Do you dream of owning a magnificent exotic cat — one with long luxurious fur and piercing jade or amber eyes that see into your soul and beyond?
If so, you’ll be surprised to know that these little luxuries come at a steep price. Read on to find out who has the most generously oversized budget for expensive cats. From the Himalayan to the Maine Coon, we take a look at the 5 most costly cat breeds money can buy and reveal why they cost so much. From going through exorbitant vet billings, to shelling out over $5,000 and upwards for a single fluffy companion — you won’t believe what some people end up paying! But what makes them so costly? Well, for starters these cats are usually specially bred and require a ton of specialized care. Not only do they need regular grooming due to their long coats becoming matted easily — but they may also need frequent vet check-ups due to potential genetic health issues associated with each breed. So if you want one of these beautiful felines in your life — be prepared for hefty bills and plenty of extra TLC!
But, you know what? I’m feeling spicy today, so let’s make things a bit more interesting.
We all know that times have been more than a little bit tough for everyone these days. So, coming up with the cash for a luxury cat is not the easiest of tasks. A $5,000 cat? In this economy? But what if there was, in fact, a way to raise the funds? I’m not sure if Dave Ramsey will be talking about this income stream in his podcast anytime soon, but beggars can’t be choosers.
Unlike the economy that seems to dip and dive at the turn of a hat these days, there will always be a thriving black market regardless of the times. Organs are hot commodities, so we’ll be seeing which one of your organs you would have to part with to afford one of these luxe furry companions. Fun, right?
Savannah cats look like they just walked out of an African safari. They are a wild and exotic looking breed, but with a domestic cat’s love for cuddles. Savannahs are a relatively new breed and are considered to be in the S-tier of exotic domestic cats. They’re the result of breeding servals, a breed of wild African cat, with domestic cats. Savannah cats have a distinctly alluring appearance, with a coat that resembles that of a one you’d see out in the wild, and can be very tall and lanky. It’s basically like having your own miniature leopard. They are also known for their intelligence and trainability, as well as their loyalty to their owners. These rare characteristics and wild appearance make them highly sought after, and therefore expensive and Savannah cats can cost up to $20,000 or more.
That’ll be one cornea, please
The cornea, being the “star” of the eye, is also the most likely to get damaged or “act up” (haha) so it’s quite necessary to have these on hand. Sure, it’s used for research, but the main gig for the cornea is being a rock star transplant donor. And just a heads-up, the price mentioned is per rock star cornea.
Yet another national geographic-looking cat. There seems to be a theme here. These cats are known for their wild and exotic appearance and have a coat that resembles that of a leopard or a cheetah. Once again, we have more inter-breeding with a Bengal being the love child of your average Joe kitty and an Asian leopard cat. This breed will set you back about $15,000 if you’re getting them the legitimate way.
Dos Huevos, Por Favor
Ladies, you’re born with a limited supply of eggs, while fellas just keep on “pumping out” sperm until the day they die. Talk about a raw deal! But, on the bright side, the price for one of those precious eggs can fetch you a pretty penny. You’ll need to part with two luscious eggs in order to nab your dream Bengal.
With this cat type, the breeders took playing God to a whole ‘notha level. The Ashera is a relatively new breed and is one of the rarest you can get your hands on. Get this, they’re not only a mix of a domestic cat and an Asijan leopard. They decided to splice this one with an African Serval. i absolutely love that we’re usuing our scientific resources for this. They are very large, have a wild looking coat and can cost up to will run your tab up to $22,000 or more. But honestly, can we really put a price on owning your own panther?
Here Today, Gone to’marrow’
If you’re looking to sell your bone marrow, you’ll be able to get top dollar for it. It’s in high demand so you can bargain up to $3000 per gram.
This breed is known for its unique folded ears, which give it a distinctive appearance. A rarity for any species, the Scottish fold cat can trace its roots back to one particular cat named Susie, a barn cat living in Scotland. This breed is highly sought-after for their overall friendly demeanor and of course the added cuteness that their floppy ears give them. You’ll be quite pleased to find out that these cats are a BARGAIN compared to their cat cousins at a mere $6,000, give or take a few grand
Bones, Bones, Bones
If you have a spare skeleton lying around, now is your chance to flip it for a profit. Going rate for a full skeleton is about $7000.
Doesn’t the name just sound expensive? Persians are known for their long, luxurious coats and calm, docile personalities. They are one of the oldest and most popular cat breeds in the bougie cat category and can cost up to $5,000 or more. Part of this cat’s price includes investing in a good vacuum cleaner because this cat sheds continuously.
Sunday, Bloody, Sunday
So, for whatever reason you have 10 litres of recently extracted blood just sitting and collecting dust in your fridge. Why not hock it and get yourself a pretty Persian kitty? A very fair trade in my opinion.
Well, folks, there you have it, the top 5 most “purr-fectly” pricey cats out there. These fancy felines may not come cheap, but with their unique features and bragging rights make up for it. Whether you’re looking for a “mane” attraction or just a “whisker” of luxury, these cats are sure to bring an air of classiness to your home.
So go ahead, splurge and let the world know that you’re not just a “cat person,” you’re a “cat person with money.” And remember, you can’t put a price on love … or fancy cats.