Oregon Rex


United States



Adult Weight

5-10 pounds

Life Span

12-15 years




Large long-haired



Personality and Temperament

The Oregon Rex cat was a fairly playful, friendly cat with headstrong ways and a tendency to bond with its family members. These cats did not like to be alone, which is a trait that they shared with other Rex cats, Orientals, and Siamese. Unfortunately, the Oregon Rex cat breed is no longer produced, meaning that for all intents and purposes, Oregon Rex cats are extinct. The closest relatives of the Oregon Rex are Selkirk Rex cats, which originate in Montana rather than Oregon.


Oregon Rex Cats had no special nutritional needs. They remained healthy on a high-quality commercial diet or when allowed to hunt for fresh food on their own.
The Oregon Rex cat had no guard hairs, just a downy coating of curly hair that required very little maintenance. Like other Rex cat breeds, these cats probably benefited from occasional bathing to remove excess body oils that could cause the hair to feel greasy.
Just like all other cats, Oregon Rex cats enjoyed playing with toys, and they had a strong appreciation for athletic activities that called for jumping and climbing.
Oregon Rex Cats did not suffer from any health issues other than those that all cats are susceptible to such as parasites, fleas, and issues caused by lifestyle, i.e. obesity.


Affection Level 80%
Activity Level 40%
Pet-Friendly 80%
Kid-Friendly 80%
Sociability 80%
Intelligence 60%
Playfulness 60%
Independence 60%
Vocality 60%
Grooming 80%


The Breed Standard





Legs & Paws




Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does a Oregon Rex cat cost?

    How much does a Oregon Rex cat cost?Oregon Rex cats cost between $600-$1,500.
  • How big do Oregon Rex cats get?

    How big do Oregon Rex cats get?Oregon Rex cats tend to be large in size. A fully grown Oregon Rex cat might weigh between 5-10 pounds or more and range in height anywhere from about 10"-14" inches tall.
  • How long do Oregon Rex cats live?

    How long do Oregon Rex cats live?The Average lifespan for Oregon Rex is 12-15 years.
  • Do Oregon Rex cats shed?

    Do Oregon Rex cats shed?Oregon Rex are long-haired cats, so you do have to expect a certain amount of shedding from this breed, but they don't shed as much as other cat breeds.
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