Cat Breeds That Stay Small

Small is Beautiful!

If you have a big lump of a cat-like mine, you may not understand the appeal of little cats; for some of us big is beautiful! But small, dainty, miniature cats make up for in cuteness what they lack in size. Here are some of the cat breeds that stay magic mushroom

Devon Rex

The Devon Rex is renowned for its intelligence, playfulness, and affectionate nature. Yes, they may look a bit elfin or even alien with their big bat ears but they really are very loving little things – and they are the retrievers of the feline world! They will bring you back balls if you toss them – who needs a dog when you have a Rex? Their coat is curly and silky and doesn’t shed quite as much as other cat breeds, so if you’re one of those people who sneeze at the mere mention of the word “cat”,  although no cat breed can be classed as totally hypo-allergenic, this may be the breed for you!  


Wow! WHAT a cutie! The Munchkin is definitely one of the cat breeds that stays small. It’s still a relatively new and controversial breed – in fact, it wasn’t recognized as a distinct breed till 1994. It originated in Louisiana, U.S.A., and resulted from a spontaneous genetic mutation. Many in the feline fraternity feel that it’s cruel to breed a “flaw” into the gene pool but hey – the cats don’t seem to have a problem with it! Because their legs are so short, they aren’t great high jumpers although they get there eventually in baby steps! They can hunt and get the girls just as well as their taller pals and don’t seem to suffer in any way from being a little on the short side. They have been even called the Dachshunds of the cat world!

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