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PK1975 Sun 16-Jun-19 16:03:31

We're thinking of adding a Devon Rex to our family (we have a 6 yr old DD)smile. We've previously had Siamese but I'm allergic. I'm hoping to find a breeder so we can see if I can tolerate a Devon but I also wondered what they are like.

Thank you

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HappyHammy Sun 16-Jun-19 16:07:04

Havent owned one but they are so cute. Are they good for allergies?

Wolfiefan Sun 16-Jun-19 16:08:22

The trouble with allergies is that it’s often not the fur you’re allergic to.

PK1975 Sun 16-Jun-19 16:35:21

I've read that people with allergies can tolerate them. I wasn't allergic to our moggy so I don't think it's all catssmile

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Wolfiefan Sun 16-Jun-19 16:48:13

I’m allergic to cats. Never was with our long haired mog but now I’m allergic to one of our two short haired sisters. confused
Honestly I think the best answer is to look at an adult rescue you can spend some time with before it comes home. (Apparently kittens don’t always cause a reaction in the same way.)

Toddlerteaplease Sun 16-Jun-19 18:53:02

Oo they are cute. There used to be a poster on here with one. But she seems to have disappeared.

PK1975 Sun 16-Jun-19 19:20:11

They are! They look like a lot of fun smile

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Potentialmadcatlady Mon 17-Jun-19 17:36:19

I have two. I also have allergies but wouldn’t necessarily say that they are good for allergy sufferers. It tends to be the dander you are allergic to not the coat. Fully long haired cats actually tend to be better for allergy sufferers more than short/no hair cats. The only way to be sure is to ask a breeder to allow you to visit for allergy check. Good breeders will either let you visit them or put you in touch with someone in your area.
Personality wise they are quite different than ‘moggies’. They do not do well in single cat homes. Most good breeders do not allow them to go to single animal homes. They aren’t fussy who they have for company but they do need it. My two live with dogs/cats/various small animals and don’t care who they sleep with. They tend to be mischievous wee monkeys who like to be kept active and to have long cuddles in equal measure. They will not tolerate not being with you- so no good if you aren’t happy having them lie on you. I make mine homemade feeder toys etc to keep them busy. They aren’t suitable in any way to be outdoor cats- they would be far too high risk-sun/cars/being stolen. I don’t know any breeders who would allow them to go to outdoor homes. Most love in houses with a ‘catio’ or cat proof garden. Mine love to go out into garden with me in the sun- it is cat proofed. They love water- playing/showers/getting in bath with me. They tend to be highly intelligent and have their own special chattering sounds.
Grooming wise- they need ear care and nail care but the rest they manage themselves...

PK1975 Mon 17-Jun-19 19:04:31

Thank you.
I'm going to contact a breeder to see if we can visit. We're in no rush.
We would like 2 - we had 2 Siamese previously. They're also not good on their own and different to moggies.
All our cats have been house cats so that's fine with us smile

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Potentialmadcatlady Mon 17-Jun-19 21:45:16

Sounds good then... I had Siamese before too... they are quite different personality wise but same sort of level of care if that makes sense? Much more in your face play with me love me make me the centre of your universe sort of cats. One of mine is very clever and the other is a typical Devon boy- soppy doppy and naughty... the girls tend to be more intelligent and sensible but still goofy...

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