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19 Awesome Cats That Cost A Fortune

Cats are the most popular household pets in the United States, and why shouldn’t they be? They are small enough to fit into small living places and don’t consume a lot of food. They can also satisfy special body needs in a box if cat parents are gone for long periods of time. Besides, there are more than 250 cat breeds in the world: hairless and furry, wayward and friendly, tender and freedom loving. But there’s one thing that unites all of them: they’re incredibly beautiful.

We wondered about how much the most expensive breeds were, and, to tell the truth, we were surprised. We invite you to see the prices of the most exotic representatives of the world of cats.

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#1 Norwegian Forest cat (≈ $600-$3,000)

Vikings bred this cat's ancestors 2,000 years ago. This hairy cat can withstand hard frost and is an excellent hunter. The cost of a kitten ranges from $600 to $3,000.

#2 Himalayan cat (≈ $500-$1,300)

This cat appears similar to a Persian cat, except it has blue eyes and colorpoint coloring (light body with dark face, feet, ears, and tail). Himalayan cats were first bred in the United States in 1950. Himalayan cats are kind, obedient, and friendly felines who have a tranquil demeanor. A kitten can cost anywhere between $500 and $1,300.

#3 Scottish Fold (≈ $200-$1,500)

Scottish Folds is known for its adorable ears that hang rather than sticking up like other cats. This peculiar trait is the outcome of a genetic mutation. These felines are incredibly intelligent. They get along well with their siblings and are usually up for a game. Another distinguishing feature of Scottish Folds is their ability to stand on their hind legs and study objects of interest. A kitten can cost anywhere between $200 and $1,500.

#4 Peterbald (≈ $400-$1,200)

In Russia, in 1994, the Peterbald, also known as the Petersburg Sphynx, was bred. Slim bodies, lengthened heads, and big extended ears characterize these attractive cats. It is possible for the body to be hairless or fuzzy. Peterbalds are gregarious, easy to train, and have a kind temperament. This kitten can set you back anything between $400 and $1,200.

#5 Egyptian Mau (≈ $500-$1,500)

Since the period of Ancient Egypt, these cats' look has remained relatively unchanged. These cats have spotted skin as well as a patterned coat. The cost of owning an Ancient Egyptian cat ranges from $500 to $1,500.

#6 Maine Coon (≈ $600-$1,500)

One of the largest cat breeds is the Maine Coon. Its members can weigh anywhere from 5 to 15 kg (11 to 33 lb), and a mature cat's body length can reach 1.23 m (4 ft). Despite their intimidating look, these animals are friendly, gentle, and playful. The cost of this enormous cat varies between $600 and $1,500.

#7 LaPerm LaPerm (≈ $200-$2,000)

This is one of the most odd breeds to appear in the United States in 1980. These cats have a unique attribute in addition to their curly hair: they are hypoallergenic. As a result, they're an excellent alternative for allergy-suffering families. A kitten of this breed can cost anywhere between $200 and $2,000.

#8 Russian Blue (≈ $400-$2,000)

This is one of the most common breeds of shorthair cat. In 1893, it became well-known outside of Russia. This cat, according to legend, brings good fortune to the home. This lucky jewelry costs between $400 and $2,000.

#9 Serengeti cat (≈ $600-$2,000)

In 1994, California was the birthplace of this breed. A mature Serengeti weighs between 8 and 12 kilograms (17.6-26.4 lb). Their bodies are well-developed, and they have huge ears, a spotted coat, and long legs. This cat is priced between $600 and $2,000.

#10 Elf cat (≈ $2,000)

This new cat breed was created in the United States in 2006. Elfs are incredibly sociable, intelligent, mischievous, chatty, curious, and loyal creatures. Those interested in purchasing this one-of-a-kind cat would have to pay a hefty sum of money - $2,000 - to do so.

#11 Toyger (≈ $500-$3,000)

The coat pattern of this huge cat breed mimics that of a tiger, which explains the name's origin. According to the Toyger's creator, the breed was created to encourage people to think about tiger conservation in the wild. For $500 to $3,000, you can be inspired.

#12 American Curl (≈ $1,000-$3,000)

This breed was created in 1981 in California. The newborn kittens are difficult to distinguish from full-grown cats, but on the tenth day of their lives, their ears begin to turn back, like little horns. Hundreds of thousands of people all around the world are affected by this trait. For $1,000 to $3,000, you can become a member of the American Curl admirers.

#13 Bengal cat (≈ $1,000-$4,000)

The Asian Leopard cat was crossed with a domestic cat to create this breed. Despite their amazing size (4-8 kg or 8.8-17.6 lb), these cats like swimming and frequently mount their owners' shoulders. The price of this amazing small leopard ranges from $1,000 to $4,000.

#14 Safari (≈ $4,000-$8,000)

This unusual breed was created by combining a domestic cat with a wild Geoffroy's cat from South America. The breed's initial representatives were created in the 1970s in the United States for the goal of studying leukemia. On average, an adult cat weighs 11 kg (24.2 lb). For $4,000 to $8,000, you may purchase a domestic predator.

#15 Khao Manee (≈ $7,000-$11,000)

The first mentions of this breed can be found in Tamra Maew's 'Cat Book Poems' (1350-1767). Khao Manee were exclusively found in the royal households of ancient Siam and were thought to be a symbol of good fortune, longevity, and wealth. The price of this lucky charm ranges from $7,000 to $11,000.

#16 Chausie (≈ $8,000-$10,000)

This is one of the most uncommon feline breeds. It was created through the crossbreeding of a domestic and a jungle cat. These are gregarious creatures who have a hard time coping with loneliness. Chausies will be content with any kind of company, including humans, other cats, and even dogs. The cost of a kitten ranges from $8,000 to $10,000.

#17 Caracal (≈ $7,000-$10,000)

The Caracal is on the verge of becoming extinct. This breed transitioned from being a wild predator to an exclusive and pricey pet a few years ago. That is why purchasing a kitten for $7,000 to $10,000 can contribute to the preservation of this endangered species.

#18 Savannah cat (≈ $4,000-$22,000)

An African Serval and a domestic cat were crossed to create this breed. They are the largest cats, weighing an average of 15 kg (33 lb) and reaching a height of 60 cm (1.9 ft). Savannah cats are renowned for their intelligence, calm demeanor, curiosity, and active lifestyle. They enjoy taking baths, going on walks at the park, and playing games. You'll need a lot of space to play with such a great cat, as well as $4,000 to $22,000 to buy one.

#19 Ashera (≈ $22,000-$100,000)

The Ashera is the world's most exotic domestic cat. A domestic cat and an Asian leopard cat were crossed to create it. An Ashera is hypoallergenic, according to the breed's founders, but the topic is still up for debate. For $22,000 to $100,000, you can be the fortunate owner of this magnificent feline.


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