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Hot Ears

I have had cats all of my life, but Max is my first Devon.  I notice that sometimes his ears get very pink and noticably warm.  I have noticed it both when he is probably under some stress (traveling for instance) and when he should be pretty relaxed.

 

Has anyone else noticed this with Devons?  Does it mean anything?

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  • yes also seen this - think they do this when excited, when warm, when running around lots - we also have siamese many years ago we were told by our first breeder about feeling cats eartips for their temps since its sensitive as a basic thermometer - with the devons what weve found is that when theyre all happy and excited they seem to flush their ears full and this turns them a pretty shade of bright pink - sort of like a ladies old fashioned blush? wonder now what things set this strange effects off, or do we just notice this much more because of their lack of fur on their ears sometimes ? ps for what its worth this is more strongly evident with my three si rexes who are of course siamese rex colours, than with the other two usual devons that we have here? ps rather akin to girls with fair skin red hair who tend to blush more than pale skinned brunettes like myself? fascinating subject....
  • not saying this is the case! but can also be a sign that a cat is running a temp and off colour.
  • Thanks for the comment. It seems to come and go and there is other no sign that anything is wrong. It just seems curious when it happens.

    shelly bramley said:
    not saying this is the case! but can also be a sign that a cat is running a temp and off colour.
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