Pet owners obviously each think that their pet is the very best. But some cat owners pay a steep price to ensure that their feline friend is just a cut above the rest. There are special breeders who specialize in very specific breeds that fetch a high price due to their look and temperament. Here are some of the most expensive:
Kittens of this beautiful, typically solid-coated cat can range anywhere from $500 to $1,500. These cats tend to be more restrained and calm, which make them perfect for apartments. If you’re looking for a lap cat, this probably isn’t your breed. British shorthairs tend to prefer independence and alone time.
You might recognize this peculiar-looking breed from the show Friends. This celeb cat is definitely not cheap, with prices ranging from $300 to $3,000. These royal-looking felines tend to be quite friendly and sociable, but their hairless coat does need a lot of special treatment.
This adorable breed is popular with cat-loving celebs like Taylor Swift. The Scottish fold is easily recognizable by its round face and folded ears. Besides their distinctive look, these cats are also known for being very loving and sociable. But if you’re really looking for one of these friendly felines, be prepared to spend anywhere from $200 to $2,000.
Another fancy breed with some unique ears is the American curl. Instead of ears that fold down, these special kitties have curled ears that look almost like little horns. Their ears are actually born straight, but start to curl after a few days. These cats cost anywhere between $1,000 to $3,000.
Russian blues are named for their distinctively beautiful “blue” color. These stunners will set you back $400 to $2,000, but owners swear they’re worth it. These cats get along well with other pets and children, making them a popular family pet.
As you can probably tell, the Elf cat is a mix of the Sphynx and American curl. It features the Sphynx’s hairless coat and the American curl’s unique ears. These cats are quite rare, which contributes to their hefty price tag of $2,000.
Peterbalds can be completely hairless like the Sphynx or Elf, or they can have fur that’s very short and peach fuzz-like. In addition to their one-of-a-king coat, they are also known for their graceful stature and friendly nature. But these cats aren’t cheap, ringing in at up to $5,000.
While Persians are one of the most popular breeds, they are also one of the most expensive. Pure-bred Persians can cost upwards of $5,500. This breed is known for their luxuriously long coat and laid-back attitude.
Bengals aren’t your typical house cat. The breed is a mix of an Asian leopard and a domestic cat, resulting in a beautiful feline that you can keep in the comfort of your home. Bengals are known for being smart, loving, and surprisingly playful in water. Bengal kittens have sold for as high as $25,000.
If you’re looking for a cat that’s almost more like a dog, the Savannah is the breed for you. They’re a mix of an African serval and a domestic cat and are the largest breed of domestic cat. Savannahs are known to be highly intelligent, loyal, and even tolerant of walking. But if you want one of these pretty kitties, be prepared to drop some serious cash. Some breeders charge up to $50,000.
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