Selkirk Rex

Selkirk Rex

Behaviour/Adaptability

With its distinctive curly fur, the Selkirk rex is as cuddly as it looks. it seems. They love to soak up their owners’ attention and don’t like to be ignored or left alone for long periods of time. They do not like to be ignored or left alone for long periods of time. They are good-natured and have a patient and affectionate personality. They are curious creatures and love to love to put on a show.

Details

Prized for its unusual curly coat, the Selkirk Rex cat is one of four cat breeds with a wavy coat. This curly-haired cat has a warm and affectionate character and comes in short and long-haired versions. If you’ve always dreamed of owning a live teddy bear, a Selkirk Rex cat may be for you. These big, cuddly kitties have round heads, big eyes and a plush, curly coat that comes in a myriad of colours and patterns (even their whiskers are curly!). There are long-haired and short-haired Selkirk Rex cats that are equally prized. This cat breed is intelligent, affectionate, easy-going and gets along well with people and other animals. Developed in the 1980s, the Selkirk Rex is not yet as common as other breeds, but is definitely worth seeking out. Selkirk Rex cats have sometimes been called “the cat in sheep’s clothing”. This is because their dense, curly coat could almost be mistaken for wool, especially if it is white or cream coloured. One might think that its coat requires a lot of work to maintain, but in fact, brushing this pet too often can smooth out its curls. However, they should be combed at least once a week to prevent matting or felting. Some Selkirk Rex cats have short coats with tight curls, while others have long, more wavy coats.
Selkirk Rex cats are medium to large in size, can weigh up to 16 pounds, and come in almost every colour and pattern. Their rounded heads, large eyes and pointed ears are hard to resist. All eye colours are acceptable. Their curly fur is not the only thing that makes Selkirk Rex cats special. These furry beauties are also appreciated for their curious, cheerful and friendly character. Selkirk Rex cats are an intelligent breed that love to play and/or just hang out with their owners. Their wavy fur makes them more cuddly, but don’t expect them to be lazy lap cats, as these felines like to keep busy. Selkirk cats will also happily share their home with other cats or dogs if properly introduced. In general, Selkirk Rex cats have an affectionate and well-balanced personality.

Breed Characteristics:
Vital Stats:
Weight – Female: 2.5 to 5.5 kg
Weight – Male: 5 to 7 kg

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