How Much Does a Persian Cat Cost?
A Persian cat is a long haired cat that is known for its round and flat fronted face. These cats have an extremely thick coat compared to other cats as well as shorter legs. Known to carry a wide variety of coat colors, these cats are favored by many breeders worldwide, making them one of the most popular breeds in the United States. The cost of a Persian cat depends on the breeder, the quality of the cat, age, breeder and geographical location.
How much is it?
- On average, a Persian kitten can cost anywhere from $300 to as much as $1,500.
- Show quality cats are going to be more toward the higher end, while cats with defects or a non-champion bloodline will be near the lower end. Also, cats with a rare color or pattern can fetch a higher price tag as well.
- While these types of cats can be found at local shelters, they are usually cats over the age of 2. Adult cats can cost anywhere from a simple donation to $300.
- For example, the cat classifieds site Terrific-Cats.com has a list of breeders selling this exact breed for a price ranging from $300 to $1,000.
- A local shelter such as the PurebredCatRescue.org has adoption fees that range from $80 to $350 depending on the age.
What are the extra costs?
- If the cat has to be shipped through an airline, a shipping fee can start at $150.
- Local registration may be required in your local city if needed. Check with your city to inquire about the local law.
- Start up supplies that you may need will include items such as a litter box, cat toys, food, litter, and medications such as a flea collar and heartworm treatments.
What is going to be included?
- Reputable breeders should include a health guarantee that lasts up to 90 days. This is going to protect the person adopting from paying vet bills if the cat has any health problems. This will allow them to either return the cat or have all the vet bills paid.
- All the necessary medications, vaccinations, as well as the appropriate medical paperwork will be included.
- General cat maintenance in the future such as food, litter, and vet bills. Plan on setting aside $50 per month to take care of a cat properly.
- A start up kit that includes foot, treats, toys, and coupons may be included depending on the shelter and/or breeder.
Tips to know:
- These breeds tend to have a longer thick coat and shorter legs. Due to their stature, they are prone to a lot of health problems such a sinus and breathing issues.
How can I save money?
- Check with local breeders; this will allow you to save on the shipping fees. It also gives you the chance to check the cat in person to see if you get along with it personality wise.
- Older cats can commonly be found at shelters such as the Humane Society. Check these shelters on a weekly basis to see if any Persian cats have come in.