There are more than 250 different breeds of cats in nature, from completely hairless, to incredibly shaggy. The one thing they all have in common is that they are simply gorgeous. However, there are some species that are considered very rare and, accordingly, are quite expensive!
1.Norwegian Forest Cat ~ $600-$3000
This cat has its roots in Viking times (almost 2,000 years ago). With a thick coat of fur, it is perfectly adapted to endure the harsh Scandinavian winter cold.
2. Himalayan cat ~ $500-$1300
Although they resemble Persian cats, Himalayan cats are famous for their blue eyes and unique fur (light-colored body with dark muzzle, ears and tail). These cats were first introduced to the U.S. in 1950.
3. Scottish Lop ~ $200-$1500
Scottish Folds are distinguished by the fact that their ears do not stick out like other cats. They are very intelligent and playful creatures who can also stand on their hind legs.
4. Peterbald ~ $400-$1200
The Peterbald was bred in Russia in 1994. This breed is sometimes called the St. Petersburg Sphynx. They have long ears and a thin body.
5. Egyptian Mau ~ $500-$1500
These cats looked almost the same as they did in the time of ancient Egypt — almost 3,000 years ago! They are distinguished by their spotted fur.
6. Maine Coon ~ $600-$1500
Maine Coons are famous for their size: mature cats can weigh up to 33 pounds and their bodies can reach four feet in length.
7. Laperme ~ $200-$2000
It is certainly one of the most unique cats bred in America in the 1980s. They are distinguished by their curly hair.
8. Russian Blue ~ $400-$2000
«The Russian Blue is one of the most popular short-haired breeds in the world. It is said to bring good luck to the home.
9. Serengeti Cat ~ $600-$2000
The Serengeti was bred in California in 1994. Mature cats weigh about 17-26 pounds, with large ears, long legs, and spotted coloration.
10. Elf Cat ~ $2000
This cat breed was first bred in the United States in 2006. They are incredibly friendly, smart and mischievous!
11. toger ~ $500-$3000
From the name, it is clear that this cat looks like a small tiger cub. The scientist who bred this breed says that it was conceived to draw attention to the problem of endangered tigers.
12: American Curl ~ $1000-$3000
The American Curl was bred in California in 1981. Newborn kittens look pretty average size, but on the 10th day after birth their ears start to bend!
13. Bengal Cat ~ $1000-$4000
Bengal cats are the result of a cross between the Asian Leopard Cat and the common house cat. They love to bathe and sit on their owner’s shoulder.
14. Safari ~ $4000-$8000
It is a rare breed, bred by crossing a domestic cat and the South American wildcat Joffrois. The first attempts at breeding it were realized in the United States in the 1970s.
15. Kao Mani ~ $7000-$11000
The earliest references to these cats date back to the 1350s. In ancient Siam (now Thailand), these cats were considered as symbols of good luck, longevity and wealth.
16. Chauzy ~ $8000-$10000
Chauzy is one of the rarest cat breeds. And they appeared as a result of crossing a domestic cat with a wild cat. They are very sociable, they get along with any company — people, other cats and even dogs.
17. Caracal ~ $7000-$10000
Caracals are considered an endangered species that has gone from a feral cat to an expensive pet.
18. Savannah cat ~ $4000-$22000
This mixture of the African Serval and domestic cat is presented as one of the largest species on earth. Mature savannahs can weigh about 33 pounds and reach almost two meters in height.
19. the Usher ~ $22,000-$100,000
The Ushere is the most exotic cat breed in the world, bred by crossing a domestic cat with an Asian leopard cat. For a long time, it was thought that the Ushere was a hypoallergenic cat. But this fact is disputed by many scientists.
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