The Nine Most Expensive Cats

Pets are essential part of new generation families. In a stressful world, coming home to a loving family may be enough to relax yourself and forget the chaos of work, however, with a pet around, the feeling of safe and satisfaction multiplies a million fold.

Pets come is different shape, size and kind. There are people who prefer the exotic types like snakes, spiders, and lizards, and personally, I don’t have the slightest idea why they are like that. Anyways, for the most part, the human population is divided into two types, the dog-loving type and the cat-loving ones. These groups unintentionally compete with each other, trying to prove to the world how the best it is to have a dog or a cat as a pet.

This time, we are going to lean on the cat-loving people. The cat family is one of the most famous and most diverse animal family in the world. From household ones to lions and tigers, people grew so much fascination with these furry animals. Preservation and domestic breeding of cats are constantly being improved in order to maintain population of different cat species and also create new breeds that can be tamed and be pets for homes.

Pet cats, just like other household essentials can be practical or can be extremely luxurious. Having a pet cat is also like having a baby. People drastically change their way of living and at the same time include pet cat’s necessities as part of their day-to-day spending. Different cat breeds means different selling/breeding price. There are common types of breed which are relatively cheap and be owned for free while there are a few which costs a fortune. This post is all about that “fortune” cats breeds, in fact, the most expensive ones ever to roam in this world.

If you are a cat-loving person yourself and you have the means to acquire the best breeds there is, then check out the list below because it will absolutely be a treat for you.


Price : $15,000 – $100,000

The Ashera cat is a kind of hybrid cat marketed by a controversial firm acknowledged as the Lifestyle Pets. The crossbred pet is purposely a mix between the African serval – the Asian leopard cat and a domestic house cat.

This majestic cat is sold solely to extremely wealthy people who were eager to have an elite type of pet. However, controversies keep on coming on the Ashera breed’s authenticity. In fact, Chris Shirk, a cat breeder from Pennsylvania, reported that the renowned Ashera cats were actually first generation Savannahs and DNA tests proved his claims right.


Price: $1,500 to $50,000

The second most expensive cat in the world, the Savannah, is a cross between a domestic cat and a medium-sized undomesticated African cat. This breed gained its fame in the end of 1990s.

Savannah has a tall and slim body structure that gives an illusion to their appearance – make them look bigger than what that they are supposed to be basing from their actual weight. Their sizes vary from generation and sex. Early-generation Savannahs can weigh from 3.6-9.1kilograms (8-20 pounds) whereas late-generation Savannahs can weigh from3.2-6.8 kilograms (7–15 pounds).


Price: $1,000 to $25,000

Another domesticated cat breed ranked third as the most expensive cat breeds is the Bengal. They are one of the rarest cat breeds. Bengal cats were developed to look like exotic jungle cats.

The name “Bengal” was obtained from the taxonomic name of an Asian leopard cat which is P. b. bengalensis. They have large spots with a light colored tummy and a body reminiscent of the Asian leopard cat.

Bengal cats are usually light brown and orange in color. Their rosette spots can be seen only on their back and sides, with stripes in other parts.


Price: $6,000

From the name itself, this breed is safe for people who get allergic reactions from cats. This cat was developed thru selective breeding and Lifestyle Pets’ scientists tried to obliterate the gene that triggers most human cat allergies.


Price: $500 – $5,500

Next in line is the gorgeous and totally adorable Persian Cat.

The Persian Cat is a long-haired and thick-coated breed distinguished by its exceptionally short muzzle, short legs, large pair of eyes, and round face. This breed has lots of varieties to choose from – the Himalayan Cat, Exotic Shorthair, Chinchilla Longhair and Sterling.

The Persian Cat is usually described as a hushed cat. They are affectionate to owners, friendly towards strangers, predictable and vocal.


Price: $1,200 – $5,000

The Peterbald Cat is initially an experimental breed originated in Russia. This breed can be bald, velour, brush, flocked or straight-coated. The Peterbald Cats have a gracefully slim and muscular structure. Moreover, they have almond-shaped pair of eyes, wedge-shape muzzle, slender and long head and set-apart large ears. They will perfectly remind you of the Oriental Shorthairs.

Peterbalds are generally sweet, affectionate, calm, inquisitive and lively. They get along well with owners and kids.


Price: $800-$4,000

The Manx Cat is more like a common breed of household cat. They are renowned for being tailless. Manx breed can be easily distinguished by its round head and elongated hind leg compared to the fore legs. They are generally small to medium in size.

Manx cats have a very expressive face. This breed has a thick and double layered coat and they can be short-haired or long.

On the other hand, Manx has four sub-breeds, they are the long-haired Cymric, Isle of Man Shorthair (tailed), Isle of Man Longhair (tailed) and the curly-coated Tasman Manx.

Manx are also known as excellent hunters even at young age. Yet with humans, they are fun-loving and naturally sweet.


Price: $500-$3,000

The Scottish Fold Cat is a domesticated breed well-known for its folded ears. With the exceptional unique physical attributes of this breed, their reputation as affectionate companions is one of the highly sought.

Scottish Folds cat is a medium-sized breed, with males weighing from 4-6 kilograms (9–13 lb), and females weighing 2.7–4 kg (6–9 lb). Scottish Folds can be long or short-haired, and they have wide range of color variations. Also, their eyes are typically round and large, and nose are short and slightly curved.

This type of breed is typically good-natured and loving.


Price: $350-$3,000

The Russian Blue cat breed is known for its color variations – light gleaming silver to a dimmer slate gray. They have a thick, smooth double-layered coat and undeniably good looks. They also have bright green eyes and pale purple paws.

These cats are famous to be very lighthearted, inquisitive and clever which makes Russian Blue cat considered by lots of devoted cat enthusiasts as a great pet choice for their homes.

Cucumbers: Do They Really Scare Cats?

For how many years, it has been bugging me why cats are scared of cucumbers. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, watch a brief compilation of home videos first about cats freaking out just because of a vegetable here. 

If you search on YouTube about cats and cucumbers, the videos commonly show the owners deliberately putting the vegetable behind their feline pets. It is just the same formula: cat eats food, suddenly sees the cucumber behind it, and jumps as high as it can. Some cats stay to inspect the cucumber while others totally disappear from the room in seconds. That’s so weird, right?

Normal Cat Behavior

To understand the explanation completely, we have to know first how strong cats’ animal instincts are. My curiosity is strong on this because I think the cucumber thing only happens with cats. I have a dog and he never makes a big deal out of cucumbers. Thankfully, I came across Love That Pet blog. One of the blog’s articles explained comprehensively the cat and cucumber phenomenon.

First, it was explained that cats are alert all the time, even the lazy ones. Cats are born predators. That’s why they are in hunting mode always. Because of their inborn strengths, their weaknesses have something to do with speed, noise and lights. Their weaknesses trigger their strong senses without warning, making them scared. Cats are overly alert creatures who are conscious about any change in their surroundings.

Why Cucumbers?

Cats are not exactly afraid of cucumbers. They are scared that something changed in their surroundings without any warning. If cats are surprised, they panic. Their primal instincts probably make them associate cucumbers with snakes. The other explanation states that cucumbers might just be a certain trend wherein somebody started it and the rest followed.

Is It Okay to Scare Cats for Fun?

Cat owners that are reading this article must be thinking right now if they should try the prank and see for themselves. After all, the video looks innocent and harmless. Unfortunately, I’m not a fan of this prank anymore after knowing the reason behind. Making cats think that there’s a predator behind them is cruel. The out-of-the-blue panic gives them a lot of stress. Continuous cat pranks lead to trauma, aggressiveness and other behavioral issues. These can also result to physical pain and damages because of the cat’s quick defense mechanism. The cat might hit a wall, fall down the stairs or break something.

However, if you want to treat your cat from this unhealthy fear, you can present the object slowly to them. They must see the whole process of you getting the object and giving it to them.

Final Thoughts

I may sound like a killjoy when I said that I don’t support cat pranks. But, there are actually other funny cat videos that are more harmless like cats playing the piano or sleeping in odd positions. If it is hard to believe that cucumber pranks are harmful to cats, then just imagine a killer clown prank being executed in front of you. That would scare me like crazy.