Looking at rare cat breeds? Check out the top 5 most expensive cats in the world!

But check your bank balance first because these rare felines can cost thousands of dollars!

Are you looking for a rare cat breed? Beware, these 5 rare cat breeds can come with a high price tag because of their rarity (or popularity) and low fertility rates.

Let’s look at the top five most expensive – and rare – felines next!

The Ashera cat is among the top 5 rare cat breeds.
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#1 Rare Cat: Ashera

The Number 1 most expensive cat in the world is the Ashera Cat with a staggering price tag of up to $125,000! Now that’s a lot of catnip!

  • This exotic – and expensive – breed is a crossbreed between an African Serval (an Asian Leopard) and a domestic cat. Many claim the Ashera breed is really an F1 Savannah (meaning the first generation of offspring).
  • These felines can weigh up to 30 pounds!
  • Grooming: The Ashera should be brushed regularly to remove dead hair and prevent dangerous hairballs.

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#2 Rare Cat: Savannah

  • This rare feline breed comes in as the second most expensive cat in the world with a cost between $10,000 to $50,000. The Savannah is a crossbreed of an African Serval and a domestic cat.
  • Before 2017, the Savannah once held the Guinness Book of World Record as the world’s tallest cat by a feline named Trouble who was 19 inches from his shoulder to tail.
  • Known as high-energy felines who need a lot of exercise.
  • Their low fertility rate contributes to their huge price tag! (Male Savannahs are not fertile after the sixth generation.)
  • Note: Savannahs are banned in parts of the world including several states in the USA becuase they are not consider “domestic” felines.
  • Grooming: The Savannah should be brushed regularly to remove lifeless hair and subsequent hairballs. do not bathe a Savannah too often to avoid hurting its skin and fur quality. Every two months should be sufficient or check with your veterinarian or groomer.

#3 Rare Cat: Bengal

A cat hybrid between an Egyptian Mau and Asia Leopard, the Bengal can cost between $10,000 and $25,000.

Bengal cats belong to rare cat breeds.
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The unique feature of this rare cat breed include:

  • A muscular build.
  • Big round eyes; and
  • Coat patterns with brown, silver/grey and black or white.
  • Unlike many cats, the Bengal enjoys water and swimming.
  • Note: It is illegal to own a Bengal cat in New York, Seattle and Hawaii.
  • Grooming: The Bengal should be regularly brushed especially during the shedding season to remove dirt and dead hair and prevent hairballs that can be ingested.

Another expensive feline breed is the Allerca costing up to $6,000. Known as “hypoallergenic” cat breed due to the “disabling” of the genes known to cause human allergies.

#4 Rare Cat: Sphynx (Price: $5,000 – $9,800)

The hairless Sphynx is also among the five rare cat breeds.
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Known as a hairless cat, the Sphynx originated in Canada in the 1960s and was created through selective breeding with hairless cats. (Feline hairlessness comes from a natural genetic mutation.)

  • May suffer from separation anxiety and craves a lot of attention from their humans.
  • Prone to irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Annual heart scans are necessary for the Sphynx.
  • Grooming: Their very sensitive skin requires regular bathing (every 20-30 days) with a mild or even waterless shampoo for haireless cats with natural ingredients. Also, because of the lack of fur, the Sphynx can become cold very quickly so only wash them in warm areas (especially in the winter) and dry them thoroughly.

#5 Rare Cat: Persian (Price: $4,000 – $5,500)

Persian cats are also expensive and among rare cat breeds.
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This breed is not only in the top five most expensive and rare cat breeds, but is also one of the oldest cat breeds in the world dating back to the 17th century!

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