Cornish Rex - cat breed


In this article I will talk about the conditions of Cornish Rex, the rules of care for them, feeding features. I will also describe the nature of the cat, the requirements of the standard for appearance, consider the characteristic diseases and how much they live. I will introduce the pedigree nurseries and give information about the cost of kittens.

Cornish Rex Cat Breed Description

The first cats of a similar type appeared in the Czech Republic at the beginning of the 20th century, but their appearance was considered strange, sick, and such animals were destroyed.

In 1950 in England from the usual cat was born a kitten named Callibanker with wavy hair, flexible, elegant body and elongated muzzle. The hostess decided to keep the animal for itself and fix this gene mutation.

The selection work was successful, and after 7 years the descendants of this cat appeared in the USA, where the breed became very interested. In 1979, the Cornish Rex were officially recognized in the country, and in 1983 and throughout the world.

The first part of the name comes from the locality where the first kitten was born (County Cornwall), and the second is usually given to cats with curly hair and means “royal”.

For representatives of this breed, according to the TICA standard, the following description is characteristic:

  • long arched the body is small or medium in size, muscular, with a deep chest.
  • very long, thin and flexible tail covered with hair (its absence on the upper part is permissible).
  • tall and thin paws,
  • ovoid head, well-defined chin, Roman profile, convex nose,
  • medium sized eyes, oval, with the corners slightly raised up, the color corresponds to the color (green, golden, orange, blue),
  • big ears are tapered, set high, usually there is no hair on the outside,
  • short, thin, very soft, wavy wool, curled mustache and eyelashes,
  • any color, white, black, both monophonic, and two-, three-colored, and also with a pattern (spotty, striped, etc.).
Color Cornish Rex can be any, even two-tone

Keeping and caring for a cat

Cornish Rex hair usually does not cope with the absorption of secretions of the sebaceous glands, so they need frequent bathing, twice a month, using special cat shampoos.

When drying wool promakivayut towel, you can not use a hairdryer. It is also desirable at this time to distract the cat with games and not let him lick.

Combing Cornish Rex rarely need not to disturb the wavy structure of the coat. Representatives of the breed practically do not fade, so it is enough to occasionally walk with wet hands or a cloth over the wool to remove dead hairs.

It is necessary to closely monitor the pet's claws, they are not removed to the end of the pads and need more pruning. Ears should be checked and cleaned once a week with cotton buds dipped in oil or petroleum jelly. Teeth are also cleaned weekly, preventing the appearance of tartar and unpleasant odor.

Cats of this breed need a lot of free space for games and jumps. You can install small shelves at different levels along the wall, high game complexes will also work, columns are all that will increase the area for entertainment.

Toys are needed in a decent amount and the most diverse - balls, mice, feathers. Corniches will appreciate various puzzles, rustling mazes, dainty balls, laser pointers, etc.

In principle, they play with everything that falls into their paws, including corks, candy wrappers, spools of thread, all valuable things should be removed, the cat can throw them on the floor and roll them into an inaccessible place. Animal temperament

Unlike many breeds, Cornish Rex are not tied to the house, but to the owner, they sincerely love him, try to please him, allow themselves to hug, stroke and even “kiss”. They like to spend time lying on the owner's neck.

The Rexs are in excellent contact with all members of the family, even with small children, allow them everything. They are not characterized by aggression towards humans and animals, they get along well with other pets, the main thing is to make sure that the soft Cornish is not offended.

Representatives of this breed are very active.

Representatives of this breed are very active, they constantly run, jump, climb on the window sills and cabinets, while not being imposed on the owner. They are smart and inquisitive, able to master many teams and tricks in just a few repetitions.

Cats like stability, they do not tolerate repair, relocation, and even furniture changes. Especially it will be difficult for them to get used to the new family.

In feeding, you can follow two approaches: feeding professional food (dry or canned food) or natural food.

If the choice is made in favor of the first option, then it should be premium or super premium brands. Feeding a whiskey or similar food will only harm the health of the cat.

Given the tendency of the breed to overweight, you should adhere to the mode and dosage of feed. Fat Cornish loses its breed appeal, not to mention the harm to the body. Usually choose food labeled "for active breeds," holistic. Kittens and neutered animals can use food from the respective lines.

Also give offal, vegetables, grains, kefir, yogurt, eggs. Occasionally you can feed fish (only oceanic, boiled, boneless). Kastrata this item is contraindicated. The use of a natural type of food requires the use of complex vitamins.

After moving to a new home, the kitten is fed 5 times a day, for 6 months. the number of receptions is reduced to 3, cats older than 8 months. and adults are fed twice a day.

Cat price

On average, the cost of a kitten in Russia ranges from 10-30 thousand rubles, depending on whether the animal is sold for breeding or under castration, as well as exterior data. You can find a pet for 3-5 thousand, but no one can guarantee who he will grow up and what health he will have.

There are many nurseries in the country, some of the most famous:

  1. Selena Light,
  2. Cornelian,
  3. Rex graceful
  5. Deodatus
  6. Sunrise Rex,
  7. Tidgi.
When buying you need to pay attention to the activity of the behavior of the kitten

When buying, you need to pay attention to the activity of the kitten's behavior, visible indicators of health, compliance with the exterior standard.

Kittens are usually taken at the age of 3-3.5 months, but given that babies of this breed shed their wool in childhood and finally formed only by half a year, it is better to acquire a pet (especially for a show career) at least in 4-5 months. when the type of animal and the condition of the cover will be approximately understood. It happened that under the guise of Cornish sold other breeds of bald cats.

Difficulties arise only with overeating, colds, cystitis, hair loss. Also, the breed does not tolerate anesthetics and anesthesia.

To prevent infection with common viral diseases, cats are vaccinated at the following intervals:

  • about 2 months - vaccination against rhinotracheitis, panleukopenia, trichophytia, calcivirosis, chlamydia,
  • 2-4 weeks later - re-vaccination from the above diseases and from rabies,
  • subsequent vaccination is carried out with an interval of 11-12 months.

Cornish Rex - a cat with a bright personality and aristocratic appearance, suitable for active people who can pay attention to it. It is ideal for families with children. Differs in good health, docile and playful character, curiosity and high intelligence.

History of origin

The story of the Cornish Rex begins on one of the farms in the English county of Cornwall. The owner of this farm, Nina Enismor, was breeding rabbits, paradoxically, these were astriks rabbits, which are distinguished by wavy fur.

In 1950, the usual domestic cat Nina led offspring, and one kitten was very different from the rest, he was thin, with long paws, a pointed little face and a soft wavy hair. The woman left him to herself and called Callibanker. This cat was destined to become the founder of a new breed. Nina showed her unusual cat to breeders who advised to cross-breed, that is, to cross the grown-up Callibunker with her mother. The experiment was a success, in the future, through trial and error, it was possible to fix an unusual appearance and increase the number of curly cats. In 1957, a pair of new breed cats were brought to the USA. Due to the lack of genetic material, they began to interbreed with other breeds, this affected the external type, but played a positive role in promoting the curly cats in the world. In 1979, the Cornish Rex breed was officially recognized by the felinological associations.

In addition to the Cornish Rex, there are several recognized breeds of cats with curly hair - this is German Rex, Devon Rex and very young: Selkirk and Ural Rex. The breeds are distinguished not only by their appearance, but also by the characteristics of the coat, while the gene responsible for the waviness, each of them has its own, unique one.

Cornish Rex cat breed video review:

Head and muzzle

The head is wedge-shaped, forehead low. Well pronounced chin, which with the tip of the nose forms a vertical line. The ears are large with rounded tips, very wide at the base, set high. The almond-shaped eyes are set a little slanting. The cheekbones are well defined. The nose is long, is 1/3 of the entire length of the head, there is a clear groove in the area of ​​the whiskers.

Body, paws tail

Body Cornish from small to medium size. The torso is slim and elongated. The hips are quite powerful, muscular, but at the same time proportional to the whole body. The back arches, a smooth bend is noticeable when the cat is in a natural position. The shoulders are strong. Legs are long and slender. Paws slightly oval. The tail is thin, long.

Wool and colors

Cornish Rex wool is finally formed by the age of one year and should lie on the body in even waves. A notable feature is the absence of the guard hair. For the breed recognized all colors, including the colorpoint.

The nature of the Cornish Rex is most often manifested in the fact that even in adulthood they remain as active and immediate as kittens. They are inventive, curious, show incredible ingenuity and dexterity to figure out how to get to the place inaccessible to them or to achieve the desired. Cornish Rex can not tolerate loneliness and dismissive attitude towards his person.

They are very attached to the owner, but at the same time they often put their habits and desires in the first place, and naturally, a person must reckon with them. What will be cohabitation with other pets difficult to predict. It all depends on the age of the cat, his temper and the nature of the new neighbor.

Hygiene of the eyes, ears and mouth

As needed cats wash their eyes and clean their ears. To do this, use special veterinary drugs or a decoction of chamomile, calendula, St. John's wort. It is also desirable to teach the kitten to brush your teeth. The procedure is preferably carried out at least once a month. Use special pastes for animals, after which you do not need to rinse your mouth. It is not necessary for healthy cats to cut their claws, this is done to protect people and animals from accidental scratching and to give a paw a neater and well-groomed appearance. Claws are cut about once a month.


For the most part, Cornish Rex are real gourmets, who constantly change their taste preferences and rarely refuse to try something new, have an excellent appetite and never mind eating from the owner's plate.

Feed your pet not on demand, but on schedule. Cats do not always beg for food because they are hungry. They must understand that the feeder is filled at the invitation of the owner, and not as a result of persistent meowing.

The number of feedings depends on the age, adult cats can be fed 2-3 times a day. Pet can make a diet of natural products or finished feed. In the second case, dry food should be 1/6 of the total volume of food, the rest wet canned food. Less commonly practiced mixed type of food. From industrial feeds, it is better to give preference to full rations not lower than the premium class, for example:

  • Eukanuba Top Condition 1+ - a classic product for daily feeding,
  • Hills Feline Adult - Complete nutrition for adult cats, comes in different flavors,
  • Eagle Pack Adult Cat - feed belongs to the holistics, contains bacteria and microorganisms, to improve the digestion and intestinal microflora,
    Orijen Cat 6 Fresh Fish - seedless food for all breeds of cats,
  • Royal Canin Indoor or Sensible - food for adult cats living at home and picky for food.

It is worth considering that Cornish Rex are prone to overeating, and it is important for the owner to distinguish when additional energy is really needed due to high activity, and when an extra portion becomes the first step to rounding the forms.

Health and life expectancy

Cornish Rex have good health and immunity. With proper care and maintenance, they very rarely get colds, and timely vaccination protects the breed from various infectious diseases. With proper care and feeding, Cornish Rex live long enough, 16 years or more. The average life expectancy is 13 years.

Kitten selection and price

Cornish Rex is not the most common breed, but to find kittens is not difficult, if they do not impose special requirements: they take for themselves, and not for breeding work or show career.

Prices for Cornish Rex kittens vary over a wide range. Many of them appear as a result of random or unprofessional matings, because they are sold for a lot cheaper, at prices ranging from 3 to 7,000 rubles.

If you are interested exactly in Corny-Rex, a purebred kitten, and not outwardly similar to him, you should take a responsible decision. Be sure to look at the exterior and behavior of parents, as well as make sure that the documentation is all right. Only after that you can proceed to the next step - the choice of the baby. The kitten should be affectionate, playful and not shy, with an excellent appetite. He should have a healthy appearance: clean eyes and hair.

It is necessary to take into account that the kittens have more straightened hair and do not lay down clear waves. They will begin to appear only after molting from 6 to 9 months. Kittens with pedigree from good manufacturers born in the nursery cost an average of 25,000 rubles.

Breed history

The first kitten with curly hair tight to the body and huge ears-locators was born on an ordinary English farm. The mistress of the cat-mother bred rabbits, by a strange coincidence, the main breed on the farm were rabbits with curling hair. In the litter was only one unusual kitten. Despite the strange appearance, the animal was completely healthy. When he grew up a bit, the hostess showed the pet to professional felinologists.

Attempts to get curly offspring were not immediately crowned with success. When mating a curly cat with ordinary domestic cats, smooth-haired kittens were invariably born. The first successful litter was obtained after closely related crossbreeding. It turned out that the gene of curly wool belongs to the recessive, it is difficult to fix.

In 1957, two kittens with curly hair were taken to the United States. There, representatives of the new breed were actively crossed with the Orientals: Thai, Siamese and other cats. As a result, the American Cornish Rex line was formed, whose appearance is somewhat different from the European, but meets the same breed standards. Today, only Cornish Rex mating is practiced; straight-haired cats and representatives of other breeds are not allowed to the selection process.

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Cornish Rex Breed Description and Photos

Cornish Rex have an original appearance that fascinates even people who do not like bald cats. The appearance of the ideal representatives of the breed should have the following characteristics:

  • the head is small, graceful, egg-shaped,
  • the muzzle is narrow, with a soft curve of the profile, a straight large nose, chiselled high cheekbones and a rounded chin,
  • high set big ears
  • medium-sized eyes, round and expressive,
  • medium body, very harmonious and elegant,
  • elongated torso, back, curved arc,
  • muscular long paws, developed shoulders and hips,
  • very tall feet
  • long and thin tail tapering towards the tip.

Cats are larger than cats. The overall impression is a harmonious, graceful animal with smooth, fascinating movements. Vices include extra toes on the paws, a “broken” or too-thick tail, hard guard hairs visible in the woolen cover.

Curls and Curls: Cornish Rex Wool

The main feature of the Cornish Rex - an unusual curly wool. It is very soft, silky, pleasant to the touch. Curls are uniform, without bald spots, tight to the body. Wool diverges smooth waves, their depth may be different. On the lower part of the muzzle, neck and abdomen hair is short, soft, smooth. The fur does not have hard protruding hairs.

The color of cats can be white, black, cream, red, blue. The coat color should be uniform along the entire length of the hair, deep and bright. Встречаются и биколорные, подпалые, дымчатые окрасы, а также классический оттенок табби в разных цветовых вариациях. Возможны белые отметины на шерсти. Оттенок подушечек лап и мочки носа зависит от окраса. Варьируется и цвет глаз, он может быть янтарным, ярко-синим, зеленым или чайным.

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Another distinctive feature of the Cornish Rex breed is aristocratism expressed in appearance.

Homeland Cornish Rex called the English county of Cornwall.

When looking at the slim cat's body, strong graceful legs, unusual ears, thinning tail to the tip, large expressive eyes, you are convinced that before you is a real English lord or English lady.

  1. Short wavy hair that does not have a guard coat.
  2. The profile line consists of two curved arcs. The exception is the American type of breed Cornish Rex.
  3. The head has a regular oval shape, and where the mustache grows, there is a fossa.
  4. The ears at the base are large and wide, rather high on the head.
  5. The size of the eyes - large or medium, oval-shaped eyes, have a slope upwards.
  6. Cheeks high, chin pronounced.
  7. Males of the Cornish Rex breed are much larger than females.
  8. The body is slim, long, graceful, legs are tall, slim.
  9. The tail to the end is narrowed, long and flexible.

Cornish Rex Cat Color

In the color of cats and cats Cornish Rex - a huge number of color variations.

The most famous colors are:

  • Cornish Rex white. Paw pads - pink, nose too. Eyes have a blue or golden color.
  • Cornish Rex black. This color in wool will be very dense and saturated. The eyes of a pitch black cat will be bright golden.
  • Cornish Rex Blue. The color of the wool will be without the slightest impurity and the same everywhere. The nose is also blue.
  • Cornish Rex Red. A cat of this color will have a brick nose and paw pads, and its eyes will be golden.
  • Cornish Rex Calico - White. These are white cats with spots of muted dark or red color. The eyes may be blue, two-tone or golden.

Silver, smoky colors, tiger, tortoise, cream, bicolor are less popular, but no less beautiful. Also tabby (rings or stripes) or unformed spots look very nice on the wavy hair of Cornish Rex.

Cornish Rex: Character and Origin

Together with the aristocratic appearance and character of the Cornish Rex aristocratic. They do not climb on the table of the owners, do not meow without cause, their fun does not give the owners anxiety.

Cornish Rex cats are very obedient and strongly attached to the owner, they are easy to bring up. A distinctive trait of Cornish Rex is his playfulness.

A cat or a cat Cornics Rex will be a great friend to both children and adults.

How did the Cornish Rex breed appear?

For the first time, kittens with curly hair were noticed in Moravia in 1936. But then all the charms of this breed of cats were not understood and it did not spread.

Later, in 1950, a kitten was born in England, it happened in Cornwall County, he was named Calibanker and he was the forefather of the Cornish Rex breed. Breeders precisely from him brought breed.

The name of the breed is derived from the name of the place - Cornwall County, and the second part of the name is translated as "royal."

But now the prefix "rex" means that cats have wavy hair. For example, Selkirk Rex.

Cornish Rex cat breed was certified only in 1967.

How to care for a Cornish Rex cat

Cornish Rex cats are not demanding to care, as their hair is rather short.

The only thing that distinguishes the care of Cornish Rex from the care of cats of other breeds is quite frequent bathing. They are recommended to bathe every 2 months.

Comb Cornish Rex need brushes of natural bristle and infrequently.

Cornish Rex wool can also fall out due to allergies (mainly shampoos) and fungal skin diseases. Therefore, the roots of the Rex should be constantly observed by a veterinarian.

Cornish Rex ears should be cleaned regularly - at least once a week.

It is recommended to give Cornish Rex food at least 2 times a day, maximum - 5 times. They eat Cornish Rex a lot, because their lifestyle is very active.

If you choose to feed your pet ready-made feed, then they must be of the highest quality. And best of all - natural food. Cornish Rex can be given all that the cat usually eats, but the liver is better to cook. They drink Cornish Rex a lot, so they should always have a bowl of clean water.

Cornish Rex are very susceptible to colds, so you need to monitor the temperature in the room.

A Cornish Rex cat or cat will take root in any family - even though young, having small children, although in an elderly family, it pays little attention to games. Cats of this breed are suitable for allergies, as they actually do not lose hair even when shedding.

In addition, Cornish Rex can be perfectly trained - they bring the ball, walk on the leash and understand the individual phrases of the owner.

This is a very civilized breed.

How much is a Cornish Rex kitten?

Bright representatives of the breed, with the best breed qualities, the so-called "show class", as a rule, are quite expensive (from 25 to 60 thousand rubles and above). And yes, it is rather difficult to buy such Cornish Rex, as they often stay in the nursery to continue breeding. And if all the same animal show and sold, sometimes with the condition that the new owner participated in exhibitions.

Cornish Rex kitten, photo of kennel Miv-Sher

A Cornish Rex pet-class cat will cost less — such an animal is almost as good as a show-class cat in its breed qualities, only these features are not so pronounced that a breeder can hope that they will be passed on to offspring. Cats "pet-class" from nurseries cost about 10-25 thousand rubles and can be sold already sterilized, since they are not allowed for breeding.

The older the cheaper

The cost of Cornish Rex kittens also strongly depends on age - animals from 5 months and older, as a rule, are in less demand and their price decreases. But in fact, buying them is more profitable, and not so much because of money, but for other reasons.

Yes, you will not be able to enjoy communicating with the kitten in the very tender age, because after half a year the cats look almost the same as adults. But you will receive a pet, who received full upbringing not only from his mother, but also from a person, a kitten trained in all the subtleties of life in the house, that is, instead of a first-grader, who is actually a university graduate.

Remember that kittens of any class from the nursery must be vaccinated by age, have a metric that can be later exchanged for pedigree, and adolescents and adult members of the breed have a pedigree, which is the main evidence of the breed.

Details on how much a Cornish Rex kitten costs can be found in our article “Where to buy a Cornish Rex kitten” - it contains not only photos and the price of Cornish Rex kittens, but also a list of active nurseries in Moscow, as well as several useful tips, how to choose a small Cornish.

Adult cat from the nursery

Adult animals can be purchased at a price of several thousand rubles, which is ridiculous for pedigree cats. Look on the nursery sites for information on the attachment of animals bred from breeding. For example, several Cornish Rex cats at once, the price for which, probably will be low, are offered by the Moscow nursery Rex Graceful, and most other breeders periodically publish such announcements.

Cats and cats are usually derived from breeding at the age of 4–5 years, so you have a real opportunity to purchase a young high-breed animal for a small price. However, be prepared for the fact that breeders, as a rule, are very picky about the choice of future owners for pets who have already become members of their family.

Acquisition of Cornish Rex at the exhibition

One of the most convenient places to buy a Cornish Rex kitten is cat shows, which are regularly held in every major city. Here, several breeders of the breed gather in one place at once, and you can either buy an animal or agree on its purchase. True, prices at exhibitions are unlikely to be lower than on nursery sites, because participation in them is an additional expense for the breeder, but in a competitive environment it is easier to bring down the price.

Sites ads: how not to buy a cat in a bag

Large Internet resources, where the sale and purchase of anything is carried out - not the best option for choosing a kitten. In fact, this is not much different from buying in the bird market, only there you see live animals, and here their photos.

True, sites like Avito sometimes post their ads and breeders, taking advantage of the resource’s popularity and hoping to reach a wider audience. Therefore, if the name of the nursery is indicated in the ad, then do not be lazy to look for information about it, and if not, do not hesitate to call and ask.

But on the ads on non-specialized sites you can find an offer to sell the Cornish Rex kitten quite cheaply - for 3-5 thousand rubles. Will he actually Cornish Rex, another question, because the hair of kittens of this breed is formed only by the age of about six months, and it is quite possible that you will not wait for the appearance of the cherished curls.

Character traits

Breeders have noted the unusual nature of Conrish Rex, which fully corresponds to their alien appearance. Curly cats are very sensitive, they need attention and affectionate handling. Cornish Rexes do not like noisy companies, but are happy to communicate with the owner and his family.

Representatives of this breed have high intelligence. They easily feel the mood of people who are well trained. Cornish Rex are extremely clean, a significant part of the time they devote to caring for wool. Cats do not tolerate loneliness, they are very gentle, love stroking. Favorite place in the house - on the lap or shoulder of the owner. Cornish Rex is ready to accompany him on walks, he is easily trained to walk in a harness.

Cornish Rex owners celebrate their peacefulness. These animals are absolutely not aggressive, they are not prone to fights, they almost never raise their voice. In this case, cats can be touchy, they do not tolerate rough handling and punishment. Corniches get along with other pets, enjoy playing with children. However, pets will not tolerate excessive familiarity.

How to choose the perfect kitten

Usually breeders sell kittens no earlier than 3 months after birth. By this time, the pet should receive the first vaccinations and fully switch to independent feeding with a balanced feed. Kittens sold for breeding, have a microchip and registration. Animals not breeding may be sterilized for sale.

Choosing a kitten, pay attention to its appearance. A healthy pet has a harmonious physique, shiny hair with uniform curls, tight to the body. The eyes, nose and throat are clear, the kitten has pleasant breathing, under the tail there are no traces of loose stools.

It is important to evaluate the correct structure of the paws and tail, as well as the color. Choose the animal I have a bright, well-defined shade of wool. The future pet should be quite active, inquisitive and friendly. This is especially important if you are planning a pet show career.

Care features

Cornish Rex's very short and soft wool needs constant care.. Once a week, the animal should be washed in warm water with a special hypoallergenic shampoo for bald cats. After the bath, the cat must be well dried in a terry towel, gentle Cornish Rex easily catch cold.

In between baths, dead hair can be removed with special soft mittens or suede rags. From time to time you need to trim the cat's claws with tweezers for small animals that do not exfoliate the plates. Every day, wipe your pet's eyes with a cotton swab dipped in disinfectant lotion. It is important to monitor the purity of the ears. If you notice discharge or dark crusts, contact your veterinarian immediately.

It is important to vaccinate in time and de-worming every 4-5 months. Animals on the street should receive anthelmintic drugs after 3 months throughout the year. In summer, wear a flea collar on the cat.

Breeders recommend organizing a cozy shelter for the cat where she can relax. Ideal basket with a soft pillow or a comfortable cat's house. Place it in a place protected from drafts, Cornish are very fond of heat.

Feed the Cornish Rex is better with special ready-made feeds for bald or oriental cats. Suitable and feed for cats with particularly sensitive digestion. Feed pellets should be small, so that the cheek shapes do not suffer when chewing. Use only high quality premium animal feed high quality feeds. Portions must be accurately metered, you can not overfeed pet. If the cat began to gain weight, it can be transferred to a light diet. In the free access should always be clean water.

If you prefer to give your pet natural food, make a diet based on beef, veal, chicken, fish and offal with a small addition of vegetables. The menu will complement dairy products, fresh cottage cheese, eggs. Cereals are given in limited quantities, pork, fat cream, smoked products are prohibited. Cats that eat natural food must add vitamin complexes containing taurine to their food.

Health and longevity

Cornish Rex have good immunity and good health. Animals without problems live to the age of 15-20 years, no specific diseases specific to this breed have been observed.

To make the cat feel good, it is important to monitor the cleanliness of the coat. With insufficient care, skin irritation, dandruff and itching may occur. Some animals are prone to allergic reactions, such pets need a special hypoallergenic feed. It is important to monitor the weight of the cat, the representatives of this breed are prone to overeating.

Where to buy this Cornish Rex

Buy better kittens in reliable kennels

The original appearance of the Cornish Rex and the simplicity of their breeding provided this breed with many admirers. Animals are popular in the UK and other Western European countries, there are a lot of them in Russia. Judges of international cat shows highly appreciate the efforts of Russian breeders aimed at improving the breed and its distribution.

It is worth acquiring a future pet in nurseries that specialize in this particular breed. Potential owners can even choose the desired color, usually breeders offer kittens of certain colors. Prices vary depending on the class of the animal and its prospects for an exhibition career. Breed-class kittens suitable for breeding can be purchased for 10,000 rubles, potential champions are sold for 15,000 rubles. Pet-class animals for sterilization can be purchased for 5,000-6,000 rubles. Prices in Ukraine range from 1500 to 6000 hryvnia.

When choosing a future kitten, contact well-proven kennels:

  • (Moscow)
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  • (St. Petersburg)
  • (St. Petersburg)
  • (Kiev)
  • (Kiev)
  • (Minsk)
  • (Minsk)

Here you can not only choose a future pet, but also receive detailed instructions on growing Cornish Rex, the features of their breeding and nutrition. In the nurseries they sell both kittens and grown-up animals, it is possible to pre-register for promising litter.

Owner reviews about the Cornish Rex breed

The owners say that the Cornish Rex breed is prone to skin diseases.

Svetlana: I love bald cats, there are two sphinxes living in the house. At the exhibition I saw Cornish and literally fell in love with him. It’s simply impossible to forget those eyes, but what a coat it is! In general, soon I signed up for a kitten in one of the Moscow nurseries. Now the charming Pippa lives in the house, she is already 7 months old. The cat gets on well with sphinxes, they all sleep in the same basket. The girl is very affectionate, sociable, likes to talk. I love her very much and have no regrets for a minute that she entered our family.

Igor: My wife and I decided to buy Cornsh Rex because of allergies. Longhair cats are contraindicated for his wife. And with Cornish no hassle. He is not bald, but the wool does not fall out. Very comfortable animal. By the way, our Bobrik loves to swim. The cat is independent, with dignity, even our Doberman respects him. Behaves well, in any hooliganism is not seen. In general, the cat is very clever, I think it can even be trained. Not capricious, there is any food, almost no ill.

Anna: I bought a Cornish kitten for castration, like a pet. I do not plan to breed cats, it is impossible to let such a cat out on the street. Pet happy. The cat is intelligent, very clean, affectionate. In the theft and other cat sins is not seen, such a little gentleman. They say Cornish Rex are prone to skin diseases and allergies, but my Moor is practically not sick, we go to the vet only for vaccinations. By the way, he is not afraid of the doctor, he also treats the guests favorably. But children do not like friends and play with them is not willing.

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