October 4th was a breathtaking day for everybody who has watched the video posted by SPCA. A rescue officer from the animal welfare group used a snare to save a trapped kitten stuck on the 12th floor. The owner of the kitten said that his pet could have slipped through a small gap and landed on the ledge. So, it is very important to create a safe home for our pets.
Most of us know that cats are curious animals and they enjoy exploring new places. This might sound crazy, but cats can be very expensive domestic pets too. Here are the top 12 domestic cats around the world with a hefty price tag.
#1. Himalayan cat
A hybrid between the Persian and Siamese, This blue eye cat is bred in the US since the 1950s. They are known for their friendliness and their nickname, “Himmie”. Price: US$1,300
#2. Norwegian Forest Cat
Bred by the Vikings more than 1,500 years ago, the Norwegian Forest Cat’s lush grey fur will keep them warm in the cold forest. Price: US$3,000
#3. Scottish Fold
Due to a natural dominant-gene mutation, the cartilage affects the ears of this domestic card to fold. Hence, this cat is named Scottish Folds. Price: US$1,500
Slim graceful and muscular build, Peterbarld is first bred in Russian in 1994. It is also known as the Petersburg Sphynix and these domestic cats are known for their sweet-tempered, curiosity and intelligence. Price: US$1,200
#5. Egyptian Mau
Relatively a rare breed, the Egyptian Mau is first bred in Egypt more than 3,000 years old. This loyal cat comes in 6 colours, silver, caramel, smoke, bronze, blue and black. Priced: US$1,500
#6. Maine Coon
Known as the largest breed of domestic cat, Maine Coon can reach up to 1.2m in length. This cat has valuable hunting skills and is one of the oldest natural breeds in the North America. Price: US$1,500
Gentle and affectionate, LaPerms are popular for their people-oriented personalities. It’s loose and bouncy curls make the LaPerms nice to cuddle. Price: US$2,000
#8. Russian Blue
Do you know that the Russians believe that the Russian Blue Cat brings luck to the house they live in? Price: US$2,000
Known as the ‘desert lynx’ and commonly found in parts of Asia and Africa, the Caracals are actually wild cats. With a life expectancy of 17 years, this breed is a favourite among the wealthy people who are looking for exotic pets. Price: US$10,000
#10. Khao Manee
Also known as Diamond Eye, Khao Manee is a rare breed of cat during the ancient Siam. It’s blue and gold coloured eyes make Khao Manee one of the rarest cat in the world. Their odd eyes make them a symbol of longevity, wealth and good luck. Price: US$11,000
Super clever and active, Savannah Cat is a crossed breed between a domestic cat and the African Serval. In May 2012, the International Cat Association accepted the Savannah Cat as a new registered breed. Price: US$22,000
Ashera cat is the most exotic and rarest domestic cat. It is a cross between a domestic cat and an Asian Leopard Cat. Stunningly beautiful, Ashera will cost you at least US$100,000 to US$125,000.
*Images and resources from pets4home, purrfectcatbreeds, animalia-life, and petpaw.