About Cornish Rex breed

Cornish Rex breed overview

Weight: 18 inches long
Coat: Short with rows of tight, fine curls
Coat color: Wide range of colors including solid, Shaded, Smoke, and Tabby varieties.
Eye color: Blue, green, blue-green, or gold
Life Expectancy: 10 to 16 years
Affection Level: High
Friendliness: High
Kid-Friendly: High

Length: 6 to 10 pounds
Pet-Friendly: High
Exercise Needs: High
Playfulness: High
Energy Level: High
Intelligence: High
Tendency to Vocalize: Moderate
Amount of Shedding: Low


The Cornish Rex is a highly active cat that enjoys using its strong muscles to show off by climbing and leaping. Additionally, Cornish Rex cats love to play games and interact with their companions and will follow them from room to room just to be where their companions are.


While the Cornish Rex may seem delicate in appearance, they are actually quite muscular and strong cats. They have a small, egg shaped head with large, alert ears perched on top. They have large, oval shaped eyes, echoing the shape of their heads and distinctive Roman noses. They have long legs but small, dainty paws. Additionally, they have an arch to their backs that can be seen when standing.


Cornish Rex cats are active, lovely cats that love to interact with their companions. They will want to be where you are, at all times. They are highly intelligent, love to play and will entertain you with their hilarious antics. They love to play games which makes them wonderful pets for families with children. But, just because they are very busy and active doesn’t mean they aren’t loving. They are incredibly affectionate and loyal and will purr their way into anyone’s heart. They will happily play any game you have in mind and love to play fetch and climb to great heights.