Selkirk Rex

Selkirk Rex cats’ loving, lively personalities make them a great family pet

A Selkirk Rex cat is a rare cat with a distinctive curly coat, curly whiskers, and an affectionate personality.

They love to be close and can be perfectly content curling up in your lap. Selkirk Rex cats are mostly low maintenance, with a playful and laid-back temperament. They’re an ideal addition to a busy family with children, depending on the individual cat, and they make loving companions.

Vital Stats

Size: Medium to large
Coat: Can be both short-haired and long-haired
Life span: 11-14 years
Personality: Friendly, gentle, affectionate and energetic
Size medium-
Coat short/
Life span 11-14years
Selkirk Rex personality and temperament

Selkirk Rex Personality & Temperament

The Selkirk Rex cat’s personality is a lovely blend between playful and gentle.

Selkirk Rex food and diet

Food & Diet

As with all cats, Selkirk Rex cats are obligate carnivores, so they need a meat-based diet to keep them healthy.

Selkirk Rex grooming and coat care

Selkirk Rex Grooming & Coat Care

A Selkirk Rex cat’s relaxed attitude and social nature means that looking after their coat is easy.

Selkirk Rex training and behaviour

Selkirk Rex Training & Behaviour

Selkirk Rex cats are intelligent when they set their mind to something, but their relaxed personality means they need some extra encouragement when it comes to training.

Selkirk Rex before you buy

What to know before you buy or rehome an Selkirk Rex cat

They’re a low-maintenance breed but keep these tips mind so your Selkirk Rex cat stays happy and healthy.

Selkirk Rex insurance considerations

Selkirk Rexs sometimes suffer with certain health conditions and may require treatment. Petplan cat insurance offers peace of mind that they will always be protected.

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Surgery &
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