Devon Rex Cats & Kittens for Sale

The Devon Rex is a relative newcomer to the cat world, famed for its unique pixie-like appearance. This breed is loved for its affectionate, playful temperament.

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Meet the Devon Rex

The Devon Rex is a unique-looking breed with an elegant frame, long slender limbs with small oval paws, and a broad chest. These cats have broad, wedge-shaped heads, large round eyes, and huge bat-like ears that are set wide apart on the head. Their tails are long, slim, and tapered at the tip. Despite their slim appearance, these cats are surprisingly muscular and feel much heavier than they appear. The Devon Rex is considered to be a small-medium sized breed, with males reaching weights of up to 4.5kg. Females tend to be a bit smaller, reaching weights of up to 3.6kg.

The whiskers and eyebrows of the Devon Rex breed have been nicknamed ‘designer stubble’ due to their crinkled appearance. Compared to most other cat breeds, the whiskers of Devon Rex cats are fairly brittle and have been known to break off on occasion.

When it comes to their coats, Devon Rex cats boast a short, close-lying layer of fine soft fur that sports subtle waves and curls along the whole body. These cats can come in a wide range of coat colours from solid varieties such as black, white and cinnamon, to patterned varieties including calico, tabby, and smoke colouring. The most common eye colour seen in the Devon Rex is blue, however, they can also come in aqua, yellow, gold, or amber.

Devon Rex Temperament

Devon Rex cats are highly agile and energetic so expect to find yours perched on top of your bookshelf, door frame, or some other previously un-explored spot! They are also known to enjoy riding on their owners' shoulders! If you are considering adding a Devon Rex to your family, you will need to ensure you provide him with plenty of opportunities to exercise such as cat posts, toys, and shelves of various heights. In addition, these cats are incredibly intelligent and enjoy learning new tricks and games with the family. They also readily accept a leash and harness as long as they have been introduced to them from a young age. Despite their high energy levels, these cats are extremely people orientated so they are at their happiest when they are interacting with their beloved family members, including young children. Once all their energy is spent, they will happily curl up on your lap or even join you under the covers at bedtime!

Devon Rex cats are known to be the clowns of the cat world that will keep you entertained with their silly antics and crazy behaviours! They thrive in busy households and generally get along well with other cats and cat-friendly dogs as long as they have been introduced slowly.

10 Reasons to add a Devon Rex to your Family

1. They are devoted: Devon Rex cats live for human companionship and enjoy interacting with people of all ages. These cats will want to be with you every moment of the day!

2. They are playful: These high-energy cats love a good play session, whether it's playing fetch or exploring the top of your wardrobe. You will never be bored with a Devon Rex around!

3. They are low maintenance on the grooming front: These cats have a very fine, close-lying coat which means they only need a short brush once a week.

4. They are not particularly vocal: Devon Rex cats are not known to be very loud. They will chirp when they want something but they are much less vocal than many other cat breeds.

5. They get along well with children: Devon Rex cats are known to love the attention and interaction they get from children of all ages, which makes them the perfect choice for a family pet.

6. They get along well with other pets: Devon Rex cats generally get along well with other cats and dogs. Even high-energy dogs don’t bother the Devon Rex, in fact, they are more likely to enjoy the opportunity to play! Saying that, it is important to supervise all interactions between pets to ensure there are no mishaps.

7. They are social: These cats will want to be the centre of any gathering! They will quite happily entertain the crowd with their silly antics and will lap up the attention from family members and strangers alike.

8. They are highly intelligent: These cats love the mental stimulation that comes with puzzle feeders, clicker training, and learning new commands. So be sure to offer these clever cats plenty of opportunities to exercise their brilliant minds.

9. Their clown-like personalities: If you ask a Devon Rex owner about their cats' personality, you are likely to hear that they are entertaining, fun-loving, mischievous, and incredibly silly! This makes them great fun to be around.

10. Their pixie-like appearance: These cats have a very unique appearance that has caused them grow in popularity in recent years. Their huge engaging eyes and pointed elf-like ears will have you falling in love in no time!

Best Homes for Devon Rex

Devon Rex cats are highly energetic so you must ensure you have the time and space to allow them to exercise all of their needs effectively. They are also incredibly people orientated so they need to be in a home where someone is around for most of the day. If these cats are left alone for long periods, they tend to become destructive and stressed. These cats do best in large busy households where there is always something going on and where they can receive the attention and love they crave!

Frequently Asked Questions About Devon Rex Kittens

Why choose a Devon Rex kitten from The Pedigree Paws rather than elsewhere?
Kitten and puppy mills are illegal in the UK. Yet there are still a number of unlicensed breeders trying to make money by raising these animals in unhealthy environments. At The Pedigree Paws, we are dedicated to fighting against these breeders which is why we only work with the very best licensed breeders in the UK and Europe. By doing this, we are reassuring our customers that their new kittens are healthy, and have been well cared for.
Is a Devon Rex kitten the right pet for me?
Devon Rex cats are highly sociable, energetic, and playful which makes them a great choice for families. These cats are incredibly human orientated so they need regular attention to remain happy. For this reason, they are best suited to households where someone is home for most of the day. If a Devon Rex is left alone for long periods, they can become very stressed and destructive. Devon Rex cats are also very agile and are skilled jumpers so ensure you offer plenty of opportunities for exercise. In addition, they are known to be extremely intelligent cats that love to learn new tricks and games. They are particularly fond of fetch! So, ensure you keep your Devon Rex entertained by providing him with plenty of puzzle feeders, training opportunities, and games. These cats are often described as being very dog-like and get along well with other cats and dogs. They even get on well with strangers as they will revel in the attention!
Is The Pedigree Paws trustworthy?
We know it can be difficult to find the right breeder. That is why we have done the work for you! Through our comprehensive breeder selection process, we have chosen only the very best licensed breeders which will give you the reassurance that your kitten is healthy and will grow into a well-rounded adult. We are proud to say that we have rehomed hundreds of kittens into loving forever homes. Feel free to check out our testimonials to see our success stories for yourself.
Are Devon Rex kittens from The Pedigree Paws healthy?
Yes, all of our kittens are fully health checked by a licensed vet prior to being rehomed. In addition, we ensure they are fully vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped. The Devon Rex is a fairly healthy breed however they are prone to developing certain health issues, just like other cat breeds. So, we ensure that all of our kittens come from parents who have been DNA checked. Additionally, we DNA test all of our kittens to check if there are any genetic mutations present that may cause them to develop health issues later in life. If no issues are present, you will know that your Devon Rex is healthy and unlikely to develop any detrimental health conditions during its lifetime.
Can I see the parents of a Devon Rex kitten?
Yes, of course you can! We will set up a video call between you and the breeder so you can see the kittens with their mother or both parents (depending on the breeder).
Will I receive the pedigree documents of a Devon Rex kitten?
Yes! All of our kittens come with internationally recognised pedigree documents from cat organisations like the GCCF, TICA, or FIFe. The exact registration will depend on the location of the breeder.
Do Devon Rex kittens from The Pedigree Paws come from good breeders?
Yes, they do! At The Pedigree Paws, we only offer kittens from the best breeders in the industry who adhere to the strict breeding and welfare regulations set out by internationally recognised cat organisations. We do not work with commercial breeding facilities. Our breeders are passionate about animal care and ensure their kittens are raised in a family environment. So, if you buy from us, you will know you are buying a kitten that will grow into a healthy adult.
When can I receive my Devon Rex kitten?
Purchasing a new kitten is very exciting so we understand that you will be very keen to meet your new addition as soon as possible. However, early weaning is known to be detrimental to a kitten's health. So, we prefer that all our kittens stay with their mother until they are at least 10-13 weeks old. Bear in mind that this is only a guide, and you will be able to discuss the exact time scale with the breeder.
Are Devon Rex kittens from The Pedigree Paws raised in a family home or breeding facility?
At The Pedigree Paws, we only work with the very best breeders in the industry. All of our breeders are dedicated to following the highest standards of animal welfare and raise all of their kittens in their own homes. We do not work with breeding facilities so you can be sure that your new kitten has been appropriately socialised and weaned, as well as being well cared for.
How can I help settle my Devon Rex kitten into their new home?
Devon Rex kittens are very social so they are likely to settle into their new homes fairly quickly. Yet like all cats, they can be anxious in new environments. Here are a few ways you can help your Devon Rex kitten to adapt to his new home: We recommend that you ask the breeder to send your kitten with a towel or blanket that holds their mother's scent. The pheromones given off by the mother are extremely calming so will help your kitten to feel safe in new surroundings. When you first bring your kitten home, we recommend that you only allow your kitten access to one room of the house at a time. Once your kitten appears comfortable, you can slowly introduce him to other parts of the home under supervision. Due to the highly social and people-orientated nature of this breed, your Devon Rex kitten will need plenty of reassurance from you as he settles into his new home. You should also introduce new family members and other pets slowly so as not to overwhelm him.