Meet the Devon Rex Cat, A Breed with Large Ears and Huge Hearts What Makes This Breed So Popular as a Pet

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X-Small Breed Devon Rex

Is The Devon Rex Cat Good For You?

  • 1 Devon Rex cats are very social cats who require companionship.
  • 2 They are the perfect family pet with their love for people and other animals.
  • 3 Devon Rex cats are curious eaters and must be supervised or else they will eat anything they can get their paws on.


In the late 1950s in Devonshire, England, a Miss Cox found a strange looking, curly-haired kitty. Unaware of what she had just stumbled upon, she named him Kirlee, and took him home. Little did she know she had taken in what is now widely regarded as the godfather of the entire Devon Rex breed -- the Adam of all Devon Rex-dome! Now, thanks to careful cultivation of little Kirleeโ€™s trademark look, the Devon Rex has become one of the most popular breeds around.

Quick Facts

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    Small, Medium

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    12 - 13 years old

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    Hair Length


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    Litter Size

    3 - 6 kittens

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    Male Weight

    8 - 10 pounds

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    Female Weight

    5 - 8 pounds


The Devon Rex is one of the most playful, fun-loving, people friendly cats around. Uncharacteristic of cats, the Devon Rex is always down for a game of fetch or chase. Wonderful companions, this breed loves to โ€˜talkโ€™ to their owners with little chirps. Smart cats as well, they're known for being a bit of a prankster, and oftentimes, a bit of a food thief, so guard your supper!.


Devon Rexes can be seen in black, white, blue, red, cream, chocolate, and more, and in various patterns like smoke, tabby, tortie, and bi-colour among others.

Health Concerns

The only major health concern that sometimes turns up in the Devon Rex cat is:

  • hereditary myopathy

These strange looking cats seem like they might have just crawled up out a hole in the earth or a spaceship. They have wide heads, big eyes, and even bigger ears. Their wavy coat is unusual on its own, but in conjunction with their alien appearance, these cats look downright weird, but in a good way. Possibly the strangest characteristic of these cats is how surprisingly athletic they are, having a deceptively muscular build and a sturdy frame.

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