The Cornish Rex is Social and Active
The Cornish Rex is a funny looking, fun loving perpetual kitten who loves to learn new tricks. They are also one of the few cats considered allergy friendly.
The Cornish Rex is playful, active, and very people oriented. These unusual looking cats are very different from other cat breeds in both appearance and coat texture.
With their large, bat-like ears and egg shaped head, some people think they look like aliens, and the big eyes give sort of a startled look. Others would say that they are very similar in appearance to the cats depicted in ancient Egyptian artwork and statues. The Cornish Rex breed was actually established around 1950 in Great Britain.
These cats have a stealthy build that brings to mind the Italian Greyhound or the Whippet. They are very fast, agile, and have a gallop to their run. Their body's are strong, and they're high jumpers (check on top of the refrigerator or risk being pounced on).
The Cornish Rex has a coat that resembles the fashionable crimped hairstyles that were popular in the early twentieth century. Although it may not look very soft, this cat's coat is so soft that most people compare it to silk, velvet or rabbit fur.
If you're thinking that a C-Rex is going to sit around and pose for you, then think again. This breed is the perpetual kitten. They're smart, goofy and playful.
These crazy cats are natural born performers. The C-Rex loves to learn new tricks and plays a good game of fetch and catch. They're very creative and enjoy attention.
Their fun loving nature makes the Rex a natural choice for families, as these cats do not mind children who treat them well. In fact, this breed loves people so much that it is an extremely bad choice for a career oriented individual who spends a lot of time at work. If no one in your family spends much time in the house, you may want to look for a less sociable breed instead.
If you do decide that you want a Cornish Rex, consider adding a second cat or a cat friendly dog breed to the house, as well. Another animal should help keep your Rex from being lonely.
If you have cat allergies, you may have heard that the Cornish Rex is another breed that is safe for people with allergy problems. While it is true that many people who are allergic to other cat breeds do not seem to suffer from allergies to the Rex, no natural cat breed is truly hypoallergenic.
If you have allergy induced asthma, you may still have a reaction to this breed. If you have mild allergies, however, you may find that you are not allergic, or that your symptoms are greatly reduced. Before you buy a Rex kitten, ask the breeder if you can spend some time around a few adult cats first to see if you start sneezing, sniffing or having some other reaction.
Keep in mind that what people are allergic to is a protein in the saliva and dander of the animal. It's not the hair that is the problem. If a cat licks you, you may react.
This breed burns a lot of calories being so active. It may be recommended that you look for a cat food that is especially high in protein. Foods that prevent hairballs are rarely necessary, as this breed does not shed a great deal and has very fine hair. Brushing your Cornish Rex once or twice a week to remove loose hair and dander should be fine.
Fans of the breed say that this cat's personality more than makes up for its unusual appearance. So, if you don't mind having a cat that looks like she could be an alien visitor, then the Cornish Rex may be the perfect breed for you.
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