The devon rex temperament is even more strange
than his look, and is also what the devon rex owners love so
much, and fall in love with, after living with a devon just
for a few hours.
In the devon world it is called "devon addiction",
don't laugh about it as you will understand what addiction is
when you own your very first devon rex and when you need more
The devon rex is a forever child with his favorite activities
cuddling, and finding ways to tease and annoy his favorite people.
The devon rex is expert and efficient at such things.
Devons are very much different little individuals:
there are devons who love to pass all the day being cuddled,
other ones who prefer to play and others who would rather eat
all day long ! Most like to do all three.
They cannot live without cuddling and this is why a devon rex
is not able to live alone happily when their owners work all
day long !
It's very important to let him be part of the family and include
him in every
part of your life!
During the night he sleeps on your bed, even better if under
snuggled against you or even on top of your warm body.
If you have neglected him during the day you must expect to
be awakened during the night to cuddle or even play.
What comes to my mind when thinking of a devon rex playing is
psychosis and obsession !
At least this is what I think when I spend an hour and a half
a mouse or another toy for my devons to retrieve.
It becomes a routine: launch the toy - run to catch the toy
- bring back of the toy - cuddles - another launch.
And so on for as long as you have the strength to keep going.Well,
seeing how satisfied, happy and joyfull your devon rex is during
this game keeps you from stopping untill your nerves start to
fray or your arm falls off.
You will be surprised of what a devon can think
of to annoy you or just help you in its own special way. Just
try to sweep the floor with a devon trying to eat your broom
while it's moving. Be alert for the devon rex paw that will
slap the food off the end of your fork . Try taking a bath and
noticing the bathroom door opening ever so slowly and hoping
that your devon will not decide to join you in the tub again.
They do that, you know!
You will wonder why your mere entry into the kitchen is like
a siren going off in the head of every devon in the house- a
siren that screams- "fooooood".
You may think about confing your devon in your bedroom for an
hour so you can get a few things done without interruption but
that plaintive voice begging to rejoin you will have you rushing
to get him. Good thing, too, or how would raise his voice loud
enough to tell the entire world how cruel you are to shut a
poor, innocent kitty in another room while you have fun doing
incredible and wonderful things without him.
Additionally devons are always hungry. You
will not believe your eyes. Never leave food unprotected!
You may think you have hidden or sufficiently protected your
food but they will organize theirselves and soon or later it
will be theirs unless it is locked away! Never be inattentive
when you cook or your meat will be on the floor in just an instant.
Never feel pity or give in to those big, imploring eyes or you
again stop their begging. Devons are very clever, extremely
An important feauture a devon owner must have? Patience :-)