Cornish Rex Breed Profile


Among the endearing qualities of the Cornish Rex Cat is that they are loving, playful, active, bondable and intelligent. They love to be a lap cat and relish the thought of cuddling all day. They remain playful even as they age.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of cat excellent with older children due to its fragile nature.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of cat is around 15 to 18 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of cat is around 9 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of cat include but are not limited to bald spots caused by excessive grooming, and sensitivity to weather extremes.

Housebreaking and Shedding

This breed of cat comes litterbox trained at around 8 weeks of age. The Cornish Rex Cat is an minimal shedder, requiring brushing once per week.

Best Owner Compatibility

Can be suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has lots of love and attention to give and tons of toys to play with. This breed of cat likes to have a playmate in the form of another cat.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of cat are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of cat is around $1,200. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

Not usually noisy unless their food is late or they want attention. If you don't give them attention when they want it, cats will always find a way to let you know.

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