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Tennessee Rex cat
Federations: TICA

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The Tennessee Rex is a new breed of naturally mutated cat that started in 2004.


Characteristics "Tennessee Rex cat"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a cat of the breed "Tennessee Rex cat" you know certain factors. You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.


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Friendliness to other pets

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Friendliness to children

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Grooming requirements

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Need for attention

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Affection towards its owners

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Franklin Whittenburg discovered the breed when a normal stray cat came into his life. He called his new pet Satin Surprise, and it gave him a real surprise.

Soon she gave birth to a litter of beautiful kittens, but two looked very different. Two red kittens were born with him curly hair, and they seemed to have a shine on their fur. The glitter couldn't be washed off the kitties, and the shine of the kittens gave the fur a satin look.

Franklin I had never raised cats, but i knew there was something unique about kittens. Contacted a cat breeder, with a cat geneticist, with the TICA and with some breeders about their kittens. After a lot of work and research, it was concluded that these kittens had a recessive gene the only one that caused not only a curly fur, but also the satin effect of the hair.

The race Tennessee Rex had begun and a new and beautiful cat was added to the fashion.

Physical characteristics

The Gato Rex Tennessee it is a medium to large cat, with a body type semi-cobby and a short thick neck. The ears are medium to moderately large in size with slightly rounded tips and broad at the base. The eyes are large almond-shaped at rest and round when alert. The eyes they can be of different colors. The nose must be straight and without relief. The chest is full with curly hair, extending from the chest to the stomach. The torso is large, long, rectangular, but not thin, very curly from the base of the ears and wavy hair towards the hips. The body he is muscular and athletic. The legs are in proportion to the body, large, round. The tail It is three-quarters of the entire body and completely curly.

Character and skills

They are affectionate cats that really want to be on your lap.. The Tennessee Rex cat wants to be part of the family and makes an effort to be in bed, on the couch or following you around the house.

They like other pets, but they will need some time to adjust to new environments and animals (but most cats are like that). In general, he is a calm cat, but it will make noise when it wants your food or your attention. Of course, we always respond to noise with love.

Grooming and care

The Tennessee Rex require some pet care. In most cases, you have to clean their ears monthly. Some do not have accumulated wax, but many do. Using a clean Q-tip in the ears about once a month will keep the ears clean..

They eat like any other normal cat, so they do not need a special diet. They get used to the litter box very quickly and love all the beds that can be provided.. Cat toys, cat trees and scratching posts are highly appreciated by the Tennessee Rex cat and will use them daily.

The Tennessee Rex cat has two types of fur: some have the shorthair and others have the Longhair. They both like to be brushed, but those with long hair need to be brushed more frequently to keep the hair fluffy.

They don't usually need a bath, but bathe the of Longhair will make the curls more prominent. The longhair cats they also show satin and curls better than short hair.

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