Are you looking for a cat that loves to play but that also loves to be a part of the household? The Cornish Rex’s charms could soon be winning you over! Here’s what you need to know.
Characteristics of the Cornish Rex
The Cornish Rex is a short haired cat with a medium size yet slender, muscular build. It has long legs, the body curves upwards from the ribs, and it has a long tail that tapers at the end. The head is wedge shaped and longer than it is wide, with the ears being set high on the head. The Cornish Rex is known for its coat which is wavy in nature, and it also has curly whiskers and eyebrows. The coat is also incredibly soft to touch and it comes in all of the recognised colours (such as tabby, tortie, bi colour, blue, chocolate, lilac, red, cream etc).
The Cornish Rex Temperament
The Cornish Rex is an energetic cat that likes to be involved in the family and in any day to day activities. These cats develop very close relationships with their owners. They are also quite active and outgoing, absolutely loving to play and to climb. You may even find that your Cornish Rex keeps you busy playing fetch! As well, the Cornish Rex is known for its intelligence and its affection. In fact, the Cornish Rex can pick up small objects in their paws and some can even learn to turn door knobs and open doors.
Caring for a Cornish Rex
The Cornish Rex is a very low maintenance cat with no special requirements. Due to its type of cat, it does not shed as much as other breeds, so all you have to do is lightly run your hands over it, or give it a quick brush every now and again. You can bath your cat if you wish, however.
Who is the Cornish Rex Suited To?
The Cornish Rex is best suited to people or families that are looking for an active cat that still wants to curl up on their owner’s lap or chest after they have finished playing. They are not ideal for people that are looking for a lazy or less active breed. If you have to be out of the home for longer periods of time, you may wish to get a second cat so that they can keep each other company.