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Meet the Playful and Unique Cornish Rex Cat

What Sets This Breed Apart from All Other Breeds

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Is The Cornish Rex Cat Good For You?

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    Cornish Rex cats are a very people-oriented breed.

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    They often possess kitten-like tendencies throughout their adulthood.

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    A Cornish Rex is perfect for someone who wants an active pet who will be involved in family life.

HISTORY

Hailing from Cornwall, England, the Cornish Rex was first sired by a cat named Kallibunker in 1950, who was a barn cat who looked vastly different from his littermates, with a fluffy, woolen coat and gigantic ears. Later, he was used to help proliferate this unusual looking breed. The Cornish Rex was officially recognized by various organizations by 1964.

quick facts

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    Size

    Small, Medium

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    Lifespan

    12 - 20 pounds

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    Hair Length

    Short

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    Litter Size

    3 - 6 kittens

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    Male Weight

    6 - 9 pounds

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    Female Weight

    5 - 7 pounds

APPEARANCE

The Cornish Rex is known for their wavy, soft, sheeplike fur, and their curly whiskers. They are very skinny, and their fur is quite short, making them nearly hypoallergenic. They are also widely known for their gigantic, bat-like ears, and the perpetual look of intrigue on their face. They have high cheekbones, a long muzzle, and short hair on their face. Their long, whip-like tail starts out wide and tapers down toward the end.

PERSONALITY

A unique blend of Siamese grace and vibrancy, this breed is a natural fit in any loving home. They are quieter than their Siamese relative, and very in tune with their parent's emotions. They have uniquely hairless paws, making them especially "grippy" and useful for manipulating objects. Because of that, they are notorious for being able to open up doors, cabinets, and drawers, as well as being able to pick up things. They are very confident, playful, and loving, never missing an opportunity to shower their parent with kisses and rubs.

color

The Cornish Rex is available in a wide array of solid, tabby, smoke, pointed, and parti colorings.

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health concerns

Due to their unique body shape the Cornish Rex cat is likely to suffer from:

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