This unusual looking animal is the "E. T." of the cat world with its short, wide-cheeked face, large low-set batwing ears and fine sculpted body - but do not think that this makes the cat unattractive in anyway for it also has a devilish sense of mischief and a pixie-like disguise!
This animal was first discovered in Devon, England, in 1960, near the county of Cornwall where the first Cornish Rex kitten was born in 1950.
The Devon Rex is an intelligent and extroverted animal that makes affectionate and ideal pets - with a Devon Rex you will have a friend for life!
They will wave their tails when they are pleased - and that is often - and they are alert and quick and have a natural inquisitiveness that only further enhances their pixie-like quality.
It is a great animal to have in the home of anyone who suffers from allergies or asthma as it possesses a low allergenic "poodle-like" coat that is low maintenance and sheds little hair thus making pet ownership a possibility.
And because its coat is extremely low maintenance it does not afford the same protection as a normal coat and so these particular cats do need to be kept cool in the summer and warm in the winter!
To compensate for their lack of guard hairs, the Devon Rex has a slightly higher surface body temperature than other breeds - and so making them wonderful lap and foot warmers