it ending up.

One thing you’ll need to know before adopting one though is that these felines get their coat from rolling around in dirt so you’ll need to keep their fur clean and brushed regularl

These cats make great companions for people living alone because they love attention just as much as everyone else does!

If you’re looking for a friendly breed with plenty of style then the Devon Rex cat is perfect for you!

Intelligence and Problem Solving Skills?

Devon Rex cats are known for their intelligence. The media often compare the high level of problem solving ability to that of a dog’s.

This intelligence is most notable when they need to solve a puzzle – something like a feathered toy that can be challenging to play with at first glance.

When you first buy one, it may be difficult for your cat to figure out how it works, but they’ll eventually work out the rules and then they can’t stop playing with it. They love being mentally challenged this way!

Do They Shed?

One of the most common myths about cats is that they shed. The truth is there’s no such thing as a hairless cat.

None of them are completely hairless. All cats have some fur on their bodies, even if it’s just around their paw pads.

It’s also why human children get furry eyelashes every time they cry. But some breeds do produce less shedding than others.

Devon rex cats have only one-third the amount of hair an average housecat does, which is a big deal for those allergic to pet dander or who suffer from asthma.

Affectionate or Not?

Devon rex cats are the ultimate cuddle pets. But they do require a little more upkeep than other breeds because they need daily brushing to get rid of their long coat of curly hair.

They are also one of the most affectionate breeds out there as they love nothing more than snuggling up with you on the couch all day.

Plus, these cats will be sure to provide you with hours of entertainment thanks to their active nature!

Cons include that their ears can often stick out too far and because of this they might have trouble maintaining balance–so we recommend avoiding homes that have a lot of stairs.

Another con is that these furry creatures don’t handle cold temperatures well so this breed isn’t recommended for places like Canada or Alaska.

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