12 Best Small Cat Breeds for Your Family

Devon Rex


The Devon Rex is slightly smaller than its Cornish relatives, weighing between five and seven pounds for females and seven to nine pounds for males. Devons are clever, energetic cats with a youthful appearance and playful nature, according to Dr. Lytle. “This tiny cat species is ideal for families since it enjoys being around youngsters and other pets, and it requires little grooming.” She goes on to say that they are fairly sociable and like a good hug!

American Curl


The American Curl, which is about the size of a bag of sugar and more sweeter, might easily win the title of America’s Sweetheart. Shawna Garner, DVM, head veterinarian at FirstVet, adds, “This fluffy feline is noted for its distinctive backward curling of the ears.” They are known for their variety of color patterns, with mature weights ranging from 5 to 8 pounds.

These cats are also highly loving and lively, and they like cuddling.” Check out these 12 unusual cat breeds you’ve probably never heard of.

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