What would you do if you liked cats a lot and had a huge bag of money and wanted something out of the ordinary? You would probably get one of these expensive, outrageously priced cats.
If you ever thought about getting a cat from a specific breed with a good heritage, you will probably know that those cats don’t come free. An British shorthair can cost you a few hundred bucks and more exotic cats like the Sphynx go for close to a thousand dollars.
But that’s not even close to what these expensive cats cost. We’ve selected the Top-5 most expensive cats in the world.
5. Peterbald $1000 – $5,000
A newcomer among cat breeds, the Peterbald first appeared in 1994 in St. Petersburg, Russia (hence the name) where a breeder crossed a sphynx and a shorthaired cat. This hairless cat (although there is a variation with some hair) can run you up to $5,000. But you will get a loving and playful cat that won’t leave your couch full of hairs. The Peterbald will need your care aswel, as its a hairless cat and needs to be bathed regularly.
4. Persian $1,000 – $6.000
Just a bit more expensive than the Peterbald, the Persian has been around much, much longer. It first appeared in 1871 and by 1890 it was a recognized breed. This beautiful longhaired cat has become more popular after its appearance in the James Bond movies, where Bond’s arch-enemy held a white Persian in his arms. There are several different types of Persian cats, such as the Himalayan and even a short-haired Persian. Depending on the type and heritage, a Persian can cost up to $6,000.
3. Bengal $1,000 – $10,000
These tiger-like cats are one of the more popular breeds today. Bengal cats have a beautiful coat with a spotted or striped pattern, making their coats appear like those of tiger. These very active and playful hybrid cats are sometimes called Leopard cats, not after a real leopard, but because they are a hybrid breed between a domestic house cat and the Asian leopard cat breed. There is even a sub-breed of the Bengal, called the Toyger, a Bengal cat with a coat pattern very close to that of a tiger. These wild cats are pretty pricy, and depending on their generation and heritage, they cost up to $10,000.
2. Savannah $15,000 – $35,000
The Savannah, our No. 1 of the biggest cat breeds in the world, is again No. 2 in this list. This giant cat has a wild background, it’s a crossbreed between the wild serval cat and a domestic cat. Savannah’s are very active and playful and need lots of space, so owning a mansion before getting one of these cats might be a good thing. They are surprisingly easy in maintenance and their wild background makes them fond of water! The Savannah generations are indicated by F numbers, such a F1, F2 and F3. F1 is the closer to the wild serval cat, and F3 is closer to a domestic cat. The prices for a F1 Savannah can go up to $35,000.
1. Ashera $20,000 – $100,000
The number 1 is the Ashera cat. This exclusive and extremely expensive cat has a mysterious origin. The Ashera cat was made public not by a breeder but by a company, Lifestyle Pets, which focuses on exclusive pets. They marketed and promoted this exotic cat as a new cat breed, the Ashera, but DNA tests from a savannah breeder revealed that they where savannah cats that the company bough and then sold again under the name Ashera. The Ashera is basically a marketing stunt, to make a breeds price so insane, only a very select few rich people can afford them. Still, people bough the Ashera cat, and the company Lifestyle pets sold the most rare coated cats for up to $100.000. (The depicted cat is a Savannah cat, since a Ashera is a Savannah, there is no real difference)
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