The Devon Rex would definitely prefer the warmth of its bed to being in a cold place. He loves heat and you will certainly find him in the sun, on top of the fridge, notebook or even near the television to enjoy that warm one. Therefore, it is not so recommended to have it in colder cities and, when it gets cold, offer warm clothes and a fluffy blanket. Brushing their coat with brushes and a slicker is not recommended. Use a glove with rubber bristles to remove excess hair. This kitten usually needs baths, as it ends up accumulating excess oil on the skin, however, it is very important that you consult a veterinarian before including bathing in your pet's routine, as it can be a very stressful event. A problem faced by the breed is the accumulation of wax in the ear, requiring more frequent cleaning. A good diet, periodic consultations with the veterinarian, worming and vaccination up to date are extremely important to keep your Devon healthy.
The Devon Rex, despite looking fragile, is a very healthy breed. However, you can develop some genetic diseases. These include spasticity, dilated cardiomyopathy, patellar dislocation, and hereditary myopathy. Therefore, to reduce the prevalence of these diseases, it is recommended to carry out DNA tests and neuter kittens that have the genes for these diseases. Another problem with the breed is that the Devon Rex can have two blood types: A and B. This can only be a hindrance if the intention is to breed the breed, which is not recommended unless you are an expert and have authorization. for that.
The Devon Rex has short, thick whiskers that can be completely absent. This is one way to tell them apart from the Cornish Rex, who have curvy, wavy whiskers. Another difference is the ears: a Devon Rex's are low and set to the side, while a Cornish Rex's ears are on top of the head and are straight. Another curiosity is that the Devon Rex is often described as hypoallergenic due to its short coat. However, the Devon Rex is not actually a hypoallergenic cat, it still produces the protein present in the saliva that causes allergy in people, however, because it has short hair and licks less, it can be a recommended pet for people who have allergies.
The CFA describes the Devon Rex as true "hound dogs" as these kittens can even steal food from your plate if you're not careful.
The Devon Rex is active and energetic, so it can be a little more difficult to train. However, he is still very smart. He is a real little monkey and will delight his human parents by playing games and jumping around. And of course, he expects to be rewarded with lots of pampering and attention.
Affectionately nicknamed the "poodle cat" because of its wavy fur, this breed is perfect for those looking for a cozy place, as you will sleep and wake up cuddled in this kitty. Devon is a loyal, devoted, fun, brave, intelligent cat and these are just some of his qualities. They love to jump on your shoulder, are true lap assistants and have a well-developed sense of curiosity, wanting to be involved in whatever you are doing, whether it's peeling vegetables for lunch or even when you need to use the bathroom, as they don't will hesitate to lie on your lap. The Devon Rex is a dependent cat and does not feel well if left alone for a long time, so it is not recommended for those who spend a lot of time outside. Because of its coat, this pet is quite cold and prefers the warm inside. In addition, they are extremely affectionate, dependent on attention and playful.
The Devon Rex's life expectancy is 10 to 15 years. However, if well taken care of and with periodic consultations with the veterinarian, he can easily exceed this estimate.