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Cornish Rex

The Cornish Rex is a loving, sociable cat who is known to remain playful even into old age.

About the The Cornish Rex

Even though they have a fragile appearance, the Cornish Rex is a very sturdy breed. They are perfect pets for the owner who wants an active cat to participate in family life.

The Cornish Rex is definitely a lap cat and any lap will do. They get along well with other animals and make an ideal children’s pet. They love to run and climb, so need space. The Cornish Rex also loves to be outdoors in pens or in the garden.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from World Cat Congress (WCC)

Breed specifics

United Kingdom
Short coat
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–16 years

Active / Playful / Sociable / Vocal / Affectionate

Key facts

  • Needs moderate grooming
  • Requires an outdoor enclosure
  • Needs a lot of exercise

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