20 Beautiful Cat Breeds That Will Cost You A Fortune
There are over 250 different breed of cats around the world ranging from hairless to furry, chubby to skinny and silly to cute. But there’s one thing that they share in common: they are incredibly beautiful.
Humans love cats and it might surprise you what some people are willing to pay to bring these cats into their homes. We invite you to take a look at the prices of some the most exotic representatives in the world of cats. Just a side note, for those looking for a specific breed, we suggest that you check out your local shelter first. You might just fall in love with a cat that’s available for adoption!
20. Persian Cat
The Persian, also known as the Persian Longhair, is consistently one of the most popular pedigreed cats in North America. Their beauty makes them a sight to behold especially with their sweet and gentle personality. Overall one should expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $1200 for a purebred Persian kitten.
19. Himalayan cat
This breed looks much like a Persian cat, but it’s characterized by blue eyes and point coloration (light body with dark face, feet, ears, and tail). Himalayan cats are derived from crossing the Persian with the Siamese. Himalayans are tender, obedient, and friendly cats with a calm temper. A kitten costs from $500 to $1,300.
18. Scottish Fold
Originally called lop-eared or lops, the unique calling card of Scottish Folds are cute ears that “fold”. This feature is caused by a natural dominant-gene mutation that affects cartilage throughout the body. These cats are extremely clever. They easily get along with other family members and are always ready to play. One more distinctive feature of Scottish Folds is the habit of posing in odd positions, they can stand on their hind legs and observe things like a meerkat or lay flat out on the floor like a little frog. A kitten costs from $200 to $1,500.
The Peterbald, also known as the Petersburg Sphynx, was bred in St Petersburg, Russia in 1994. These elegant cats have slim bodies, elongated heads, and large extended ears. The body can be bald or fuzzy. Peterbalds are sweet-tempered, sociable, smart and easy to train. They are medium vocal and tend to follow their owners and always be with them. This kitty will cost you from $400 to $1,200.
16. Egyptian Mau
The appearance of these cats has changed little for 3,000 years — since the time of Ancient Egypt. These cats have not only a spotted coat but also spotted skin. They frequently land on their back feet when taking a leap, making them look kangaroo-like in stature. Maus often possess very musical voices. They are known to chirp, chortle, and emit other distinctly unusual vocalizations when stimulated. To become an owner of an Ancient Egyptian cat you will pay anywhere from $500 to $1,500.