There are some people who spend a significant amount of money to buy something they like — a car, a cellphone, a motorcycle, a smart television, or a high-end electronic gadget. But what if we tell you that you will spend almost the same amount of money to purchase a cat?
Yes, you heard it write. There are people who can spend up to $3,000 just to purchase their lovable, adorable, cute, and not all the time fury, cat. So we have prepared the list that will blow your mind and will make you ask yourself if these little felines really worth the price.
Norwegian Forest Cat ($600-$3,000)
This cat’s ancestors were bred by Vikings 2,000 years ago. Because of their being furry, this cat can actually stand harsh frost, and is a great hunter, too.
Maine Coon ($600-$1,500)
The Maine Coon is one of the largest cat breeds. Its representatives can weigh from 5kg to 15 kg (11lbs to 33lbs). In fact, a mature cat’s body can reach up to 1.23m (4 ft) in length. Despite its fearsome appearance, Maine Coon’s are actually affectionate, gentle, and playful animals. So you do not need to be scared around these fellas.
Scottish Fold ($200-$1,500)
The most distinct features of Scottish Folds is their cute ears. Unlike other cats, theirs don’t stick up, it hangs. The Scottish Fold unusual feature is a result of genetic mutation.
Scottish Folds are extremely clever. They easily get along with their owner’s other family members and are always ready to play. One more distinctive feature of Scottish Folds is that they can stand on their hind legs and observe things they’re interested in.
The LaPerm is one of the most unusual breeds that appeared in 1980 in the USA. In addition to their curly hair, these cats have one more specific feature: they are hypoallergenic. This is the main reason why they are a perfect choice for families with allergy sufferers.
Russian Blue ($400-$2,000)
The Russian Blue is one of the most popular short-hair cat breeds. Their breed became popular outside of Russia in 1893. People believe that Russian Blue cats can actually bring good luck to their home.
Himalayan Cat ($500-$1,300)
It is a known fact that the Himalayan Cat looks more like a Persian cat. However, the most distinct feature of this cat that cannot be seen in a Persian cat is its blue eyes and colorpoint coloring. Colorpoint coloring means it has a light body with dark face, feet, ears, and tail. Himalayan cats were bred in 1950 in the USA. Himalayans are tender, obedient, and friendly cats with a calm temper.
Serengeti Cat ($600-$2,000)
The Serengeti breed begins its history in California in 1994. A mature Serengeti’s weight is about 8-12 kg (17.6-26.4 lb). They have well-developed bodies, large ears, a spotted coat, and very long legs.
Peterbald/Petersburg Sphynx ($400-$1,200)
The Peterbald, or most popularly known as the Petersburg Sphynx, was bred in Russia in 1994. These elegant cats have slim bodies, elongated heads, and large extended ears. Despite their fierce and intimidating look, Peterbalds are actually sociable, tender tempered, and easy to train.
Elf Cat ($2,000)
This Lord-of-the-Ring’s inspired cat breed was developed in the USA in 2006. The Elfs are unbelievably friendly, smart, mischievous, communicative, curious, and devoted creatures, just like the way elves were in LOTR. 😉 Unfortunately, those who are eager to buy this unique cat will have to pay a rather large sum of money.
Egyptian Mau ($500-$1,500)
The Egyptian Mau’s appearance has changed little for 3,000 years — way back during the time of Ancient Egypt. These cats have not only a spotted coat but also spotted skin. To become an owner of an Ancient Egyptian cat you will pay from $500 to $1,500. That is quite the money to have this unique ancient cat ancestry.
You can certainly understand why this cat’s name sounds familiar. Toyger’s are large cat breeds that resemble a tiger with its coat pattern. The breed’s founder states that the Toyger was developed to inspire people to think about tiger preservation in the wild. So for you to get the inspiration, you need to pay at least $500 to $3,000. 😉
So, do you their their adorable looking deserve the price that you need to pay for you to have them? Well, share your thoughts in the comments below.
And if you already have one of these cute but expensive felines, maybe you can share to us the experience to have such expensive pet in the comments, too. We’d love to hear from you.