Cats are many people’s favorite pets; they are famous for not having the best temper and for always trying to cuddle with you. They are one of the few animals that domesticated on their own and they are North America’s most common pet; over 30% of households own a cat.
There are more than 250 cat breeds in the world, some have fur and others are hairless and there are many colors and patterns that are genetically possible in the cat. Here’s a list of the most expensive cats in the world!
Norwegian Forest cat $600-$3,000
The Norwegian Forest cat is a breed of domestic cat originating in Northern Europe. This natural breed is adapted to a very cold climate, with a top coat of glossy, long, water-shedding hairs, and a wooly undercoat for insulation.
Himalayan cat $500-$1,300
The Himalayan is a breed or sub-breed of long-haired cat identical in type to the Persian, with the exception of its blue eyes and its point coloration, which were derived from crossing the Persian with the Siamese.
Scottish Fold $200-$1,500
The Scottish Fold is a breed of domestic cat with a natural dominant-gene mutation that affects cartilage throughout the body, causing the ears to "fold", bending forward and down towards the front of their head, which gives the cat what is often described as an "owl-like" appearance.
Peterbalds resemble Oriental Shorthairs. They have a hair-losing gene and can be born bald, flocked, velour, brush, or with a straight coat. Those born with hair, excepting the straight-coats, can lose their hair over time. They come in all colors and markings.
Egyptian Mau $500-$1,500
Egyptian Maus are a small- to medium-sized short-haired cat breed. Along with the Bahraini Dilmun cat, they are one of the few naturally spotted breeds of domesticated cat. The spots of the Mau occur on only the tips of the hairs of their coat.
Maine Coons $600-$1,500
Source: Robert Sijka
The Maine Coon is the largest domesticated breed of cat. It has a distinctive physical appearance and valuable hunting skills. It is one of the oldest natural breeds in North America, specifically "native" to the state of Maine (though the feline was simply introduced there), where it is the official state cat.