Seven years ago, the internet was happily introduced to iAmMoshow, everyone’s favorite cat rapper. Moshow has seven cats, but one, in particular, has caught the internet’s attention—DJ Ravioli!
Although his owner, Moshow, does all the lyrical work, DJ Ravioli is the star for all of us cat lovers. After learning more about Devon Rex cats, is it any wonder why Moshow has one? Let’s look at what makes DJ Ravioli so unique, aside from his music career, of course.
What Are Devon Rex Like?
The Devon Rex is a special cat breed, but not because of the famous DJ Ravioli—although that’s definitely a plus! They have fine, curly coats that come from a natural gene mutation.
In the late 1950s, in Devonshire, England, a woman noticed an unusual-looking kitten that a stray had birthed. She quickly fell in love with the elvish-looking cat and named him Kirlee. He was the first Devon Rex to exist. Since then, breeders have made it possible for everyone to enjoy this affectionate oddball.
Devon Rex cats have heart-shaped faces and ears large enough to pick up a radio signal. They have long necks and come in a variety of colors. They can be drama queens when they don’t get what they want, especially when it comes to treats. Devon Rexes love food and will quickly snatch any scraps on your plate the second they get the chance.
Despite wanting to steal your dinner, Devon Rexes are relaxed and social, just like DJ Ravioli.
Do Devon Rex Cats Make Good Pets?
Devon Rexes make amazing pets. These cats are intensely loyal and will follow you around everywhere and be under your feet every second. They sleep with you, eat with you, and sit on your lap as soon as you sit down. And if you’re a rapper, they’ll rap with you!
Admittingly, this breed isn’t for everyone. You won’t want a Devon Rex if you like cats that prefer alone time. But anyone who enjoys a social cat would love to have a Devon Rex.
The great part about these cats? They’re excellent with children and other animals, including some rodents. Still, you want to keep an eye on your rat or guinea pigs just to be safe.
Some people think Devon Rexes are hypoallergenic. It’s true that these cats are low maintenance and don’t shed much, but that doesn’t make them hypoallergenic. People with severe allergies should handle a Devon Rex before adopting to be on the safe side.
As you can see with DJ Ravioli, these cats aren’t particularly vocal, like a Siamese, but they’re very curious. You’ll need plenty of toys and cat trees because these cats are energetic. However, they’re equally as trainable and love to play tag, fetch, and hide and seek.
How Much Does a Devon Rex Cost?
Buying a Devon Rex usually costs between $600–$1,500. Kittens are typically available between 14–16 weeks old. Despite how popular Devon Rexes are, they’re still rare, so they cost a pretty penny.
Adoption is a possibility, though—that’s how DJ Ravioli was found. Every adoption center is different, but you can expect to pay between $75–$150. You may have to pay up to $200 for kittens to be spayed or neutered in certain areas.
A Devon Rex is one of the best cats to add to your family. Be prepared for a shadow to follow you around everywhere if you adopt one. The Devon Rex is a loyal companion and won’t let you forget it. DJ Ravioli is a shining example of this breed’s unique temperament.
Our favorite ginger Devon Rex is setting the stage for cat lovers and music lovers alike. Go check DJ Ravioli and his owner, iAmMoshow, out on YouTube. You won’t be disappointed!
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