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Devon Rex


Overview of Devon Rex

Often referred to as a cat in a monkey suit, the Devon Rex gets their name from where they were first discovered, Devonshire, England, and rex rabbits - who have similarly soft, fine coats. Also known as the ‘elf cat’, ‘poodle cat’ or even ‘alien cat’, a Devon Rex cat has a unique expression with their large low set "butterfly ears" and oval-shaped eyes. The most prominent feature of the Devon Rex is their coat, which is a series of soft curls all over their bodies. They lack protective guard hairs, so their low-shedding fur is quite delicate. Some cats will lose their fur over their lifetime, either naturally or from excessive grooming, and their whiskers can easily break off. The Devon Rex comes in almost any color including solid black, blue, chocolate, cinnamon, cream, fawn, lavender, red, and white. Patterns they come in include tortoiseshell, calico, tabby, bicolor, tricolor, mink, sepia, shaded, smoke, van and pointed.

Common Health Conditions & Recommendations for Devon Rex

HCM in cats:

Also known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, is a heart muscle disease that can be an inherited condition in Devon Rex cats. It is characterized by decreased heart function and circulation.

Recommendations for HCM in cats in Devon Rex Cats:

Common Health Conditions & Recommendations for Devon Rex

Cat skin infection:

Devon Rex cats may have sensitive, itchy skin that is prone to yeast infections.

Recommendations for Cat skin infection in Devon Rex Cats:

Common Health Conditions & Recommendations for Devon Rex

Hip dysplasia in cats:

Is an abnormal formation of the hips. It can also occur in some cats’ breeds, including Devon Rex Cats.

Recommendations for Hip dysplasia in cats in Devon Rex Cats:



Devon Rex cats are happy, attention-seeking kitties. They are very mischievous and want to know what their humans are up to at all times. If you leave food out, your Devon Rex will be sure to steal it! They are great additions to any busy household and their kitten-like personalities will stick around well into their golden years. They tip the scales around 8 lbs and do not require daily or weekly grooming due to their delicate fur. So, if you want a mischievous little cat who looks like a little monkey, you’ll love the Devon Rex!

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