Selkirk Rex Cat: Facts & Trivia

The Selkirk Rex cat is known for their curly hair and its laid back, gentle nature. Their curly hair is the result of a natural mutation.

Selkirk Rex Appearance: 

Selkirk Rex cats are medium sized weighing 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg). They are heavy boned, muscular cats with soft woolly fur that has earned them the moniker of the cat in sheep’s clothing. Even their whiskers are curly. 

Selkirk Rex cats come in both short and long haired versions. Their coat comes in almost every color and pattern included color point. 

Kittens start out curly, if they are going to have a curly coat, but go through a straight hair period during adolescence. 

Selkirk Rex cats have a lifespan of 10-15 years.

Selkirk Rex Temperament: 

Selkirk Rex cats are moderately active, and known to be very affectionate. They are happy to sit in your lap, but also can be silly. They love to play with flashlight toys and do not like being left along. They have a soft voice and are generally quiet cats. 

Other: This breed is recognized by most North American organizations.
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