Home of the Fabulous Devon Rex '
FOR ADOPTION- update 9th November 2016 .
are currently taking deposits for our new litters as its
the best way to secure a kitten , we have white and
Kittens will be able to go to their new homes from late
December 2016 to April 2017.
We receive so many
great stories from our past babies and we keep them (which can be view
when visiting us).
Here are just a
few :- Margaret 's email for choosing Huffington now called Basil.
Devon Rex from Crinklewood - quote "Basil is gorgeous and we adore him
except Rosie (last Devon adopted through us) but that's a working
progress. Wayne, my hubby, really loves him".
An email from My.
Its been a year
since we adopted Gaston and we couldn't imagine life without him. He is
such a precious part of our family and he gives us such joy. I'm blown
away by his kind and patient nature and the fact that he loves the
boys, even though they can be a bit much sometimes (at least for
Gaston sleeps with
my eldest son every night, right next to his head on the pillow. His
appetite is incredible! He will eat absolutely anything. Once he got a
hold of a whole chicken carcass which he dragged out of the bin and when I
tried to claim it back - he growled like a dog!
We cannot thank
you enough for giving us such a precious little boy, there is not one day
that passes when we don't think of how lucky we are to have him in our
family. However, we do think tits time that Gaston had a friend, with me
working and the boys in daycare, it would be nice for Gaston to have a
friend to keep him company during the day and from the same breeder.
We appreciate it if you could keep us in the loop of any upcoming
Thank you so much
for this beautiful baby. He is just wonderful. He was the best baby in the
car, he just went to sleep, no crying, no fear, just slept the whole way.
When we got home, he jumped right out of his box and went on a little
adventure, exploring the house. We only got home at 9.40pm, so Lily (our
daughter) went straight to bed - be had the house to himself and loved it.
He jumped into bed with us and slept in my arms all night. Next morning
followed me around with his paper ball I gave him and he got me to throw
it meowing at me as if I was not fast enough to throw it again. We cannot
thank you enough for this wonderful addition to our family. We love him so
dearly and he has only been with us for not even 24 hours - Ive, Micheal,
Anny & Lily Josephine.
your new girl "Kate Moss" - Mr and Mrs Whalen
who drove all the
way from Canberra (after the sad loss of their 11 year devon rex - who was
so dear to them). Kate took to them like a duck to water and here is a
little from what they had to say after 2 days of owning her (which
touched my heart. "Thank you for trusting us with her. We will always
strive to keep her safe and love her unconditionally. For the first time
in months we look forward to coming home. Home is once again a living
place with a warm heart".
As for the red
silver boy. he was warmly accepted into a new home where another Devon was
missing his mate and needed a new friend....it was as if he had always
lived there - daring boy!
We at present, are
excepting a litter of whites...people who are after different Colours - we
doubt we will have them so "white is the the trend colour at Crinklewood
at present". Our new fur kid "Icyfur" is all grown up after winning
many major awards and seems to be 1st in kitten of the year. He now is a
DAD! Icyfur struts around like a lion, as confident as ever with big
beautiful blue eyes and a coat to die for, we will be looking at his
kittens with great interest.
KITTENS WILL COME, and what to expect
The kitten/s will come vaccinated with f3 /Micro-chipped /
wormed / fully weaned / fully Litter trained and socialized /
FULLY vet checked / DE SEXED /copy of their pedigree.(for
interstate health check certificate day before traveling)Our kittens
are Desexed between 12 and 16 weeks. We try to pace ourselves, as
every step has some stress attached to it. e.g. desexing ,
although run around just a few hours after desexing, still need a
certain period of time to get over that procedure. Girls at
least 14 days before traveling.Occasionally some people
are a little concerned that the kitten will miss mum, the reason why
kittens should never leave mum before 10 weeks is that they are
every week learning , off mum and siblings, but you can see a
marked change by the time they reach 10 to 12 weeks, they seem more
independent, want more of your attention, start to separate and
choose smaller groups , and even their own bed. Mums are by now
crossing their arms to say "no more milk for you"and less to do with
them, the mums by then also have access to separate areas to get
away from them. so yes you know its time,especially when they all
climb up your leg and say"are you my new mum", and then I phone to
say" time to pick up baby"
Photos of their growing up / an informative folder which holds
vaccination certificate /micro-chipped details/
diet and worming dates / what to have ready / sample products
(when available) / and a free photo shoot.
They are very playful and very affectionate! are
are kissed and cuddled every day!
Most kitten's parents are titled (this means that they are at
least Champions to Gold Double Grand Champions). Also have
attained some special recognition at some shows .
we also have Imported Bloodlines, from New zealand
,America, Poland, Sweden .
Our kittens are true to type, what you would expect in a
pedigreed Devon Rex..
are after show kittens, while no one can predict the success of
any show cat. Its important that you read what the standard is,
and then we can guide you what is the best choice.
We expect though that your love be first for the breed and
secondly for the show success.
The Devon Rex is very intelligent, mischievous, inquisitive and
While they are an active breed they thrive on human companionship and
love to be close to their owners.
"Where you go, I will follow" as that song goes. They enjoy sitting on
your lap, down your cloths, on your shoulder, snuggling up with you in
They have being described as "monkey in cats clothing",
their voices are more of chirp than a meow - they are not over
Devon s can live, 10 to 15 years. If you are going to
have a family, will you change your mind? You should not, your
Devon should be always part of your family and other baby that may
come along is an addition.
If you find that in the future you come into difficulty, you will have
signed a contract that states that the breeder must be notified of
While the Devon Rex is low allergy,
producing less dander, you can come for a pat to see if you react.
I have to point out though that if you have never had a cat, and you
do have some allergies, it's not wise to think that you need to
smother yourself and then stick fingers into your eyes and assume that
nothing will happen, it will, to me that is a bit like doing animal
testing by getting strong shampoo sticking into a poor rabbits eye and
then state, "oh, its reacted"...( I do not approve of ANY animal
You need to desensitize yourself, sometimes through antihistamines and
bathing your kitten.
All in all, when some one really wants a Devon, they will try hard to
APPEARANCE OF A DEVON REX
There are 2 types - pixie and elfin.
Devons are medium sized. Adults should weight between 3 and 4
kilos (desexed can weight up to 7 kilos)
muscular body, with hind legs longer than front legs.
A modified wedge shaped head, with a marked stop with large eyes,
broad cheekbones, strong chin and a short muzzle.The ears large and
The coat is short and curly. It contains 3 types of hair, gard awn and
down(show cat should not have gard hairs).
Whiskers and eyebrows - short crinkled and brittle and can break
easily.How do they feel? like crushed velvet!
DEVONS COME IN ALL COLOURS.
Its preferable to inquire ahead of time if you are after a specific
Due to NOT having protection of extra hair, their large ears can
collect more earwax, so regular cleaning is required. Bald kittens
until they grow their full coat should be cleaned regularly, as they
can build up sweat, a salmon colour e.g. on their tummies, just wipe
with a super wipe or wash cloth and powder with talcum powder with
corn starch. over heating and non washing the area can result in
FOR INTERSTATE PEOPLE/OVERSEAS
We can organize interstate travel - extra cost - varies on
location.This includes carrier.
We take the kittens / kitten ourselves to the airport to make
sure that they have been with us every step of the way, or, for
overseas - Dogtainers!
We phone you when they have been dropped off at the terminal,
either Qantas Freight or Virgin Airlines.
We expect you to contact us on their arrival.
We offer an on-going service on how to care for this wonderful breed.
FOOD & WATER DISHES
Think outside the square - place a
large water bowel, not easily knocked over (no plastic), go for china
plates that can be dishwasher safe.
Good dry food - Hills Science Diet Kitten
Kitty litter tray - buy larger than you think, kitten will grow and you
will be surprised how high they will climb - hooded trays are also good.
Buy 2 if you are in a hurry, then you can put one out and place a clean
one. Kitty litter we use, Breeders
Choice or Max's kitty litter at the early stages (NO CRYSTALS).
Always choose the most expensive one you
can get (I know a company that can make them to your requirements or
standard, who also re carpets them). It will be with you for a long time
and the pole part be as tall as you can get, as your kitten grows he/she
will stretch to scratch. Try not to put scratch post in a hidden area,
kittens want to be with you and play close by.
Your kitten/s have been trained to have his/her nails trimmed every week.
Keep this routine up and you will have a very well manicured cat in the
Cotton tips and cotton wool - you will have been shown how to clean ears -
they will get dirty (weekly check).
Go to town with that one - buy mouse that is smaller than the kitten is
really the way to go - also, something that the kitten can pick up will be
great. Have a toy box - all the best weekly collecting all the toys from
under the lounge!
Invest in a hooded bed, with heating for winter and some bunny rugs (wash
rug before use in mild soap) and some 'throws' around the lounge etc. For
summer, go for lighter 'throws' and cotton bedding. Note - kittens snuggle
up and they can over heat, producing sweat - if this is not cleaned, they
can get rashes and fungal infections. So, wash your blankets and keep
everything clean on weekly basis!
Choose an airline approved carrier or a good size one with a blanket for
winter and light cover for summer. The internet have some super and
delightful ones made of canvas to buy! I have seen some beautiful ones!
KITTEN PROOFING YOUR HOME
- Use covered rubbish bins.
- Keep your kitchen counter top clean and clear of food items to
reduce temptation (all the best, I have given up and we just share!)
- Keep toilet lids down - all the best when its time for you to go
to the toilet. I can write a book on embarrassing moments and
maneuvers on how to get the kitten of your back and close the lid at
the same time.
- Keep electrical cords and wires out of sight or secured to walls
(IKEA have some great products).
- Keep dangling blind and curtain cords out of reach. For vertical
drapes, beware they can strangle themselves on the cords.(better
still cut cords so there is no loop)
- Other dangers - pillows with bows, loose ribbons and ties, plastic
bags, ball of knitting wool, tall vases with inviting fine leaves
and sticks. Children's elastic bands.
- If you have a two draw washing machine (I have a Fisher &
Paykel), the bottom draw can be deadly to kittens when it is open.
Kittens sneak in under draw and you do not realize that the kitten
is hiding in there when you go to shut the draw. So, if kittens are
around always shut the draw slow and carefully to check that no
kitten is in there.
- Fridge, may I say, I have a kitten called "Gorgeous", who runs
into the fridge every time the fridge door is open - be aware not to
close kitten in there.
- Kitchen stove - walking on hotplates - yes , they are so trusting
they will check your food - keep pots on the hotplates until the
hotplates have cooled down.
My best flower is the Lily, the most
beautifully perfumed and deadly flower for a kitten/cat - every part
of the plant is deadly. We had a very distressing experience - my
daughter was keeping a most beautiful seal point kitten - her
anniversary had come, she was given a multiple large arrangement of
Lily's. She placed the Lily's up high, a small leaf must have fallen
to the ground, the seal point kitten must of ate it - within 4 days
the kitten got lethargic and was rushed to the vets, it was too late -
the kitten died of renal failure - the vet related the death to the
(Please 'Google' on the internet about plants toxic to cats - it will
explain what is dangerous to cats.)
CAT SHOW NEWS
baby Ice Prince has won a few major awards during his few months on the
bench, including canerra show runner up best in show.
Best of breed at CCCA Nationls 2016 Adelaide and in top 15. this little
boy wags his tail and half his body, a real puppy like, a very happy lay
back boy and yes, he is now finally enjoying a bath!