The Cornish Rex is a medium size domestic cat breed that originated from United Kingdom. This active and curious cat breed typically weighs 6 - 9 pounds for males, 5 - 7 pounds for females. They are prone to hair loss and may experience balding in most parts of their body. As their coat offers little protection from the sun, do not allow them to bask outdoors for too long. They have short, curly and extremely soft coat which will have very little to no shedding.
Common Health Conditions
- Cornish Rex can suffer from mitral valve disease, which blocks blood flow from the heart and cardiomyopathy, which make it harder for your heart to pump blood to the rest of the body.
- Luxating patellas, a condition in which one or both knee caps are unstable and occasionally slip out of place. This can cause lameness and pain as your kitty grows older.
- Many different conditions can make your Cornish Rex itch, including allergies, fungal or bacterial infection.