The Cornish Rex is a cat breed originating from Cornwall, England. The first litter of this breed was seen in 1950. This breed, though established, seems odd for some people because of their “extraterrestrial” look. The Cornish Rex are sometimes nicknamed Martian cats or alien cats.
A Cornish Rex has a lean body with an egg shaped head, large ears and high cheekbones. Its cheeks are said to be hollow and the nose high-bridged, with a strong chin. The back of a Cornish Rex cat is vault shaped with a tiny waist and long slender legs. It has a very short curly wave coat that is nice and soft to touch. The Cornish Rex’s coat is comparable to the fur of other furry animals like rabbits or mice.
The Cornish Rex cat breed is relatively rare, but the usual standard colors and patterns are bicolor, solid white, blue, black, black smoke, and red tabby.
The racy look of a Cornish Rex cat coupled with strong legs allows them to jump high and make swift turns. The Cornish Rex is vigorous and love to participate in your family life. Aside from running around, Cornish Rex cats enjoy high-level activity and will love a vertical playing space. They also like playing with little toys at home or with anything not attached or glued down.
The grooming requirements of Cornish Rex cats are modest, their shedding is very minimal and not noticeable, but they need to be bathed to wash off skin oils that may accumulate on their skin.
The normal life span of this breed is 10-15 years, but it astounding to know that a Cornish Rex holds the record as one of the longest living cats who allegedly lived for 33 long years.