Expensive Cat Breeds – HOW Much Are Scottish Fold Kittens?!
They say, you can't put a price tag on love, but when it comes to these felines, you may have to rethink that old adage.
We've compiled a list of the top most expensive cat breeds on the market today. But be warned, these pricey pets are not for the faint-of-heart. How much are Scottish Fold kittens? You will be shocked!
Maine Coon - Price: $1,000
If you're paying price-per-pound, then the Maine Coon may be considered "reasonable" as it's one of the biggest domesticated cat breeds. Weighing in at around 18 pounds of furry-love, this feline loves to be around it's family and will follow you from room-to-room. It's long shaggy coat, wide-set eyes and large ears make this pet as beautiful as it is pricey.
British Shorthair - Price: $500 to $1,500
Everything about the British Shorthair is round; face, eyes, body, feet etc. It's a quiet and undemanding feline that just loves to be around the family. It has a soft dense coat that is easy-to-care for and a moderate energy-level; perfect for apartment folks. Although, show quality British Shorthairs can run you a few more bucks, this cat will well make up for it in overall kitty-coolness.
Sphynx - Price: $300 to $3,000
You're definitely not paying for a luxurious coat with this feline. In fact, due to its lack-of-locks, you will most likely have to purchase a sweater or two to keep this kitty warm. The Sphynx is very people-orientated and is said to make a great therapy cat. He will demand attention if he feels lonely and loves to sit on anyone's lap to soak up some warm-lovins.
Russian Blue - Price: $350 to $3,000
Although, this cat may appear to be a steel gray in color, in the show ring it's considered an even bright blue with silver-tipped hairs that glisten under the lights - perhaps this is the reason why this cat is so costly. Aside from its gorgeous appearance, the Russian Blue is gentle and quiet, leaning towards being more reserved than other breeds. But once it gets to know you, look out, as you may find yourself engage in a long game of fetch.
Scottish Fold - Price: $500 to $3,000
As with any unique feature found in pets, breeders will put a bigger price tag on it - the Scottish Fold is no exception.
The folded ears of this breed make it highly sought after; however, not all kittens will develop a "perfect fold." Aside from the ears, this breed is lovely in many other ways. It is known for its gentle and sweet nature and its propensity to lounge around in an array of different positions. But don't let the lying around fool you, this cat loves to play and doesn't like to be left alone for long periods-of-time.
Manx - Price: $800 to $4,000
Another breed that has demanded a higher price for a genetic mutation is the short-tailed Manx. But his stubby tail isn't the only special quality this cat possesses; he makes a fine watch dog...err...watch cat. Known for being alert and protective, the Manx will utter a low growl and be the first on the scene if something is amiss. Once he feels all is well, he settles back down into being a mellow-fellow.
Peterbald - $1,200 to $5,000
The Peterbald is a relatively new breed to hit the feline scene. It was developed in Russia in 1994 and comes in four different coat types; brush, velour, nude and ultra-bald. Like anything "new" you are going to pay big dollars for the pleasure of pet parenting this breed. However, its unique looks, athletic and agile body along with a sweet cuddly personality may make shelling out the $$$ worth it.
Savannah - Price: $4,000 to $20,000
The beautifully spotted coat of the Savannah cat is just one of its unique qualities. Crossed between an African wild cat (the Serval) and a domestic cat, the Savannah's price all depends on how much of its wild blood it has retained. Breeders rate this from F1 (meaning it has retained approximately 80% of it's wild heritage) up to F8 (more domesticated, but less coat markings). Even if you are willing to shell out a lot of money for this breed (F1's will be most costly) researching the particulars of this exotic "wild" cat is highly recommended.
Bengal - Price: $1,000 to $25,000
Another stunning feline is the Bengal. It has the spotted coat of a jungle cat, as well as the athleticism and intelligence that can make this cat a handful to handle. It has nimble paws that can open most anything and the cleverness and persistence to keep at a task until he has mastered it. He loves the water and can be found puddling in anything from a bathtub to a fish tank to an outdoor pond. A show quality Bengal will run you a ton of money, but his personality and uniqueness is well-worth the price tag.
Ashera - Price: $75,000 to $125,000
If you thought the above cats were costly, you haven't seen anything yet. The exotic Ashera is one of the newest, and perhaps, the most expensive cat breed. It stands a good 4 feet on its hind legs and can weigh up to 30 pounds. This breed has plenty of wildness in its genetic makeup as it was brought into existence by pairing an African Serval and the Asian Leopard Cat (with a dash of domestic shorthair to round it out).
Even though its lineage speaks of "wild" they are being toted as family-friendly with an easy-going personality. However, since this is a new breed with lots of large wild cat blood flowing through its veins, research is paramount before embarking on pet parenting an Ashera.
Expensive Cat Breeds - Do Your Research
Regardless of the cost, as with any animal you are thinking of bringing into your family, be sure to research the breed. Once you have made your decision on the cat you want and the one that will fit into your lifestyle, be sure to do more research to find a reputable breeder. Backyard breeders are notorious for running unhealthy catteries for profit, so be sure your breeder can show you both the parents and proof of the kittens "quality" before you shell out those mega-dollars.
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