How Much Does a Havana Brown Cat Cost?

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The Havana Brown is a cat breed identified with the Swiss Mountain Cat, which is well known in England.  Today, a number of cats have been cross-bred with the Siamese cat to create new colors and patterns, and the Havana Brown is one of these hybrids. These cats originated from Thailand and have a rich, deep brown color, which it’s known for.

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How much does a Havana Brown cat cost?

A pure breed Havana brown that is three months old can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,300 or more.  This will all depend on its quality, age, markings, the breeder and geographical location.  A mixed breed Havana brown cat can be as little as $0 to $50 at a local shelter. says this cat can be in the $300 to $500 range.

What is going to be included?

Most reputable owners will offer a health guarantee, a health examination, up-to-date vaccinations and registration paperwork.  Some breeders and local shelters may also send you home with supplies such as toys, cat food and/or litter.

Most breeds are going to have a rich darker brown coat that has a touch of red and green-colored oval eyes.  Most tend to be medium-sized with a muscular body if kept healthy.  Its coat is known to be glossy, smooth, sleek and straight.

What are the extra costs?

Cats may have to be registered annually in your city.  Most licenses can cost $15 to $40.

Recurring cat expenses need to be factored in.  This can include the cat litter, cat food, toys and routine vet visits.  Plan on budgeting at least $30 to $40 per month to take care of your cat.

Since these breeds are rather rare, shipping may be required.  If the cat is shipped via an airline, the breeder will include an airline approved crate.  Airline shipping costs can start at $150 and can be as much as $400, depending on the airline and the destination.  This cat is very rare and there are only known to be 1,000 cats that exist in the world.

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The average lifespan, if healthy, is 10 to 15 years.

As for it temperament, it is very affectionate, friendly, demanding at times and can be very playful if a toy is nearby.  Because of its playfulness, it can get along with both adults and children in the home.

The Havanese is capable of learning tricks such as playing fetch and learning how to sit.

He or she will be happy to live with other cats or friendly dogs.  Be sure to introduce them slowly in a controlled environment to make sure they get along.

Males can weigh eight to 11 pounds, while females can be a pinch smaller, weighing six to eight pounds.

The CFA will only accept the brown color, but the TICA accepts both chocolate and lilac colors.

These cats tend to be shy around strangers that they don’t know, but they are rather loyal to their owners.

These particular breeds are going to require a simple combing at least two times a week.  Since they tend to shed, combing can help keep a nice glossy look.  A good diet and frequent bathing can keep its coat looking healthy as well.

This breed, unlike other cat, breeds has a medium-short brown-mahogany-like coat with rose highlights.  The second characteristic is its “corn cob” muzzle that seems to be joined to the skull, not emerging from it like other cats.

The breed is known to develop calcium oxalate stones in its urinary tract and can be a victim of obesity if overfed.

Since the cat should stay indoors, apartments shouldn’t be a problem.

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How can I save money?

Check with local shelters or even rescue groups that focus on this breed.  Even though this breed is rare, if one is available for adoption, it can often be adopted for a lot less than a kitten.

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