Cat Breed Guide: Devon Rex

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A Devon Rex cat with pet insurance from Pets Best.

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

About the Devon Rex

Weight:  6-9lb

Points of conformation: Prominent cheekbones with defined whisker pads. Short nose and large round ears set low, giving this breed an “elfin” look.  Long slender legs with small oval paws.

Coat: Very short coat lacks normal guard hairs and  is silky fine, the texture of crushed velvet.  It is whirled or curled more than wavy.

Color: Any color accepted.

Grooming needs: Minimal.

Origin: Devonshire, England

Behavior Traits: Playful and active.

Is a Devon Rex cat right for You?

The Devon Rex is talkative, with a quiet voice, loves to climb and although active, can be well suited to apartment life.  They love warm places and are lap cats.  They are very people oriented and can be demanding of attention.

Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Devon Rex

According to the number of cat insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount 
 Sebaceous Cyst  $405
 Pyoderma  $199
 Ear Infection  $208
 Oral Resorptive Lesions  $951


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