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The Devon Rex is characterized by their muscular builds and mid sizes. They usually weigh about six to nine pounds and it is common for the males to weigh more than the females. Appearance wise you will notice that they have soft, short, curly coats that will vary from each cat.

Some Devon Rex’s have full coats that contain loose curls while others have coats that resemble tousled mops such as Annie’s not to mention there are others who have thin coats. Lastly, some of them will even look as though they are going bald. Furthermore, when looking at their whiskers and eyebrows you will find that they look similar to their coats.

One of the most distinguishing features of this breed, however, is the fact that they always are warm whenever you may touch them which makes them great for snuggling during the colder months. However, there body temperatures are said to be the same as other cats yet the difference comes in because their coats are not as insulated so they give off more heat. Then, of course there is the fact that the Devon Rex loves heat, so don’t be surprised if you find your cat sitting on top of the television of basking in one of your windows. Devon Rex’s are also very easy to take care of because despite their coats they do not shed a lot and they even dry fast when they take baths.

However, you should be aware that their ears are known for becoming dirty so you should at least commit to cleaning them once a week with a soft cotton swab. But, other than that the quick shampooing and a towel dry is all that they require in order for them to keep up their hygiene. Well, obviously, from time to time they are also going to need to have their nails trimmed as well to insure that their claws stay short. Many people believe that the Devon Rex is one of the cat breeds that do not shed yet this is a myth. They just go about shedding in a different manner.

So, with that being said the Devon Rex does produce allergens like other cats. However, some people with cat allergies are able to be around them while others are not. So, if you have cat allergies but want to be a pet owner to a Devon Rex it is very important for you to make sure that you spend some time with one of them first to make sure that you can stand to be around them. It is recommended that you visit with one more than once before making the decision as well as give it 24 hours to see if you experience any type of reaction.