The Devon Rex, the Pixie of the Cat Fancy, sports oversized ears on an elfin face with large impish eyes. This
adorable combination only hints at the mad-cap personality within – a cross, some say, between a cat, a dog,
a monkey, and Dennis the Menace. They are a fun and fun-loving breed with a relaxed and social attitude rarely
associated with cats. Delightfully silly in both appearance and antics, Devons are interested in everything and
everyone around them. Their playful nature means Devons easily learn tricks and are always up for a game
of hide-and-seek, tag, or fetch.
This unique breed possesses intensely loyal, human-loving, dog-like qualities. A person must be prepared to be owned by a Devon. A Devon will eat with you, sleep with you, and perch cozily on your shoulder while you are on the computer or reading. They will follow you around the house, sit at your feet, or jump on your lap the minute you sit down. A Devon will accompany you on your household chores, happily trilling, cooing, and chirping as they look for ways to help. Children and Devons are naturals as best friends and tireless playmates.
Family members will frequently find a Devon nestled in their laps or cradled in their arms. You should not be surprised to find a Devon tucked in bed with you or another family member, snuggled underneath the covers or firmly settled onto a pillow. Devons remain kittens at heart forever, and their loving nature connects them deeply with every family member.
The social nature of the Devon makes them unsuited to spending long periods of time without companionship. Devons do not discriminate in terms of the company they keep. They do very well with people, other Devons (often creating a “Devon pile”), cats, dogs, and even the occasional bird, ferret, or rabbit.
The appearance of the Devon Rex is far from ordinary, given their long skinny necks, oddly shaped heads, ridiculously big ears, and coat that can range from wildly curly to a soft suedelike down. They really are 100% feline, even if they seem to be 99% personality and 1% cat. Adult Devons are midsized cats, averaging six to nine pounds, with males heavier than females. The coat may vary over the life of the cat, with some kittens dropping much of their coat (molting) during their development, and some adult coats changing seasonally. Devons are low maintenance, wash-and-wear companions. Despite popular myth, Devons are not hypoallergenic. They do shed, although their unique coat may make the shedding hair less obtrusive than that of many cats. While some people with animal allergies tolerate Devons very well, anyone with allergy issues should arrange to handle a Devon before considering acquiring one.
The Teddy Rex is a breed of cat derived from intentional hybrid cross-breedings between the Munchkin and Burmese with the addition
of Devon Rex which all lent to their development. It is a low-riding, rug-hugger breed with short legs and fur-pointed coat.
These sweet, docile, gentle, calm, and easygoing kitties are known for being affectionate and loving as well. Therefore, they make wonderful family pets. You can expect that a Teddy Rex will get along with everyone, thanks to this breed’s tolerant and warm personality. So if you are in search of a friendly cat to call your own, the Teddy Rex will not disappoint. Whether you have other cats, other pets, or children, the outgoing Lambkin will fit right in.
Although, Devon Rex are considered to be hypoallergenic there are no true hypoallergenic cats. This low alergy producting weirdo is known for its curly hair, triangle face shape,
and large ears. Devon Rex are considered hypoallergenic because their hair absorbs the oils containing the Fel d1 protein and they
do not shed very much. With regular bathing, they are less likely to irritat your allergies. Well suited for allergic families
seeking a furry goofball to keep life interesting.
The leading cause of allergies is the allergy-causing protein found in cats know as Fel d1. This protein is present in dander, saliva, and urine, among other bodily fluids. Some allergy sufferers react less to some breeds, but no reputable breeders can guarantee that their cats are 100% allergy-friendly, even Devon Rex cats.
So in saying that, Devon rex can still trigger several allergies in highly allergic people. The most common being skin and breathing allergies, and there is always a chance that a hypoallergenic Devon Rex can trigger both.
First thing's first, it will depend on your unique sensititvities. Some people with allergies to cats find that the are totally fine around a Devon Rex and you may find the same. Spending time around this breed can help you see if they trigger your allergies or not.
If you're prone to breathing allergies, you may find that since this wavy-haired, waif-like breed barely gives your nose a tickle. Since they don't really shed that much nor do they release many other airbourne allergens like dander.
For people who are prone to skin allergies, your risk is when coming into direct contact with the Fel d1 protein produced by cats and found in substances whey secrete like saliva, urine and even their dead skin cells.
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