Cat Breed Guide: Cornish Rex

Posted on March 16, 2015 under Cat Topics

A Cornish Rex cat with pet insurance from Pets Best.

By Dr. Fiona is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a cat insurance and dog insurance agency.

About the Cornish Rex

Weight:  6-8 lb

Points of conformation: English and American standards differ, but in general possesses small to medium body with narrow muzzle and crinkled brow.  Long legs and arched back.

Coat:  Short coat is very soft and curly.  Shorter coats are termed nappy, and longer coats are plush. No guard hairs are present, only the undercoat.

Color: Many colors and patterns are accepted.

Grooming needs: This breed doesn’t shed and has minimal grooming requirements.

Origin: England.

Behavior Traits: Highly intelligent and playful.

Is a Cornish Rex cat right for You?

The Cornish Rex is trainable, likes to fetch and play games and is high energy.  They keep their kitten-like qualities later into life. They get along well with children, other pets and dogs.  They can tend toward being vocal.

Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Cornish Rex 

According to the number of cat insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount  Expensive Claim 
 Rhinitis  $159  $275
 Skin allergies  $365  $539


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