How much would you pay for a cat? If you’re looking for a specific breed, then you might be surprised to find a huge number on the price tag.
Some of the most exotic breeds are also some of the most beautiful, but it’s not all about looks. Personalities differ from breed to breed and for some cat owners, this is a deal breaker.
So how much can you expect to pay for an expensive cat breed?
The Scottish Fold
With big owl eyes and tiny ears that bend forward, The Scottish Fold is a small, loyal, curious cat that will quickly become your shadow and follow you everywhere. Females can weigh as little as five to eight pounds, whereas males start at seven and can grow to 11 pounds. The Scottish Fold is a playful, sweet, and intelligent cat with a tiny meow. These cats can fetch up to $1,500.
The Egyptian Mau
A true classic cat with sculpted lines and ancient features, the Egyptian Mau is one of the oldest, surviving breeds. Also known as a Pharaoh Cat, this silver or bronze spotted cat is regal in nature with high intelligence and the speed and agility of a true hunter. Expect to pay up to $1,800.
The Russian Blue
These gorgeous cats with their steel grey coats and golden eyes are quiet and gentle by nature. They enjoy their time alone as much as they do cuddling with their pet parents. Like most cats, the Arctic Russian Blue found their way into our lives via cargo ships destined for other lands. From a reputable breeder, you can expect to pay as much as $2,000 for a Russian Blue cat.
The Rag Doll
Known for its docile, placid temperament, the long-haired, blue-eyed, white-and-grey Rag Doll is a breed of cat that was born in the 1960s. A large, muscular and affectionate cat, The Rag Doll can grow to 20 pounds and cost up to $2,000. Its laidback, easygoing nature makes it a big favourite with children and families.
The Bengal Cat
These high energy cats need the large, open space of a backyard to run around and hunt. Though the Bengal could sit for hours at a window watching the birds, these cats require a lot of attention and if left alone for too long, can become extremely destructive. Expect to pay up to $4,000 for one of these wild cats.
The Khao Manee
Sought after for its blue and green eyes, these angelic, white cats have a long history with Thailand as a good luck symbol. The diamond eyes were believed to hold magical powers and the Khao Manee was considered sacred. An athletic, affectionate cat with a graceful profile who loves attention, the Khao Manee has only been living on this continent since 1999. These cats are very rare and can fetch up to $11,000.