Devon Rex: Buying A Kitten, Tips For Feeding It

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Devon Rex: Buying A Kitten, Tips For Feeding It
Devon Rex: Buying A Kitten, Tips For Feeding It

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How much does a Devon Rex kitten cost, and where can you buy it?

In the XXI century, the desire of people for the new and unusual has reached the world of domestic cats. The breed is popular in Russia, and today the geography of sales of Devon Rex is great, but still most of the nurseries are concentrated in the central part of the country. Most of the nurseries are located, of course, in St. Petersburg, Moscow and the Moscow region. Devon Rexes are also bred in Yekaterinburg, Pyatigorsk, Penza, Ufa, Tolyatti, Samara, Nizhny Tagil, Cheboksary, Saratov, Olenegorsk, Volgodonsk.

The cost of kittens is determined by various factors: proximity to the standard, color, bloodline, the level of the cattery and its costs for breeding, the merits of the producers, and so on. Devon Rexes cost from 10,000 to 100,000 rubles. For a pet-class kitten (pet, does not participate in exhibitions and breeding) they ask from 10,000 to 15,000-20,000 rubles, for a breed-class kitten (for breeding and exhibitions) you will have to pay from 20,000 to 35,000 rubles, but a show-class kitten you are unlikely to be given back for less than 60,000-100,000 rubles. Abroad, especially in the USA, the cost of show-class cats reaches $ 2500 !

Sometimes it happens that for some reason a kitten is sold by private individuals (not professional breeders) or the Devon Rex will stay in the nursery (it is very rare), in these cases the price of cats can drop to 5-7 thousand rubles. You also need to understand that the higher the quality of the Devon Rex, the correspondingly higher its cost.

If you don't care what age the Devonian will be, catteries often sell titled retired cats for a nominal fee.

Devon Rex kitten, photo cat breed photo
Devon Rex kitten, photo cat breed photo

Why do Devon Rex kittens over three months old seem bald?

Devon Rex kittens are born with short wavy hair, but from 2 months of age the curls gradually straighten, the coat begins to thin, and at the age of three to six months the kitten's whole body is covered with short down, and only on the hips, tail, and paws can a wave reminiscent of past curls persists.

Adult hair appears somewhere from 6-7 months, but its formation takes up to a year. Only by this time does the Devonian acquire its real, finished appearance.

What and how often to feed the Devon Rex?

Devon Rex are bred by experienced breeders and very rarely by private breeders, so most of the producers eat professional super-premium and premium food. This type of food must be observed by the new owner of the kitten, at least for the first time. A sharp switch to a different type of food backfires for the Devon Rex with indigestion.

Today, feeding with natural products is used extremely rarely due to its complexity and high cost. The most popular types are prepared foods and mixed foods. The first option is the simplest, but more expensive than the second. Industrial complete feed, both canned and dry, should be chosen super-premium class, since they are the best, made from high quality products, they include all the necessary vitamins and minerals. You should not mix feed from different manufacturers, it is better to stick to the same brand of feed. Devon Rexes require an average of 80 kcal per kilogram of body weight per day.

Mixed feeding should not be fed with prepared foods and natural products at the same time. Among natural products, meat (white, not fatty), offal, fermented milk products and vegetables should be distinguished, as the most useful for cats. With mixed feeding, you can cook Devon Rexam buckwheat porridge with vegetables. They are boiled in water and without salt.

Devon Rex kitten, photo cat breed photo
Devon Rex kitten, photo cat breed photo

You can not give Devon Rex fish in large quantities (freshwater in general and never), pork, bones, raw liver, baked goods, legumes, and especially food from the master's table. If the owner wants to use natural products in feeding the Devon Rex, then it should be understood that the cat will have to cook separately, without using salt, sugar, spices and vinegar. It must be remembered that the intestines of cats are not adapted to the digestion of large amounts of grains, and in some animals even gluten intolerance is found.

When feeding only professional feeds, it is not recommended to give the cats additional vitamins, as hypervitaminosis may develop.

Devon Rexes tend to consume a lot of food due to their short coat. The portioning regimen recommended by the feed manufacturer can be slightly increased, but not too much, as with excessive feeding there is a high risk of obesity. If you have any questions related to feeding, then first of all it is recommended to contact your breeder.

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The water should always be fresh, and the bowl with it should be located in a place accessible to the Devon Rex. Some cats prefer to drink from the tap instead of the bowl. For such fastidious people, pet stores now sell special fountains for cats. It is important to ensure that your cat is drinking enough water.

It is recommended to feed Devon Rex under the age of 4 months 4 times a day, at the age of 4 to 10 months - 3 times, it is enough to feed adult cats in the morning and in the evening.

And most importantly, make sure that the Devons do not steal your food. In this case, they show amazing abilities. Only you hesitated, and the prepared sandwich or chopped sausage is no longer on the table! Some cats are not even afraid of hot oil, they steal cutlets straight from the "spitting" frying pan, while others manage to pull hot bread out of the toaster.

Authors: wolchonokW7, Gurieva S.

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