This Is The Most Expensive Cat Breed In The World

This Is The Most Expensive Cat Breed In The World

Wait, cats have breeds? Yes, it’s true, there’s more than just the
breed “domestic cat.” While most of us ordinary humans obtain our
cats from the local animal rescue or from a friend who adopted a pregnant stray, some
people shell out money for fancy breeds of cat and some people shell out extra-large
amounts of money for really, really fancy breeds of cat. So it might cost you up to $3,000 for a flat-faced
Persian or $3,500 for an elegant Maine coon, according to People, but if you want to spend
the really big bucks, there are a couple hybrid breeds that will give you points for having
an exotic cat as well as points for spending way more money on a cat than you really need
to. According to the Cat Fanciers’ Association,
the Bengal is a large domestic cat that has a rosette pattern on its coat circular markings
resembling those of a leopard. So if you want a domesticated cat that looks
like a wild one without the part where it kills you in your sleep and eats you you could
look into purchasing a Bengal. This breed can trace its ancestry back to
1963, when a breeder weirdly decided to cross a domestic cat with the Asian Leopard Cat,
a small type of wild cat that you definitely don’t want to raise in your home. “When this cat gets to be full grown in can
rip your face off… why do you seem to revel in that imagery?” All modern Bengals are descended from that
original breeding program, although no cross-breeding with wild cats still occurs all Bengals are
bred from other Bengals. One of these cats will cost between $1,500
and $5,000. You’re probably wondering can a domestic cat
that’s descended from a wild one really be considered completely domesticated? The Cat Fancier’s Association says yes, although
this breed does have a few quirks you won’t find in most other domesticated cats. They’ll happily learn tricks, for example,
while most common house cats are clearly far above such things. Many of them actually enjoy getting wet, too,
and you know how most common house cats feel about that. So Bengals are mostly like the cats we’re
used to sharing our homes with, with a few fun and unexpected differences. Dropping $5,000 is nothing, though, compared
to the most expensive cat breed in the world. According to the Savannah Cat Association,
the Savannah is another hybrid between a domestic cat and a wild cat. Savannahs are the product of breeding domestic
shorthair cats to the African serval, which is a long-legged, spotted species with large
ears and a short tail. There are a lot of genetic differences between
domestic cats and servals, so early generations of Savannah produced fertile females and sterile
males. In later generations, the males were fertile,
too, so breeders could start breeding Savannahs to other Savannahs. Today’s Savannah is still sort of a work in
progress unlike Bengal cat breeders, who no longer cross in Asian leopard cats, Savannah
breeders are still producing cats that are 50% African serval. So if you want a cat that is literally half-wild,
somewhere out there is a breeder who will happily take your money. Or you can get later generations of Savannahs
that are the result of breeding Savannah to Savannah. How much you spend on your Savannah cat depends
a lot on which generation the animal is and how closely it resembles a serval. So you may only spend $1,500 on a pet-quality
sixth or seventh generation Savannah, but if you want a first-generation breeding-quality
female that looks pretty darn similar to a wild African cat, you could pay up to $18,000
or even $20,000 depending on where you go. That’s around the price of a small car, so
hopefully you’ll enjoy your Savannah cat so much you won’t ever want to leave the house. Yeah, these cats are pretty amazing, but they’re
not wanting for homes. If you just want a cat to love, an animal
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Comments (19)

  1. had a maincoon for 16 years, absolute unit of a cat

  2. You forgot the Toyger.

  3. My grandma has 27 cats outside her house, it started with one cat she fed.

  4. I just have 2 Ragdolls ?

  5. Had a Bangal, he was sooo vocal a bit annoying sometimes

  6. When you pay for pussy- cats, you’re not paying for them. Rather, you are paying for them to leave.

  7. The video neglects to tell you the rest of the story about Savannahs. They are beautiful yes, but they are very prone to behavioral issues. Since they're so big and athletic, as a result of wild blood, (especially the F1 and F2's), they need a lot of exercise and interaction. They're easily bored, and if not given proper outlets for their activity level, will tear your house up while you're gone . There is a lot more to them than meets the eye, so unless you know what you're getting into, leave them to the experts. ?

  8. A pussy that loves to get wet. That’s nothing new???

  9. The savanna cats are the coolest to me but they are not something you just decide to buy one day because it's not your average cat.

  10. Don't buy. Go to your local animal rescue and adopt.

  11. My best cat was a Russian blue… Loved that cat MORE than family… Lost him in the divorce ?. . . Resented that more than the house. ???Loved that ?

  12. I just love my black cat

  13. i'll stick to my Sylvester cats!

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